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2017 Summer Fashion Trends: Black & White Done Right

Summer Fashion color trends are tough for me.  I have olive skin, dark brown hair, and hazel eyes.  My optimal palette involves rich jewel and earth tones that you see in Fall runway collections but rarely at a July pool party. Pistachio, bubble gum pink, and sky blue tend to make me look muddy (like I […]

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Style Tips For Powerful Personal Branding

A powerful personal brand requires more than just dressing the part.  These style tips pertain to the visual message you present to the world. I call it your Signature Style. Remember, employers, clients, even love interests are searching your name on Google to get a full picture of who you appear to be on a […]

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Thea’s Favorite Accessories Trends 2017

Let’s start off 2017 with favorite accessories trends that will spark compliments at the office AND the rooftop party. Purchases made through this web site may result in an affiliate commission paid to Thea. Chunky Heels Chunky heels are MADE for walking!  No more tip-toeing around deck parties in stilettos.  These are all-day/all-night shoes that scream […]

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How To Wear Print Stockings : Style Tips for Modern Over-40 Women

In the 1990s, I swore I swore off stockings as a result of my employer’s dress code that required women to wear stockings, pantyhose, tights, etc. if wearing a skirt. When it’s 90 degrees, 80% humidity, and you walk 4 blocks from the Metro, this conservative accessory became a torture device. And we didn’t have cool print stockings back […]

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Instant Facelift: 5 Style Tips for Women Over 40

Is an instant facelift possible? The thought of getting a real facelift (or botox or fillers) scares the daylights out of this over-40 woman. Perhaps it’s from binge-watching too many episodes of Botched. I would surely be the person who has an adverse, disfiguring reaction to any anti-aging procedure, landing me on Dr. Nassif and Dr. DuBrow’s surgical […]

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Fall Fashion Trends For The Office

Look professional and cool with these Fall fashion trends for the office that visually state “I mean business.”  These are over-40 style friendly and available through lookbooks designed to save you shopping time.  Buy those that work best for your unique signature style! Velvet jackets.  Choose rich colors and match with a pencil skirt or […]

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10 Sexy Over 40 Style Strategies

It’s no secret that I don’t have the body I had 20 years ago. My abs were my best asset, and I loved to show them off in crop tops and low-rise jeans. Pregnancy, a hysterectomy, and age changed the landscape– so to speak.  These changes forced me to re-evaluate my sexy over 40 style strategies […]

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Creating An Over 40 Signature Style

We’ve all said it: “I wish my style were like [fill in the blank].”  Common names that my clients fill in are Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington (more specifically her character Olivia Pope from Scandal), and Meryl Streep.  So what is it about these women and other over 40 style muses that we want to emulate? […]

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Resort Wear Trends Over 40 Women Actually Wear

Spring Break is America’s casual cousin to Europe’s resort season.  Women venture off to a new locale for much deserved R&R.  Whether it’s a sunny beach, an island cruise, or mountain ski resort, we still want to look our best with minimal effort. These three lookbooks have something for every budget. Feel free to make comments, […]

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3 “P’s” of Winter City Chic

Who vacations in NYC in January?  ME!  My honey surprised me with a birthday weekend trip (he’s the best). And what a trip it was.  We hit fancy French restaurants, visited the Jacqueline de Ribes couture dress exhibit, and strolled through Central Park as kids sledded past screaming joyfully. I’ve lived in Texas weather so long (it’s 70 […]

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