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How Women Over 40 Can Help Fix The Fashion Industry’s Rep

  We’re the generation that grew up on MTV, raised ourselves as latchkey kids in an era of Material Girl consumption, and turned our disaffected reputation into one of entrepreneurship and the strongest work ethic since World War II. In fact, sociologist Mike Males dubbed us “The True ‘Great Generation’” for surviving and reversing negative […]

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SHESPARK August Issue is LIVE!

Every issue of SheSpark touches on topics that concern women over 40.  And sex appeal is no exception.  We all want to look and feel desirable to our mates, partners, dates, sometimes even strangers. What’s a middle-aged woman to do? SheSpark’s August issue offers straight talk from a starlet, a scholar, and a stripper (all […]

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Interview: An Exotic Dancer’s Lessons On Sex Appeal

As part of the interview series for SheSpark’s August issue #KeepingItHot, I talked with author and speaker Susan Bremer O’Neill.  At age 35, she left her career as a scientist and started stripping.  The experience changed her life for the better and gave her a unique perspective on sex appeal at any age.  Here is the full […]

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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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Over-40 Style: How To Wear Off-The-Shoulder Trend

Donna Karan says “You’re never going to gain weight on your shoulders.” That’s part of the reason why I love the “off-the-shoulder” trend in tops and dresses. Shoulders are sexy without being too revealing. Bare shoulders bring attention up and toward the face — taking the eye away from large thighs or derriere.  (Always a plus, […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 3

After the major setback and rebound experienced in Week 2, I hit the ground running (literally) in Week 3 of my “Thinner In 30 Challenge” designed by fitness guru and over-40 sister Jenna Wolfe. Let me preface this post by saying I’m feeling pretty damn strong compared to three weeks ago. Here’s the update…   […]

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10 Of My Favorite Over-40 Outfits

My friends at SocialPrintStudio.com are featuring style bloggers and contacted me as a blogger they’d like to feature. So, here are my favorite over-40 outfits that speak to my signature style.  I’m 47 years old,  5’5, weigh 10 lbs more than my height/age dictate, and wear a DD cup.  I am NOT a model, and […]

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SheSpark May Mother’s Day Issue

The May issue of SheSpark is dedicated to the modern mom. We work hard, we play hard, we shop hard, and we love hard.  Just like a mother.  READ IT NOW Inside this issue: Style Advice Your Daughter Will Follow A “Thank You” Note to Jimmy Fallon (on behalf of all moms) 35 Casual Outfits […]

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Style Advice Your Daughter Will Follow

My mother and I didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to my fashion sense for many years— especially after my freshman year in high school.  Examples that come to mind: Sent to my room to change:  For trying to sneak out to school wearing a see-through mesh top a la Madonna. Note: This was not […]

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