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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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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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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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The Oscars 2016 REAL Spectacle

Sure, there were dazzling dresses. And priceless jewels. And protests. And pleas. And, of course, girl scout cookies. But nothing stood out more at the Oscars 2016 than the Plain Jane black spectacles. You know the ones– they were passed around from Cheryl to Patty to Whoopi to Kate (and a handful of men). Making the rounds like […]

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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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Feature YOUR Brand in the SheSpark Holiday Gift Guide

3 for $9 Feature up to 3 of your products for only $9(US). What an affordable way to put your emerging style, beauty or wellness brand in front of thousands of female consumers and influencers! Makeup Clothing Skincare & hair care Jewelry Accessories Supplements Books/e-books Webinars Videos Any style/beauty/wellness product or service for women! Traditional […]

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Minimalist Fashion: Mother’s Little Helper

Are you overly stressed at work? Is decision-making a burden? Do you crave tranquility? Before you grab your pill box, try minimalist fashion as the antidote. A term for architecture stripped down to its essential quality and simplicity, minimalism can be a tool for getting “centered” in mind and spirit. Here are a few tips […]

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Why I Said “No” To Yoga Pants

As you know, I have a beef with yoga pants.  Sure, there are women who can rock them, but I see too many yoga pants fails on a daily basis to brave them except to yoga class– and then only with serious strategizing. My favorite alternative?? The ActiveWear Dress   The activewear dress is a […]

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Style Profile – Nomadic Planner

This client works in environmental planning with lots of men (yes, we see a pattern in my clients’ work environment).  She’s the “Nomadic Planner” because when she’s not planning at her corporate office, she’s traveling to exotic locales and speaking adventure.  We talk about both her personal and professional styles that are tied together by […]

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How To Wear Gingham #Over40Style

“I’d have to try it on to be sure I didn’t look like Pollyanna. #WomenOver50 need to be cautious with Gingham” declared @AWellStyledLife (Twitter) in response to my suggesting a DVF gingham dress as her summer go-to. She’s right. After a lively discussion, it seemed appropriate to write a post about how to pull off […]

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