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How To Look Like A Rock Star #Over40

My two favorite passions: Fashion and music.  Especially rolled into one. To my absolute delight, the Grammy Museum in L.A. mixes them like DJ Mia Moretti, and I got a big taste of it a couple of weeks ago.  The famous outfits and statement pieces are just as memorable as the songs themselves thanks mostly to mass […]

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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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18 Cool Comfort Shoes & How To Style Them

“The thought of wearing most of the shoes in this post makes me want to cry,” Audrey (@cremescometrue) lamented. She was right. The “comfort shoes” featured in a blog for #Over40 women depicted a geriatric catalog called “Giving Up.” I’m no stranger to foot problems or knee problems.  Years of wearing 3 inch(+) heels all […]

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What NOT To Wear To Work

“We see too many women coming to work wearing inappropriate things.” I’ve heard this multiple times from female professionals and HR managers in a variety of industries. Part of the problem is the advice fashion magazines, designers, retailers and bloggers publish claiming non-traditional styles to be the “new office attire” in an effort to be […]

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How To Style A Jumpsuit For Your Body

I love jumpsuits but they can be oh-so-tricky. Here are styling options you can buy right here with tips based on body type.  Have fun! Taiho Black Jumpsuit US $171 (Buy it now) Why I like it:  There is built-in bra support so it works fairly well unless you’re over a DD cup. The straight-leg design […]

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Swimsuit Tips for Large Thighs/Long Waist

Today’s Bathing Beauty pick is for the triangle-shaped women who carries her weight in her thighs. Many of these ladies (including myself), have long waists and have a hard time with one-piece suits. So, here are a few tips along with a few options for one-piece and two-piece suits. Click the pics below to buy […]

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Anger to Acceptance: A Hysterectomy Story

Kim Childress (45) lives in Lansing, Michigan and is a children’s book editor. With a cocktail of uterine problems plaguing her since age 22, she underwent not one, but two surgeries.   Being a close college friend, Kim contacted me when the decision to get a hysterectomy was upon her.  It was a very emotional conversation, […]

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Lookbook: Petite Rectangle In Love

This beautiful woman over 40 has lived out her own Cinderella story, overcoming divorce and relocation to find herself in love with and marrying Prince Charming.  She’s happily married and wants to look and feel attractive while  staying fit and emotionally grounded– a challenge for us ladies as we enter perimenopausal stages. She leads a […]

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Inverted Triangle Lookbook – Over 40 Style!

Client Profile: This Lookbook is created for an inverted triangle body shape with a large bust, super sexy legs, balanced torso/leg ratio, brown hair and eyes with a neutral leaning cool skin tone, angular facial features. Age 46 I was charged with making 3 social/dating outfits, 3 casual outfits and 3 work outfits. With a […]

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Lookbook for Tall, Athletic Rectangle

Client Profile: This sporty flirt is a tall rectangle with a muscular physique.  She has a strong personality and works in a male-dominated industry but she loves fashion and wants to strike a balance for work and play.  These items are chosen based on a specific shopping list meant to integrate into her existing wardrobe. […]

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