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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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5 Fashion Rules Worth Breaking – Over 40 Style

Ever thought about breaking fashion rules? Many women, especially as we age, are tired of hearing the plethora of Dos and Don’ts of fashion.  That’s why I create style “guides” instead of style “rules” for my clients.  The word NEVER is avoided, and I even shy away from the word “should” these days. Below is my […]

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SheSpark: Fashion Technology Meets Over 40 Style

Fashion technology is changing the conversation for women over 40 style.  This month’s SheSpark issue covers everything, like how fashion and technology is — Standardizing pant sizes that could cure your “dressing room blues” — Reflecting women’s rights and social changes — Combating wrinkles (at home!) — Inventing “giggle-proof” undies that are actually cute and comfy — […]

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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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Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

I can’t believe the 2nd Annual SheSpark Holiday Gift Guide, featuring the best holiday gift ideas for women over 40, is LIVE.  The 2015 guide was the very first issue of SheSpark that was met with such positive feedback that Audrey Stefanik and I decided to start a monthly digital magazine. The birth of SheSpark! READ IT […]

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Office Holiday Party LBD: Day To Night Style Tips

How do you transform your workplace LBD (little black dress) to your office holiday party LBD? Many of us feel like we’ve recycled style tips too many times and aren’t in the market to buy a cocktail dress that collects dust in the closet.  We’ve also witnessed the backlash of trying “hot” editorial trends that come off as too risqué […]

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Greece Packing Tips & Lookbooks – Over 40 Style

Yours truly just got back from Greece– three days in Athens and a 7-day cruise through the islands with two stops in Turkey.  Here are some Greece packing tips and lookbooks to shop for your trip/cruise. ATHENS Thieves are attracted to tourists like bees to honey in Athens. Three of the five adults in my party were victims […]

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Brilliant Imports: Ethical Fashion & Home Accessories

  You have to admire a woman who leaves a successful corporate career to venture into entrepreneurial waters. It requires risk assessment, industry research, true passion, and serious guts.  Amy Campbell of Austin, Texas, left a stressful job as a wealth advisor to start Brilliant Imports— an ethical fashion and home accessories importing company with a […]

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The Other F Word: Web Series Tackles Midlife Crisis

    Any post-puberty age starting with the letter “F” is categorically treated like a dirty word (the other F word) when it comes to women in Hollywood.  Over-40 women get fewer roles, have fewer scripted lines, and are often bypassed for a younger actress when casting a love interest for a middle-aged actor. Behind […]

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