Category Archives: Fashion

InStyle Magazine’s Summer Social, A Can’t Miss for Me

Tomorrow evening I am attending an event I’ve been looking forward to for weeks: InStyle magazine‘s Summer Social, organized by Single Edition Media. InStyle is, hand’s down, my favorite beauty and fashion magazine. Over the years, I’ve shared many articles and products with you … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Fingernails Fashion

Once I discovered nail polish in middle school in the 1970s, I never looked back. Fingernails fashion all the way. My Mom had a hard time keeping cotton balls and polish remover in stock because I did my own nails. … Continue reading

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Sewing: A Life-Changing Way to Create Practical Beauty

I think that the single greatest gift my Mom nurtured in me was my interest in sewing. My desire to make my own clothes, to create practical beauty, if you will.  The year she sent me to sewing school (was I even in … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Mullets in the 1980s

My favorite decade? The 1980s! My favorite hairstyle of all time? The mullet, as seen below! And yes, mullets could be pretty! Back in the ’80s mullets were cutting edge hairdos, people. All kinds of iterations existed; we were only limited by … Continue reading

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Best Gift Ever: Stickers to Identify My Cell Phone Charger

I love receiving gifts, especially when, in my mind, I open it and see the best gift ever. That’s what happened this Christmas when I opened a gift from my best friend Pat. Inside was a thin folder with little animal faces … Continue reading

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Dress Code: No More Panty Hose

For many years I suited up and commuted into New York City to work as a financial editor. After almost two decades, it got so I hated putting on my suit. And panty hose and pumps. To sit on my … Continue reading

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Hand-Me Downs and Thrifting: Does One Set You Up for the Other?

As the third of four sisters I inherited clothes, shoes and stuff that my two older sisters had outgrown. When we were growing up, though, everyone referred to inherited clothing as hand-me downs. We did the handing down within our family, … Continue reading

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“French Women Don’t Get Facelifts” And Neither Will I

French women don’t get facelifts and neither will I. Yes, I’m in my mid-50s and some of my “stuff” is starting to sag and bag. Mostly my skin:  on my neck, on the backs of my hands, and (Lord, why?) … Continue reading

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Resale Shopping Score! Chanel Shoes!!

Every so often I hit it really big in my thrift and resale store shopping. I go with an open mind and look around. And on a rare day I find something like these! What’s the most exciting item you’ve … Continue reading

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3.1 Phillip Lim Purse: I Got It!!

This page in the September InStyle magazine started it all. I wanted that 3.1 Phillip Lim purse for my fall/winter 2013 purse. And when I showed the tear sheet to my daughter Tory? Her eyes lit up. My girl is … Continue reading

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