Category Archives: Clothes Shopping

Throwback Thursday: High School Prom

It’s time for high school Prom. Three years ago our daughter Tory and her three besties were prepping for their big night. The process sure was different from mine back in the day. Tory wanted a prom dress that was … 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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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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Easter Fashion, a Review

Choose Your Path. Choose to Be AMAZING. For the first time in many, many years I bought myself a brand-new Easter outfit. One that kept me warm for this early Easter in our Northern New Jersey area. Yes, everything (and … Continue reading

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Vintage Flair: Men’s Pea Coat

My son Max loves classic clothing; and I actually think he likes vintage, but he just doesn’t realize it yet. Like this Navy pea coat from Udelco in Hawthorne, NJ. Do you shop vintage? What’s your favorite find?  

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Clothes Shopping with My Spouse

My husband Mike and I have been married for, ummm, 32 years and counting. But we used to clothes shop together infrequently. By choice. We would shop together for his clothes. And I would shop for my clothes alone. Raise … Continue reading

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Casual Weekend Look: Denim, Leather and Heels

Since losing weight I’ve had to rebuild my wardrobe from the ground up. It’s been a fun challenge to find outfits that I love and that look good on me. Thrifting and consignment shopping are challenging and fun, but I … Continue reading

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Fashion on a Budget — Jersey Style

Udelco is a really, really cool used/vintage clothing store located in Hawthorne, New Jersey. My daughter Tory heard about it in December 2012, and we hopped in the car and found it, tucked on a little light-industrial side street. That … Continue reading

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’80s Redux: Pointy Toe, Spike Heel!

Be still my pounding heart. If InStyle is correct (and when isn’t it?!) the rounded toe, thicker heel look of everyday shoes is giving way to…wait for it…pointy toe spikes. In patent leather <swoon> YAY! I am a woman who … Continue reading

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