The Best Swimsuit for You

“Women shop for a bikini with more care than they do a husband. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.” –Erma Bombeck Swimsuit. Perhaps no other single word conjures up more emotion than this summer staple.  Because women are SO critical of their bodies, shopping…

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Hoochie Mama and the 8th Graders

Hoochie Mama and the 8th Graders

A “hoochie mama” is someone who dresses very provocatively. The term was originally used to describe a woman “of a certain age” who dressed in a skin-exposing manner, but more and more, it’s become another word for tramp. This week, I heard it used in connection with a group of 8th grade girls, and it…

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Mixing Fashion Trends

Fashion trends. Should you mix them? Should you match them? Should you wear them at all? While I’m a big advocate of building a core wardrobe of simple, classic silhouettes that you can wear in a variety of ways, I do recommend freshening your wardrobe each season with a few trendy pieces that make your…

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Cannes’ Dirty Little Fashion Designer Secret

The Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, with several behind-the-scenes fashion designer stories coming to light. My favorite is the one where fashion designers decide who gets to wear the best clothes, because it reiterates something I’ve been preaching for years: image counts. Here’s why you need to keep your image as polished as…

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Summer Dress Forget-Me-Nots

Summer dress season in nearly upon us. As the weather heats up and clothes start coming off, it’s important to remember the little details that can make or break a great look. Great skin, gorgeous hair, and appropriate undergarments are just a few of the items that top the list of summer dress forget-me-nots. Summer…

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