Accessories Gone Wrong

When it comes to accessorizing, sometimes the easiest way to show you what to do is by showing you what NOT to do. Because fashion styling, like food styling and home styling, is a visual art. When all the elements come together correctly, you stand back and admire the whole picture. But when one of…

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What to Look for In Prints and Patterns

Prints and warm weather go together and can liven up your favorite go-to pieces. But there are a couple of questions you need to ask before grabbing any oh-so-fabulous print and spiriting it back to your closet like some new-found treasure. Namely: Is it right for you? Does it work with your existing wardrobe? Because…

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Rhythm In Dress

Think of your favorite piece of music. Of how the instruments play together in harmony. Of how the chorus repeats itself. Of how it ebbs and flows. The pattern is familiar, comforting. Now imagine a grade school band trying to replicate that song after only a few months of lessons. They’re out of sync. Pitchy.…

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How to Travel With Fewer Shoes

“The average women travels with five pairs of shoes,” a news reporter said as he walked through the Philadelphia airport on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year. “How many pairs are you taking?” he stopped and asked various women. “Five.” “Seven” “Too many.” “See this suitcase? It’s…

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Easter Hat Etiquette

Easter hats were once a rite of spring to Christians throughout the land. When I was a child, much time and energy was spent on finding just “the right” Easter dress and bonnet, and it was nearly as exciting to go shopping for these treasurers as it was looking for our baskets on Easter morning.…

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