What to Wear After Hours This Fall

What do you have on your fall social calendar? A pig roast?  An apple festival?  A drive through New England? As the days grow shorter, the calendar becomes crazy, and the catalogs start filling your mailbox, now’s the time to put together your non-business fall wardrobe. Not only will you find the best deals and…

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The Clothes That Say You’re Serious

Not long ago I happened to catch a network news interview in which two women were debating the economy.  One of the women was dressed similarly to the interviewer in an attractive business suit with current hair and makeup; the other was dressed in a bright pink t-shirt and floral overalls with a 1980’s hairstyle…

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5 Common Fashion and Accessory Mistakes

After flipping through a few pre-shows on Sunday and reading Kat Giantis’ Emmy show fashion review “hits and misses” on MSN.com this week, http://tv.msn.com/tv/emmys2006/undressed it occurred to me that many of faux pas that were cited on the red carpet are the same ones I see everyday on the streets around me.  Over-accessorizing, poor fit,…

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3 Accessory Trends Gone Bad

What do you get when you cross an accessory trend with careless habits or a lack of understanding?  An unrefined look that screams, “fashion victim!” I’ve seen plenty such victims during my travels in recent months, so I know certain looks aren’t limited to one area.  Instead, like a nasty virus, they’re spreading unrestrained from…

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The Black Tie Test

The first black tie charity function I ever went to was both glamorous and educational.  It gave me a glimpse at an incredible lifestyle – and taught me some hard life lessons that I remember well to this day. Here’s the story: About 15 years ago when I was living in Houston, the nonprofit organization…

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