How to Pack Light

At the height of my clothing consumption days in my late teens, we were invited to the wedding of a family friend in Austin, Texas.  It was a full day drive from our home in Colorado Springs, and my mother, in the interest of managing her limited trunk space, gave me an ultimatum:  I could…

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How Inappropriate Attire can Zap Your Confidence

While attending a recent dinner party, I again had the opportunity to observe the amazing effects wearing inappropriate attire can have on one’s self-esteem. It turned a confident, educated, well-paid woman into an apologetic, shrinking wallflower. All from a person who had proudly proclaimed that she had no use for fashion. Here’s the story: My…

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5 Ways Create a Profitable Image

Recently, I happened to catch part of an E! Entertainment program called something like, “The 25 Hottest Red Carpet Stars.”  It showed some of the most beautiful women in the world as they counted down to number one.  Uma Thurman, Selma Hayek, Nicole Kidman – all of the “usual suspects” were there.  The youngest was…

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Should You Wear Cropped Pants?

“I watched a fashion show last night,” a reader wrote me recently.  “They said you should never wear Capris.  I am 5′ 7″, long legs, slim size 8. I understand that [they might not be flattering to everyone], but what about for me?  I just ordered a pair online. Tell me, what do you think?”…

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Fashion Police: The Only So-So Pretty-In-Pink Petite

Fashion Police Alert Fuchsia is a bright color meant to draw the eye, and this gal’s top certainly did.  While I applaud her attempt to look pulled together, there are a couple of things that she could have done better: 1.  Wear a Support Bra This one is flattening and allowing her to sag instead…

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