How Much Should You Be Spending On Clothes?

It’s a question that I receive from time-to-time from people trying to get a handle on their clothing expenses.  Whether you have a lot to spend or a whole lot less than you’d like, there are a couple of ways to go about figuring how much of your budget you should be allocating to clothes.…

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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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Guidelines for Wearing White

There’s something cool and refreshing about white clothing that makes it chic on even the hottest days.  Since it reflects light and absorbs perspiration, making it less noticeable than on other colors, the wearer looks cool and collected, even when the temperature soars.  Small wonder then that white has been a long-time favorite of residents…

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