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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10 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Wardrobe Budget

With gas and food prices up and the stock market and exchange rate down, everyone is looking for places to cut back on expenses. Historically, clothing is one of the first places to “get the ax” in hard times. But before you go “cold turkey” on your wardrobe and eliminate clothes shopping completely, remember that…

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My Biggest Wardrobe Blunders

Not long ago when I was chatting with a friend, she told me about an upcoming function she was attending and what she planned to wear. My confusion must have shown on my face, because she immediately looked alarmed and said, “You don’t think that’s a good idea?” I told her no and explained why:…

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Warm Weather Forget-Me-Nots

With the kids out of school and everyone needing a break, we piled into the car and headed to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town built around a chocolate factory and home to HersheyPark. Crowded with people from all walks of life looking for a little R&R, the amusement park offered an interesting view of how people…

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Top Indicators of Your Social Class

Top Indicators of Your Social Class

What, exactly, is social class? That’s what I was thinking one morning not long ago as I was minding my own business in a dressing room at Macy’s.  That’s when my sensibilities were assaulted by the sounds of three high school girls trying on prom dresses. As they grunted and tugged their way into various…

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