The Image Domino Effect

What if you could change something about your image, like your hair or clothes or accessories, and have it impact your life? What if, with one small change, you could suddenly find your life going in a very different direction? Sound impossible? It’s not. In fact, I’ve seen it happen so often over the years…

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Common Mistakes of the Fashion Challenged

Wouldn’t it be nice if people walked around with pertinent information in full view, like a stamp on their forehead or something? Useful stuff that’s good to know, from “good cook” or “plays the piano” to “lied on his resume” or “has a psychotic ex-girlfriend.” Wouldn’t that save time and trouble? Alas, we have no…

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Replace or Repair?

Have a few favorite wardrobe pieces you’ve worn so much, they’re nearly worn out? You’re not alone. When I see people walking around with worn heels, frayed straps, and threadbare cuffs, I know I’m seeing pieces that have performed faithful service. But as comfortable as those old standbys are, they don’t last forever – even…

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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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Is the White House Dress Code Un-American?

The Bush Administration issued a new dress code for the White House in late July that has plenty of people fuming.  Posted at the press entrance and the staff and visitors’ entrance, the signs read: “It advised that there would be no jeans, sneakers, shorts, miniskirts, T-shirts, tank tops and — with boldface added —…

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