Fashion Forward

Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day! Don’t miss our fashion tips and expert advice for creating essential fashion outfits that enhance your body.

Sales starting the week of 11/16/20 including Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Express, Macy’s, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Vera Bradley and Zappos.

The denim jacket is an outerwear piece you can use all year round. Lightweight enough for transitional fall and spring days and perfect for unexpected chilly summer nights out.

Sales starting the week of 11/9/20 including Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Zappos.

If there were only one look this season that anyone can adopt, it is the unexpected peek-a-boo of skin from a cut-out knit top. Check out some of my favorites!

If you are a triangle body shape, then the puff-sleeve is definitely your BFF, and you should buy all the essential pieces you can find now to last you for several years.

Sales starting the week of 11/2/20 including Banana Republic, Frye, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Steve Madden and Tory Burch.

A bias-cut skirt is the perfect 12-month skirt. Honestly, every woman should have several hanging in her closet.

A coatigan, or cardi-coat, is the perfect transition piece for the fall season or for those more mild cities throughout the winter months.

Sales starting the week of 10/26/20 including Adidas, Macy’s, Sperry, TJ Maxx and Tory Burch.

Whether it is a casual pair of jeans or a unique cut, nothing beats the experience of wearing your new favorite light wash denim.

Fall fashions are oozing with sweet and spicy camel shades in every wardrobe piece imaginable, from clothing and shoes to accessories.

Sales starting the week of 10/13/20 including Adidas, All Saints, Macy’s, Off Broadway, TOMS and Tory Burch.

Whether it is pants, dresses, skirts, culottes, shorts, or tops, you should have multiple leather pieces in your wardrobe. Let’s go shopping!

Prime Day is Amazon’s most significant annual sale event exclusively for Prime Members. Prime Day will be live from October 13th-14th.

Sales starting the week of 10/13/20 including All Saints, Amazon, Andrew Marc, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Off Broadway.

This year’s 2020 fall sweaters are knits of every gauge, pattern and style, displayed in a palette of autumn hues. Knit sweaters are high on every brand’s essential list.

Marion Parke shoes are luxury footwear with unsurpassed craftsmanship, modern style, but disguised as an orthotic. I think you’ll love them!

Sales starting the week of 10/5/20 including American Eagle, CURRENT/ELLIOTT, Harvey Nichols, Joie, NET-A-PORTER, Nordstrom, OFF Broadway and Toms.

The 2020 fall fashion trends are a bit more restrained than in past years. Check out my top 10 favorites for the season.

Sales starting the week of 9/28/20 including DSW, Elemis, Harvey Nichols, Lilly Pulizter, NET-A-PORTER, and The Body Shop

I live in jeans practically every day, from sneakers to stilettos, and I know I am not alone. Check out my favorites from under $50 to $300.

Sales starting the week of 9/21/20 including Colleen Rothschild, Bare Minerals, Elemis, Lilly Pulizter, Madewell and Tory Burch

I have a new love affair with shorts and I always love extending my wardrobe across seasons. I’m looking forward to wearing my favorite shorts into fall.

Sales starting the week of 9/15/20 including Colleen Rothschild, Bare Minerals, Gap, Lilly Pulitzer, Old Navy, Saks Off Fifth and Verishop.

This past weekend we got away for the first time in almost a year. I was so excited, practically a giddy schoolgirl.

Sales starting the week of 9/7/20 including Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Cole Haan, Kate Spade, Macy’s, Saks, Stuart Weitzman and Vera Bradley.

A day dress is an indispensable wardrobe piece for an effortless outfit. Wear it comfortably and surround with other layering pieces that bring you joy and happiness.

Navy blue is having its heyday not only in women’s fashion but also in home decor. Check out some of our favorites in both categories.

Things I wear each day have definitely gotten more casual. Enjoy these looks for a sense of comfort with an air of modern coolness.

Shades of beige are not dull colors. They are clean, classic, timeless, and bold in their own right.

Sales starting the week of 8/31/20 including Abercrombie, Anthropologie, DSW, Gap, Harvey Nichols, Macy’s, Old Navy and Rebecca Minkoff.

I am hanging on to the last few days of summer as long as I can. Summer makes me happy, which is why I want to share some of my favorite summer essential looks.

Sales starting the week of 8/24/20 including Abercrombie, Anthropologie, Elemis, Gap, Nordstrom, and Tory Burch.

The EARLY bird gets the most popular items, on sale, in your color, and in your size! Check out the 20 most popular products at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Sales starting the week of 8/17/20 including Abercrombie, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Boston Proper, Elemis, NET-A-PORTER, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom Rack.

Summer jumpsuits are the perfect option if shorts leave you apprehensive about wearing a romper or playsuit.

Today’s 2020 ruffle trend is big, bold, and statement-making. Check out some of my new ruffle favorites for women’s fashion.

Sales starting the week of 8/10/20 including Abercrombie, American Eagle, Macy’s, NET-A-PORTER, Nordstrom Rack, Shopbop and Urban Outfitters.

Even if you are a newbie to Nordstrom, the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has something for everyone, featuring new arrivals from top brands at great prices.

Keeping your black and white simple will almost always ensure a successful outfit. Check out some of my favorites for your wardrobe.

Sales starting the week of 8/3/20 including American Eagle, Gap, Macy’s, NET-A-Porter, Nordstrom Rack and Shopbop.

Sales starting the week of 7/27/20 including Bare Minerals, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Zulily.

Summer is about laying in hammocks, watching the clouds roll by, watermelons, wet morning grass, singing birds. That list for me includes a sundress.

Nothing screams summer more than a cool white outfit. White materials absorb the least amount of heat making this fabric color the most refreshing to wear all season long.

This season, cropped pants and lightweight denim come in an array of summery colors. Check out some of my favorites!

Sales starting the week of 7/20/20 including Macy’s, Ray-Ban,, Bloomingdale’s, Off Broadway, Target, and NET-A-PORTER.

Enjoy my curated selection of this season’s tie-dye to die for. You’ll notice a sprinkling of many different looks from loungewear, activewear, swimwear, and accessories.

A romper is one article of clothing that can not be judged by its cover. You must find a style or brand that fits your body shape.

Sales starting the week of 7/14/20 including Macy’s, Ray-Ban,, Bloomingdale’s, and NET-A-PORTER.

A patio dress is essentially a flattering, casual, and comfortable day dress worn in warmer weather. Check out my favs from short to midi to maxi.

From nudes to bright shades and textures, from slip-in flats to stilettos, the barely-there sandal trend is going to be around for several years (if it ever goes away).

Comparable to how you clothe yourself based on your body shape, similar principles apply to determine your most flattering bathing suits.

Similar to jumpsuits, a matching clothing set is perfectly efficient and effective. I hope you enjoy this selection of summer’s fashion matching sets.

Do you have a hourglass body shape? Here are some great tips on how you can highlight your favorite features.

The 2020 summer fashion trends seem to be mirroring what we’re experiencing in our lives. Read about 8 essentials you should have in your wardrobe.

As we bask in the glow of the summer sun, yellow is imposing itself as the ultimate color trend for summer fashion.

Whether you like summer or not, you will be drawn to these laid-back resort wear options for warmer weather. They’re forgiving on almost all body shapes.

Having an arsenal of spring jackets gives you more freedom and flexibility with your wardrobe looks. Check out some favorites from athleisure to dinner jackets.

The clear trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2020. Choose between clear shoes, a clear bag, or a myriad of clear fashion accessories.

Nude shoes are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. You can find them in every season from booties to sandals. Check out some favorites.

A rectangle body shape describes proportions where the bust, waist, and hips have similar measurements. Read about how to dress and what to avoid if this is your shape.

The face mask is the most common of face coverings. Yet, there are several options with items that you may have at home that can serve the same purpose.

I have nicknamed tops that look especially good while seated at a table, bar, desk, or conference table as ‘tabletop tops.’ Check out some great options for your next video chat!

Graphic tees are the perfect solution for our stay at home days. Why not spread a little joy, positivity or humor to those staying at home with you or on video conference calls with your own billboard?

As we are spending more time indoors we do not want to look like we just rolled out of bed when it is 3pm in the afternoon. It is time to bring out the comfy clothes and loungewear.

I love the flexibility of the spring season and the same goes for my wearable spring hats in 2020. Read about five of our favorite trends.

Some people assume it is difficult to dress a round or apple shape body. I completely disagree. You just need to be aware of what outfits work positively for you.

The 2020 spring fashion trends are jumping on the twinkle train. Gone are the dark, grungy, shapeless fashions of the past few seasons. Check out our favorite looks.

The inverted triangle body shape describes a woman’s proportions with broad shoulders, narrow torso, and slim hips. Click for tips on how to dress as well as things to avoid if you have this body shape.

Read about my six essential tips to remain comfortable in your athletic wear and yet also present an elevated and suitable outfit to wear in public.

One of the most common body forms is a triangle or pear body shape. Click for tips on how to dress as well as things to avoid if you have this body shape.

Every woman needs a leather jacket in her wardrobe. It immediately elevates an outfit to modern chic. Read about six of our favorite types.

Corduroy outfits are great for chillier days and ideal when you want to add another textural dimension to your wardrobe. Check out some of our favorites!

In addition to the weather, there are many things to consider when choosing what to wear to a fall or winter wedding. We’ll help you find something you are going to love!

Your undergarments will make or break an outfit, even one as effortless as jeans and a t-shirt. Read our tips for correcting and caring for your intimates.

As we embark on this new decade, pretty much anything goes. However, there are some standout favorite winter fashion trends you will want to have in your closet.

A jumpsuit is an all-in-one outfit that is sure to be a favorite in your closet. Read about some stylish options and accessories to pull off a great look.

Getting dressed up for holiday events should be fun and based on your favorite features. You’ll turn heads with these great ideas for New Year’s Eve outfits.

There are simple ways you can dress to look taller. Just follow these rules when buying clothes and putting an outfit together.

Take these four simple tips and apply to the clothes and accessories that are currently in our closet to avoid common wardrobe mistakes.

Wardrobe essentials are timeless and worth the investment. Our picks will bring a classic yet stylish edge to your outfits when paired with trendier pieces.

Timeless Beauty

Read about makeup looks, skin-care advice, the best beauty products, tips, and trends for women over 40. Our favorites include how to create a natural makeup look and how to find the perfect foundation shade for your skin.

Typically beauty brands are rarely on sale or discounted. Check out my pro tips that will stretch your dollar in the beauty and fragrance department.

There are some simple tips that even a novice can utilize to create a smokey eye with ease. You’ll be able to do it in less than 5 minutes with some practice.

Two of my favorite drugstores for beauty products under $10 are Walgreens and Target. Check out some of my tried and true gems from both stores.

Learn about two essential components that you must incorporate into your daily routine to achieve year-round glowing skin.

Create a stunning evening makeup look in under 15 minutes. Our tips let your natural sparkle shine through.

Check out our cheat sheet with links to help you easily find your favorite beauty brand bargains throughout the year.

Learn my secrets for which products to use and how to successfully apply mascara for beautiful lashes.

Advanced skincare techniques, specific makeup, collagen supplements, and eating more collagen rich foods are secrets to anti-aging.

In our twenties it was so easy to smear on a red lipstick and it would appear flawless. With a little finesse the perfect red lip is on the horizon.

The Good Life

Discover a curated selection of lifestyle tips and activities to enrich and add a little amusement into your life. From travel to healthy living, these edits will have you living up to your best.

A curated list of unique gifts for her from under $25 to $100.

I am pleased to share my edited home favorites from the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Check back each week for more favorites in fashion and beauty.

Friends of mine who previously had a breast reduction said not to wait. I can say with enthusiasm that it’s the best cosmetic surgery!

Oh, what to buy him for Father’s Day? It is important to select a gift that reflects who the man is. I hope this list will help you pick out something special.

It has been proven that plants and flowers make us feel happier. So should you fill your comfortable home with real or artificial plants?

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am thinking about what I can get my mom during these unusual circumstances. I hope this list will help you pick out something special.

The evil eye is one of the most widely recognized symbols of superstition. Read about its history, purpose and how it is used today.

I recently sat down with Liz Hilliard of Hilliard Studio Method in Charlotte. We discussed healthy living, fashion, beauty and her next big project.

Ridding your home of pet hair starts with deshedding your pet. There are several devices on the market that I find are the most effective.

Instead of buying gifts just for Valentine’s Day, why not try something unexpected? Here are some ideas for saying I’m thinking about you throughout the month of love.

My spaghetti sauce has been a fan favorite for years. This is my go-to meal for gatherings, take-a-meal, or special family nights.

There are tweaks you can quickly implement to make your routines and living environments more efficient and tidy. Welcome to easy Home Organization 101.

I feel like a superhero after drinking one of these smoothies. I have a high level of energy and I’m ready to tackle my day.

Most of these tech travel tips are easy enough for beginners but useful enough for us geeks to appreciate. Click to read about four must-have travel items.

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