I read recently in The Philadelphia Tribune a comment attributed to Cary Grant about the three stages of celebrity:  1. Who’s Cary Grant?  2. Get me Cary Grant!  3. Get me a younger Cary Grant!  It sent me off on a tangent, thinking about the various stages of trend adoption in the fashion world. Which […]

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Now, we don’t really want to do that, do we?  But sometimes, very well-meaning women unintentionally add years to their look by wearing these “instant agers”.  Let’s not assist Mother Nature any more than we have to, right? 1.  Grandma’s appliqued sweatshirt.  This one item will move you right into the golden years. If you’re […]

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I am counting the days now until we head to Cape May for our annual family beach vacation, mostly with great anticipation. The not-great part of the countdown is the swimsuit-readiness assessment…I’m sure some of you gals know what I mean.  I’m cramming in a few extra workouts to deal with the ‘situation’, but I […]

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As I sit here in northern California and the temp is 77 (while a large part of the rest of the country is, and has been for days, much higher), I’m just feeling SO summer.  As you know, we rarely get these kinds of days until at least September, so it’s a real treat to […]

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I don’t know what it is about flower arrangements, but I’m so drawn to beautiful flower displays that adorn hotel walls, lobbies or tables.  Invariably I snap a photo.  Maybe it’s the beautiful combo of colors or textures, or the unusual methods of display…whatever it is, it’s eyecatching, inspiring and just plain pretty.  Just as […]

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If white isn’t the perfect summer color, I don’t know what is.  Here are five of my favorite white essentials for any summer wardrobe: Capri’s (or jeans)…fresh go-with-anything tee…large white watch…sunnies…and of course, some embellished sandals. Don’t forget your nude underwear with all white clothing, and make sure to keep up your pedicures in the […]

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With the three recent high-profile weddings of Kate Middleton, Kate Moss and Charlene Wittstock, we had the opportunity to see three very different styles of wedding dress.  Which is your favorite? Beginning with Kate Middleton, her choice by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen befitted her youth and new royal standing.  The Duchess of Cambridge continues […]

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Just love this pretty little summer dress (as seen in Elle Street Chic) for Sunday Best. Didn’t she style it beautifully with her accessories (a great mix of textures, yet not too heavy in feel) and the touch of bling in the shoes? The lightweight fabric and orange sherbet color of the dress are perfect […]

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Try your hand at Fashion Jeopardy – it works just like the T.V. show. I give the answer to a question and hopefully someone out there will propose the question. Anyone who answers correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a little fashion-oriented prize. This ‘answer’ is actually about hair fashion: it’s a […]

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