The July 4th holiday conjures up casual, fun-filled afternoons with barbeques, fireworks and, hopefully, some time spent by the pool.  You can look chic in your red, white & blue by combining them in small doses and not letting all three fight for center stage. Check out these ideas for pool and picnic, then put […]

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I just love it when I see someone who very stylishly incorporates a high-fashion look into their everyday attire. Case in point: when I was visiting in Philadelphia recently and saw this adorable young woman, Sarah Plowman, who was our hostess at Davio’s Italian Restaurant (which is a great place for dinner, by the way.) […]

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“Every woman should own three pairs of shoes – high heels, flat shoes, and Havaianas.”  Christian Louboutin I am a wholehearted fan of Havaianas (well, Louboutin’s too, but their price point can make a person lightheaded, not to mention the pocketbook a substantial bit lighter.)  Havaianas, on the other hand, are the perfect flip-flop – […]

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As a kid, the thought of summertime can conjure up seemingly endless days of playing outdoors, a vacation with the family, softball games, BBQ’s, or maybe days at the beach (or if you’re from the East…days ‘down the Shore’.) Somewhere in our lives, we gals start to view one aspect of summertime with dread – […]

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It’s one of the ‘rules’ of the image consultant, for ourselves and for our clients. When you’re in public, you should always be put-together because you never know when you’re going to run into a client/friend/newspaper reporter/Mayor/you get the idea.   You can be sure that if you try to just slip out the door […]

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You don’t have to do anything grandiose or expensive to add that little extra touch that can enhance your image. You will probably, however, have to make an extra effort…give a little more thought….devote a little time, but isn’t it worth it? Take a look at our friend’s daughter’s graduation hat – she definitely took […]

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I’m sure many of you read Harper’s Bazaar’s monthly feature called “Fabulous at Every Age”, where they show how women can wear various fashion trends at every decade, from the 20’s to the 70’s.  I read through all the ages, even though for me the 40’s are long gone and I’m now closer to the […]

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I’ve been seeing lots of blue and white the last few weeks – in clothing and in home decor mags.  Since it kept cropping up so frequently, I just had to put together a collage of some of my favorites. This gauzy blue and white stripe dress just screams “Summer”, as does the hammock.  I’d […]

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Yes, that’s what the lovely young woman said to me as I was waiting for my morning latte, en route to a luncheon. I guess my face registered surprise at the question, because she said “Well, you look so sharp! No one here dresses like that.”  (Now, please understand, I’m not telling this story to […]

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