How Does One Get the Polished Look?
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How Does One Get the Polished Look?

How does one get the polished look? This, and different variations of this question show up in my keywords in my blog analytics on a daily basis. It seems that most women are searching for the Holy Grail of style instead of working on those spreadsheets or proposals at work! …

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Why I Donated a Flattering Dress
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Why I Donated a Flattering Dress

Let’s talk about that silver dress. If you’re not sure what silver dress I’m talking about, it’s the one above, first seen in this blog post from 2015, but re-shared in this Weekend Reads and this Instagram post where I received several comments saying I should keep the dress because…

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Performing A Closet Cleanout: Tips from a Pro
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Performing A Closet Cleanout: Tips from a Pro

Last week, I went live on Instagram with Rosana Vollmerhausen, the founder and chief stylist at DC Style Factory to perform a remote closet audit on my wardrobe.  You may recall I hired DC Style Factory to help me craft outfits for a fashion conference. While fashion is literally my…

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Trendy Sneakers for Grown Women
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Trendy Sneakers for Grown Women

When you’re over 30, it’s hard to know which sneakers trends are cool and which end up looking clueless.  I wrote this post in 2019 but updated it for 2020 to include current trends and the most stylish sneakers that look fashionable, purposeful, and not try-hard for grown women. Below…

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Styling a Stomach: To Tuck or Not to Tuck?
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Styling a Stomach: To Tuck or Not to Tuck?

Women have been lied to all their lives. Wear dark colors and you’ll look slimmer. Horizontal stripes make you look wider. Bootcut pants will balance big shoulders and make you look more proportional. Untucked tops will balance a short torso and will also hide a round belly. Since childhood, these…

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Where to Find Fashion for Grown Women?
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Where to Find Fashion for Grown Women?

I got home from vacation and I was struggling to get into the blog writing mindframe. I have been go go going and it hasn’t been for the blog and the change of mindset has been so healthy and energizing it’s a change. I feel like how my daughter likely…

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An Ever-Evolving Style and Life
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An Ever-Evolving Style and Life

My body has changed so much over the past decade, my attic is full of bags and boxes from my former selves. My Weight Watchers self, my Whole30 self, my broken arm lying on the couch self, my broken arm power walking every morning self… you get the picture. And…

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Cancel Your Clothing Subscription Box. Love, Me
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Cancel Your Clothing Subscription Box. Love, Me

I’ve been there. I’ve stood in front of my closet and hated every single thing on the hangers. That has been worn so many times if I have to wear it again I’ll scream. That shirt emphasizes my stomach. I wore that last time I saw these people. Those pants…

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