Lifestyle, Looks

Checkered Past

Many midlife women seem to have given up on their dreams, and haven’t chosen to set new ones, because their checkered past is such an anchor. I’m not talking about an illegal or immoral history, but a history of undervaluing ourselves is just short of criminal. … Read More Checkered Past


Summer Black and White

Top • Nordstrom | Pants • Peter Nygard Slims | Hat • options here, here, here, here, and here| Bag • Rebecca Minkoff, options here and here | Shoes • VANELi | Sunglasses • Similar here, here, here and here Do you ever go through fashion phases?  Evidently I do.  It appears I’ve really gravitated… Read More Summer Black and White


Fancy Floral

Dress • Dillard’s, similar here, here and below | I also linked a couple of tops here and here that could be worn over a black skirt for a similar effect. | Statement Necklace options here and here | Evening Bag options here, here and here | Shoes • Christian Louboutin  (also here and here) I’ve been looking for special occasion dresses for summer and… Read More Fancy Floral


Black, White and a Touch of Pink

  Sweater, sold out • Similar here, here, here and here | Skirt, sold out • Similar here, here and here | Sunglasses • Nordstrom | Bag • Rebecca Minkoff (also here) | Watch • Michael Kors (also here) | Bracelet • Similar here | Shoes • Similar here, here, here and here |  Lip liner • M·A·C Subculture | Lipstick • M·A·C Creme d’… Read More Black, White and a Touch of Pink


Mixed Prints

Pants • Old Navy | Striped Top • Similar here and below |  Sunglasses • Ann Taylor | Hat • Similar (ands less than $25) here | Shoes (in black and red) • Madden-Girl | Bag • Similar Kate Spade | Watch (on sale!) • Michael Kors   I usually mix and match solids.  I don’t wear a lot of patterns.  I’m not sure why, except… Read More Mixed Prints


Black and White “This or That”

Top • Romwe (less than $15!!) | Skirt • Romwe, similar Nordstrom here and here | Peep-Toe Slingback Pumps • Christian Louboutin | ‘So Kate’ Pointy Toe Pump • Christian Louboutin, less expensive style here | Bracelet, old  • similar here | Necklace, old • similar here | Bag, old • similar Michael Kors or Kate Spade | ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch, 39mm • Michael Kors | Sunglasses • Ann… Read More Black and White “This or That”


Double-duty Pinstripe

Shirt: Lauren by Ralph Lauren (regular and slim fit) | Pants: Ann Taylor | Shoes: Sole Society (similar here and here) | Bag: Zara (Similar Kate Spade) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators | Necklace: similar here and here | Lips: Liner – MAC Subculture, Lip Gloss: Avon Mark Glow Baby Glow in Blow Kisses | Nails:… Read More Double-duty Pinstripe