Buy of the Day: Sumptuous Faux Fur Scarf

The color of rich merlot, this sumptuously soft and oh, so, yummy to wrap in faux fur scarf from Warehouse is the buy of the day. Get thee as fast as possible to Warehouse’s website if you want one. It’s seriously so soft, so thick, so high quality that you are going to want to…

Top It Up: Workout Tops for 2018

When selecting workout tops, it’s important to consider more than just whether it looks great on you. This is a garment where function plays a really key role….particularly for ladies with larger busts who want to bust a move whether that entails jogging or doing explosive plyometric moves. You gotta have the right amount of…

Work Up a Sweat While Looking Hot

It’s the new year! And with that new year come new goals. One that tends to be on everyone’s list is getting in shape. I know it’s front and center of my goals for 2018 and what spurred me on to sign up for a six-week workout challenge at my gym. And while I’m headed…

Layering Up with Gilets

Although you might be unfamiliar with the name, in all likelihood you have worn or will wear a gilet at some point during your lifetime. Back in the day–say the 18th and 19th centuries–gilets were fitted and embroidered. Women wore them as dress bodices shaped like mens’ waistcoats, as shown below. Riding jacket, 1750-59. From…

Slip Up: Slippers with Detachable Soles

Something of a clean freak, I have declared my home a shoe-free zone. I discovered shoe-free homes when studying for a year in France. There, people walk their dogs and do not, I repeat “do not,” pick up the dogs’ poo. Sorry to be so blunt but there it is. Seeing all the piles of…

Ageism…the Next “Me Too” Movement for Women

Ageism (n.) prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly. In my fifties, I do not consider myself old. I buy into the “fifty is the new thirty” mentality, preferring to not let my age define me and still striving to better myself and learn. So it really shocked me when a family…

Dressing Royally: The Fashion Agreements Between Celebs and Designers

Ever wonder how movie stars and royals–even newly arrived and not yet official royals like Meghan Markle–are able to wear new designer gowns to every event?  The sheer Ralph & Russo gown Markle is wearing in this official engagement photo apparently sells for $75,000. Now, I am not sure if Harry’s new fiancee or the…

La Minaudiere

Minaudiere (n.) a small decorative case or purse for ferrying small items, such as makeup and jewelry. Pronounced mē-nōd-ˈyer, these ornate little clutches are often carried as evening bags. The history of the minaudiere goes back to the 1930s. Van Cleef & Arpels–The French jeweler and perfume house–has been credited with the clutch’s creation. The story…

Metallic Mania

If you don’t already own a metallic sweater, it’s time to set things right. Nothing else is going to give you that festive pop as well as a shimmery pullover.  I bought one recently and it has been my go-to top nearly every day–I should have bought multiples because I am seriously wearing this all…

Two for the Price of One: Reversible Outerwear

I love multipurpose beauty products–balms that work on both eyes and lips, creams that do double duty as blushes and lipstick…you get the idea. One of the winter trends that I am most stoked about this year is reversible outerwear. Yup, you read that right…coats, jackets, and vests that you can turn inside-out for multiple…

Product Review: One Two Magnetic Lashes

I love a dramatic eye, and nothing boosts eye drama more than long, bold lashes. Because I am already somewhat “high maintenance”–I get my nails done; I do Botox and fillers; and I am meticulous about good skincare, which can be pricey–I didn’t want to add yet another monthly beauty expense in the way of…

Booty Call 2017

Who says you have to look like the Abominable Snowman when out and about in the white stuff? Thanks to clever designers who care about form and function, it’s possible  to safely and cutely (is that a word) navigate through fluffy billows of snow and even the gray mushy slush. Take a look at my…