How to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner from Glamour


I don’t read Glamour often; occasionally I’ll leaf through my daughter’s issues and I find it to be geared to 20-30 year olds. But this article from has some good advice for dressing slimmer without the typical stodgy recommendations like ­­­­“wear a scarf near your face to draw attention up”…

Michelle and the Red Dress

Don’t ever think that fashion is inconsequential! As well as reflecting the times in which we live, fashion speaks volumes about who we are and what we want to project into the world. Continue reading “Michelle and the Red Dress”

Frumpy–“A woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable”

photo from You Look Fab

 As the mother of a 22 year old, I’m at that stage in my life when some styles just aren’t attractive or appropriate anymore. My two biggest fears are looking like my mother and looking like my daughter. And, those of us who work hard to stay in shape walk a tightrope because we can wear just about anything (low rise jeans, skimpy tops), but there is a fine line between looking current and looking like a fashion victim. Continue reading “Frumpy–“A woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable””

Project Runway–What would you do?

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I’d like to write an in-depth article about this season’s Project Runway, detailing each designer and commenting on their strengths and weaknesses. However, I haven’t watched this season as diligently as past seasons–I’ve seen each episode, but sometimes out of order and my impressions are somewhat mixed-up. Or maybe the mixed-up feeling comes because I don’t see any shining designers this time around and no designs have jumped out at me as “wow, that’s really awesome”. Continue reading “Project Runway–What would you do?”

Ruffles, Lace and Florals for Fall?

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As this ultra femmme/baby doll phase dies down, we still have a few trends to deal with. As I’ve said before, I like to look current while maintaining “my” look. Can the floral prints that have seeped into fall fashion fit my image? Can ruffles work for women over 25? Can lace look sophisticated? Well, only if they are toned down a few notches. Continue reading “Ruffles, Lace and Florals for Fall?”