How to choose a winter coat: form & function

In general, I’m a thrifty gal. I love saving money and sharing those bargain finds with you. But today, I want to shift gears a bit. Instead of bargain fashion finds, I’m going to tell you about one of the fashion areas where I don’t cut corners: winter coats. Specifically, how to choose a winter coat where form fits function. You want a piece that is beautiful, will serve you season after season—and most importantly—will keep you warm!…

35 life lessons at 35

Anyone else feel like time moves faster as you age? It’s almost like the years are evaporating. Looking back to my college days, I always thought I’d feel mature and “adult” when I reached 35. I imagined I would have crossed off all the goals on my bucket list. Instead, 35 has arrived—and I’m still a work in progress. But you know what?…

Elevate your bedroom design: 3 DIY touches

Room inspiration can come when you least expect it. In this case, our bedroom design started with sea gulls. Yup, much to the chagrin of my husband (who calls them garbage birds)… I spotted a beautiful bird painting in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. Just looking at it made me happy. It was like going to the beach without leaving the store. Plus, it was just $23!…

Shapewear 101: Why and HOW to wear it

Before we dive into Shapewear 101, I want to tell you about one of my news nightmares. Why? It illustrates one of my key points about shapewear and explains precisely the reasons I swear by it for professional events.

I’ve just finished an on-set interview and return to my desk feeling rather pleased. That segment went great, I think to myself. Then, my producer rushes over with concern in her eyes.

What to wear for a presentation: A style guide

There are two things in professional life sure to make people cringe… 1) public speaking and 2) figuring out how to dress for that speech. I have good news. Neither is as onerous as you might think! You just need the golden rules and a few insider tips. So, allow this former news anchor to help you out. I’m going to walk you through my public appearance playbook, using my good friend Katie Cramer Brownell as an illustration.…

Family time management & unique wooden watches

Are you an ace when it comes to family time management?

I wish I could say yes, but it’s not my strong suit. Can I nail a deadline? Handle a dozen last minute tasks dumped in my lap? Step up to the plate when there’s breaking news or an urgent, time-sensitive communication need? Definitely. I know how to work against the clock. However, I’m often at a loss when that sense of immediacy slips away.…

November style ideas with Lafayette’s new boutique

We have two fashion choices when the weather cools…

1) We can hibernate (e.g., grab a sweatshirt and/or parka and call it a day) or… 2) We can continue to have fun with our clothing by putting some thought into November style ideas and transitional dressing. Have you heard this term thrown around by fashionistas? The concept is pretty simple. Best of all, it’s designed to stretch your budget!…

7 steps to a successful career change

If only successful career changes were as easy as the seasons…

Like the trees shed leaves, we’d gracefully shed our old roles, marshal our way through winter’s challenges and emerge ready for rebirth in spring. However, life is more complicated than that, isn’t it? Change is tough and uncomfortable. To be honest, I hate it!

It requires putting ourselves out there, learning new skills and re-framing our personal narratives.…

How to look better in your clothes: Four TV styling tricks

I’m a firm believer that when we look good, we feel good. A strong sense of personal style, a perfectly tailored dress or suit, even a killer pair of heels can empower us with confidence. We feel bold and assertive, ready to take on the world. But you don’t need to spend a lot—or anything for that matter—to capture those feelings. You just need a firm understanding of how clothing works on the body. …

Tuesday Triple: 3 ways to style a moto jacket

It might be a news anchor thing, but I’m a bit obsessed with jackets. There’s nothing quite like a tailored jacket to make you feel powerful, timeless and chic. However, now that I spend most of my days off camera, I look for jackets with a bit of edge. I want staple pieces that can elevate my wardrobe by adding a touch of distinction and major versatility.…