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Category: Fashion

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!…

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.

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!…

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.…

Tuesday Triple: Three ways to wear pleated skirts

When I shop for something new, the first thing I always ask myself is… How versatile will this item be? Can I wear it for fun, for work, on date night? If I’m spending money, I want my clothes to go the distance and I’m guessing you might feel the same. That’s why I’m starting a new series here on the blog, Tuesday Triples.…

Yes, you CAN wear white: 4 lies about white clothing

Call me crazy, but I love wearing white (even as the mom of a messy toddler). Crisp, clean and refreshing, it is sure to make an elegant style statement. That said, I know so many people who shy away from the shade. They’re afraid it will get dirty, look too bridal, make them look heavier… etc. They’re not sure how to wear white. That’s where this post comes in.…

The modern woman’s guide to more flattering florals

There is something so feminine, fresh and fun about pulling on a floral print. It’s like having a permanent bouquet of flowers every time you enter your closet. But florals can be tricky to wear, especially if you have a petite frame. Choose the wrong print or fit and you might end up looking like you’re wearing your curtains! As Coco Chanel once said:

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Motivation must-haves: five tips for staying on track

I have a love/hate relationship with motivation. 

It’s easy to come by, but hard to keep. What do I mean by that? You know that feeling when you first start a project or set a goal? Your bright, shiny dream seems so close. It’s within reach, just around the corner. You have energy. You have a plan. Then come the challenges, perhaps a set back or two.…

Shein review: Is it safe to buy from?

Striped Sundress (18$)

A $13 bikini? Trendy dresses for $18, $23 or less? It might be the journalist in me, but I am a born skeptic when it comes to online shopping. If it sounds too good to be true, I steer myself firmly in the other direction. However, curiosity got the better of me with fashion retailer Shein… and guess what… I’m actually glad it did!…

5 reasons you need an LBJ (little black jumpsuit)

Ask any woman to recount the important items in her closet and she will undoubtedly mention her LBD, or little black dress. Well, I’m beginning to think a LBJ (little black jumpsuit) is as much a modern wardrobe staple as the LBD. It’s one of those pieces that will offer instant sophistication. On-trend but not over the top, it ensures you stand out for all the right reasons.…