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Category: Fashion

Classy vs. trashy: A message for young women

There are a lot of labels I’m comfortable with, but there’s something about the word “sexy” that sets off alarm bells in my head. I don’t think of myself in that way. In fact, I’m going to counter popular culture by saying I don’t want to be sexy. Sophisticated? Yes. Classy? Definitely. Alluring and mysterious? Sure. So, let’s talk for a minute about what’s classy vs.…

Valentine’s Day outfit ideas + creative dates that won’t break the bank

In writing this post, I have to chuckle a bit…

I’ve found my perfect Valentine’s Day outfit, but “date night” doesn’t really exist with a toddler at home! In fact, I think it’s been nearly a year since we had legitimate couple time outside the house. Can anyone relate? We’re still working up to hiring a babysitter for the first time, so I’m hoping to live vicariously through those of you who do have fun plans.…

A modern take on tweed: 4 styles under $40

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I’ve got a serious love affair with tweed. I reach for it again and again; there’s this invisible magnetism pulling me to the rack. Perhaps it’s the fabric’s provenance (think 18th century Scotland)? Or maybe it’s its understated sophistication, popularized by Coco Chanel? Either way, tweed has my number—and this season, it’s calling with the right price point!…

Affordable holiday dresses for every occasion

Between the decorations, the gifts and the travel, the holidays can easily put a major dent in your bank account. So, who wants to spend a lot on their holiday attire? Not this girl! I’ve rounded up a series of affordable holiday dresses for every occasion and style sensibility. How do you judge a truly great party dress? I’m a firm believer, that it will make you dance!…

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.…