Do Jumpsuits Make Me Look Fat?

From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #7 – Jumpsuits make you look fat.  That’s nuts! A jumpsuit may or may not be your look.  Don’t write it off if you haven’t tried one. And certainly don’t say “NO” just because somebody told you it will make you look fat.

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Do Plaids Make Me Look Fat?

From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #6 – “Plaids make you look fat.” – NOT NECESSARILY! Just like with prints, a big bold, bright, high-contrast plaid commands all the attention in an outfit and emphasizes the part of your body it covers.  But that doesn’t mean you need to avoid…

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Do Turtleneck Tops Make Me Look Fat?

From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #5 – “Bright turtlenecks make you look fat.”  WELL NO! Two separate items here: BRIGHT and TURTLENECK. A turtleneck is a “pounds-on” look only if you have a very wide face or short neck … otherwise the neckline is perfectly flattering.  Also warm and cozy…

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Do Cap Sleeves Make Me Look Fat?

From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #4 – “Cap sleeves make you look fat.”  Usually NOT! A cap sleeve actually creates a visually dominant horizontal right where you want it – at the top of your figure.   See how, in the picture below, the extended shoulder line forms the top…

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Do Shoulder Shapers Make Me Look Fat?

I recently read a list of “100 ways to look fat” from a stylist who’s often quoted in O-Magazine.  Some of them were spot-on, but a number of them were baloney. Sadly, when women follow inaccurate style advice … and predictably don’t get the result they wanted … they don’t discredit the advice.  Instead they…

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Ethical Donating

After my recent post about how to best manage donating your closet discards, a reader questioned the recommendation about Goodwill based on information about the pay levels for their CEO and for disabled workers.  I did some investigating and the most informative read I found was this one from a fellow style blogger:

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Mark-down Mania – Finding the Best Buys

Before you head out into “Extra 30% off Already Reduced Prices” and “Doorbuster Specials Before Noon”, be sure you know how to take advantage of end-of-season bargains – without being taken advantage of yourself.  Here are the seven strategies I use with personal shopping clients to insure for sale-season success.

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A Fool-Proof Formula for Festive Dressing

Festive/casual occasions are filling up everyone’s calendar — office parties, neighborhood get-togethers, the church music festival. To look seasonal but stay comfortable and understated, a pant+dressy to  is an easy formula, and fresher if you swap out standard black  for an elegant winter white or ivory.

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Still Stylin’ Over Sixty …

It is totally possible to look Fabulous Over Fifty (and even Sexy Over Sixty … or Seventy!)  Women often ask what’s “age appropriate”.  I  don’t believe in that concept. I see far more women dressing too old for their age than dressing too young. If a look flatters you — has those critical “points of…

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Pro Shopping Strategies Shared …

Hate to shop for clothes?  The majority of women tell me they do,  and each of them seems to think she is a real oddity.   And in truth I don’t enjoy the process all that much either, but I DO love seeing a client’s joy with the results. I’ve spent 25 years taking the pain…

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