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Smarter Online Shopping

Point.  Click.  Easy.  That is … until the item arrives and it isn’t the color you thought it would be.  Or the fabric feels sleazy.  Or it doesn’t fit right.  Then there’s the paperwork and the return trip to the Post Office and you’re back at Square One.  There has to be a better way. …

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I Love a Color That Doesn’t Love Me Back

Just got this question from a viewer of my Bluprint video class* on wardrobe development and thought it might apply to lots of folks.   “Nancy, I probably like colors that don’t look good on me, such as clear, intense reads and blues. Can I still look good in them if I keep them far from…

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Fashion Formulas – Making Style Simple

I was kvetching (complaining) to a friend the other day that I seem to buy, sew and wear the same things over and over.  Then I suddenly realized that’s not a bad thing!  We all have certain colors, styles, etc. that look best on us — so why would we choose less-enhancing ones just for…

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Brown Coordinates for Cooler Coloring

At a recent ASG event,  a woman with beautiful dark brown hair like this asked how she could wear her Key Neutral – chocolate brown – in combinations that didn’t get too warm and Autumn-y (which she was certainly NOT).  I often get this question from people who asume that only the warmest accent colors…

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More Brown-Based Wardrobe Mixes …

As I was putting away the accessories from the chocolate brown mix-and-match photos, I spotted even more coordinate options. It really does happen that everything that works together, works together – odd as that sounds.  With so many combinations, she can be the best-dressed woman in the group every day.  Somebody’s got to do it,…

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Fall ’19 Colors – Enticing Earth Tones

Finally the beautiful earthy browns are making an appearance in stores this Fall. Chocolate, Caramel, Camel and Sand are in the spotlight … and not just for women with warm coloring.  See mix-match options for a cool Chocolate-based wardrobe HERE.  And read on for more ideas …

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Fall 19 Colors – the Good-News Greens

If you’ve tried a wrong green and vowed to avoid that color family entirely, this is the year to revisit that decision.  Color temperature is usually the culprit in a mis-match, and this year you’ll find gorgeous choices in warm greens, cool greens and everything in between.  Here are some ideas to get you started…

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Fall ’19 Colors – the Bad News

In personal styling, my motto is “Never say never; never say always.”  For just about every color or style there is somebody on whom it is wonderful.  I’m about to make a BIG exception!  This Fall there is an acidic  yellow-green color (or maybe you’d call it a greenish yellow) that absolutely NOBODY should wear,…

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30 Outfits in a Carry-on Bag

Lots of you have asked for tips on travel wardrobes.  Whether you are squeezing a quick family trip into the waning days of summer, planning an extended big city weekend this fall or have a business conference in your future, packing for travel gives many women stress-induced heartburn.  Here are some tips to make it…

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Jean Genius – No More Sagging!

I hated jeans.  Lots of people though I was just insufferably prissy … but it wasn’t that.  They just weren’t comfortable to me.  Then, with the advent of stretchy, soft denims, skinnier legs and higher, more natural waistlines, I began to change my mind. Yet two problems remained.  The overlap end of the waistband curled…

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