Posts in category "style"

Hair color fix for brunettes inspired by Amal Clooney & Jennifer Lopez

I adore Amal Clooney who appears to have subtle ombre highlights. The tips of the hair is lighter than the top.
As the great writer Nora Ephron wrote, “in the 1950s only 7 percent of American women dyed their hair.”  You can look around you to see how that number has dramatically grown today. She expounded on how that helped women stay in the work force. Regardless of professional goals, many of us want to be... Read more »

How to dress for red carpet movie premier

How to dress for red carpet movie premier
This proud friend was thrilled to attend a red carpet event for the Dragonfly movie premier at the Chicago Music Box theatre. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to interview the Kim Gravel (see photo gallery below), creator of Belle by Kim Gravel, about red carpet attire. She also specializes in the areas of... Read more »

Strike a conversation with style

A genuine compliment about a fashion choice connects people. It breaks down potential barriers or perceived differences. People may share their story. At the very least, there’s an acknowledgement. That’s pretty cool. One of our work group’s leaders, a senior partner at a top law firm, commented at our recent meeting how he befriends people... Read more »
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Democratic National Convention: substance and style highlights

Hillary accepts the nomination to close out a powerful Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) exudes dynamic and electrifying speakers. They speak to why the United States of America is the best country in the world. They spell out the facts about why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States. Just below the surface you find some meaning in what they... Read more »

Embrace sun protective fashion swim dress: MOTT50

Embrace sun protective fashion swim dress: MOTT50
I’m terrified about any family members getting sick from the sun. I also want to be safe for our family. Thanks to MOTT50* (no free/discounted products*) and my sister, I now rock a long sleeve swim dress with real sun protection. I make our boys wear long sleeve swim shirts with built-in SPF. I recently joined... Read more »

Embrace flat shoes to be smart and stylish

Embrace flat shoes to be smart and stylish
A recent tagline “Down with High Heels High Maintenance” by Mary Karr via The New Yorker caught my eye. I won’t break anymore gogo boot high heels at the wise age of 37. Mine are now flat! Flat shoes can be stylish. As my wise dear mother would say, flats embody comfort and sensibility. Women... Read more »
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Dress for the office with spring fashion 2016

Dress for the office with spring fashion 2016
Spring is a lovely time of year full of rebirth as our trees and flowers start to bloom. We’re slowly opening our windows in the Midwest, but ready for warmer weather… It may still be cold and we must expect rain while we embrace spring fashion 2016. Rain boots are a smart foundation. I just... Read more »

Style bookshelves; share your #shelfie

Style bookshelves; share your #shelfie
Personal treasures such as books may represent knowledge, inspiration and worldly dreams. Bookshelves may curate your story and function as storage. How others style bookshelves may be charming and intriguing. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby’s ornate library contained uncut books. Circa 1920’s, some book ends had to be cut before you read them. His books were clearly... Read more »

Transition eyeglasses: a potential fashion faux pas

I like prescription sun glasses, but they are not always where they should be when I want or need them.
Who doesn’t love big sunglasses? The fashion statement creates a certain mystery that may even hide the fact you you’re tired and not wearing any makeup. I have worn glasses for almost thirty years and experiment. My co-workers’ transition eyeglasses intrigued me. They are functional and practical. My Dad rocked them for years. I took the... Read more »
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The best designer water bottle

The best designer water bottle
Although I drink a lot of water, a designer water bottle never occured to me. My fashionista sister just mentioned that her new purple water bottle helps her drink more water. She recommends the bkr bottle. Props to their brand managers. The description below is from the Saks Fifth Avenue website. No product you’re using... Read more »