Posts in category "style"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Your real-life guide to holiday attire

Know your crowd. It's normally prudent to choose either leather or sequins for an outfit. Our ChicagoNow community is fun and eclectic. So, I embraced it all. My friend Shannan Ball Younger (left) of <a href="http://momfactually.com/">Mom Factually</a> and ChicagoNow's <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/tween-us/">Between Us Parents</a> opts for elegant sequins with her classic little black dress and bold red lips. Her polka dot tights are another layer of texture for depth.
I confess. Although I adore fashion, the perfect outfit is not on my list of priorities. A lot of every day life is beyond my control. Clothes may not always fit as you wish. There are shipping delays and dry cleaning SNAFU’s in addition to the big stuff. Kids can get sick on you and... 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 »

Your fall fashion 2015: a link roundup

Your fall fashion 2015: a link roundup
Now that Labor Day is upon us, I will gradually embrace some fall fashion. I will rotate my staples such as camel wool separates, sweaters, heavier scarves and boots. If you’re in the market to buy anything, now is the time for Labor Day sales. Try these thanks to The Simply Luxurious Life. Meanwhile, fall... Read more »

Leave Your Mark: Aliza Licht DKNY PR girl lessons learned

Leave Your Mark: Aliza Licht DKNY PR girl lessons learned
The book Leave Your Mark by DKNY executive Aliza Licht is a must-read for every professional. The author (similar to her Twitter alias DKNY PR GIRL) speaks to the reader like a friend. She shares her inspirational career journey with practical tips. How cool is it that DKNY decided their PR executive should be the voice of their... Read more »
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Interview with TheSkimm Founders Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Interview with TheSkimm Founders Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin
What inspires you? I love to be informed… Two smart girlfriends, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, help me do that with a quick skim of their daily e-newsletter TheSkimm on the way to my office in downtown Chicago. I miss their updates on the weekend. My sister and I talked about how cool it would be to... Read more »