Friday, January 23, 2015

Can a 40-Year-Old Pull Off Junior Clothing?

I cringed as I wrote the headline to this article. It still hasn't sunk in that I'm 40 going on 41 in a couple months. I still feel like I'm 30, although I do feel aches in one of my knees from time to time.

So I wrote this post over at LinkedIn about Wet Seal's financial woes and what I would do to change the company around. One of the suggestions I made was to branch out from the normal target market and reach out to women in their 30's and 40's - the women who actually remember and are familiar with the brand.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Your Body Is a Change Agent

If you're having beauty or health issues such as acne, PMS, or PCOS, I recommend listening to this inspiring TED Talk by Alisa Vitti, a holistic health counselor who healed her body by eating healthy food and making lifestyle changes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Modernize the Pearl Necklace

Pearls Are a Girl's Best Friend

Pearls have been around since the beginning of fashion, and they continue to have a place in women’s jewelry boxes all over the world. As I’ve mentioned before, my oldest piece of jewelry is a faux pearl necklace that I wore to my junior high graduation, and I still find ways to wear it whether it's a casual or dressed-up outfit.

Out of all the different types of classic jewelry, if you gave me the choice between a diamond necklace or a pearl necklace, I would choose the pearl one every time because it’s so versatile. It’s luxurious, yet subtle.

So, how do you go about modernizing a pearl necklace? Here are a few ideas:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The 15-Minute Fancy Manicure Solution

Essie manicure

So you have a party or shindig to attend, but you don't have time to get a fancy manicure. Maybe you want to add a little dazzle to your manicure routine, but don't have the budget to go to the salon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter Style Tip: What To Wear with a Down Jacket

Winter style tips
Oh, do I love a stylish jacket. In my 20’s I was known as the “Jacket Queen” with at least ten jackets hanging in my closet. My favorite jacket of all-time is the denim jacket, but the one style that I consider a staple for winter is the down jacket.

Now that we’re halfway through winter, maybe that stylish new down jacket you own is hardly worn because you’re still not quite sure how to style it. If you’re like me, you might have a puffy down jacket that you do wear year after year, (when I visit colder areas, of course!) but now you’re wondering how you can wear it so that it looks fresh and modern. Here are a few ideas: