Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lovely Links: 9/28/12

Huge thanks to Fashion Pulse Daily and Adorkable Undies for their fabulous reviews of my book!

From my favorite read of the week: “At worst, we see our bodies as wily adversaries, to be regarded with suspicion and kept in constant check. At best, we see them as accessories, merely vehicles in which to tote around what we see as our true identities — our minds.”

Stripes, full skirt, heels … triple love from me on this sophisticated ensemble. READ MORE

Tricks for Styling Button-front Shirts

So. I know that many of you will never enjoy the wearing of button-front shirts no matter how I cajole and no matter how many alternatives and workarounds I offer. But JUST IN CASE you’re willing to give these shirts another try, or in case you’re in the button-front-loving minority, here are a few of my favorite ways to make these classic garments feel fresh and fun.


At this point, I feel odd if I HAVEN’T cuffed my button-front’s sleeves. So sleeves worn long can feel awfully conservative to me, hearkening back to my office-working days. Also, I find 3/4 and cuffed sleeves to be more flattering since they draw the eye upward a bit toward my waist. READ MORE

Insomniac Sale Picks: Sweater Dresses for Tummies

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Lorraine requested a few picks for sweater dresses for women who carry weight in their midsections, so here we go: READ MORE