Posts Categorized: style

Imperfect Forms and Formless Masses Re-examined

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It’s taken me a long time to learn about my body. Both in terms of appreciating its lovely form as-is, and in terms of helping it look amazing as often as possible by wearing clothes that work WITH it instead of AGAINST it. And before I learned these things, I hid inside my clothes. Husband Mike and I even called a certain segment of my wardrobe my “hide-inside” clothes. They were oversized, bulky, thick, formless, and dark. They masked every lump and bump and I felt secure knowing that no one could see my supposed “flaws” through all that billowing cloth. read more

Originally posted 2010-12-15 06:06:19.

A New ‘Do for You

When to change hair style

You might think that an annual review of your hairstyle is overkill, and that updating it whenever you feel the need for a change will do just fine. But I’m standing firm on this one, and here’s why:

Hairstyle impacts personal style

You may have a closet full of Prada and Chanel, or vintage gorgeousness galore, or killer shoes from all eras … but if you’ve got an outdated or incongruous hairstyle perched on your noggin, much of that style savvy can be cancelled out. I’ve seen impeccably dressed women with clashing tresses and it impacts their overall perceived stylishness in a big way. read more

Originally posted 2009-06-22 05:51:00.

Reader Request: Utilitarian Pant-based Ensembles

Tiffany said:

I have to wear pants to work (engineering/construction inspector). Unfortunately it’s a field of men, so I don’t have a lot of examples to look to, hehe. I would love to see a piece on how to make a utilitarian pants outfit more interesting (and no, I can’t do it with shoes…steel-toed boots are a must)! I just feel like I wear the same outfit in different colors all the time.

Ahhh, there are so many fun things that we women can do to jazz up pants-based ensembles. Here are just a few suggestions: read more

Originally posted 2011-02-17 06:23:08.