Chic wide black belt
August 10, 2017Like

Belt It!

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Belts are a great way to enhance a look, make a statement, or draw attention. They should compliment your style and be consistent with the rest of your outfit. But, belts can be a challenge because of the overwhelming variety of options you face. So think carefully before you buy.
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Loren Yagoda jewelry
July 24, 2017Like

Your Personal Style

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Previously I’ve written about style as it relates to self-expression in what we choose to wear (see Fashion vs. Style), but recently I was inspired to consider the concept of style more broadly. Last week I was browsing one of my favorite boutiques, Objects, and noticed some beautiful statement necklaces
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Shopping mindset
July 8, 2017Like

The Shopping Mindset

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Going shopping and spending money to buy clothes is not that difficult. Anyone can do it. To shop effectively, however, one needs what I call the right shopping mindset. The result will be wardrobe items that you love and wear for years because they contribute to stylish looks that make
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Wood panel closet
June 5, 2017Like

Closet Lessons

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As a stylist and personal shopper I get to assess a lot of women’s closets, and I’ve noticed some common themes about client wardrobes. Based on these insights I have some suggestions you can take to love your closet and what’s in it. Organize your closet by occasion: Most women
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Street scene in Nice
May 5, 2017Like

Observations on France

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My husband and I are wrapping up a month of seeing, doing and eating our way through France. We’ve explored Paris, Nice, Toulouse and southern Pyrenees villages. The French experience has piqued and delighted my passion for both style and food. I can’t think of a better way to spend
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Brunette floral dress
March 25, 2017Like

Fashion v. Style

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As a stylist and personal shopper, I hear the terms ‘fashion’ and ‘style’ used interchangeably, but they really shouldn’t be. They have distinct meanings. Fashion is about looks and images that are popular in a specific time and place. Remember when bell bottoms were “in”? Did you go through that
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Diva-Divine-Boutique-Storefront-Scottsdale-AZ
March 18, 2017Like

Boutiques versus Department Stores

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You are probably accustomed to shopping for women’s fashion and accessories in department stores. As I see it, there are three tiers of department stores in terms of quality, cost and customer service. Higher end stores include Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, mid level stores include Macy’s and Dillards, and less
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Appropriately sized gray bag
February 17, 2017Like

Handbags and Heels

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When it comes to handbags and heel heights, one size does not fit all. Both should suit your body size and height. In general, tall women, and those with a larger stature, should carry a bigger bag. Conversely, petite women should look for handbags that don’t over-power them. So whether
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