Black Cotton Care

Tired of seeing your black cotton pieces fade and look old after only a few months of wear? The probable cause is that you are washing them instead of having them dry cleaned. Truthfully, any item that is 100% cotton, or mostly cotton, fades in the washing machine, even with cold water. Hand washing is […]

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Necklace Considerations

Here are some simple guidelines to consider about necklaces. The length of the necklace is equally, if not more important, than the actual piece itself. Essentially, you aim for two targets with necklaces. You either want a necklace to fill the spot revealed by a V-neck or scoop neckline, or conversely, a necklace that ends […]

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Stretch Your Style Palette

If you want to evolve your style to suit your changing age, lifestyle or perspective, a great idea is to try something that might be a stretch from what you normally wear. For instance, if you tend toward a more subdued fashion palette, try a bold patterned dress from a boutique like Kiss Me Kate. […]

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Dressing Age Appropriate

A critical aspect of style and fashion is looking great in clothes that are age appropriate. The key to dressing age appropriate is to style your clothes and accessories to communicate that you are youthful and vibrant, without looking younger than you are or, unwittingly, dressing in ways that make you look older or matronly. […]

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Beware of the Mannequin

As we know, mannequins are styled to draw us into the store and entice us to buy. They might give us ideas for putting together a chic fashion look that we might not have considered. But, beware. The look we see on mannequins can be misleading. Often, the pieces of clothing on display are pinned, […]

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What to Wear with Black

You’ve probably heard well meaning sales people or friends tell you that anything goes with black. This is mostly true, but sometimes not. Black and white look great together any time of year, as does black mixed with other neutral colors such as cream, beige, tan or gray. But wearing black with vibrant colors such […]

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