When You Get The Urge, Listen to Nike and JUST DO IT

The first thing on your checklist this summer: cut your hair. The second thing on your checklist this summer: get in shape. The third thing on your checklist this summer: read some books. You’ve been thinking about cutting your hair for a while. Namely, this type of thought comes into your head when you’re about…

5 Accessories to Help Perk Up Your Wardrobe

The months of January, February, and March can seem to drag on sometimes, especially here in the Northeast. To help get yourself out of the winter doldrums, you can exercise, eat well, spend time with friends and family, and add some accessories to perk up your wardrobe. It always makes me feel good to find…

The Appeal of Neutrals in Your Wardrobe

I thought I’d throw a lighthearted post in before the holidays begin about fashion… We all have neutral colors in our wardrobe, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that neutrals can mix with each other. Where once upon a time you didn’t mix black with brown, I’m happy to report, those days…

Add Color To Your Life—And Your Wardrobe—Boden Style

This was the year I decided to make the change, the plunge, the difference. Little by little, I’ve been updating my rather dull, “all black” wardrobe and infusing it with some color. My fellow professors love to tease me when they see me in something other than black. In fact, the other day I wore…

A Little Game of “No Repeat” Fashion

I’m starting to like clothes and fashion again. I was down on it for a while because I allowed myself to gain too much weight this winter, and I wasn’t taking good care of myself. It’s something lots of working moms tend to do: they put others before themselves, and they are too tired to…

Overhauling My Life…and My Wardrobe

Yesterday, as I sat on the back porch with my parents and spent a lovely Sunday afternoon, I faced the reality that the end is near. “I had a hard time turning 50…I think it’s tough for women,” my mother said. Um, you can say that again, Momma. While turning 40 was probably the most…

Carriefully, I Took The Quiz

Last night, as I was tucking myself in, exhausted from the busy week, I saw my friend Scott post on Facebook that he got Charlotte in the “Sex and The City” online quiz. I don’t ever take these celebrity quizzes, but this one intrigued me because I’ve always thought of myself as Carrie (as do…

Lucky Isn’t As Lucky As It Used To Be

During the holidays, I received my copy of Lucky Magazine. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, first, where have you been? Second, when it first hit the newsstands in 2000, it was a magazine for women about fashion and shopping. Those of us who were interested in fashion relished this new concept….

Cozy Comfort is Today’s Theme! — Fashion Friday & Food

Layering up for the colder months is important in helping us feel warm and cozy. These ideas below all incorporate some form of layering, as well as some personal style to keep it contemporary. I came across LITTLE MISS FEARLESS’s blog yesterday after finding one of her Pins on Pinterest. Check out her blog; she’s…

Fashion Friday & Food: Carrie Bradshaw ‘Romantic’ Style

* * * Today’s Fashion Look: The Romantic Style Years ago, when I was moonlighting as a fashion stylist, I would facilitate short seminars. I categorized women into four categories, primarily using the women from “Sex and the City” as examples. It’s an easy way to figure out what type of dress you prefer–and what…