A Little Fashion Friday

Next week, it’s back to campus, and back to being a little more professionally dressed than wearing leggings and jeans every day. It’s been a comfortable month, but I am always excited to see my students’ faces and be back in the classroom with them–and to have a reason to wear some of my new…

Week One Recap: FROCKTOBER 2018

WELCOME TO FROCKTOBER FOR OVARIAN CANCER This month is all about fashion–but it’s also to raise money and heighten awareness of Ovarian Cancer. As my beloved colleague and friend, Chris Noya, fights her battle, I will do my part to make this month meaningful. I’m looking forward to the challenge of posting 31 outfits in…

Welcome to #Frocktober | What I Wore & Style Tips

_______________________________________________ frock [frok] noun def. 1. a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman. 2. a loose outer garment worn by peasants and workers; smock. _______________________________________________ Today begins my version of Frocktober, whereby I will showcase what I wear for the next 31 days of October. I’m an average woman who is petite…

Acceptable “B” Words for a BETTER You

Bonjour, Beautiful Blogosphere Buddies, As I’ve BEEN thinking about how to make the world around me prettier and lovelier, I BEGAN thinking about how when we make changes in our lives, everything can become more positive. As I pondered this, I was getting dressed this morning. I had to run errands, and I wanted to…

6 Ways to Wear Makeup That Doesn’t Age You

* * * You can probably tell if you scroll through my past posts over that last few years that I’m kind of dreading turning 50 next month (I just lied…I am absolutely dreading turning 50 next month. Yikes.). I’m not quite sure how I got here, but alas, it is about to happen. You…

A Wrinkle in Time: Fighting Those Dastardly Lines on Your Face

I guess you could say I’m somewhat blessed. I come from a long line of Italians and inherited medium olive skin that tends to be oily. The nature of my skin alone helps keep the wrinkles away…a little. Most of us have to take good care of our skin—myself included, especially as I approach the…

Booted: The True Story of A Disappointing Christmas

It was Christmas Eve many years ago. My family and I were sitting around a lovely dinner table in Annapolis discussing our most disappointing Christmases ever. My mother recounted her story of when she was a little girl and how tragically disappointed she was to wake up one Christmas morning only to find there was…

Steph’s Scribe’s Seven Gift Ideas For Women

I’ve assembled a list of gift ideas to give that very special woman in your life. To make it easy, I’ve selected items that women might struggle to buy for themselves, but when they get them as a gift, they are so appreciative. Here’s my list…feel free to add on any ideas I’ve neglected in…

Getting The Boot(s)

It’s September, and here in Maryland on the east coast, we are enjoying gorgeous fall-like, blue-sky, crisp-air weather. I’m not one to go on and on about the weather or weather changes, nor am I glued to The Weather Channel, but I have one particular thing to say: I love it like this. My friend,…

Steph’s Scribe’s 25 Style Tips for Fashion Friday

When I used to consult clients on their fashion choices, I’d always attach this little list as reminders. These would be my top 25 things to always keep in the back of my mind when shopping. Also, one final additional thought before we begin. When shopping, buy the size that fits you, not the size…

Fall/Winter Wardrobe Checklist As We Continue Fashion Fridays

Today, I decided to post something helpful and useful for my readers for Fashion Friday. When building a wardrobe, you want to purchase nicer pieces that have staying power for all your staples. You can discard and add the trendy stuff more cheaply, but the staples are the ones you want to be in your…