• Creating a Capsule Wardrobe To Simplify and Change Your Life

    Okay, ladies…I think I’ve finally had the epiphany I’ve been waiting for. I am ready to streamline and downsize my work wardrobe. Who wants to do the same? Those pictures of me above are from three years ago when I attempted this endeavor the first time, but then fell off the wagon. I’m ready to try again. In an effort to include more classic pieces that are versatile and can mix and match, I am ready to invest in this project—both time and some money. As a professor at a university who teaches business communication, and as someone who is in her fifties but still yearns to be stylish, I…

  • Feminine, Sparkly Accessories For Fall

    While summer is not quite over yet, fall merchandise is upon us. The stores are switching from summer sale items to cashmere. It’s time to think about adding some accessories to your wardrobe–and I’m feeling a little sparkly today. It’s Friday…time to shine. I’ve always loved clothes and fashion. Part of me never stopped playing dress up. I think it’s fun to shop for and coordinate outfits—and I look forward to waking up each morning and figuring out what I will wear. I’ve been revamping my wardrobe lately—particularly adding color (trying to stay away from black a little) and attempting to dress a little more classically as I’m growing older.…

  • 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 closet for a while. Using this checklist will help you put together a very functional, basic wardrobe from which you can add on and get creative. Just click on the checklist below to print the worksheet. Stuff it in your bag and take it with you when you go shopping. But before you do that,…