inner + outer beauty

why wearing sunscreen matters

wear your sunscreen - best product

Yesterday my childhood friend, Kari, who is battling Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma posted a message on her CaringBridge page. She’s been battling it for 12 years and currently undergoing a new trial of infusions and radiation. To say she is living a new normal is an understatement. Her melanoma was caused by her getting sunburned as a kid. (Yes, we

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color

what wearing pink says about you

what wearing pink says about you

Pink is a lightened version of the red-violet hue, leaning towards red. It comes in a variety of values and saturations from soft pink to vibrant bright pink. And, it can convey a variety of meanings when you wear it. When you wear lighter to softer pinks & roses, you are conveying the following message

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dating + going out

first date: over 40-something

what to wear 1st date over 40

In the post-divorce, over 40-something world, dating seems like a foreign language; something that if you haven’t practiced in a while, you find yourself rusty and making some mistakes along the way. It’s true, dating is different now and although once unconventional, meeting someone online is more than acceptable…but full of landmines.  Men tend to

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color

what wearing white says about you

what wearing white says about you

When we surround ourselves with a certain color, certain psychological and physiological changes affect us.  The color white is seen when all colors of the spectrum are reflected (black is the opposite where color is absorbed and there is no reflection). White signifies a variety of meanings throughout the world, from wisdom, to purity and

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shopping rx

fun statement jewelry

statement jewelry

Let’s face it….a tee and jeans or a simple dress are boring without adding some personality. The best way to show your style is with some fun statement pieces. Items that you can wear everyday. So here’s some ideas for inspiration: Statement Frida Collar Necklace. This is hefty. It hits at the perfect spot with

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hourglass, inverted triangle, rectangle, triangle

body type quiz

determine my body type quiz

It’s been a while since I updated our body type quiz and I decided now was the most perfect time than any to do so. Contrary to most, I only use 4 body types. I’ve never seen the need to get highly analytical about it because then we end up going over every little minute

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weddings

what to wear: day or evening wedding

what to wear day and evening wedding

I love a good wedding. It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up and wear a new dress and heels. So, here’s a couple of ideas for what to wear to an evening and a daytime wedding. Add a pretty gold cuff if you have one to dress up your arms…or a big cocktail ring.

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