inner + outer beauty, vintage wardrobe 911

the eye of the beholder

  My favorite all-time TV show when I was a kid was the Twilight Zone.  My brother and I would look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas because we knew that’s when our local station would air the Twilight Zone Marathon so we could watch all our favorite episodes from morning till night. I still marvel at

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ageless style, inner + outer beauty

aging well: time for a makeunder

Sometimes it’s the makeunders, not the makeovers, that make the biggest impact on making us look great. I remember quite clearly going to the Merle Norman studio to get a makeover at the age of 16. It had a dramatic effect on how I viewed makeup back then: that I could transform my lips from small

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inner + outer beauty

why wearing sunscreen matters

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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inner + outer beauty, transform your style

how to embrace the 2nd half of your life

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is something that happens to quite a few of us by the time we hit our mid-to-late 40’s: major change. Whether it be with our changing bodies, our health, caring for an aging parent, losing someone near & dear, finding ourselves divorced, losing a job, moving, making a 180 career move…the list can go on and on. It

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inner + outer beauty

what to wear: finding joy in cancer

Yup, I know you may be thinking “why is she writing about what to wear for cancer treatments?” I know it makes us feel good when we wear clothes that reflect who we are and look great on us. Yet we should also be having FUN with what we wear. When I saw this video

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color, inner + outer beauty

reader question: makeup + clothing color choices for gray hair

Reader Question There’s a real trend towards women of all ages going gray, whether they have never colored their hair or have stopped coloring their hair. But those of us with silver locks can’t wear the same colors in makeup or clothing that might have worked when our hair had color, and there’s very little

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inner + outer beauty, updates + news

new year, new changes

Happy New Year everyone! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, my posts here have really dropped off. It’s partly due to all the many life changes that have been thrown my way. Plus, I’ve been wonderfully occupied with the Style Institute, mentoring and training some amazing women who are launching their own personal styling businesses. Change

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