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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dating + going out

first date: over 40-something

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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shopping rx

fun 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

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

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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stylist tips + tricks, wardrobe planning

closet advice: the good, the bad and the ugly

A while back I was caught yelling at my TV (which I NEVER do…double-pinky swear) as I watched a personal stylist tell a national morning news anchor, Lynn Berry what to keep and get rid of in her closet. It was so exasperating to watch item after item kept or tossed because the stylist saw it one

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stylist tips + tricks

what to wear: hot flashes

Ah, the hot flash. The sign that your period is/has come to an end…halle-fricken-lujah. (that’s how I feel anyways.) And the ‘oh my heck, what is going on with me?’ has been replaced with ‘get out of my way!’ as you jet to the nearest turbo fan. For some, you get them all day long and

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