• Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Petite fashion tips,  what to wear

    Styling Stripes With Stripes This Fall

    Bold patterns to match a bold personality? Um, yes please! That’s one of the reasons I love fashion. You get to express yourself through the unique outfits you wear. There are times when fashion can be very touchy. Wearing the wrong shoes could potentially ruin a very cute outfit, for example. But there are other ‘rules’ of fashion many feel like they need to know. Keeping up with these latest fashion do’s and don’ts can definitely be exhausting. The good thing about this list is that 1. It’s an unofficial list which means 2. It pretty much stays the same for each person and 3. Your list can be completely…

  • Grace and Natalie Channel Retro Pin Up Looks
    Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    How To Channel Vintage Pinup Vibes at Work

    Everyone remembers the iconic scene in Grease when plain Jane Sandy trades in her ponytail and poodle skirts for red lipstick and a leather catsuit that electrifies Danny so much they feel the need to burst into song and dance. Good gravy, I only wish an outfit I wore would have that effect on people! But, there is a way to get as close as you can…  This edgy style was most popular amongst the rebellious young women of the 1950s, divided into a variety of subculture groups dubbed as greasers, rockabilly, and pin-up looks. While there are a few subtle differences between these three looks, they are all rooted…

  • back to school fashion
    Fashion,  Over 40s fashion tips,  School,  what to wear

    Back to School Outfits for Teachers

    As a former teacher trust me when I say, I know how stressful it can get. I’m not saying it wasn’t fun and so fulfilling to see my students grow and learn (it definitely was!). But there are days when you can get a little more than stressed. Since it’s a new school year (yay!) and you know days like this are going to happen sooner or later, maybe it’s time to get into some new routines of your own. Changing certain things up can help ease the stress that’s bound to happen. A simple, yet effective, thing you can do is fashion related! I know you might be thinking…

  • Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Petite fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    What Does Business Casual Mean In Today’s Workplace?

    Throughout history what has been the ‘normal’ women’s clothing style has changed significantly. In the 1800’s it was scandalous to show your ankles. As society changed and evolved, so did fashion. The norm for womens fashion became more form fitting and shorter in length. Before long we had entered a time when women wore pants and shorts. While we have come a long way there are still certain unspoken social rules we follow, fashion and otherwise. Certain things are only appropriate in the right situations. It’s not like you’d wear your Sunday best just to go grocery shopping or your bathing suit out for a fancy dinner… At least I…

  • hanging outside in Vans Off the Wall
    Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Petite fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    How Petite Women Over 40 Can Rock Vans This Fall

    I enjoy wearing a variety of different styles– especially fun and fresh pieces! I love the looks of Vans, and I know that my former students will be excited to see me rocking the brand from head to toe, especially as a 45-year-old woman! Fashion has no limits, right? Take a walk on the wild side and try out these new styles for fall. Read on about the history of this famous company and find several ways that you can style Vans for your age and frame. Early History of Vans  The Van Doren Rubber Company was founded in Anaheim, California on March 16, 1966, by two brothers named Paul…

  • Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Join us at the 2019 Michigan Fashion Summit

    Hello there! I am excited to be a panelist at this year’s Michigan Fashion Summit. It will take place on September 14, 2019, in Waterford, MI from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  A few years old, I had the opportunity to serve as a panelist for the first annual Michigan Fashion Summit. I hosted a workshop at the event and the topic that I covered was about blogging. It was a very pleasant experience!   In the organization’s second year, I will serve as a board member of Fashion Group International Detroit at the event to support the local fashion industry. In addition to this, I will also host a…

  • Fashion

    Why bloggers are so influential

    I feel like a fortune cookie, when I say this, but “you never get a second chance to make a great first impression,”… Either way it’s true. When people started saying this, forever ago, it didn’t hold the same weight as it does now. As technology advanced people have their first impression encounters over social media.  We’ve all found people on social media through a mixture of mutual friends and deep dive instagram stalking. This isn’t as embarrassing when it’s how you found your, now, favorite social media influencers. The first thing you see are their instagram pictures or how their website and blogs are set up. You can quickly…

  • Happy Memorial Day See You Wednesday

    Happy Memorial Day See You Wednesday

    Happy Memorial Day guys! I hope you enjoy this nice long weekend to the fullest! Meanwhile, don’t forget to check my Instagram stories to see how my holiday goes!;) By the way, just wanted to share an Instagram post today. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Lizard Sunscreen @bluelizardsun. The opinions and text are all mine. Did you know that 90 percent of visible aging comes not from the number of candles on your birthday cake, but the hours you’ve spent in the sun? Wearing sunscreen daily saves your skin from years of visible damage later. That is why I wear it year-round even…

  • Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson
    blogging,  Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

    About 10 days ago I received an email asking if I would like to meet with Betsey Johnson before her public appearance at our local Macy’s. I instantly jumped up and down. Heck YES! She has been my inspiration for years!!! If you don’t know much about Betsey Johnson, here is some very basic info about her from Wikipedia: “Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered “over the top” and embellished. She also is known for doing a cartwheel ending in a split at the end of her fashion shows.” I can’t remember the exact moment…

  • Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle
    Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews,  Product Reviews

    Genuine Python Clutch Purse From Beau Satchelle

    It seems like everyone is talking about New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. For me, no matter what the new trends are every year, I like to stick with timeless pieces, so I don’t alway jump on board to the hot, but often fast dying, trends. One of the timeless pieces I always can count on, is an exotic and luxurious Python clutch. I am pretty sure most women own at least one snakeskin print piece. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blouse, pencil skirt or a handbag, snakeskin never goes out of style. This iconic print/material makes it to the top of the trend…

  • Back To Work---Let's Do It!

    Back To Work—Let’s Do It!

    I just got back from my one week vacation in Florida. I was quite happy that I ran away from the super cold weather in Michigan. But somehow, I may have the Ice Queen’s power because the cold weather seemed to follow me there. 😉 For the folks in Florida, 50 degree weather seemed to be kind of like -17 for Michiganers. Lol. The locals wore super warm winter clothes and I just wore a dress with bare legs. 😉 Anyway, today’s post will be pretty short and I will fully come back this Wednesday. So please stop by again and hope to see you on my social media channels…

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