Friday Favorites for date night...

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Bpnjour, Ma Cherie - is that French on your t-shirt? Please let me know, and if so, please ...more

Trend of the Week: The High/Low Dress

I can't believe I haven't discussed this yet! Ladies, how did I miss this trend?? So when I say high-low and you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a visual:...more

Nordstrom Beauty Pretty Party

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in Nordstrom's Beauty Pretty Party at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, VA. This was a great opportunity to get to know a few of the makeup artists at MAC, try some new products and purchase some new favorites....more

What I Learned from the Nordstrom Cosmetic Trend Show

(courtesy of I have been promising myself for a while now that I am going to start paying attention to me again. While I love my family life and tolerate my work life, I have not been doing the things that I like to do for me....more

Beauty On Location

The Affordable Chronicles: Designer Fragrances

Purchasing Eau De Parfum travel size versions of high end fragrances are a perfect alternative for perfum lovers on a budget. These smaller versions are typically called Travel Purse Sprays, Roll-Ons, Rollerballs, or Portable Fragrances. They range in size from 0.20 to 0.68 ounces. Price can range from $18 to $70, depending on the brand and quantity. Some manufactures sell their travel size versions in pairs or more -- not a necessary purchase if you're trying to stay on a budget....more

Pregnant and Packing for BlogHer '10: Adventures in Belly Fitting

Everyone is nervous their first time, even when they're sure to be surrounded by awesome and supportive women.  Add to that the anxiety that comes with traveling while pregnant and dressing oneself without the aide of a trusted spouse and tween. Now you're walking in my shoes--which BTW are two sizes larger than they were 6 months ago....more

How to Buy a Winter Coat

January is the best time to shop for a winter coat; sales abound and you can get a great deal. Shop smart and you'll come home with a coat you will wear for years....more

Photographic evidence of the importance of a good bra

Here's a fun story that I like to tell when people fret at me over the importance of a good, quality bra and a bra fitting like with a professional. Not with a tape measure and guestimating: ...more

Yes it takes time but if you get multiple fittings and take the one size that came back the ...more

One week away from seeing my baby girl!

Yes, it is true, my baby girl is all grown she tells me. She is now 21 years old, is a junior in college, works part time on campus, runs an online business (here's your plug, and...oh yeah...has a boyfriend (aka social life). Next weekend is Parents Weekend on campus. Here is the plan: leave the office early pick up the puppy pick up The Boy (her brother) throw the bags in the car fillup gas tank ...more

I just had a weekend with two of my big kids, who I haven't seen since July, and it was awesome ...more