September is back-to-school time for my kids, but now that the weather has really changed, it's back to school time for me. Unfortunately, I don't really need new clothes. After all, unlike my kids, I haven't grown a couple of inches since last fall. But I badly need to pep up my wardrobe. I went on the hunt for some new, not-too-expensive, very 2009 accessories. The following fit the bill because they combine two or more current trends, and they're inexpensive--a lot of fashion bang for the buck....more
Hi!Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Marie, I am a 32 year old woman living in Montreal, Canada. First I want to say how wonderful I think your site is. It's a place where women can connect and feel empowered. I'm so happy I found you! I found some other great blogs on your site as well and I noticed there aren't very many blogs from Canada, particularly Montreal....more
This time of year, it's hard to resist the siren song of the mall. The combination of off-season clothes in your closet and shiny new pieces in all the stores is enough to make a girl bust out her credit card and start shopping. But this year, think about how you can use what you have before you grab up a bunch of new things.Here are five simple ways to make what you have work for you.You have: A great cardigan....more
I'm a sucker for miniatures - like mini food, dollhouses, etc. You name it and I'm a fan! So, naturally, I simply adore the mini-hat trend which is suddenly all the rage. These little hats come atop headbands or hair clips and add some adorable appeal to any outfit. They are easy to wear and though some feel that they "can't carry it off", honestly all you need is a little bit of fun in your soul to rock this trend! :)...more
One of the simultaneously scary and exciting things about moving and purging is the opportunity it creates for personal reinvention. What can feel like the ground falling away beneath you can actually be space opening up around you for your transformation to take place. While I dream about reinventing my life I'm reading inspiring stories of women who are doing just that.
Laurie: Why oh why can’t I turn down a bargain? My mentality is exactly what advertisers speak to, and it works every time. My closets are full of enough “only-$10!” items to pay my full rent for a month. And in New York City, that is no small feat. ...more
Biker jackets evoke imagery of black leather, hard edges, and sharp studs. But you don't have to go over the edge to look sharp in a biker jacket. The keys to wearing a biker jacket elegantly are twofold: (1) pick the right jacket (sleek, minimal), and (2) dress up the rest of the look with sophisticated pieces with chic details. Here's how to wear a biker jacket elegantly:
1. Start with a simple, sophisticated base: grey cords (or grey jeans) and a tie-neck knit top. We love the mix of muted colors between these two pieces.