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Leggings? Yes!

When skinny jeans came back into style, I heard "the 80's are back!!" being trumpeted.  But for those of us who have actually LIVED through the 80's....the skinny jeans of today are a far cry from the actual 80's.  But when my little sister dragged me into Forever 21, I found myself surrounded by things like jelly bracelets, waaay too much neon, and...

Arm Warmers

I have a love-hate relationship with 3/4 length sleeves.   I love them because they are perfect for showing off an amazing cuff bracelet.  I hate them because it’s a warm day (and I would rather wear short or sleeveless) or it’s a cold day, and I’m wishing I put on a full sleeve.  But I love them again because...
Embrace the winter coat.  There is no easier way to look pulled together than to throw on a really great coat.  This is one item I would advocate spending money on.  You want to stay warm, you’ll wear it every day, and you’ll want it to last (and look great!) all winter long.  To be honest, if you get...
No really -- it’s like the Holy Grail, I know.  But I found it.  Quite accidentally, actually.  My parents were visiting and one day we ended up at the mall.  When my Mom and I shop, we usually hit Starbucks for coffee, then do the JCrew/Banana/Gap/Ann Taylor circuit, then break for Godiva...but since my Dad was with us,...

Swackets

It’s a sweater!  No, it’s a jacket!  It’s a...swacket?  Ok, so I made up the term “swacket”.  Just now.  But the term is needed to describe something new that I’ve seen cropping up in the last year or two.  It’s part jacket, part sweater, completely cozy and totally stylish.  It has the look of a jacket but the feel...
If you’re a mom, chances are that “the girls” have been through a lot lately.  Even if you didn’t breastfeed, you still had to deal with watching them rise to horrific proportions when pregnant, leaking milk, soreness, and slapping your husband’s hand away when they became engorged.  If you did (or currently are) breastfeeding, add bad latching, letdown, teething...
Skinny jeans are hardly news these days.  I know some of my friends were hoping they were on their way out....but no.  Despite the fact that wide leg and trouser jeans are making another appearance, skinny jeans are still going strong.  With good reason -- they are edgy, sexy, and, in the winter when the ground is covered with...
I am too old to dress like a teenager.  I have been for several years now.  It started when I hit age 27.  I realized that certain styles no longer looked quite...right.  Despite the fact that I’ve never really looked my age, after I hit 27 I no longer wanted to look teenager-y.  Young is OK, illegal is not. ...
Ah, the Trouser Jean.  One of the easiest and fastest ways to look pulled together in a tshirt and jeans combo.  Trouser jeans add just enough polish to elevate your look a notch, without giving anything up in the comfort department.  The trick is to find Trouser jeans with real Trouser details -- you need more than just...
I love fall - the cool evenings, the crunch of the leaves underfoot, back to school shopping, cozy sweaters, a new pair of boots....and jeans.  Sigh.  The jeans.  I am just SO very excited about the denim options this fall.  We are truly in a time where everything goes -- wide legs, skinnys, bootcut, straight leg.  Often the...