My husband and I were driving to an out-of-town wedding. We got about 20 miles down the road when he said, “Darn, I forgot something.” I panicked because we were already late. He continued, “I forgot to comb my hair.” […]
“IT’S NOT QUANTITY THAT COUNTS…IT’S WORKABILITY.” This is the quote that introduces Chapter 6 of Quintessential Style. Is your closet a river or a Dead Sea? Meaning: Do you bring garments, shoes, and accessories into your closet on a regular […]
On the morning of May 19th, I’ll be up before dawn–brewing my tea exceedingly strong. I’ve been invited to a Royal Watch Party. The attire: hats and p.j.’s. Is anyone else as excited as I am? I was 22 years […]
“My husband complimented me on my coral lipstick yesterday! And he hardly ever says anything about my appearance.” That was the beginning of a conversation I had with a friend last week–it got me wondering: What do men really notice about women? […]
Last week we lost a true American original: Barbara Bush. Known to her family as ‘The Silver Fox,’ ‘The Enforcer,’ ‘Bar,’ and ‘Ganny,’ — to many of us, she felt like family, too. I believe the most remarkable quality about […]
“Have you ever been intimidated by women who seem to ‘have it all together’ when it comes to their appearance?” Well ladies, read on, to learn the essential elements of a well-engineered wardrobe. Meet Diane Jordan. She has been […]
A lot of subliminal activity happens when we shop. We can conjure up all sorts of sly messages to convince ourselves to buy. Do you hear voices when you go shopping? Maybe you’re being bamboozled, and you don’t even realize […]
On a recent shopping trip to Talbot’s, I overheard a woman exclaim, “It’s just not speaking to me!” When I glanced up, I realized the woman was referring to a dress. The dress had nothing to say to her. So she […]
This week I am thrilled to be interviewing British style blogger, Josephine Lalwan. Her website, Chic At Any Age, is one of my favorites. Fashion Globe Magazine writes: “Josephine has embraced aging without hesitation …It is no wonder that her style blog, ‘Chic […]
Tuesday was the first day of Spring. But the runways in NYC, Paris, Milan and London just wrapped up their FALL FASHION shows. I finally put away my sweater boxes, in search of pastels for Easter. But all I’m seeing […]
Sharon White, co-author of Quintessential Style: Cultivate & Communicate Your Signature Look
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