Mystery writer and friend, Nancy Jill Thames, recently sent me an article by William Piotrowski titled: 100 Ways to be Elegant (Without Depending on a Label). Jill and I both found it interesting that a man composed the list. I decided to see […]
It’s travel season, but your days of overpacking are OVER. Yes, Ladies, OVER! I am going to let you in on the secret to creating 30 stylish looks from 9 pieces of clothing. (And only two accessories.) All of which […]
Last week’s blog discussed the concept of dressing to create visual balance. The idea is to balance your proportions with the ‘eye,’ not the measuring tape. Because everyone has the ability to become a ‘visual shape shifter.’ This week I […]
Last week I had a healthy slice of ‘humble pie,’ after I commented on fellow blogger Pam Lutrell’s website. I made a suggestion, which seemed ‘totally right’ to me, based on everything I know from Quintessential Style. The problem was, I […]
Imagine being invited to a tropical destination wedding…in FEBRUARY! How would I ever be beach-ready in mid-winter? I hadn’t even lost my Christmas-cookie weight. And what about my lily-white body? Hard to imagine in a bathing suit…or was it? I […]
Have you ever returned home from an event and said, “I wish I’d worn something else.” You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse–what about wearer’s remorse? It’s a new term–I just made up. And we’ve all felt it at one time or another. […]
Perspiration and stylish dressing don’t exactly go hand in hand. Here in Texas, temps have already reached triple digits. How can ladies possibly expect to look fresh in that kind of heat? Furthermore, when we head indoors, it’s 25 degrees […]
Accessories, accessories, accessories…too many to choose from. But there’s one accessory I’d never dream of leaving home without. It’s not a handbag, lipstick, or high heels. Nor is it expensive. In fact, the most valuable accessory I own doesn’t cost […]
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.” […]
Sharon White, co-author of Quintessential Style: Cultivate & Communicate Your Signature Look
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