I’ve written a lot of blogs on handbags (see below), but I don’t think I’ve ever discussed cleaning them. And I don’t mean ORGANIZING them. I mean cleaning the OUTSIDE. These days everyone seems to be ultra germ-conscious, SO it […]
The son of a close friend is getting married in a few weeks. A lovely invitation came yesterday. Printed on the card were two daunting words: “formal attire.” When my husband saw this he exclaimed, “I hope I can still […]
Lipstick sales are up more than 80% from this time last year, according to the latest figures from market research firm IRI (which tracks point of sale data at retailers). Well, why would we want to waste good lipstick, when […]
Last weekend some friends and I were hosting a wedding shower with a casual vibe. We felt the bride would prefer something more youthful and hip than traditional flowers, so we opted for succulents. “What do we wear?” asked one […]
We have a saying in the South: “If you’re goin’ out, Honey…put on everything you own!” Well, maybe not everything. But, what’s wrong with a fabulous outfit? Even if you’re NOT GOING OUT? I want to introduce 82-year-old Dr. La […]
Since 2000, The Pantone Color Institute has been announcing its annual Color of the Year. A singular hue that Pantone says, “…helps companies and designers make the most informed decisions about color for their products and brands.” This year Pantone […]
On this–my 300th blog post–I took a couple of liberties with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote to exclaim just how much I have learned from my readers in the last six years. Everyone always asks me where I get inspiration for […]
Sharon White, co-author of Quintessential Style: Cultivate & Communicate Your Signature Look
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