Let’s face it: most of us let out a gym-worthy grunt when hoisting our heavy handbags, right? Now we know why; according to the 2013 style survey conducted jointly by BlogHer, Inc. and Taubman Centers (over 1,600 women, 18+ responded to style, trend and technology-related questions), one third of us are toting around six or more pounds of must-have goodness in our handbags.
New York Fashion Week always makes us giddy. We love eyeing up every detail right down to nail trends. This past year saw us through all kinds of looks including magnetized swirl effects, nail art and even fuzzy nails. But forward-thinking fashionistas need to know what’s in store for us come Spring/Summer 2014, right?
Much as I like summer, I looove fall. See, I like to wear fragrance. Problem is, summer = bees = not so good when I step out smelling like a rosebush with legs. Plus, layering the sweet mist on arms that already smell like SPF-30 doesn’t float my boat. That’s why I give autumn’s cooler temps a welcome bow.
Confession: I still have, and use, those dinner plates from the ’70s. Those white ones with tiny olive daisies dotting the edge . . . yep, they’ve got a place at my table. Bold and beautiful plates they’re not, but what can I say? I inherited them when I got my first apartment and even though I’ve moved on in life, […]
If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a procrastinator. That’s why I’m in brisk weather mode, excited over the Fall 2013 Pantone colors and thinking about my wardrobe now. I know, I know, it’s still summer, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Fall 2014 Pantone color trends range from Turbulence (heather gray/slate) and Koi (yes, as in our orange […]
Sure, appetizers and great music make a summer party memorable, but there’s something about festive outdoor lighting that turns the let’s-linger factor up several notches. Let’s face it, a porch lamp or deck floodlight works, but it doesn’t do much in the “wow, this is going to be an exciting shindig” department.
These days, I’m all about stylish eyeglass cases. Let’s just say I recently had enough of my contact lenses (they’d keep falling on the floor as I put them in or worse, fold over while in my eye). So, I decided to enter the world of eyeglasses. However, like most people with a new purchase, I’ve become very cautious […]