Breast Cancer Awareness: Cashmere for the Cure

What: “Cashmere for the Cure” sweater, from Lauren Hansen The Lowdown: Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, with a chance for you to combine cashmere with supporting a great cause. This pure cashmere sweater from Lauren Hansen is available now, with a bold pink ribbon design that brings instant recognition and a fun style statement at […]

Trend Alert: The Sweater Dress

What: The sweater dress as a wardrobe building option for fall. What the experts say: This, from the New York Times: “The sweater dress, no longer a boring basic straight out of your mother’s college yearbook, is swiftly racking up votes for the retail world’s Homecoming Queen.” What I say: They’re adorable in photos and […]

Shoptalk: Anastasia Brown, Country Music Super Producer and Judge USA Network’s Nashville Star

There’s nothing I like more than chatting with fun, interesting, intelligent women who also know how to shop, which is why my interview with Anastasia Brown, Country Music Super Producer and the “honest” judge on USA Network’s ‘Nashville Star”, was nothing but pure joy. This woman has worked with EVERYONE… John Travolta to Robin WIlliams […]

Kensington Tablecloth and Napkin Sets On Clearance

The Deal: Kensington Luxury Damask Microfiber Tablecloth and Napkin Sets On Clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The Lowdown: You can’t go wrong with metallic colors and luxe fabrics this fall. This luxury damask microfiber tablecloth is as functional as it is beautiful. The tiny microfibers encourage spills to simply bead up and roll away, […]

Fall Accessories: Bold Gold

What: Seasonal styles aren’t just about the clothes – outdated accessories can bring your “wow” factor down to “ho-hum,” fast. What the fashion heads say: This, from Vogue’s fall Accessory File, on the latest way to wear gold: “Gold links get an update with irregular shapes and mixed materials.” What I say: With fall’s emphasis […]

Fall Trend Alert: The Pleated Skirt

What: The trickiest skirt silouette for fall? Pleats, pleats, pleats. What the fashion heads say: This, from Calling the look “classic and conservative,” they add, “Keep it polished not preppy with an above-the-knee coat or a high-neck bateau top.” What I say: Polished-not-preppy is key, but I have to say I’m hard pressed to […]

Tips for Hanging Family Photos

What: Sunset magazine recently posted an article with strategies for hanging family photos. The Lowdown: We’ve all had times when we just couldn’t figure out what to do with those family photos. This post gives you five, budget friendly,  tips- like varying mat size and painting the wooden frames a unifying color. Read the article: […]