Creating a Travel Wardrobe

Create a travel wardrobe with layering, coordinating pieces with a classic look. You’ll fit into any situation you encounter. My first memory of going on a trip was when I was seven years old. Auntie Mary and Auntie Suzie took my sisters and me to see Mary Poppins at the movie theater so that my […]

Q&A: Can Older Women Wear Trendy Boots?

This week’s Q&A actually comes from me to you. I’m asking you for your fashion advice as regards older women and fashion trends. A month or two ago, Aerosoles sent me some boots to review. These boots. They are amazingly comfortable, exactly what I expected from the brand, known for its comfort. I love wearing […]

Maintain Your Personal Space & Your Clothes Closet (Zone Defense)

home organization zone defense

While your home may be in utter chaos around you, we’re going to take a non-traditional approach to tackling it. We’re going on Zone Defense this year. This week our zone is your closet. This month we’re tackling our first zone out of twelve. But, I’m kinda faking you out a bit. We’re gonna get […]

Putting Together a Basic Holiday Outfit (& A Giveaway from the Modest Mom)

  As you know, I am not a fashionista. Not yet, anyway. But, I am determined not to let my frumpiness get the best of me. Now that I have cleaned out my closet and streamlined a few things, I feel so much better getting ready in the morning. My kids are almost big enough […]

Interview with a Fashionista: Jessica Quirk

My personal fashion journey, if we can call it that, continues as I learn how to choose the right clothes for me and to dress for success (read: feel comfortable) whether or not I leave my cave every day. Recently I had a chance to interview Jessica Quirk, fashion blogger from What I Wore as […]

Fall Wardrobe Essentials

I was pregnant with my 4th child, sitting in a McDonald’s playland, watching my older three boys play. I looked around me, eager to meet a friendly face in the new community we had moved to. The other moms were much more fashionable than I, lots of leather, make-up, and salon hair styles. Who knew […]

Use Pinterest to Find a New ‘Do

Over the years I’ve used a number of bookmarking methods. Saving the url in my browser, stumbling it, and other such means worked, but sometimes I would forget where I bookmarked it. Pinterest is different. Since it’s visually driven, I tend to remember the photo associated with the post or webpage and I am better […]

Your Wardrobe: Learning to Mix and Match

Your Wardrobe: Learning to Mix and Match

I am the last one to claim Fashionista status. However, I finally realized that I needed to stop using my lack of natural giftedness as an excuse to be frumpy. I’m not talking about dressing to the height of fashion. Rather, I’m thinking about looking pulled together in such a way that I feel confident […]