How many times have you walked up to a friend, given her a hug and told her she looks fabulous?
If you thought that after Black Friday was over the sales would slow down, you would be seriously mistaken. The holiday sales this year are better than ever.
Does giving a gift card in lieu of actual shopping make you a Christmas quitter? My answer: Absolutely!
I think it's time we cover one of the most unspoken and potentially awkward relationships when it comes to shopping: the salesperson-shopper dynamic.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we're officially in the holiday season. With that comes the pressure of having a top-notch wardrobe for holiday get-togethers, special dinners and work parties.
Are you ready to have an honest conversation about complacency? I'm talking about living with the same look, day after day, year after year.
How many of you can remember those long black leather trench coats that went to the floor?
A reader recently asked how she could remain stylish without having to dress like her daughter.
When talking about appropriate work attire, one key question is how to incorporate your personality into your wardrobe while remaining work-appropriate.
While wardrobe is huge when it comes to style, one area that certainly must not be overlooked is eyewear.
There are some things in life that are easy and straightforward. No real guesswork involved.
Pressure points are areas of the body that produce pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. They are also defined as areas where problems or difficulties are likely to occur.
I recently attended the opening of Tiffany & Co. at Stony Point Fashion Park. With fabulous jewelry as far as the eye could see, the event turned out to be a true petri dish of style.
There is a style crisis going on, and the style choices women are making in the name of comfort are reaching new heights.
Every fall there are dominant colors that stand out as the "go-to" colors of the season. And every year, publications tell you to build your wardrobe based on those colors.
Men's style done right can be pure art. Perfectly tailored, crisp navy suits with striped collared shirts paired with beautiful silk ties are truly impressive.
In this economy, with gas in the $3.50-a-gallon range and the cost of food on the rise, frugality is alive and well in the style department. And why shouldn't it be? You can't live on patent leather pumps and Italian cashmere.
Getting dressed for work has never been more controversial. With the number of women in the workplace having more than tripled in the past 50 years, the question of what women wear to work is a hot topic.
It seems as if every magazine, talk show and website is dedicated to running at least one story on how to get the look of Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama.
Checking the weather and seeing 90- to 100-degree temperatures does not inspire feelings of fall. But believe me, fall is coming.
I recently received a question from a reader wanting to know the style policy on matching your bag and shoes.
As teenage girls, we couldn't wait to get our hands on our mother's makeup. Going to the store to pick out and purchase our own makeup was exciting and liberating.
As I click through all my open browser windows, I see one discount after another. And if it's not a discount, the price for the piece in question is so ridiculous I ask myself how it can possibly be passed up.
Did you seriously pay full price for that look? I'm wishing on a star and living on a prayer that in 2011 shoppers realize that paying full price should be a rare experience and driven solely by the pure-fab factor of the piece in question.
I recently received a question by email from a woman who had just turned 50 and wanted to know where to begin and what to do with her style. What are the "new basics," she asked.
Lauren Deloach, owner of D&R Style Consulting and Category5, has been helping women find their perfect style self for 10 years. Email her at email@example.com.
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