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Looking stylish does not require dropping loads of cash on designer duds. The trick? Confidence, thrift and vintage shopping serious and the ability to mix and match quality classics with on trend accents. The result is that enviable Je ne sais quoi that emanated from...

A Five Minute Fix Cold weather= fun fashion: cozy cashmere, fabulous furs, soft-as-butter leather boots. But, things are not so glamorous on the beauty front. Freezing temps invite a host of winter woes. Hair is crispy, Face is flaky. Hands and elbows are chapped. Under eye...

The Golden Globes red carpet was a lesson in high glam. There was a lot to love. Amidst the fishtails, layers of tulle and lace, fetching style abounded: Sexpot. “Old Hollywood” elegance. Vampy vixen. Retro. And, a few prom queens gone bad. On the trend...

To a mom, a well stocked purse is as essential as a well stocked fridge. Why?  A perfectly prepped purse is designed to benefit the entire family. Aside from money and keys, the purse functions as a magic wand to ward off any number of...

"Busy women have no moments to spare. Believe me, I get it. But I still manage to carve out the nanoseconds required to pull myself together. The trick? Having an arsenal of quickie style solutions at the ready." Here, for the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH, I show busy...

OFFBEAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE Giving good gift is a challenge. Perfume? Slippers? Gloves? Fruitcake? BORING! For the hard to please guys and gals on your list...

You can’t make a second first impression When you are insanely busy, a beauty routine is hard to maintain. You are racing to work. Getting kids to school. Or, both. First you give up brow appointments, Next, highlights. Then, simply applying makeup seems a bit over...

Ankle booties are a form of sartorial momtopia. Why? Moms need comfort and crave style. The low heeled ankle bootie fits these parameters by offering the comfort of Easy Spirit and the edge of Isabel Marant. A heel-even a ½ inch-will elongate the leg and...

PUNKY COWGIRL DOES CHICAGO An abnormally hot October day in Chicago inspired a sassy, punky cowgirl look featuring a breezy DKNY tunic, a suede button down, a skull & crossbones scarf and an eclectic array of accessories. I am having a mega ankle boot moment, pairing them with...