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HOW TO ENERGIZE A MIDDAY COMPLEXION THE ISSUE In the middle of the day, exhaustion sets in. And, it physically manifests in the form of cakey makeup and/or a dehydrated, I’ve-had-it looking complexion. THE FIX Resetting your radiance quotient is all about the skillful application of beauty products. This on-the-go...

THE ISSUE Who has time to remember a necklace? Accessories matter. They are outfit makers, the Bernaise sauce on a succulent filet. Jeans and a black tee shirt by itself? Eh. Jeans tricked out with a fab necklace, a scarf and some attention grabbing earrings-wow! But, in order to get...

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LBD INTO A HEAD-TURNER  THE ISSUE How to elevate a basic black dress into a look? A black dress is a black dress is a blah black dress. But, when you layer it with statement making elements, a forgettable garment is swiftly transformed into...

ISSUE Super dry, winterized hair and skin. THE FIX Olive oil is a staple in many high end beauty products. Channel your inner Mediterranean and apply this hydrating oil to your body, face and hair. Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil $6.38...

ISSUE Muffin top and bulging belly dripping over your waistband! THE FIX One of Spanx's newest products--the high waisted shorty--flattens the tummy and compresses the waist under any length garment. Spanx Haute Contour® High-Waisted Shorty $48 ...

ISSUE You have an event tonight. There is no time to shop. How do you update your go-to little black dress? THE FIX A thin, eye-catching belt. Why? Adding a decorative belt transforms a classic black dress into an evening appropriate ensemble. Pastels and metallics are on-trend. They add...

THE ISSUE So, your lower back is throbbing and a massage and/or chiropractor visit is not in the cards. How can you temporarily alleviate the pain? THE FIX ThermaCare Heat Wraps for Muscles and Joints $6.99 WHY This is my in-purse staple. When back pain calls, I respond by slapping...

I always have a blast on Windy City Live. Especially when I get to dissect Oscar fashion. Here is the video of my dish session with Jena Gambaccini and Keith Ward. My favorite = Lupita Nyong'o ...

LOSING IT: 6 WAYS TO CONTAIN A MOMMY MELTDOWN   I hate when I lose it. Like an unexpected thunderstorm, a mommy meltdown comes on fast and furious. My mood swing is like a crack of lightening scaring the crap out of everyone in its path....

FIVE FOODS THAT CAN WHITTLE YOUR WAIST It’s Oscars time. Celebs know that looking trim on the red carpet is non-negotiable. They have the luxury of having personal chefs and trainers on staff. But, looking svelte does not require professional services. Yes, you need to exercise...