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Life is expensive. And, a new wardrobe is pricey. Why invest your hard earned cash for fash when you can swap? Tip du jour: create a mommy swap meet. Research 8-10 friends who have excellent style. Invite them over for cocktails. Everyone is instructed to bring “gently...

It was the type of email that I love at the end of a long, annoying day. “Would you mind test-driving a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots for the site?” Upscale  mom site Elizabeth Street was looking for glamour moms to craft three looks from...

Once you become a mom, the concept of “free” time evaporates in a poof of poop scented smoke. The inherent chaos of parenting- organizing lives, keeping house, and producing science fair  volcanoes with precision and a smile- eats up the time that used to be...

Stripes. Polka Dots. Houndstooth. Bold prints were all over the runways, especially pairing mismatched ones. How can real women tackle the trend? Though high fashion touts that stripes pair harmoniously with florals, this look is hard to pull off unless you are 6 feet tall and hail from...

GLAM SLAM: HOW TO BE A VINTAGE WARRIOR It’s easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada too, But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling: the suede vest with 3 inch fringe. A Mary Quant trapeze dress...

The High Art of Subtle Sex Appeal Look around. Subtlety has become an endangered species.  Sky high heels. Thigh high skirts. Sheer “shirts” that look more curtain than clothing. Instead of mysterious sex appeal, there is an in- your -face slut factor that triggers confusion. Does...

Decisions are draining. And moms make them every moment of every day. Busy moms can create a big style statement with a small but mighty wardrobe of “power basics” that can be mixed and matched.  A “uniform “ of reliable tops, dresses and bottoms that...

Keep It Chic & Sleek  A Chicago winter = deep freeze. The eternal quandary: how to have high style when the temps dip into single digits. Newsflash: We third coasters have made a commitment to avoid the dreaded Michelin Man look at all costs. Our secret?...