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                    Amy Tara Koch with Darlene Hill Perfectly layered bangles The Holidays are all about drama, yes. But does that mean women need to run out and invest in a new wardrobe? Good Day Chicago’s style expert Amy...

My Story from TravelAndLeisure.com I have schlepped my kids everywhere: Provence, London, Northern Italy, Southern Spain, Budapest, Iceland, and, most recently, Marrakech. Sure I love expanding their horizons. But, the pressure to accommodate their decidedly non pint-sized needs can become tiresome. I guiltily longed for the...

How to Unleash Your Pearly White Smile Chocolate. Coffee. Red Wine. Unfortunately, all of these delightful substances wreak havoc on your teeth. How can you shrug off the discoloration and channel the pearly whites’ of yore? Sure there are lasers to whiten teeth (I tried the Zoom! process...

Magazines lead women to believe that they need an entirely new wardrobe for the holidays. The truth? You don’t need to spend the big bucks to dazzle. Stepping up your look is all about layering and accessorizing. Injecting “wow factor: into basics is the difference...

Somehow quilted leather makes everything look expensive, polished and chic. Chanel may have popularized this treatment, but you don’t need to spend the big bucks to tap into the look. Brands from Aldo to Brooks Brothers offer a coterie of quilted options. Keely Quilted Leather Flats,...

Jeans, they are a mom’s uniform. We dress them up. We dress them down. We wear them to work. They are de rigeur errand running garb. But, while much of the designer denim is stylish, it is actually not designed to flatter women with lumps, bumps and...

My story from HuffingtonPost.com I took a five-year hiatus from working out. Not because I wanted to. But because I got sucked into the vortex of motherhood. Between diapers, meal preparation, organizing kid activities and keeping up with my own career, my needs fell to the...

My Story from SheKnows.com Black is a staple. But printed patterns are a fun foil that electrify a basic look. This fall, the runways were filled with explosive prints, many carrying over from the summer season. But, to many women, figuring out how to wear a...

Grey hair. It is the badge of motherhood and it sucks. Once my greys starting sprouting from my temples, my whole persona seems to wilt. My shoulders sag, my feet drag and I feel like a hag. I’m vain, I know. But, for me, the...

There is no greater fashion high than that moment when you triumph over the system by snagging a piece at a fraction of retail cost. I love to hunt and gather which, in my profession, means to examine trends closely and uncover that look for...