Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Overwhelmed by planning your family vacation this summer? Join me for a Twitter chat this Wednesday at 8pm EST to chat travel resources, budget friendly destinations and my strategies for nipping in-transit chaos in the bud #travelrewards   Twitter Party Giveaway Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to enter....

STAY COOL AND LOOK HOT IN THESE SIX ALTERNATIVES TO SHORTS There are a lot of great things about summer: cocktails al fresco, sandals, gelato and, of course, the beach! One not-so-great thing? The pressure to wear shorts. Newsflash: you don't have to. There are plenty...

Sweet sundresses are cute. Peasant skirts too. But, to look haute this summer, it’s all about electrifying the soft, flowy silhouette with a harder edge. This means spikes, grommets, leather and a rocker-fab smoky eye. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Jeffrey Campbell Calavera Skull Stud...

It's true! Jewelry can make you look thinner! I talk strategic styling tips with Lia Sophia. Read full story here. ...

ADD KICK TO YOUR LWD FOR UNDER $100 Adding zip to a basic summer silhouette is a snap. Take the little white dress. Simply layering some dramatic accessories-a floaty paisley scarf, a chunky gold spike  bracelet, a marigold African inspired bag-will transform your garment into a...

Summer is all about laid back luxe, easy sundresses, macramé bags and eye catching gold accents. For some added zip, I am loving kooky smoking slippers and a bold swipe of coral lip gloss. 1. Calypso St. Barth Rosario Linen Cascade Dress $175 2. Miraclesuit Pin...

Super cool celebrity mom's according to ATK as featured in Rob Shuter's Naughty But Nice website for Mother's Day READ FULL STORY ...

One of the biggest fashion extravaganzas of the year is the Met Gala held annualy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme, PUNK: FROM CHAOS TO COUTURE, didn't disappoint. Here are some of my favorite looks. Visit Vogue for a list of their best dressed...

Mine Better Be Extra Luxe This Year A homemade card is sweet. But, Mothers Day is all about proving your love. We have disfigured our bodies and exhausted our souls for the sake of our husband and children. In my opinion, it's all about payback. Now it's...

10 APPS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!  Travel is my opiate. Especially family vacations. But, planning and keeping track of all of the trip details can be overwhelming. Here are some of my favorite cost- cutting, time- saving, chaos reducing apps.    STAY ORGANIZED Trip It TripIt organizes travel plans...