Friday, July 25, 2014

Isn't It Time for a Change of Uniform?

Juicy Dreaming Diva

The cultural divide between Mom and her teen-aged daughter may be wider today than in previous generations, but there is at least one area in which they have found common ground.  They both love and live in their sweats.

While there are still sightings of casual chic on city streets, there is no denying that sweats have become the unofficial official uniform of the suburban American woman.    

I understand the need for comfort, but when did comfy and frumpy become joined at the hip? 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Little White Tee

White House Black Market
Among the hardest working pieces in a woman’s wardrobe, along with the perfect pair of jeans and the perfect LBD, is the perfect LWT – Little White Tee – especially in summer, when it becomes her favorite go-to piece. 

But it often seems that finding the perfect LWT is even harder than finding the perfect LBD. 

It should be a no-brainer.  We should be able to just order it on line or grab one off the rack without even trying it on.  After all, it’s just a simple white Tee -- nothing special, right?  Wrong. 

Finding your perfect LWT is a bit more complicated than that.  It is essential to try it before you buy it to determine the following:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Simple Summer Chic

Summer has meant a bit of catching up for me chez moi.  But, I have not forgotten about you, my lovely Readers.  I've got something in mind for my next post that I think you will enjoy. 

In the meantime, make it an eeeezy, breeeezy summer.  Keep it simple and chic.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

EKE!! I Had That Swimsuit Nightmare Again!

Let’s be honest, Ladies, the older we get, the harder it gets to find a flattering swimsuit.  Even if we’ve only gained a few (relative term) pounds since college, things start to shift, drop and jiggle. 
For my plus-size clients, just the thought of trying on swimsuits in the harsh glare of a fitting room bulb makes them break out in a cold sweat.  Not gonna happen. 
And, then, the grandkids want Nana to take them to the beach or the pool this summer, and Nana can’t look those sweet little things in the eye and say, “Darlings, Nana would rather stick a hot poker in her eye than be seen in a swimsuit.”   
So, Nana has to find a swimsuit that won’t make her want to stick a hot poker in her eye.   Fortunately for Nana, they’re out there, and here are five of my favorites.