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Sometimes Life Sucks

What's happening? Some of my friends are in trouble. They are in deep pain. They feel helpless and hopeless. They feel broken.  Me too. Two plus years of a pandemic...

Sweater Weather

As summer comes to an end like so many other women I'm shifting into *back-to* mode, back-to regular work routines after summer holidays and travel, back-to more structured...

Becoming Helene

Today is my birthday. It's not a *big* birthday (one of those round numbered ones). Nevertheless it got me thinking about aging and like every other woman I have some angst...

To Do. To Be.

If you're anything like me you have a *to-do* list that never quite gets done. The fact that it's finally summer makes it feel harder to accomplish anything at all. I just...

Style Mentors

"I retired a year ago and have some great designer clothes and shoes from many years of working. I can't afford to buy anything new, but wonder how to adapt what I have to...

Summer of Selfish

"Summertime and the livin' is easy" (Ella Fitzgerald 1968.)  It hasn't been easy for a while now which makes summer this year seem extra special. It feels like it's...

Best Shorts for Women Over 50

If I told you that women over 50 can wear shorts and still be stylish would you believe me? It's true. Better yet they can be versatile. Dress them up. Dress them down. A...

Body Talk

I went bathing suit shopping a few days ago. Ugh. After some uncomfortable encounters with the mirror, I bought a one-piece black Speedo. That tells you everything, right?...

Fashion 911 is BACK

Want expert fashion insights and advice? Now's your chance to get it.  That's right: Fashion 911 is BACK. But wait - please excuse me if you're new and are thinking,...
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