Fetching Floral Dresses Signal Spring is Here!

It’s barely spring and the flowers are already blooming… in the stores at least. Feminine dresses in pretty floral patterns are everywhere.

One of the most popular styles is the classic sheath. Sheath dresses are elegant, fresh, modern and youthful.  They’ve always been my personal favorite! Here’s a look at what I’m seeing in the garden of fashion. Continue Reading

Safari Style Clothing- The New Chic

Women's Safari clothing by Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 - Monchromatic safari

Women’s Safari clothing by Ralph Lauren Spring 2015


Safari style clothing is far from new but this spring, it’s back in a fresh and modern way. How do you wear it?  Try:

  • Monchromatic safari – all one color or slightly varying shades of one color make a strong and slimming statement.
  • Safari Inspired Clothing with some shine– Safari  has never been so glamorous.
  • Suede safari – This is a new twist to have suede in spring
  • Classic neutrals mixed together (taupe, tan, brown, olive, black)
  • Neutral safari pieces mixed with bold brights like yellow and orange even blue – this makes it fashion forward
  • wide belts

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7 Color Block Dresses That Slim and Shape

navy color block dress

Color has the power to slim and shape and that's why color block dresses are still so popular. Strategically placed colored panels whittle your waist, shave inches off your thighs and create optical … Continue Reading

Maxi Dresses To Cover Your 40+ Arms

maxi dress with long sleeves headshot

Hi Deborah, I love maxi dresses! I remember wearing them in the 60's and 70's. My daughter always tells me, "If you wore the style the first time around, you shouldn't wear it when it comes … Continue Reading

Custom Fit Dresses For Women Over 40 – Dress Mavens


Longtime friends Nadine Moffatt and Paulina Zimakas shared a love of fashion and well-fitting dresses, but found shopping off the rack impossible.  One size did not fit all. Tired of endless … Continue Reading

Amazing Lace! – 5 Pretty Lace Party Dresses

purple lace holiday party dress

If you're stuck on the outdated notion that wearing lace at 40, 50 and beyond will make you look like your grandma, then you need rethink that. Lace continues to be strong for the holiday season … Continue Reading

So Right Now – The Midi Skirt

midi skirt and metallic sweater

Have you noticed that skirt lengths are slowly shifting?  Over the last few seasons there's been a gradual increase in the number of  longer, ladylike hemlines. Everyone from preppy-chic Kate Spade to … Continue Reading

12 Chic Ways to Style a Shirtdress


Are you a fan of shirtdresses? Sometimes they can look so plain on the store rack, they're easy to pass up. But in reality is, a shirtdress is a fantastic wardrobe staple. It's easy to wear, very … Continue Reading

Alternative to Shorts? Try a Cute Summer Skirt

Deborah Boland

Casual dressing is where I see so many women stuck in a rut. It's tempting to just put on those same pair of shorts, jeans or capris and never bother with trying anything else! So what's an … Continue Reading

7 Ways to Wear A Shift Dress Without Looking Frumpy

shift dress head shot

When you want a dress with a little breathing room, but that still looks cute, a shift dress is the answer. A shift dress is similar to a sheath dress, but here's the difference. It hangs looser … Continue Reading