How To Transform A Summer Dress Into A Fall One

When you invest in a quality dress, you want to get your money’s worth. So how do you take a dress that you’ve worn all spring and summer, and  make it work in Autumn?

It’s really as simple as changing your accessories! Here’s how to layer on everything you need for a new fall look.


Spring and Summer

In spring and summer, a simple sheath dress looks stylish and ladylike paired with a light-colored bag, sophisticated open toe sandals and sunny gold jewelry. Continue Reading

Walking The Dog – What to Wear

Hi Deborah,

I have a dog and spend a lot of time walking him around the neighborhood.  What can I wear besides trainers and old tees? I’m in my late 40s and I don’t want to look sloppy.

Thanks! Linda V. ~

Hi Betty, Good question. Let me start by showing what some real life women over 40 wear and then we can come up with a recipe.

What to wear - walking dog

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It starts with Boots, jeans and a cute jacket. A vest is also a great option.

Looking chic on the street

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Is It OK To Wear White Pants After Labor Day?

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One of the most popular questions I get is:  Is it okay to wear white pants after Labor Day ?   The short answer is yes, although that may seem a little foreign, at our age. It certainly wasn't the … Continue Reading

Casual, Chic Ways to Transition into Fall Style

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Knowing what to wear this time of year can be challenging.  One day it's hot, the next day it's cool. You don't want to look like you're still wearing your summer clothes, yet it's not cold enough to … Continue Reading

3 Pretty Ideas for What to Wear To A Baby Shower

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If you are 40+ it may have been a long time since you last went to a baby shower. But with nieces, friend's kids and maybe even your own kids starting to have children, that's probably about to … Continue Reading

What To Wear When You Are Dating At 40, 50 and Beyond

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Sure you've dated before, but finding love the second time around can be awkward and scary. At 40, 50 and  beyond, what do you say, how do you act, and what the heck do you wear on a date so you look … Continue Reading

Working From Home – 3 Ideas For What To Wear

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When going to work is as simple as rolling out of bed and walking across the hall to your home office, it's hard to feel motivated about dressing up. Your p.j.'s or workout clothes can easily become … Continue Reading

Time to Debunk Those Mother of the Bride Dressing Myths – {Video}

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If you’re the mother of the bride or groom you’ve probably been bombarded with advice from friends, family and “experts” about what you should wear for your important role on the on the big day. So … Continue Reading

How To Travel In Style

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Has this ever happened to you? You spend so much time packing for your summer vacation to take just the right things, that when it's time to hurry up and get to the airport, you throw on some boring … Continue Reading

How To Dress Professionally In Summer

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As the temperature rises dress standards at work can fall to an all time low. Here's how to keep cool and look classy doing business in the summer. To command respect and increase your chances for … Continue Reading