Comfy Walking Sandals for Traveling

Hi  Deb,

Love your style pointers!  I’m going to Europe on vacation and want to pack only a few pair of shoes.  I will be wearing closed toe walking shoes much of the time, but I also want a comfortable pair of sandals for shopping/touring/dining. They must look good.  Am I doomed to running shoes? ~Lani

Hi Lani,

I get this question a lot. Most women understand it is not cool to be walking around European Cities in big, clunky white tennis shoes. So besides a closed toe walking shoe, what can one wear that is practical, comfortable, stylish and cool? Here are some good options.

Soft and Cushiony

These metallic Ecco Damara sandals are great for trekking around city streets. The snug strap gives you a secure fit, and the 1″ heel with half inch platform gives you just a touch of height to make you look slim and trim.
 Metallic Ecco Demara Sandal
Slingback with Style
Sometimes you want a bit of height, but you want the comfort too. So try this Munro – Abby Slingback sandal.  With a 2″ heel and molded insole with flex this rates high with wearers who like it’s comfy and funky appeal. Take a look a the cool colors it comes in.
 Munroe Abby Slingback Sandal

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5 Ways To Look Slim in a Swimsuit

blue swimsuitSummer is finally here which means it’s time to get out the swimsuits. Is your swimsuit cute and current? Do you even own one?

Many of us are so terrified of looking fat in a swimsuit that we put off buying one, indefinitely.

The whole swimsuit thing becomes a vicious circle. When the occasion arises that you actually need one, (i.e. you are invited to a friend’s pool or cottage), you end up dragging out some boring, old bathing suit you’ve had in your closet for years. How frumpy does that make you feel?

Buying a swimsuit that flatters your figure is challenging, especially over 40. Whether you’re trying to camouflage a small trouble spot, or appear trimmer all over, you just need to know a few tricks. Here are five great ways to look slim and feel fabulous in a swimsuit:
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What To Wear (And Not Wear) In NYC

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Jetting off to the Big Apple this summer and fretting about what to wear? Relax. Even though New York is the fashion capital of the world, you don't need to worry about stuffing your suitcase full … Continue Reading

The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for Europe

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Spring until late Fall is ideal for a European vacation, and the best way to see most Old World cities is on foot. Touring museums, churches and galleries; poking around in craft shops, taking photos … Continue Reading

Safari Style Clothing- The New Chic

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  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: Monochromatic Safari - all one color or slightly varying shades of … Continue Reading

Vacation Sundresses with Tropical Punch

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Dear Deborah, I'm going on vacation to the Caribbean, and I'm looking for a dress that's fun, tropical and age-appropriate. I want to be able to wear it on my trip, as well as at home in the … Continue Reading

What to Pack For a Cruise


Hi Deborah, I love your site! I am going on a  cruise soon and want to bring some shorts. Can you suggest what type of shorts to bring for walking around the ship and going ashore that are classic … 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

What To Wear When Visiting NYC – Part 2

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If you read my recent post on what to wear in New York City,  you got a few ideas on how to dress if you were walking around Central Park or hanging out in Times Square. Since then many of you wrote … Continue Reading