Festive, Flattering Holiday Party Pants

If you’ve been invited to a holiday cocktail party, and are they type of gal who feels more at home in comfy pants than a short,tight cocktail dress, don’t sweat it.

Here are two styles of party pants to make you look festive and classy this Christmas.

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Option 1- Glamorous Wide Leg Pants
Soft flowing, wide legs pants not only make you look relaxed and sophisticated, but they are super comfy too. Keep them long so you get that sweeping look- almost like a long skirt and pair them high heels or flats – your choice. Continue Reading

How To Wear Ankle Booties With A Dress

Dear Deborah,

I love ankle boots and own a few pairs. I usually wear my booties with jeans or leggings, but would like to try them with a dress.

Since I’m 46, I  wonder if they are age appropriate? Do you think I can wear them and would you suggest I wear them?  

Thanks, Sheila

Deborah BolandHi Sheila,

Ankle boots work at any age and yes you can wear them with dresses. Here’s a few guidelines to help you look your best.


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For a Flirty. Feminine Look.   Continue Reading

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Yes, it's a family dinner, not some big evening out on the town,  and you definitely want to be comfy, but  life is too short to be frumpy! This Thanksgiving seize the holiday spirit by saying no … Continue Reading

Walking The Dog – What to Wear

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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! … Continue Reading

Summer Wedding Guest Attire To Look Fabulous After 40

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Excited about going to a wedding this summer, but finding it challenging to know what to wear?  Unsure about what color of dress to get, what style will flatter your figure, or whether you should go … Continue Reading

What To Wear To Disney World- 3 Easy Looks

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Here's a question I get a lot... What should I wear to Disney World? If you've been to Disney you know it's all about comfort. You're walking from morning until night, hopping on and off rides, … Continue Reading

After Work Cocktails – Here’s What to Wear

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You're just leaving the office, heading out to catch up with a few of your favorite girlfriends for dinner (and perhaps a cocktail or two). It can be tricky trying to pick out an outfit that will … Continue Reading

What to Wear With Grey Skinny Jeans ( Part 4)

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In my skinny jeans series we've covered how to pull off an Equestrian look with brown skinny jeans, pairing your skinny jeans with a leather jacket, and skinny jeans with a cozy sweater. While skinny … Continue Reading

What to Wear With Brown Skinny Jeans (Part 3)

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Skinny jeans are a modern staple that can be worn so many ways including  with a leather jacket for an edgy look or with a cozy cascading sweater for a cozier look.  Today I have a third idea for … Continue Reading

Confused by Casual Fridays? Here’s How to Dress


After a long work week there is nothing better than the arrival of Friday, especially when it's casual Friday. This is  the one day you can let your hair down and have a little more freedom with your … Continue Reading