Casual Chic Now -The Leopard Print Blouse

How many times have we heard that a crisp white shirt is the perfect wardrobe staple and that we should all run out and buy one?  Sure, it has it place, but these days it does seem a little plain and boring.

If you are looking for a go-to top that always looks casually chic and that you can mix and match with everything, then think about getting yourself a leopard print blouse.

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Here’s one I just bought from Equipment that I’ve paired with leather pants, suede booties and a red cashmere throw. This is something I might wear if I was going out to dinner /the movies with my husband and another couple, or if I was heading off downtown to go shopping. I like to dress casually elegant and so this works for me and my relaxed lifestyle. Continue Reading

3 Stylish Tops to Wear With Leggings This Summer

If you read my post on leggings vs. skinny jeans, you know that the main difference is that leggings are not pants.

They’re lighter, thinner and much more revealing which means that for mature gals like us, it’s best to wear them with a long top. What do I mean? Here are three styles of tops that will work well with your leggings this summer.

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A button up shirt dress makes a great top for leggings. I have a couple of shirt dresses with sleeves that I often wear with leggings, but in summer I like this silky, red snakeskin print one from Equipment. I wear it belted to give it a bit of oomph, and I pair it with flat sandals.

It’s a great casual outfit that I can wear to the mall, running around town, or when I’m on holidays sightseeing. I just wore it in NYC when I was there for the weekend. Continue Reading

Covered Perfectly Review

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The key to a fabulous wardrobe is having a few great tops that you can mix and match with everything. But the trick is finding just the right top. For me, it's got to be soft and comfy (#1 on my … Continue Reading

How To Wear A Sweatshirt And Not Look Frumpy

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What's the newest way to wear jeans and a top? Try swapping out your tried-and-true t-shirt for something bolder: a sweatshirt! If this sounds like a fashion nightmare, keep an open mind.  Here … Continue Reading

You’re Covered Perfectly with this New Line of 40+ Clothing

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Dressing after 40 can be a real challenge. Our bodies are changing, we're getting a little rounder and softer and it's hard to find clothes to fit right and cover up the not so perfect … Continue Reading

Novelty Knits – Not Always Fashionable over 40!

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Cute, sweet, fun are the words that sum up many of the novelty knits I'm seeing this fall. That's exactly why it is best to stay away from many of the sweaters that belong to this silly trend if you … Continue Reading

Do Turtlenecks Camouflage Turkey Necks?

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Hello Deborah, Please help!  Turtlenecks used to be my go to item - especially in black.  I'd wear one practically every day in the winter.  Now I'm 42, they don't look so hot on me at all.   I … Continue Reading

Is a Tunic For You?

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Are you a tunic gal? If you like comfy and casual with  a laid back feel, then this may be the perfect top for you. Tunics date back to Ancient Greece, and epitomize the bohemian glamour of the  60' … Continue Reading