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Work Wear: Denim

Denim has become one of the most popular fabrics to wear over the past few years. While denim has been around for more than a century, it didn’t become popular until James Dean wore them in a Rebel Without a Cause in the 1950s. It became high fashion, however, in the 1980’s when popularized by […]

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Strapless Shapewear

One of the most overlooked items in a women’s wardrobe are undergarments. They’re considered more of a necessary evil than a luxury. It’s not until absolutely needed do most women go out and restock their proverbial underwear drawer. I’ve written about my favorite shape wear and why you need it, but this time I thought […]

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Work Wear: Maxi Dress

I’m often asked to come into organizations to do so some training and coaching around workplace etiquette. This can range from personal branding, to professional attire, to international dining etiquette. However, by far the post popular topic centers around what’s appropriate to wear to work. Instead of trying to cover everything in one post, I […]

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Get Ready for Spring with These 10 Fashion Pairings

Ready for spring? As you get out of your wool turtlenecks and warm gloves, watching spring roll in may give you a moment of panic. What do you wear when you come out of hibernation? Here are a few fashion pairings that can ease you into the spring/summer season in style! 1. Crinkled scarves and […]

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Fall Fashion Trends on AM Northwest

Fall Trends Back on AM Northwest talking about the key trends this fall season. Overall the theme is “everything old is new again” as many of the items I see in stores are an homage to the 70s. I know because I grew up in the 70s and wore most of these trends. Check out […]

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Color Trends for the Fall Season

Color Trends One of the key things I tell my clients is, “when your color is in season, go shopping!” The fall color palette has a beautiful array of colors that have warm, deep, and soft tones. Here’s a review of the colors Pantone spotted on the runways for the fall and winter season. Which […]

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Fall Trend Report: Embroidery

Top Fall Trend You saw this trend take flight last fall and it is in full effect for Fall 2017. The beautiful weave and pattern of embroidery has been used for centuries but has become quite popular after Gucci  populated their runway with embroidered items. Whether subtle or bold, there are tons of options available […]

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Plus Size Dresses I Adore

Plus Size Dresses I’m currently obsessed with dresses. In the past I’ve avoided dresses, particularly plus size dresses. They were either shapeless, unappealing or too tight.  However the simplicity of wearing a dress and it’s ability to create an instant outfit made me take a second look.  Since I carry much of weight around my […]

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Get Your Fall Favorites TODAY!

Nordstrom Early Access for card holders start today! Even though you may have just got used to summer, it’s time to set your mind on all things fall to take advantage of some amazing deals. Early access is July 13-20th, which is one full week ahead of everyone else Don’t have a card? No worries, apply for […]

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Four Must Have Shoes for Summer

Summer presents women with the greatest options for their choice of shoes. The warm weather brings thoughts of pretty pedicures and fabulous sandals. If you’re shoe shopping for summer footwear to show off your favorite pedi, consider these four styles to round out your ensembles. The Jute Wedge Espadrille Jute is a great natural fiber that you […]