Winter Sessions III: Spring Outfit Ideas and Why Blogging is a Risk Worth Taking

With no permission from me, 2018 licensed itself as The Year of Risk and that includes fashion risks. Valentine’s Day is behind us. Lent has become and Easter is near. Baseball season is underway. The cherry blossoms have begun to bloom. All of this means one thing: Spring is in the air! This week I’m

Why Style Matters More After 40: An over-40 style blogger explains

I’m often asked why I blog about style even though I’m over 40 years old. The question is meant kindly, but the implication is clear: Do people really care what a woman wears if she isn’t 20-something, hot, famous, or all of the above? The answer is “yes” and here’s why. Popular culture, the beauty

Miss Independent: Making the Case for Getting Help Once in a While

I have always prided myself on my independence; not just my ability to do things myself, but also my resourcefulness. I’ve always had a scrappy, “I can do it” attitude and a knack for putting whatever tools – actual tools, as well as metaphysical and psychological tools – are at my disposal to good use

Everything is Subject to Change

As this is my final post for the year, it seemed fitting to take a look back and assess what the year has taught me. There are too many lessons to cram into a 1000-word post, but the central theme of the year has been CHANGE. Since my third child was born in 2011, my

Grief, Mourning, and Loss Amplified By the Holidays

The Holidays are here and I’m mindful of the fact that I’m not the only one grieving this year. Feeling the need for someone wiser than me to escort me through the confusing process of mourning, I recently began seeing a grief counselor – a wonderful woman in her 70’s who has experienced some profoundly