Put a Little Lead in Your Pencil: Take a Pencil Skirt Out of the Office with Ankle Boots

Put a little lead in your pencil! Your pencil skirt, that is. Nothing says, “I’m serious about work” like a fabulous pencil skirt. Which is exactly why most of us never wear our office-worthy pencil skirts anywhere BUT the office. When styled with a denim bomber jacket a denim bomber jacket and low ankle boots, however,

Midi-Dress and Ankle Boots: Resurrecting a Benchwarmer Dress for Everyday

I’ve had this zebra print midi-dress in my closet for years, but rarely wear it. The print is a bit too loud for evening and the fabric is a bit too fine to be totally casual. The dress had become a benchwarmer, wedging itself into a tricky spot in my wardrobe. Inspired to give it

Guns and America: What Can Be Accomplished and How I Can Help (Maybe)

Thousands of people are steeped in grief after losing friends, parents, and children who were shot and killed last Sunday night in Las Vegas. Coincidentally, exactly one year ago today, I too was steeped in grief after losing my mom. My compassion for those suffering great losses after Sunday’s attack is deep and – just

Bring on the Bling: My Current Jewelry Obsessions

For the first time in my adult life, I’m developing a taste for fine jewelry and it’s lead to some recent obsessions with a handful of contemporary jewelry designers I’d like to introduce you to. I once read that buying jewelry is an art form and I have come to agree. As discerning as I

Vivid Velvet: The Go-To Fabric for Fall

If you only add one new item to your wardrobe this fall, consider buying something velvet: The go-to fabric for fall. Until recently, when I thought of velvet, a few images sprang quickly to mind: Christmas plaids and black velvet hair bows ala 1987, red velvet capes with white marabou fir trim, my college dorm