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Runway To Real Way: Pretty In Pleats!

Contrary to what some may say, just because we are in the doldrums of winter, it does not mean we can’t still feel pretty. Though it can seem tough, when we’re burdened down with layer after cumbersome layer, pretty pieces should still be tucked underneath, waiting for a moment to be revealed. And in this ongoing pursuit of pretty, we…

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Shoe Trend To Wear Now And Later: Elevated Loafers

I don’t know about where you live but here in New York we are having the craziest winter! One day there is a foot of snow on the ground and the next it has all melted and it’s nearly 60 degrees! Those rare warmer days I take full advantage of wearing shoes that don’t require socks and one trend that’s hot for Spring ’17, but you can dabble in now (especially if you already live in warmer climates) are elevated loafers.

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Trend to Wear Now & Later: Pleated Skirts

There is one trend I can’t get enough of, therefore I’m stocking up on pleated skirts which are to be worn now and into the spring and even summer. This trend is not going anywhere any time soon. The beauty of pleated skirts is they look best in a midi or maxi length which is music to anyone’s ears…especially when those ears are over 35!

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Lifestyle

Make Sure To Watch Our New “Women Talk” Video Series

I’m sure I’m not the only “woman” sick and tired of listening to girls talk. I remember there being some reality show a couple of years ago called “Girls Talk” (who knows if it’s still on?) and it got me thinking, what the hell do they (millennials) know about life? Once you have four decades under your belt you a lot more wise to life. So one of my oldest friends (one who has known me four decades) and I discuss what life is really like.

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Steals For A Steal!

Now is the time to take advantage of all of those trendy items you didn’t even want to pay that much for in the first place! Yesterday, I talked about buying luxury items on sale, but the not very expensive items you were eyeing on ASOS (and your gut told you not to waste your money) well, those are on sale now too.

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Paperless Post: Sometimes The Best Things Come In The (E)Mail

Some of us still send cards and invites right? I’m talking about real, sent in the mail invites and cards. Well I really don’t for events I’m hosting that much anymore. Emailing is so much easier and thankfully more accepted too. However, most online cards and invite sites don’t offer much in the way of reflecting my personal style. I want my email invitations to look and feel like the ones I would send in the mail…beautiful.

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Runway To Real Way: Crushing On Velvet For More Than Just The Holidays

The holidays are over and we’re about to settle into the long, dark stretch of winter doldrums. And despite the short days and painfully cold nights, now is the best time to dive headfirst into those sumptuous winter fabrics we’ve been saving for just this occasion. And if winter fabrics were a kingdom, then velvet would be queen.

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Splurge & Steal! Now’s The Time To Buy Luxury On Sale

Happy New Year! It’s that glorious time of year when you get to take advantage of deep discounts on those luxury items you have been eyeing since fall but would never consider paying full price. Well maybe you would have, but now you don’t have to! The prices I found on some of these must-haves might make you feel as though you are actually stealing them. I was shocked at what I found for at least 50% off. Even on sale make sure you buy something you actually love and will wear next season. No regrets OK?

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Eats, Treats & Libations

Recipe: Easy To Make Apple Cake With Caramel Sauce

Want to be the hit of every party or dinner you are invited to? Make this cake and I promise…mission accomplished! I first tried this cake after my Dad had died. I had no appetite and people kept dropping food off at my mom’s house. One of my mom’s friends made this cake and I was told I had to try it. I did and could not stop eating it! It’s that good. In fact, I think it was all I ate for 2 days.

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The One Item You Need To Look Like You Are In The Christmas Spirit…

So you’re staring into your closet at a sea of black and it’s black you like to wear. Truly. But how to you give it a holiday lift? Easy. You add some glitter, sequins or rhinestone shoes! That’s right. Glittery shoes not only make you (the wearer) happy, but they cheer everyone else around you and make them happier too.

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Runway To Real Way: All That Glitters!

‘Tis the season for silver and gold! The holidays are the best time of year to break out your festive finery and sparkle and shine the whole month through. We handpicked a few of our favorite metallic pieces, ranging from flirty to sophisticated, inspired by the Fall/Winter 2016 runways but budget friendly enough so you can be the shining star of your next festive holiday fete!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Secret Santa Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Is your workplace doing one of those Secret Santa exchanges (it’s so hard to shop for those, unless you regift a candle like on SNL) or are you looking for stocking stuffers…like me? I found some items that work for either of both. Well the makeup set might be too large for a stocking, but it does make a perfect solution for a female coworker. Especially if you have a budget of under $20. Take a look at some of these awesome finds.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For Your BFF

Your BBF should be the easiest to shop for, but just in case you have run out of ideas, I’m here to help. Some of these would work for sisters and mothers as well.

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Eats, Treats & Libations

Kid Friendly Organic Chicken Burgers – Buffalo Style

My eldest son is the world’s pickiest eater. Yes, I know it’s a control thing – and it works. He eats about 5 foods at any given time and of course, he loves snacks. So on one of the kids’ more recent days off from school (do they ever go to school?) I took them to our local farmer’s market. They sampled some organic chicken burgers and Liam flipped over the Buffalo chicken wing flavored one. Woot! So I paid $20 for 12 patties and he ate them all within 2 weeks!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For Kiddos!

I didn’t pick any baby gifts because I am not dealing with them any longer. I have two boys (5 & 7) who know exactly what they want. However, I was able to find a few toys for both boys and girls that will delight any child or pre-teen. Here are some great ideas for those who already have children or for those who have to buy for other kids.

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