What to Wear Over 40–Fourth of July BBQ

The scene:  A backyard barbecue or cocktail party on a hot summer’s evening

The look:  Be happy in this bright Nanette Lepore dress, add pretty low heeled sandals and simple jewelry (Click on pictures for more information)

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What to Wear Over 40–Summer in the Office

The scene:  A summer day at the office

The look:  Gray and white looks cool and chic; pair a surprisingly flattering Banana Republic shirred linen skirt with a very fitted top (a Velvet bodysuit!). Add  strappy wedges and keep the jewelry simple with sculptural shapes (Click on pictures for more information)

Hint:  Yes, you can wear this [...]

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What to Wear Over 40–Summer Saturday Night Date

The scene:  A hot summer night and you have a hot date

The look:  His eyes will be on you in this lovely Ann Taylor silk dress and the tough but feminine Cole Haan sandal will make your legs look a mile long. Keep the accessories simple, and let you shine through (Click on pictures for more information)

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What to Wear Over 40–Summer Day at the Office

The scene:  Hot weather has arrived and you’re looking for work-worthy cool, comfortable clothes

The look:  Go with a sophisticated silk shirtdress from Banana Republic (on sale!) and spice it up with a Cole Haan belt, killer black sandals, dangling earrings and spiciest of all…a raspberry hobo (Click on pictures for more information)

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What to Wear Over 40–Fall Office Clothes

The scene:  Meetings at the office and you’re in the spotlight.

The look:  Put together a creative  suit look with a unique jacket (DKNY) over a classic turtleneck (DKNY) and pencil skirt (Ann Taylor).  Black suede pumps from Kate Spade and geometric earrings finish the look. (Click on pictures for more information.)

Hint:  No matter what your [...]

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Ah, To Wear Beautiful Shoes Again

One of the things I’m looking forward to the most is wearing heels again! As my hip has deteriorated over the last 5 years, I’ve slowly gone from marathon runner to semi-cripple and all shoes and boots are out save for sneakers and flats. (Though I do love the Converse I bought, very comfortable and suddenly very stylish.)

Now [...]

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7 Spring Styles and the Shoes that make them Sizzle

Here’s a great article from Fabulous After 40 pairing current looks with the shoes they look best with. My favorite–pairing white pants with metallic sandals 

Originally published 4/25/2008

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60 Second Style: How to Wear Spring’s Bright Colors (from Elle.com)

If you can stand watching the YSL perfume commercial at the beginning of each segment, visit Elle.com to view some fun 60 second videos on different aspects of wearing the current styles, including wearing bright colors, florals and stripes.

Originally published 4/25/2008

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What to Wear to a Graduation Ceremony

I’m much better at finding clothes that I love when I have an occasion in mind for an outfit. When I shop just to shop often the clothes never really work themselves into my wardrobe.

My best scenario is to get something new and all of the accessories to go with it, down to the socks and jewelry. Then [...]

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The Makeover Guy

I saw Staging Your Comeback on one of my favorite blogs, Fabulous After 40. I like this concept; one of my biggest complaints is that there are few good middle-aged role models. Either women seem to want to keep their college look or they give up completely and look matronly. This book looks like it promotes looking [...]

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