What to Wear Over 40–Spring Office Clothes

The scene: a spring day at the office

The look: dressing in layers is good when the day starts cool and ends warm. Wardrobe basics elevated with shape and color


Signature Cotton Sateen Cropped Pants

Trina Turk Top – Refinement Peplum

Nine West ‘Drusilla’ Pump

Elizabeth and james Puck’s Garden Mushroom Post Earrings

Jules smith Surf Bangles

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What to Wear Over 40–Passover or Easter

The scene: a holiday brunch or dinner

The look: start with a dress in pretty, springy colors, add a jacket, lovely shoes (sorry…they’re expensive, I couldn’t resist) and some classic gold jewelry (click on pictures for more information)

Blossom V Dress

Theory Lanai Malaya Open-Front Jacket

Manolo Blahnik Weldina Suede Mary Jane Patent Wedge Sandal, Taupe

Classic link [...]

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What to Wear over 40–On an Airplane

The scene: a long airplane ride from a wintery temperature to a warm desination

The look: comfortable but polished…a long sweater over a cool T with easy pants and flats. I found two outfits that would be perfect!  (click on pictures for more information)

Lilly Pulitzer Cashmere Elizabeth Sweater

Lilly Pulitzer Travel Pants

Eileen Fisher Organic-Cotton [...]

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Looking Better as We Age?

I love this slide show at More.com that shows celebs who look better now than they did when they were much younger…Better at 40 than 20

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What to Wear over 40–Afternoon Wedding

The scene:  an afternoon wedding and reception

The look:  a combination of feminine and tailored is special but appropriate for day (click on pictures for more information)

Helmut Lang Black Shawl Collar Jacket

Topshop ‘Pasha’ Camisole

Tang and Song Sterling Silver and CZ Hoop Earrings

Shiny Lace Mini Skirt

AK Anne Klein Women’s Vivioa Pump

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Spring Fashion 2013

One thing I love about the World Wide Web, is access to fashion information. At the beginning of each season, I used to walk through the luxury retailers; Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordsrom, to see the trends and gain inspiration. Now, all I have to do is click on Style.com to see every fashion show of [...]

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Weight Loss After 40

I feel the need to say something about staying in shape as we age. At this time of year many of us have holiday weight hanging on and the prospect of vacations and summertime as motivation to get in better shape. I went from being in the best shape of my life at 42, running [...]

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What to Wear Over 40–Gallery Opening

The scene: cocktails at a gallery, a fundraising event or anywhere you will be standing around with your coat on

The look: pair a flowy dress with a leather jacket and finish the look with interesting accessories (click on pictures for more information)

Elie Tahari Reilla Chiffon Dress

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG black leather Maya Jacket

kate spade new [...]

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What to Wear Over 40–From Work to Cocktails

The scene: a crazy day at work and afterward, a cocktail and dinner with your significant other

The look: keep a sexy, classy dress under cover during the day with a black jacket. After hours you will shine! (click on pictures for more information)

Alberta Ferretti Red Wool Sweater Dress with Cut-Out Back

Tall Tropical Wool Rosemonde [...]

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Shopping the Winter Sales

I try to save a chunk of my clothing budget for the after season sales. I have a mission which keeps me from snapping up things just because they are a good deal. I’m looking for classic styles, with good workmanship and fine fabric, that will be in my closet for many years to come. [...]

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