Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings


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Printed Velvet Tuxedo Blazer from Anthropologie

For laid-back events when you’re going out but it’s nothing fancy, I’ve got lots of ideas.  You can take a plain and comfy outfit to something special…or even to something sexy yet classy.  When you keep it classy, age doesn’t matter.  With that in mind, here are 50 outfit combinations to inspire you:

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How to Transform Your Outfits in the Fall
Late Summer leading into Fall

Fall is here!  Early Fall is still tinged with Summer, so let’s enjoy the beginning of the beautiful Autumn season.  While we’re in between hot and cold, we want to stay comfortable.  And that means finding ways to wear clothes that look like Fall but feel like Summer, or to wear Summer clothes that feel warmer.  Following are some ways we can all dress between the seasons and look good doing it.  Age doesn’t matter!

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How to Pack a Carry-on Bag for a Weekend Getaway

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New York City Packing List:  What to Pack for the Weekend

I’m going to New York City for a long weekend trip soon.  So I want to learn how to pack everything I need in a carry-on bag and not over-pack like I always tend to end up doing!  I have the “just in case” syndrome.  I think I got it from being a mom, when I had to make sure we had everything for the entire family.  But age doesn’t matter (LOL).  Lots of people end up doing the same thing.  So, after doing the research, this is how I think I can pack everything into that one little carry-on bag!

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Here Are 45 Sure-Fire Ways to Rock a Kimono!

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Sophie velvet kimono at Anthropologie

A kimono makes a simple dress or jeans and a tee into something special, just like a blazer or jacket.  You can cover a body-conscious dress with a flowing kimono. On the other hand, a black lacy tank or any sexy camisole makes a kimono date night ready.  Throw a kimono over a hoodie and jeans outfit.  Use a kimono as a robe around the house.  Or try a kimono as a bathing suit cover-up!  There are so many ways to wear a kimono…age doesn’t matter.  Take this list, look in your closet, and create some new outfits for yourself!

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How to Wear the 9 Most Popular Accessories of All Time

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Earrings and watch from Happiness Boutique

There are nine classic accessories that every woman should have.  Age doesn’t matter.  The following list tells you how to wear each one to best advantage.

But I say:  if you want to experiment, go for it!  One evening at an Artist’s Way study group, a friend wore her sparkling chandelier earrings with her casual outfit and it looked absolutely gorgeous.  😉

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How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets

I love layering:  layering clothes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, anything!  But that doesn’t mean I do it very often or that I’m good at it.  It takes some playing around.  I need tutoring and inspiration.  Perhaps you do, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  So here goes an exploration into how we can layer bracelets… Continue reading “How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets”

What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun

I like a long sarong skirt, but this one is perfect for a beach vacation as a skirt, halter top or coverup

I’ll be heading off again soon to a four-day beach vacation.  Girls just wanna have fun!  Age doesn’t matter.  We all could probably get a little more organized, too!  (If you already are organized enough, please share with us in the comments section how you do it!)  Here are my tips on what to take when you go. Continue reading “What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun”

How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase


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Packing cubes by En Tsai on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

If you’re going out of town for the holiday and need some tips to get everything to fit in your bag (age doesn’t matter, we all face this dilemma), I have a great 10-step process for you!

I just went on a vacation with my husband for our 35th wedding anniversary. I always pack too much “just in case.”  I actually did remove a number of things before packing this time, but it was still a tight fit.  I haven’t even tried the packing cubes yet, but I love how the technique shown below works! Continue reading “How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase”

How to Easily Chart Out Colorful Outfits

A color chart is a fun tool to use as a starting point when creating outfits.  You can mix colors to your heart’s content to express your true self, or use the chart I have put together for you below.  When using the chart, just choose a piece of clothing in a basic color and see what colors are indicated to go with it.  Color is art, and art is beauty.  You can consider yourself a work of art every day; age doesn’t matter.  Have fun!

Angie Cox of the fashion blog commented after viewing the Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collections, “As far as colours go, I saw it all. Colours seemed to be making a stronger statement than neutrals. From the happiest brights, merriest mid-tones and softest pastels, through to earth tones like mustard, jewel tones like emerald, and greyish mid-tones like mauve, sage green, and air-force blue. They’re remixed in all sorts of combinations, so having a high affinity to colour mixing is in your favour.”

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How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now

Clearing out Winter Clothes

Welcome to a place where age doesn’t matter and you can just express your true self.

A couple of years ago, I came across an article by Alison Syrett at Lucky Shops (now defunct), “How To Clean Out Your Closet For Spring:  Six Easy Steps To Start Now.”  I tried her system because it broke down the seasonal wardrobe changeover into one task a week for six weeks.  It made the whole job easy to complete.  I loved it so much, it is now how I switch my Winter wardrobe to Spring. Continue reading “How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now”