I was never good at making costumes. On Halloween my sons used to look at me and wonder why I couldn’t be like the other moms and create amazing costumes. What can I say? It isn’t one of my strengths. Sooooo, I have the Presidential Inaugural Ball coming up this weekend, and it isn’t a traditional Black Tie event.
This one STRONGLY suggests a Great Gatsby theme! Flapper dresses! AAHHHH!!!
There are two things I look for in clothes these days, coverage and layers. I can run hot and cold–you know the drill ladies. One minute I’m freezing, the next I’m on fire. Gotta love those hot flashes… Not! Anyway I’m getting smart in my old age. I have become a huge fan of the cape. I’ve actually become quite a cape collector. I have bright colors, solids and plaids. I feel chic in a cape, it covers the tummy quite nicely AND I can take it off if I get hot.
Capes can be an inexpensive and easy-peasy way to jazz up an outfit too.
Photo by Cathleen Trainor
There’s something so fabulous about faux fur. It can be chic, sophisticated, even a bit glamorous! From vests to coats, I own way too many faux fur pieces, but I just can’t help myself. I’m a faux fur addict! Continue Reading
can you believe we are in the holiday home stretch? in case you need a reminder, this sunday is christmas day. yessiree, in six days all of our christmas presents will be wrapped and sitting under the tree. raise your hand if you’ve donned your gay apparel. ha. you thought i was going to say finished your shopping, didn’t you? but this is a style post, after all, so discussing all things apparel is a must. but with christmas day and new year’s eve on the horizon let’s see how we can transition a holiday outfit to a weekend look. Continue Reading
this week’s style challenge is for anyone who finds themselves racing against the clock this holiday season. when you find yourself on the go, the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear. especially if you are running straight from work to an after hour holiday party, drinks, or dinner. Continue Reading
Mary Ellen Clarkson, Senior Director & Independent Ambassador for India Hicks
One of the things that gives me pleasure is watching women come into their own; that time in life when women find something special that gives them pride and satisfaction outside of their family.
“Who knew purses and perfume would be the vehicle to get me back to what I find satisfying? It’s been my lifeline.”
Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day, and got to spend time with loved ones and or friends! Mine was great, spent with lots of family and two precious grand children! So here we go into this crazy shopping season.
How to stay comfortable while shopping has become more and more important to me as I have gotten older.
For years it has been my dream to start a boutique for struggling women, using clothes as a tool for boosting self-esteem and self-worth. A few months ago, my dream came true. Uncommon Threads was born.
It all happened gradually, then quickly. For years, I’ve collected clothing donations to give to my social work clients who are low-income, single moms. It started with a few racks, then the clothes literally took over my office. Before I knew it, the word had spread and social service agencies started contacting me when their clients were in need of clothes. It became clear I needed to start a nonprofit. Continue Reading
They used to call me Snow White, but I've drifted... Photographed in my bathroom that's been gutted.
Today I unpacked seven, cardboard wardrobe boxes that have been in storage for 10 years. I just thought it would be an easy process, and I’d move on to the other 44 unpacked boxes. Instead, I tried on old clothes of mine, mother’s, James’s… even my first husband’s, while Sam and Molly watched and sniffed with great interest. So many memories…
Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” I wonder what he would say about my Snow White “gone bad” outfit?
Christie Brinkley on the cover of Philadelphia Style, November, 2016
Starting the week with good news for Pennsylvania. Christie Brinkley’s Bellissima Prosecco has arrived in your state! May you have a million reasons to celebrate with Bellissima! Thank you “Philadelphia Style” for the cover story. The issue is out now, but we did this photo shoot last summer, 2016. Every shot is so beautiful. Sandy Linter, makeup. Mitch Barry, hair. Continue Reading