Category Archives: fashion and style

Are Your Shoes Hurting Your Health?

Tweet I’m an admitted shoe fanatic, but I also love writing about wellness. So the recent health story I wrote on 9 Footwear Do’s and Don’ts for USNews.com was really fun. The truth is, our feet withstand lots of abuse … Continue reading

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2011 Trends That Are Still Hot

Tweet Can you believe 2012 is here? (Happy new year!) This date change has me thinking about trends. I’ve always believed that if you like something, and it flatters you, you should wear it. Doesn’t matter if it was popular two months … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Leopard and Cheetah Print

Tweet You say you’re crazy for cheetah print, but do you really like leopard? The prints are easy to mix up—and often are—but you’ll know the difference after reading this post. Your cheat-sheet for cheetah spots: They’re  just one color. Leopard print, … Continue reading

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My Style: Fashion In Five Minutes—Or Less

Tweet Dresses are amazing. If you get the right shape and color (I’m partial to sheath styles that don’t need ironing) you look like you put major effort into your look—even if you got dressed in minutes. And if the pattern is … Continue reading

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Glitter Is Good

Tweet   So, if I’ve never mentioned this, I have a serious obsession with all things sparkly.* And what’s the perfect sparkly accessory? Shoes! If you’re afraid to really go for the gold (or silver) with a sparkly dress or … Continue reading

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5 Times to Say No To Short Shorts (and Mini Skirts)

Tweet Okay, I absolutely adore mini skirts and dresses. (I’m not as into shorts, though they can be nice, too.) But just like everything, these clothes have their time and place. And after seeing a few, er, missteps around town, I figured … Continue reading

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Where To Buy Clothes (Especially Pants!) When You’re Tall

Tweet Even though fashion models are tall, shopping isn’t always easy for everyday tall gals. (I know: I’m 5′ 10″.) We often have to deal with pitifully-short sleeves—and pants that make us look like we’re preparing for a flood. And if … Continue reading

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The Shoes Every Driver Should Have

Tweet Image: Zappos (Elie Tahari Frida Driver) There’s one car accessory every fashionista should have (in addition to a valid license, of course). Driving shoes! I was cruising around a while ago and noticed some of my favorite shoes were getting scuffed on the … Continue reading

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My Style: Silver and Polka Dots in the City

Tweet Today’s outfit in DC: A white sweater with black polka dots over a silver top and silver pencil skirt (two of three pieces of a suit). Ran into my dear friend Nicole—who’s an awesome photographer—downtown after work. She snapped … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Fashionista Gets an Xbox

Tweet My dear husband recently bought us the Xbox Kinect. Since it’s controller-free and senses body movements, it’s supposed to give us a fun way to work out. A major to-do is setting up an avatar. That includes physical appearance—long hair or … Continue reading

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