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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool….

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  • How to Wear It: A versatile dress to wear from summer to fall, year after year. Look at Kate Moss in Prada for fit and flare inspiration!

    Kate Moss in Prada

    I’ll Have What She”s Having:  Do you want a versatile dress that goes from summer to fall with a few styling tweaks?  Kate Moss is wearing a gorgeous Prada one for some styling inspiration. I know it’s late in the season and you may not want to buy another summer item, especially if the sale isn’t too great. I get it. Me too. But, what if you found a versatile dress (maybe even in your own closet), that happens to…

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  • Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

    Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

    How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in sweltering midtown Manhattan, aka Schvitz City today,  and thought I would hurry up and push this post up as long as the temperature was doing…

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  • Stylist Advice- Dressing a Very Petite Hourglass Figure

    Salma Hyak

    When we start to struggle with our figure & style it’s best to discover a body type muse for some style inspiration… I chose Salma Hayak as the muse for my reader who wants to know how to dress a petite hourglass figure. Read on- Dear Sharon: Hi Sharon, I am in my early twenties and am having trouble finding age-appropriate clothing because of my size. I am 5’2 and about 115 pounds with an extreme hourglass figure, 37-23.5-36. I get a…

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  • Are you looking for age appropriate dressy clothing to wear and NOT look like an old lady? Style solutions right here!

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a wedding after menopausal weight gain. How can she look age appropriate in dressy clothing? What can she wear to hide her slight bump in size? And not look like an old lady? Let’s discuss… I am 55 years old. I am 5 ft 8″ tall. I have always been quite skinny until menopause. I now weigh 146 pounds, and my body has changed. I have a bit of a…

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  • How to accentuate cleavage? Tips and tricks to bust out without surgery

    LA PERLA Fall 2013 Presentation

     Try a few insider stylist tricks to show off your girls with gusto! Dear Sharon: I’m going through a style metamorphosis and finally coming to terms with my curves, albeit wanting to make my B’s look more like C’s- without surgery. I want to show off my figure but have no idea how to accentuate cleavage. I have a few special occasions coming up and feel like it’s my time to manifest my Sofia Vergara moment! Please help. (J.C.via Fashion Advice) >> MORE:…

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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

    Actress Elodie Navarre and Actress Lea Drucker

    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • The First Lady of Style: Michelle Obama WOWS in (Jason) Wu Again for Inaugural Gown, and then some

    First dance

    Truth be told, red is my favorite color for everything except party affiliation. The First Lady broke tide in a STUNNING Jason Wu red halter gown for the Inaugural gown first dance, and maybe, just maybe, that can be a sign of getting us all together. Far from the more girly white Jason Wu frock from 2009, this red draped chiffon and velvet number was sexy in the most powerful and in control nuance that a grown woman should master. Add…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to jazz up a conservative red holiday dress

    Tahari Belted Portrait Collar Fit & Flare Dress

    Dear Sharon: I’m wearing this holiday red shiny Tahari dress with an open portrait neckline to my husband’s company Christmas party. I am wondering what shoes and jewelry to wear with it. Thanks! (H.E. via Fashion Advice) I’ve spent some time pondering  if I should sugarcoat this or not, and I need to be both truthful to you and to my professional style aesthetics. I have to be honest here, I don’t love the dress. It’s a bit matronly in that it has that strange…

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  • Stylist Advice: Are Flared Pants in Style?


    Expert stylist’s advice, our weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate is back, first-up comes a query on flared pants that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Suzanne-   Are flared and/or belled pants still fashionable to wear?    With Miuccia Prada’s Fall takes on the bookish, print filled charm of the haute 70’s and fashion’s latest fixation on reworking the perfect pant in every shape imaginable, it was only a matter…

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