A Breaking In Period for New Accessories

I don’t believe that accessories make an outfit, but I do believe that accessories can make an outfit better. More interesting, fun, polished, professional and pulled together. The right accessories complement an outfit in the best way.

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Link Love: Put on Your Sunnies

We’re having a bit of a heatwave in Belgium at the moment, so I’ve been wearing my sunglasses daily. I wouldn’t mind …

Fab Outfit For a Curvy Bottom Half

I worked with a gorgeous pear-shaped client last week, who wears two to three sizes bigger on the bottom than on top. We put lots of …

Wovens, Knits, Knitted Tops and Knitwear, Defined

The differences between wovens, knits, knitted tops and knitwear bear repeating because I use these descriptions daily on YLF, and they …

Six Mid-Year Style Maintenance Reminders

We’re half way through the year and now is as good a time as any to check things off your seasonal style list. Here are six …

Wearing Summer Scarves with Casual Dresses

I enjoy wearing casual, boxy shirtdresses when the weather is wonderfully warm. I wear them with a Summer scarf, pearls, loafers, …

Link Love: The Hunt for Well-Cut Clothes

Recently I’ve been enjoying the opinion pieces over at British website The Pool. These three in particular resonated with me: …

Ten Reasons to Love Dresses

We’re celebrating the dress on this warm and sunny Memorial Day in Seattle. I’m a trouser gal at heart, but dresses …

Fashion News Roundup: May 2017

J.Crew’s new strategy, an Anna Sui retrospective, plus-size clothing from MM.LaFleur and more news from the fashion trenches in …

Link Love: Shopping Challenges

I have been reading the Personal Essays section on the Racked website, and these three accounts of specific shopping challenges gave me …

Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale: Top Picks

The Nordstrom end-of-season sales are NOT to be confused with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The Designer Clearance and Half …

Team Polished or Team Naked Toenails

Let’s talk toenail grooming. You’re on Team Polished if you apply nail polish, and Team Naked if you don’t. Note that …

Link Love: Natural Beauty Products in 2017

As more people are using natural and organic personal care products, the companies selling them “are becoming more aggressive …

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Laundering Underwear with Care

I purchase pricey and pretty underwear that’s lacy and delicate. The exact items are represented in the collection, and I have …

Too Tall in Heels

A style without heels is not a compromise. Flats and low heels are on trend and considered thoroughly modern and hip these days. I …

Healthy Toenails

I like to keep my feet and toenails well groomed because it makes my feet feel good and look good. Particularly since I expose my feet …