I was 35 when I started YLF, and I turn 50 next year. I can’t believe we’ve come so far, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Helping people to find their personal style, solving style challenges, keeping up with an evolving industry, lifting people up when they’re down about their style, and striving for more diversity and acceptance in fashion, all feels like a calling. I feel I can do this forever because my experience and opinions evolve with each passing year. That keeps things interesting, and the topics fresh.

After 27 years of experience in the international rag trade, I have a lot to say! We haven’t missed a working weekday of posting in thirteen years. But YLF is not about me and my style — it’s about YOU and YOUR style. I do use myself as an example, and I have posted outfits in the past, but I’m not an outfit blogger. It took me two years before I even showed myself on YLF.

You are what makes YLF exceptional. You graciously share your wit and wisdom in blog comments and forum posts. Your thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent and insightful contributions enrich my life, make me grow as a person, and provide me with daily inspiration. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for the support. And thank you for helping me to spread the word that style is not an age, dress size or budget. It’s an energy and confidence that is expressed through what you wear and how you wear it.

I’d love to hear how you found YLF, and how long you’ve been lurking or participating. It blows me away when I think that some have been participating on YLF since its inception thirteen years ago. WOW.