Practical Side of Fitness Fashion

Looking good may be your motivation to start a workout, but comfort during your workout will ensure that you will want to do it again. I am fairly brand loyal when it comes to clothes and shoes, except for fitness fashion.  When it comes to exercise clothes it is all about fit and fabrics!  I […]

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Easy Ways to Add Straps to Strapless Tops and Dresses

I love the look of strapless dresses, but I hate being worried about a wardrobe malfunction.  Here are a few easy ways to add straps to strapless tops and dresses. This dress and top actually came with their own matching straps!  Admittedly, that way a key selling point when I bought the dress.  Attach the […]

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How to Dress to Avoid Muffin Top

Women come in all shapes and sizes, pear, apple, curvy, tall, but most of us do not resemble a muffin.  So how did we get the muffin top? Muffin Tops are created by a garment too tight around the waist pushing the skin (and maybe a bit of pudge) up and over the waist band. […]

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Prom Dress – Tips to Wear it Again

I loved my Senior year Prom dress!  It was red statin, strapless sweetheart neckline, with a front slit.  It fit me perfectly and looked amazing.  After prom, I kept it in my closet even though I “knew” I would never wear it again.  Boy, was I wrong! My freshman year at University I was invited […]

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Womens Clothing sizing is a Lie and what you can do about it

Women’s Clothing Sizing is a Lie | And What You Can Do About It

A women’s size 6 is not the same as a size 6 label from 20 years ago.  In fact, today a women’s size 6 is not even consistent across stores.  Since women’s clothing is not standardized to actual measurements, clothing size becomes a starting point only.  The lie behind Women’s clothing sizes is further confused […]

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Oops, I shrunk it again | Instructions to unshrink skirts and other clothes

In my previous post, “I shrunk this, now what?” I was able to successfully “unshrink” a few items back to size. This week I shrunk one of my favorite skirts.  The label states Machine Wash Cold, but my water was just not cold enough. Admittedly, I live in a warm climate and the tap water […]

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The Button Down Shirt

The button down shirt is considered a wardrobe staple, but it makes me shudder.  The small bust models wear these shirts barely buttoned for a Saturday night “Desperate for Attention” look. I choose to button my shirt all the way over my chest.  Weird, I know. Just buttoning the shirt has a significant risk of […]

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Bra Snaps to Hide Bra Straps

One way to ruin a perfectly polished look is to have bra straps showing.  These slippery little suckers sneak out at the most inappropriate times.  High-end designers started including a snap on the inside at the shoulders to form a loop that can be closed around the strap to hold it in place.  More and more designers […]

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Getting Dressed in the Dark

I always try to look nice, stylish, and polished.  That does not always happen.  My recent Zipper Malfunction is only one of many fashion mistakes and wardrobe malfunctions. Sometimes, it looks like I get dressed in the dark, often because I did.  In this case, I paired my shirt and cardigan in the dim light of […]

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Dealing with a Zipper Malfunction

Today I had a fashion emergency.  My zipper split while I was in a dressing room, out for a quick shopping trip.  This easily could have been avoided.  I had trouble with this zipper just a few hours earlier, and that was my warning sign.  The idiot light of zippers, saying that I am on my last leg […]

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What is the Difference between Junior and Misses?

One of the most confusing parts of shopping is trying to figure out what size to try on and ultimately what to add to your wardrobe. Are you even trying on clothes from the correct department? What is the difference between Junior and Misses clothing? Misses clothes can also be Petite or Tall, and at […]

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Grab Your Garb for Ren Faire

Dressing up is a guilty pleasure for me.  A fabulous outfit can transform you.  It can lift your mood.  You can become someone else, anywhere and at anytime. This weekend marks the opening of the Arizona Renaissance Festival, and I did not miss this opportunity for dress-up! For the first-timers, or just beginners like me, I suggest having a professional […]

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