Category Archive: Beauty & Style

5 Makeup Tricks That Changed My Life Forever

I’ve been playing with make-up for the better part of 4 decades, so didn’t think there was much left to master in my bag of beauty tricks. Until last spring, when I met… Continue reading

Ready For Your Close Up: A Countdown to Having Your Picture Taken

I have exactly 20 days until I’m staring down the lens of a friend’s camera in the quest of a decent family picture for our annual holiday card.

Middle Aged Braids and Other Fall Hair and Make-up Trends

The nice thing about getting older is that I’m a lot more confident about my sense of style.  I know what works on my body and what doesn’t (looking at you peplum), where… Continue reading

8 Fall Trends That Are Really Recycled Classics

In my post from Saturday, Trends Are Passe? A Survival Guide to Fall 2012, I made a point of saying that there are so many trends, it’s almost all white noise, so go… Continue reading

Trends are Passé? A Survival Guide to Fall Fashion 2012

Are trends passé?  That was the question posed last month by The New York Times writer Ruth La Ferla.   Her point was that the lines between who and what dictates a trend have become… Continue reading

6 Things I Envy About Other Women

It’s the end of a long work-day and I’m caught in the thick of the rotisserie chicken panic at Whole Foods, where moms like me scramble for dinner redemption.   Scorching hot chicken in… Continue reading

Fashion Dreams Can Come True in Sunday Styles

My husband and I have a ritual where we pretend to fight over the New Times every Sunday, but all I really want is Sunday Styles.  That and a strong cup of coffee… Continue reading

Escape from Fashion’s Night Out

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in New York City, it’s to avoid Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Puerto Rican Day parade and the… Continue reading

My Fantastically Feral Beauty Day Off

I have a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with beauty.   I can chalk this up to the fact that I’m a Gemini, or just admit that sometimes I get tired of keeping… Continue reading

7 Reasons You Need A Fabulous Sunglass Wardrobe

My husband and I are having fight.  We’re packing for a few days at the beach and he won’t let me put my makeup case into his suitcase.  He’s pissed that I need… Continue reading

Glamour Shots Deconstructed 12 Ways

The year was 1982 and I was a 14-year-old with a heavy financial decision to make.  Do I use my hard-earned $16 of babysitting money for that red corduroy prairie skirt from Hit… Continue reading

The Under Estimated Power of Hand Written Gratitude.

Last Sunday, I stooped to a new low. My friend had my family and me up to her country house.  She turned it into an impromptu belated birthday party for me, complete with… Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Stripes Look Better on the American Flag than on Me

I fantasize about wearing stripes. Not up and down stripes, but horizontal stripes.   And J. Crew is torturing me this season with stripes in every imaginable combination.  Neon, bold, color blocking.  I love… Continue reading

6 Reasons to Avoid the Mullet Skirt

The Mullet Skirt started to silently creep into fashion last summer, but this weekend Manhattan officially turned into Mullet-topia. Maybe it’s because it was the opening of Rock of Ages, but I’m here to tell you —… Continue reading

Friday Field Notes: Botox for Boobs, Power Manis, Manners and Venus

Going to a barbecue or beach house this weekend?  Bring some conversation along with your case of Dos Equis.  Here’s what’s worth mentioning: 1. Yes ladies, there is the possibility of Boobtox.  To lift the breast or… Continue reading