STYLES, SMILES, AND MILES FOR WOMEN WHO EMBRACE MODERN MIDLIFE.

Sweater Dresses and Stripes

Sweater Dresses and Stripes

If you haven't put it together by now, I love color. I know the trend right now is "all things neutral," but maybe as a someone who was a teen in the 80s AND was an art major, colors made a lasting impression on my artistic choices. What you wear can be an artistic...

Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Wraps (and ponchos, really) are pretty much a staple in my wardrobe during the fall and winter. In Mississippi where I live, you never know what the temperature is going to be—30 degrees one day, 78 degrees the next. Not to mention, my own internal temperature...

Well I’ll BEE! I Love This Trend.

Well I’ll BEE! I Love This Trend.

Well, I'll BEE! I Love This Trend! Have you heard the buzz? Bees are in fashion, and I apparently can't get enough. I bought these items without even realizing a pattern (or obsession maybe?) was developing. This trend may fly away soon, but I have been stung so I'll...

A Little Fun with Faux Fur

A Little Fun with Faux Fur

As I write this, it is 96 degrees. The cotton fields down the road from my house are bursting with the fluffy stuff, which usually means it's already somewhat cool outside. But this never-ending summer, it's just another steamy day. Still, how fun to look ahead to...

It’s Time to Love Yourshelf!

It’s Time to Love Yourshelf!

I know the trend right now is to make every surface in your home white or at least very light, but I crave contrast. Unfortunately, I also have been known to change my mind. (A woman's prerogative, no?) So I found the perfect way to add some drama to our ample...

A New Look for Old Furniture

A New Look for Old Furniture

Like a lot of people, I have had a few old pieces of furniture that I simply can't fit in my house but hate to get rid of. Or, I do want to get rid of, but can't sell, because well, it's out of style or boring. That is the case with this dining set that is in...

What Fanny Pack? It’s a Belt Bag!

What Fanny Pack? It’s a Belt Bag!

If you haven't put it together by now, I love color. I know the trend right now is "all things neutral," but maybe as a someone who was a teen in the 80s AND was an art major, colors made a lasting impression on my artistic choices. What you wear can be an artistic...

Frugal Fashion: Python and a Pop of Color

Frugal Fashion: Python and a Pop of Color

Frugal Fashion: Python and a Pop of Color I took this look to the Mississippi Gulf Coast recently for a girls' trip to Ocean Springs, and I had to keep up with fashionista Jane Foster of Southern Shine for goodness sake, so it had to have some pop. But the budget was...