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

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

On February 3, my husband Michael and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage. 30 years, two children, seven moves, two states, several jobs, and countless ups and downs. So, this Valentine's Day seems a little more special somehow. No marriage (or any relationship for...

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It’s a Great Time to Find Bargains on Boots!

It’s a Great Time to Find Bargains on Boots!

As you will know (if you don't already) I am a frugal shopper. Very rarely do I pay full price for something, especially when it comes to boots. Most of the styles are timeless, or at least stay in fashion for several seasons. So, I just don't see a reason not to buy...

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Turn Heirloom Plates into Meaningful Decor

Turn Heirloom Plates into Meaningful Decor

My mom gave me the last of her wedding china a few years ago, and there were only a few pieces left. Rather than have them sit in the cabinet or risk getting damaged by further use, I thought of a better solution. I bought a worn, beautiful old piece of wood (complete...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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