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9 05, 2017

Summer Shorts: How Short or Long Can You Go?

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Let’s assess the shorts situation. If you're not a camp counselor, there are guidelines for summer shorts, and it primarily has to do with height and age.

3 11, 2016

Wrap Dresses Are the Best Dresses

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: , , |

The wrap dress is truly a universally flattering style that can look great on every woman. If you have curves, a wrap dress will accentuate your smaller waist. If your figure is straighter, a wrap dress will give you pretty curves.

12 10, 2016

How to Pack Light for a 10 Day Fall Trip

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: , , , |

How did I pack for 10 days in Iceland and London--including casual tourist outfits, outdoor clothing, and professional attire--in only carry-on luggage? In today's post, I am sharing what I took and why I chose these items. This will give you ideas for what to pack for your next trip.

6 10, 2016

Finding Your Fit: Dress Coats and Down Jackets

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , |

Coats are second only to dresses when it comes to my favorite articles of clothing. Today I’m showing you two I will be wearing frequently this fall: a dress coat and a down jacket.

4 10, 2016

Building Your Timeless Jewelry Wardrobe: Bracelets

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |

Jewelry is my favorite accessory, and today I’m starting a new series on building your timeless jewelry wardrobe. The first category of jewelry in the series is bracelets. Read the post to find out the four types of bracelets that belong in a timeless jewelry wardrobe.

13 09, 2016

Francie's Fall Jean Picks: Dark Rinse and White Jeans

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , |

Dark rinse and white jeans are two of my favorite jean colors, and today I am showing you fall looks with them. Read my post to find out how to transition white jeans to fall and what to pair with dark rinse jeans for a night out.

6 09, 2016

Francie's Fall Makeover Tips

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: , , , , |

Today I'm showing you my recent fall makeover and sharing some tips for makeup application. I don't have much natural talent in this area but have learned some secrets that have greatly improved my skills

29 08, 2016

Packing Tips: Five Essentials for Packing Light

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

Packing light for trips is one of my favorite challenges and as a frequent traveler, I get lots of practice. No matter how big your suitcase is, my packing tips will make you a better packer. Learn my five essentials for packing light, all but one of which are free!

22 08, 2016

Skincare Products: What's a Woman to Choose?

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |

Figuring out what to use among the zillions of available skincare products is daunting! After trying a lot (a whole lot) of skincare products over the years, today I’m talking about the six I use daily.

17 08, 2016

A Boot for Every Outfit - Knee High and Cowboy Boots

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: , |

Hands down, the shoes I wear most often in the fall and winter are boots. From dresses and skirts to jeans and pants, there is a boot for nearly every outfit. Today I’m sharing two of my favorites: knee high stretch suede boots and cowboy boots.

11 08, 2016

Find Your Fit: Francie Wears the Lyford Top

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , |

Hello, lovelies! Today it is my turn to show you how I will wear the fabulous J. McLaughlin black Lyford top. I’m such a fan of wrap tops! They are flattering on all body shapes, even for people like me who often feel like nothing fits, and they can be easily adjusted for a custom [...]

1 08, 2016

Real Women Bare All

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , |

Tina, here. Are you sitting down? Are you ready for this? My lovely friends, we have some great news. The past couple weeks we've been introducing you to some super-stylish friends of mine who are joining our team to connect with you as real women, who are real sizes and are dedicated to living really [...]

21 07, 2016

Nothing Fits! Tips from a Hard-to-Fit Friend

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , |

Do you want to scream every time you see a sz. 2, 6-ft. model wearing yet another dress or pair of jeans you wish you could pull off? You've gotta meet my friend Francie. She's a member of the best-dressed society, and... she is hard to fit. She's gone from "Nothing fits!" to learning how to dress well and wear the clothes she wants to, the right way.

7 06, 2016

How To Wear Stripes Without Looking Wide

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Stripes are difficult to wear because common sense says horizontal stripes make you look wide. So we're gonna talk about how to wear stripes the right way.

23 03, 2016

The Prettiest New Dress Style Will Surprise You

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The key to wearing this new dress, a slipdress, is it goes under a supporting wardrobe player like a jacket. But if it's got lace, it's a slip, not a dress.

2 03, 2016

What To Pack For Spring Break

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Much is required of our wardrobes for spring travel. But no khaki shorts or t-shirts are allowed. Mckay cupcakes? Here's what to pack for Spring Break.

28 01, 2016

Do You Struggle Wearing Dresses? Here's Your Solution

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Wearing dresses presents a problem if you like to hide your legs or you're a different size on top and bottom. Here's your solution when pants just won't do.

21 01, 2016

Toss It Or Keep It? Cleaning Out Your Closet

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Time for cleaning out your closet again! I'm answering your question, "Toss it or keep it?" and showing you how clothes should fit to look your best.

13 01, 2016

Core Wardrobe How To Wear Dark Rinse Bootcut Jeans

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bootcut jeans are making a comeback in a big way. Prepare yourself to own them and wear them. Read on so you know how to wear dark rinse bootcut jeans well.

11 01, 2016

How To Buy Jeans and How To Care For Them

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You need to update your jeans more often than you think. And do you know how to wash them? Read here all about how to buy jeans, and how to care for them.

7 01, 2016

Core Wardrobe: Little Black Dress

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

That old LBD you pull out once a year to wear to a funeral is not helping you create an Audrey Hepburn aura. It's time to update your Little Black Dress.

5 01, 2016

Core Wardrobe: A White Button Down Anyone Can Wear

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good white button down is a core wardrobe staple. But you've got to know how to wear it so you don't look like a corporate fuddy-duddy.

5 11, 2015

Sweaters Anyone Can Wear To Look And Feel Great

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bad sweaters are terrible and can be highly unflattering. Here are some of my favorite types of sweaters anyone can wear to look and feel great this season.

29 10, 2015

3 Closet Staples That Are Wardrobe Multipliers

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

You probably have hanging in your closet right now these 3 closet staples that are wardrobe multipliers. See how to use what you have in fresh, new ways.

26 10, 2015

4 Fashion Mistakes That Are Aging You

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

We've all done it, gone a little lax on the rules. But I'm here to lay down the law so you NEVER commit these fashion mistakes that are aging you. Welcome.