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I'm working my way through this box of Christopher Elbow chocolates guilt-free in 2014.

Underachieving Resolutions for Overachievers

[ 8 ] January 6, 2014

Why not aim for the gutter this year? I’m tired of knocking it out of the park. As a lifelong overachiever, type A, ball bustin’ female in midlife, I tried to grant myself permission not make any resolutions other than being happy in 2014. However, here it is Jan. 6 and my mind kept nagging [...]

Shhhhhhh, I Shop Resale

Shhhhhhh, I Shop Resale

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013

I’m proud to say many of my most complimented wardrobe items come from consignment shops. And I’m even prouder to say that because I shop resale and consignment boutiques that both my closet and my savings account runneth over. Mining for clothing bargains helps me support my bigger monthly obligations like feeding my 401K and [...]

Photo by The Chameleon Farm of Elwood at Flickr

How is a Woman Like a Chameleon?

[ 0 ] September 1, 2013

Seems like every great sports team, cereal and or corporate giant has a mascot. Picture Tony the Tiger, the Pillsbury doughboy, the AFLAC duck, the Energizer Bunny and Snap, Crackle and Pop. I recently held a logo competition through Design Crowd for Midlife Mona Lisa’s logo and fell in love with the winning design by [...]

The Groovy Tote that Could

The Groovy Tote that Could

[ 2 ] July 29, 2013

I bought this Kate Landry tote from Dillard’s to carry my onference materials in style while in Chicago last week. I wanted to look sharp, organized and be able to carry my Macbook, money, makeup and BlogHer conference handouts without the hassle of multiple bags. Check. I got the American-made bag for $39.50 (originally $79). [...]

Bloggers Are Sexy and They Know It

Bloggers Are Sexy and They Know It

[ 0 ] July 28, 2013

Like Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too sexy for my shirt; too sexy that it hurts … as I do my little turn on the catwalk.” Bloggers sing, “I’m too sexy for my tank; too sexy for my Spanx … as I do my little spin on my platform.” Thousands of women bloggers are redefining [...]

Fashion Trends from Stiffs

Fashion Trends from Stiffs

[ 1 ] June 10, 2013

If Chicago mannequins could talk, they’d tell you to get your nautical, neon, stripes and statement necklaces ready for a summer showdown. Here’s the pieces that grabbed my eye during my Chicago shopping outings June 7-9, 2013. 5 Summer Trends to Update Your Wardrobe 1.  Nautical Forget the little white dress that’s probably dulled or [...]

Mother’s Day Gifts that Triple Rock

Mother’s Day Gifts that Triple Rock

[ 4 ] April 25, 2013

Moms won’t admit it, but there’s nothing worse the receiving a lame ass gift particularly one that clearly shows no thought whatsoever went into it. Sure your mom will rave over the last-minute grocery store flowers, bath robe or breakfast at Denny’s , but this year, just once, why don’t you hit it out of [...]

Add a Dash of Bohemian to Your Closet

Add a Dash of Bohemian to Your Closet

[ 0 ] April 18, 2013

I love the rebellious flair Bohemian attire whispers. It’s dainty, romantic and feminine with a touch of biker babe (on a bad day, short hand for f*( you). Move over Sienna Miller and Nicole Richie, here come Boho Boomers storming down the stores to flaunt fab fabrics and artsy jewelry that scream “I’m comfortable in [...]

To find your waist, find movement. Park the laptop and grab your running shoes, walking shoes, tennis shoes. Break a sweat and say hello to a June Cleaver waist line.

Why June Cleaver Had Six-Pack Abs

[ 8 ] March 15, 2013

Women in the 50s were slender and elegant. Just try to get in one of their dresses in a vintage clothing store and you’ll learn quickly the zipper don’t lie. I tried on some vintage dresses today at a costume store where I told the clerk that I wanted to look like June Cleaver.   [...]

Brunch, Brunch, Baby

Brunch, Brunch, Baby

[ 2 ] March 11, 2013

Brunch is the perfect time to get dressed up and caught up with your girlfriends. Bonding, bananas, and  eggs Benedict are the trifecta of time and calories well spent. I met up with my friend Jennifer Niehouse at Cafe Sebastienne for brunch Sunday where we noshed, people watched, and nurtured our body, soul, and friendship [...]