Bonjour

Bonjour! Yes, you're in the right place and I am so excited to be blogging from Paris. My sister-in-law and I decided to cash in points and got our flights and our hotel for free...okay, $90 in taxes but that's as close to free as Paris could possibly get. Shopping? While I did go a little crazy on handbags and jewelry, I do miss a country where the clothes actually fit me. Most stores carry up to a size 44, which is a size 12 on a good day. None of the shoes came in wider widths. I did not purchase one piece of clothing...not one! When I get back, I can buy some Taillissime so I can get the clothes to match the bags.

Got It Covered

Summer doesn't officially start for three more weeks, but it's definitely getting pretty toasty. I don't go to the beach all that often, but I do like looking like I do. Cover-ups make me feel that way...I wear a tank top and a sexy cover-up and I feel like I'm on vacation instead of just going out on the weekends.
Pleasure without Pain

Pleasure without Pain

We’ve all seen it, and sometimes it’s even us…a woman with feet bulging between the straps. There’s nothing more painful and now, totally unnecessary. I love some height, but I know my feet will swell in summer heat and I want them to look as well as feel comfortable. Enter the genius of wider width shoes.

Festive Fun, Food & Fashion

Did you have a great Memorial Day weekend? I have to say that I definitely look forward to those 3-day weekends…saw a funny tank top that said “I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday”. So true! This year, I found a place near me that makes fresh lobster ravioli --- I watched him do it and then you freeze it and it only takes 2 minutes to cook. I did wish I had a summer dress to wear. I tend to do a lot of capris and tees, but I just felt like wearing a dress and I didn’t have one that said ‘celebrate’. So I’m not going to be caught red, white and blue handed when July 4th comes around in a few weeks. I’m shopping now and wanted to share a few new arrivals that you might love.

Tess and Torrid

Get ready for a Memorial Day surprise. Tess Holliday, size 22 and gorgeous, will be on the June 1st issue of People magazine. She didn’t just break the rules, she created new rules that we were all very happy to follow. She’s amassed 707,000 Instagram followers, has signed with a modeling agency, and is doing advertising campaigns for Torrid fashion and Benefit beauty. Check out the issue and also check out these great fashions from Torrid that have a definite Tess empowerment to them.

Fall Forecast

It’s not even Memorial Day and those in the fashion industry are discussing fall! Ok, it’s not as annoying as it sounds. Twice a year we hold what’s called an Editor’s Event for bloggers and magazine editors to see what’s coming out in fall, and yesterday was such a great day of getting excited about the inspiration and innovation that will be seen in a few months.

The Finales

This is a week of finales. “Revenge” had a series finale last Sunday and Amanda and Jack sailed off into the sunset. "Scandal" had a season finale last night, and it was as amazing as we’ve come to expect from Shonda Rhimes...though being team Jake made Liv's choice a disappointment. But, the really big deal is the series finale of "Mad Men".

aBRAcadaBRA

It’s not enough to just be pretty, you also need to be smart. So why should it be any different for the ‘girls’ best friend? We want our bras to be gorgeous, of course, but we also need them to be smart and hard working. Welcome to the new world of multi-taskers to make us look and feel fabulous.

Get Ready

Memorial Day is just two weeks away, but plenty of time to treat yourself to something new for the official start of summer. In the spirit of remembering, this summer is a haven of retro style, from the sweet gingham and polka dots we remember as little girls to retro two-piece swimsuits. There something about wearing “charming” that makes us feel and act charming…promise.

The Met Event

No, it is not a division of match.com. Rather, the Met Gala (or Met Ball) is considered to be the “Most Important Night of the Year” by fashionistas. Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY holds a fundraiser to benefit its Costume Exhibit and the gala celebrates the opening of the fashion exhibit.