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A Five Minute Fix Cold weather= fun fashion: cozy cashmere, fabulous furs, soft-as-butter leather boots. But, things are not so glamorous on the beauty front. Freezing temps invite a host of winter woes. Hair is crispy, Face is flaky. Hands and elbows are chapped. Under eye...

"Busy women have no moments to spare. Believe me, I get it. But I still manage to carve out the nanoseconds required to pull myself together. The trick? Having an arsenal of quickie style solutions at the ready." Here, for the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH, I show busy...

Here’s your guide to quirky/cool stocking stuffers. Most of them are super inexpensive! 1. American Express Gift Card 2.  Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss $4.99 3. DAVIDsTEA Tea for the Tree $4.50 each or $12.50 for set of three 4.  Cover Girl ”Clump Crusher” Mascara $8.99 5. PRIME TIME SMILE...

You can’t make a second first impression When you are insanely busy, a beauty routine is hard to maintain. You are racing to work. Getting kids to school. Or, both. First you give up brow appointments, Next, highlights. Then, simply applying makeup seems a bit over...

Ankle booties are a form of sartorial momtopia. Why? Moms need comfort and crave style. The low heeled ankle bootie fits these parameters by offering the comfort of Easy Spirit and the edge of Isabel Marant. A heel-even a ½ inch-will elongate the leg and...

HINT: Do NOT follow the ridiculous runways Marc Jacobs Fall 2012                                        Kenzo Fall 2012  This season, high fashion mags are touting plaid over plaid, stripes paired harmoniously with...

ATK DISHES ON SHEKNOWS.COM ON HOW TO TAP INTO YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE READ FULL STORY HERE ...

IT'S A GOOD THING! Purging the clutter=closet clarity. The goal: transform your closet into an environment that channels the light, airy vibe of Neiman Marcus.  Pluck out remnants of your single-in-the city life and all things frumpifying: mom jeans, maternity, anything pleated, trashed shoes, etc. Like peacocks...

PSSST! WANT TO LOOK TALLER? Though they are petite, celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Victoria Beckham and the Olsen sisters always look larger than life. Their tricks? They scale everything down--prints, pockets, etc.--so they are not overpowered. Some tips: when wearing volume, always wear it...

Recharged. Positive. Ready to conquer the (style) world. The only problem? The horror show that is my end-of-summer hair. Chlorine, salt water and sun wreak havoc on color treated hair. After a month of chill European living (I hardly even wore makeup, a minor miracle!)....