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KERRY WASHINGTON STAYS POISED & POLISHED Whether donning her Olivia Pope power persona or stepping out on the red carpet, one thing is for certain: Kerry Washington is always poised and polished. But, will she be able to maintain her pulled together style throughout nine months...

Anyone who knows me can attest to my scarf obsession. Whether I’m in my office or out to dinner, I have a scarf artfully draped around my neck. Sometimes it is a print. Sometimes it is a hot color. During the winter, I favor a...

    1. Edge-ify some basics with a classic leather moto jacket: Zara motorcycle jacket with zips $119 2. An easy, breezy sheer top can be dressed up or down: Zara polka dot blouse $49.90 3. A drapey cotton tee is a wardrobe staple: Vince draped long sleeve tee $125 4. Skinny jeans...

So. Why do women wear heels? A heel visually lengthens your silhouette, leanify  the legs and glammify everything. They impact your walk by thrusting the hips forward which adds a sexy strut to your gait. Spikes? Forget it. Most of us bid adieu to Carrie Bradshaw stilettos...

You’ve heard the expression clothes make the man. Well, the flip side of that statement is that shoes make the woman. A woman sporting great shoes is perceived as polished and pulled together. While a woman wearing scuffed, unflattering footwear looks like a slob. To wit:...

Sweet sundresses are cute. Peasant skirts too. But, to look haute this summer, it’s all about electrifying the soft, flowy silhouette with a harder edge. This means spikes, grommets, leather and a rocker-fab smoky eye. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Jeffrey Campbell Calavera Skull Stud...

ADD KICK TO YOUR LWD FOR UNDER $100 Adding zip to a basic summer silhouette is a snap. Take the little white dress. Simply layering some dramatic accessories-a floaty paisley scarf, a chunky gold spike  bracelet, a marigold African inspired bag-will transform your garment into a...

From Runway to Carpool Lane: A “Mommified” Spring Trend (You Didn’t Think You Could Wear) THEY SAY: A sheer blouse with a sexy lace bra underneath. I SAY: Layer a black or nude cami under a sheer blouse for a more demure look. 1. Tinley Road Taylor Piped Blouse...

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...

I spent three glorious weeks in France this summer. And, whether I was in Provence, in the mountains, on the coast or in Paris, one thing was clear: French women are not slobs. In fact, they always look stylish and confident. It’s not about designer...