I’ve never really been a scarf girl. I don’t like anything pulling around my neck. Necklaces are fine, but turtlenecks and scarves just bug me… until recently that is.
I don’t know why, but I’ve started gravitating towards scarves! The right ones that is. At 55, hot flashes are a serious problem, but a lightweight scarf is tolerable. I also love the way a super simple outfit transforms with the pop of a fabulous statement scarf. Here I’m wearing a knit midi-dress and high suede boots. A watch, hoop earrings and a scarf are all I need to accessorize. You can shop my choices below. Easy peasy. That’s my kind of style.I like scarves that have length without bulk and this bold animal print scarf fits the bill perfectly. It’s from a company called Orange Scarf, which is woman-owned and based in Massachusetts, my home state. The line is very reasonably priced and the quality is great. Check them out!If you need some scarf inspiration, here’s a super fun video by my style goddess Wendy, of Wendy’s Lookbook. 25 ways to tie a scarf–who knew?
Are you a scarf girl?
There are two things I look for in clothes these days, coverage and layers. I can run hot and cold–you know the drill ladies. One minute I’m freezing, the next I’m on fire. Gotta love those hot flashes… Not! Anyway I’m getting smart in my old age. I have become a huge fan of the cape. I’ve actually become quite a cape collector. I have bright colors, solids and plaids. I feel chic in a cape, it covers the tummy quite nicely AND I can take it off if I get hot.
Capes can be an inexpensive and easy-peasy way to jazz up an outfit too.
Photo by Cathleen Trainor
There’s something so fabulous about faux fur. It can be chic, sophisticated, even a bit glamorous! From vests to coats, I own way too many faux fur pieces, but I just can’t help myself. I’m a faux fur addict! Continue Reading
For years it has been my dream to start a boutique for struggling women, using clothes as a tool for boosting self-esteem and self-worth. A few months ago, my dream came true. Uncommon Threads was born.
It all happened gradually, then quickly. For years, I’ve collected clothing donations to give to my social work clients who are low-income, single moms. It started with a few racks, then the clothes literally took over my office. Before I knew it, the word had spread and social service agencies started contacting me when their clients were in need of clothes. It became clear I needed to start a nonprofit. Continue Reading
What can be easier to wear than a maxi dress? It’s incredibly comfy, gives great coverage, and is super chic!
Animal print is on-trend this season, but did it really ever go out of style? A fabulous animal print dress can be “almost” as versatile as a little black dress. The neutral colors create a “canvas” that works with just about any pop of color.
Here are other style dresses I like HERE HERE and HERE (all under $100 too!).
It’s that time of the year when I pull out my fall clothes. Painstakingly one by one, I try on each piece and ask myself the same questions I pose to my clients.
With over 24,000 followers on Instagram, Beth Djalali, the style blogger behind the popular Style at a Certain Age and Susan Kanoff from the fabulous The MidLife Fashionista are joining 1010 Park Place to help us up our fashion game. Whether we work outside the home, workout, meet friends for lunch or our main squeeze for date night, it’s nice to have style input from someone who doesn’t talk in terms of “what to wear in your 40s, etc.” In case you missed Susan’s first post, check it out.
This week I caught up with Beth, but since neither of our phones were cooperating, we texted.
Comfortable clothes are becoming increasingly important as I get older. I love style, but give me comfort too! Here’s a super comfy outfit you can dress up or down and easily transition to fall by adding a jacket. There’s lots of flow and stretch, so you can bend, move and even eat a big meal without feeling constricted.