New Year Fashion Hit List

It has been a crazy fall and winter so far, with temperatures ranging from low teens to mid 70s. To help ease your chills, I have a check list of cold weather recommendations listed below. If these items are not part of your lifestyle wardrobe, now is when you should find them generously marked down. A single or double breasted long wool coat. Most wool coats are lined to prevent scratching and can be the perfect addition to layer over pants or dresses for warmth. Select the basic color of
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Putting “How to Dress as a Wedding Guest” to Work!

Yesterday I caught up with Charlotte Agenda senior writer Mary Gross. I was charged with the task of finding a dress for two summer weddings she’s attending. Did she read my newsletter? And how perfect was her timing? She had a short list of requests for the dress: blue, khaki, no pink or too girlie, and most importantly with a sleeve and under $200. My challenge took me shopping at SouthPark Mall to a variety of stores: Nordstrom, Macy’s, The Limited, J Crew, and Dillard. Meeting Mary at the Ebar
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How to Dress as a Wedding Guest

How often do you receive an invitation for a spring or summer wedding and wonder what is appropriate to wear? Be prepared with selections that would work for any wedding you may be invited to. The invitation’s formality is generally the first clue, along with the time and location. Some invitations include a dress code for wedding guests. Regardless of what is printed on the below are tips on how to dress as a wedding guest: This is the bride and groom’s big day and a family celebration. Be respectful
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