How to be Elegant

I wrote a post a while back on How to Be Graceful. It is one of my most popular posts. It was more of an ode to my beautiful late grandmother, which really highlighted her interactions with friends and strangers alike. I want to expand on that and talk about elegance. While I believe grace […]

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5 Tips to Look and Feel Fabulous Over 40

The other night I met my husband at a local sports bar that was airing a game that wasn’t on television. I am not a  huge football fan but I am a supportive wife so when he reached out during my Target shopping trip (my sport by the way) to ask that I meet him […]

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5 Things I’m Crushing on For Fall

Here are 5 things I’m Crushing On For Fall Hi, friends! We still have a few weeks left of summer and if you’ve been following New York Fashion Week you know we are already looking forward to spring, but if you know me you know fall is my favorite. I could rattle off the obvious […]

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A Hair Story about How My Braids Saved Me

Ready For Change If you are friends with me on any form of social media (Instagram is my favorite btw) you have probably seen me sporting waist-length braids for a little over a year. You might also realize that I finally took them out last weekend. I recently posted the change to Facebook and the […]

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5 Things I’m Crushing on This Spring

Waiting For It… I have to tell you that I wondered if Spring would ever rear its beautiful head. I sat around waiting like a kid at Christmas. It seemed like a very long winter. Let’s be clear I don’t mind winter. I love the time to slow down and relax a little bit, but […]

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Three Takeaways From My Bold Night In NYC

How Bold Are You If you have been following along on Instagram you know that I’ve had what could be described as a fairytale moment in NYC recently. I wanted to share it here too because I feel like what’s happening over at Chico’s deserves more attention than I can give in an Instagram post, […]

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The Best Skin Creams for Those Who Want to Look 15 at 50

The Best Skin Creams The other day a friend’s daughter posted on FB about wanting to find the best night cream. She’s a beautiful young lady in her twenties. I can’t even remember when I started thinking about face creams, but it was probably about…6 months ago. I certainly hadn’t given it much thought in […]

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2018 For the Win and a Better Bolder Real Chic Life

Happy New Year friends Like many of you I dive head first into a New Year. There’s just something about goal setting, organizing my thoughts, dreams, and future plans that really gets me going. An excuse to make a list? Yes, please! A reason to reflect on all of things I am grateful for… Oh, […]

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I Discovered a Pretty Little Secret

This is not a sponsored post Pajamas All Day The other day while looking for a Christmas present for my mother I found a little secret of my own. Let me preface this with a little back story. My mother is obsessed with pajamas. I couldn’t even tell you the number of cute PJ sets, […]

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How To Be Graceful In 5 Easy Steps

How to Be Graceful My grandmother was the classiest lady I knew. I learned a lot of my “how to be chic” lessons from watching my grandmother as a little girl. When she passed away last week those who spoke of her kept referencing her poise, style and her grace. It became evident that she wasn’t only […]

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