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Author: Ann Fulton


I love people watching and the folks in Rome did not disappoint. I had so much fun observing the trends, colors and styles. It was a holiday week and it appeared that most of Rome was out for a stroll dressed to the nines. The Italian women definitely love their style. Here are my favorite pictures of the trends I observed. To see the entire picture, click on the thumbnail. Monochromatic dressing in a light color. Beautiful coats and hats. Tights, stockings and interesting shoes. Leather/pleather...

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This trip was a long time coming and we really didn’t know if was going to happen until the day before. Covid tests, endless forms, health concerns and jittery nerves made leaving a little daunting. But once we got on the plane, we relaxed and realized how much we have missed travel. This is one of the few trips that my husband and I have taken without any snafus or mix-ups. Truly, it was a celebration. My packing was a little erratic because of the uncertainty, but overall worked out well....

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January is a perfect time to think about editing and weeding out clothing that doesn’t work and feels old and out-dated. This doesn’t have to be a big ordeal, just a quick re-organize and edit. Invest an hour and reap the benefits of an organized and freshened closet. Evaluate what is hanging in your closet. Touch each piece of clothing. Ask, has it been worn, do you like it, does it function in your current life style? Keep an outgoing black plastic bag or bin for discards. When...

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I always like to think about changing up my winter wardrobe once the calendar flips to January. Fall colors don’t seem right and we haven’t had much of a winter so I am bored with my existing combinations. Sometimes just changing up how we combine our clothes will give our wardrobe new life. Refresh your look by layering like a pro: my favorite layering piece is an A’nue Ligne sleeveless tank. It provides warmth, adds no bulk and finishes even a simple outfit combination. Focus...

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Everyone has figure “spots”- parts of our body that we just don’t enjoy. What’s worse these “spots” change as we age and often become more troublesome. There’s not a lot we can do about our physiology, but you can learn style hacks to camouflage these troublesome body parts. A word of caution, camouflaging one part in isolation of your whole body can backfire. An example being, I have a short neck, but worry about about my double chin. Turtlenecks have...

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Makeup colors and applications should be updated every two years. It’s easy to fall into a makeup rut and use the same products for decades. Change is challenging. It takes time and a little bravery to acclimate to a new look. Go forward, though- the change will be energizing and you will feel better. Six Makeup Mistakes  Lips:  Avoid lining your lips with dark liner and then filling in with light lipstick or gloss (definitely an eighties style). Better to line your lips in a color close...

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Can clothes make you happy? Recently I read this article and I found it very interesting. “Your style and the clothes you choose reflect and affect your mood, health, and overall confidence. Scientists call this phenomenon “enclothed cognition”, and Adam Hajo and Adam D. Galinsky, both professors at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, write in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, write that enclothed cognition “involves the co-occurrence...

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Sometimes it’s really hard to get ready in the morning– nothing feels right- and it’s especially challenging when you have a lot of choices. Being a good editor helps this process, but what could really help is to create your own personal style uniform. Fundamentally, it is a formula for getting dressed every day. Says Australian blogger Amy Zanatta, “You can wear the exact same items each and every day or you can wear different items in the same category and just use...

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