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Feeling a little Anne Hathaway? This is what I am thinking would work for the street: black leather belted sleeveless jacket, black skinny turtleneck tee, black ponte harley point.

Not quite there? Take it down a notch for the office: lattechino leather belted sleevless jacket, coffee bean skinny turtleneck tee, amber ponte applique slim skirt.

Love them both. Decisions, decisions.

All, Worth New York Fall 2012.

call me maybe

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Having a half dozen kids keeps you dialed in to all kinds of stuff. Watched the teen choice awards with two youngest daughters a week or two ago and this song is totally stuck in my head: call me maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen.

In a few days my dining room, as pictured here, will be filled with about 300+ pieces of gorgeous fall clothing and accessories. Spent the last few days on the phone making plenty of phone calls, therefore, call me maybe. ha.

Love my family and love my work. Why the selfie and why the slight smile? Husband and three kids have ‘gone fishin’, out of cell phone range, and I am ‘home alone’ at my desk and on the phone.

Even when home alone, cook for yourself. A very wise woman told me to take care of yourself so you can give and take care of others.

Call me maybe? Some of you out there must ‘like’ these clothes? There are over 4,300 views to this site- thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you would like to take a look, here it is: 716.445.3033. Worth New York Fall 2012 Trunk Show August 8 – August 16.

ps. Jeans I am wearing? Available in 10 different colors for Fall 2012.

All clothing, Worth New York, shoes, Prada. (know the jeans are tight, lots of thigh going on, don’t fit all my clients in tight jeans….).

hive the lifespan center

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Sharing with you where fit friend Gail Culligan has been teaching some great yoga: hive. Took the 10 am Thursday class, there were six of us I was a guest, thank you Gail and Chris, it was fantastic. Teacher, class, and studio were all motivating, serious, modern, and uplifting. We all know that to look good in our clothes and to feel good in our head, we have to work on what’s underneath. If you are anywhere near Transit Road in East Amherst, join this place.

As I am a city girl drove 40 minutes each way to check it out. Totally worth it. Their website is a professional visual feast and beautifully describes their comprehensive health and wellness services. For yoga and so much more, visit Absolutely loved it.

peller estates winery

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First day of August and it’s time to really start checking off that summertime list. As promised previously, here is some fun info, and sorry, only one actual photo (total amateur tech issues were happening) from a great visit we had at Peller Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

For a truly memorable evening, make a reservation for dinner and put yourself in the very good hands of Chef Jason Parsons. The five course tasting menu with wine pairings, simply outstanding. We sat on the gorgeous terrace, inside is as equally beautiful. A visit is really a must, check them out on the web at

Many great places to stay the night, one of our favorites being the Oban Inn,

For breakfast at least once go to Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, open to the public. The view of Lake Ontario is breathtaking while the food is traditional good fare.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is just a 15 minute drive to Niagara Falls.

Peller Estates dinner outfit is pretty much as you saw in ‘the circle’ post and what I wore that night. Changed out white jeans for white pants. Professional model looks pretty amazing, right? You might be noticing a theme by now: one way to keep life a bit uncomplicated is outfit repeat. When you have a good one, wear it often. This top shows a little bit of skin for a little bit of sexiness while keeping everyone at the table comfortable. Paired with perfect white pants, a great clutch, and luxurious flat sandals  you could really go anywhere. Every day dress.

Optic White Jersey Leather Strap Blouse, Optic White Silence Wash Loulou Pant, Luggage Smoked Leather the Simone Bag. All, Worth New York Spring/Summer 2012.


east coast girl

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Just packed up second daughter for her road trip to Newport RI to work for a month in probably one of the best summer spots ever while you are young and single. After her month of work she heads to Boston MA for her second year of college. Smart, intellectual girl.

As this is a fashion and lifestyle blog it encompasses in my mind both luxuriousness and practicality. These shots include Louis Vuitton luggage and clothing wrapped for travel in bed sheets with packing tape.

The ‘body bag’ method is something I have learned from my year’s of hosting trunk shows and putting on fashion shows. When packing clothes that will travel by automobile, it is super easy and convenient to lay them flat on a bed sheet, alternate tops of items every five pieces or so, package it up like a gift, and wrap the whole thing with packing tape. Keep it the size of an extra-large duffel bag. That way two people can easily carry it or one can schlep by themselves if need be. Been there schlepping plenty of times by myself. This method has come in oh so handy to pack kids off for college and/or graduate school. Oldest daughter has become a convert and has taught her friends how to pack this way too. These ‘body bag’ packages fit easily in trunks and back seats. It is amazing how much stuff you can get to and fro using this method.

Louis Vuitton luggage? Definitely luxurious but also practical as you can bang it around and it lasts for years. Worth the investment and makes super great gifts. Recipient will always remember the year and occasion.

New wheels for second daughter? Luxurious and SAFE.

Safe travels booie. Love you. Thanks older brother for accompanying her. Love you too.


every day cook

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There are a couple of things we all need to do every day, most of us at least, and that would be to put some clothes on and eat a few times.

My blog is kind of devoted to those daily habits, dress, love, work, cook, eat, exercise. Here’s hoping you have a couple of good outfits you can throw on without thinking that look good and have a couple of things you can prepare for dinner in 15 minutes flat that taste great.

Here are today’s offerings: wild salmon, pictured here, and wild cod, not pictured here, for husband that doesn’t like pink fish, local lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and squash. Fish on the grill, lettuce, tomatoes, and cukes tossed, zucchini and squash pan-fried. A little Italian white to round things out.

Outfit has been posted before. Get a few things together and repeat repeat repeat. Worth New York top, J Brand Capri Empress jeans, and close-up of sandals I have been absolutely living in all summer long.


helly hansen shorts

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Last Friday in July 2012. When wearing shorts, go big or go home. Walking shorts, mid-thigh, golf shorts? On any fit woman I’d rather see pants. Shorts are tough and when they hit you in just the wrong spot, well, they look wrong. So, in July, and maybe even August, if you spend any time at the gym at all wear short shorts when you need to wear shorts. Not kidding, regardless of what size you wear if you are fit a shorter pair of shorts will look better.

Helly Hansen is a great place to outfit yourself in serious athletic apparel. You can always look the part and participate fully when wearing their stuff. Visit for a preview.

Almost time to get serious. August 1 is right around the corner…

While dog-walking wearing Worth New York sweater, Helly Hansen shorts, Nike shoes.

traveling pants

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Table has turned. Twenty-two year old daughter wore these jeans home on a flight from Boston MA Sunday night. She leaves tomorrow morning for a big time job buying men and women’s clothing for a national company traveling between LA and NYC.  After washing and hanging these jeans in the sweet summer sun I wore them out for family dinner for eight. Upon arriving home, nineteen soon to be twenty year old daughter (don’t tell the bouncers) asked me for these pants. Promptly gave them to her.

When in the mood for a summer color combo during last week of July reach for mustard, gold, and navy. Add neutral shoes to keep the leg length long. Pictured here, Manolo Blahnik cork peep toe pumps- keep the sisterhood.

Traveling pants are now going clubbing.

In photos, Joe’s Jeans high rise skinny mustard ankle mustard jeans, Alice + Olivia pullover sweater, Louis Vuitton navy monogram bag, Ebel watch, Manolo Blahnik shoes.

the circle

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The hula-hoop was not a prop. Tonight dear friend, husband, and child visited us all for dinner from Park City, Utah. This young woman came into our lives when she was sixteen years old and helped us through all kinds of times- needed out nights for two, endless bedtime stories and grocery trips, library outings, berry picking, and downhill skiing lessons. Here is her daughter, so beautiful. Tonight she announced her daughter would be a big sister in early 2013. Oh, how I love the circle of life.

We celebrated with a dinner of wild halibut, beef tenderloin, local green beans and corn, roasted organic cherry tomatoes, spinach salad, blueberry pie and chocolate chip cookies.

While cooking for eleven plus one I wore white 7 for all mankind straight leg jeans, Worth New York Optic White Leather Strap Tee, flat Christian Louboutin sandals, and, an apron, of course, until it all came out of the oven at the same time. ha ha. Celebrate life. xoxo

Small clothing detail note: after months of skinnies the extra ease from the straight leg on these jeans feels fresh. Hemmed them myself. To reduce bulk and shadows in light colored pants have your tailor remove the extra length from the front pockets. Gives you a cleaner and more polished look.


work from home

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Weekend was a whirlwind- great content but not great photos so posts will be forthcoming. Peller Estates Winery and Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club to name a few highlights. Double challenge to blog posting was being in Canada; iPhone and iPad were off the grid so need to check that out and upgrade service plans.

With respect to other tech news here is a shout out to Boston College student and blogger, Tebs Maquebela at for connecting my admin Booie to his tech guy, Lucas Bancroft-Baer. Thank you for helping her install a plugin to block the ever increasing spam comments. Thank you too to everyone out there, every day dress has had 3,200 visits since April.

So here is a little self-promotion part. I work from home and work flexible hours. Four times a year there is considerable ramp up time that coincides with four fashion seasons, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. In addition to helping women build incredible wardrobes season to season I also recruit, train, and mentor women interested in fashion and in being successful in their own business while being backed by a multi-million dollar luxury New York fashion company. If you are fun and fabulous, looking to be fun and fabulous, or know someone that is fun and fabulous and would like to learn more about the work I do, visit For an immediate reply to your enquiry, email me directly at Our Fall season promises to be better than ever and I would love to add a few great women to our team.

ps. Bad news from last Friday became better, thank god. Not out of the woods but hope has been restored.

Wearing Worth New York blouse and Stella & Dot necklace.


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