While I can turn my critical eye on and off, and I certainly never go up to anyone and give them my opinion unsolicited, there are certain mistakes that I see consistently.
My name is Patrice and I'm a shopaholic who hasn't purchased new clothes or accessories in almost a year. Tough, right? Well, yes and no. Though I went on a no-new-clothes-for-a-year challenge, I've been able to feed my fashion habit thanks to local thrift shops.
Nothing can prepare us for the changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. Everything seems to happen overnight -- although, of course, the process is gradual. Our hips, breasts, legs and arms are transformed in ways that no-one told us to expect. Inside, we feel like ageless, vibrant young women, but, on the outside, we are slowly turning into our grandmothers.
There are certain people who you have no choice but to try and eavesdrop on while they're speaking. Karl Lagerfeld is one of those people.
It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond.
During the summer months of Portugal, the weather is sunny and warm and the cool nights are made for jean shorts and cashmere sweaters. I arrived in the early afternoon, taking a cab into a city that is located only fifteen minutes away from the airport.
As someone with a healthy addiction to Seinfeld and utter adoration for Elaine, here is a gallery of her 2014 fall fashion picks, as told by me...
Behind every great yogi is the perfect yoga tank.
After the ravages of summer sun and increased opportunities for free radical damage (aka aging), your skin needs a bit of extra help to recover its glow.
No matter how we meticulously we separate our recycling or how mindful we are in eating locally sourced foods, as conscious consumers there is always friction between our values and the realties of modern living.
The vast majority of runway looks may be too extreme for day-to-day wear, but are perfect to recreate for an oh-so-glamorous Halloween! Here are a few of my personal faves from the catwalk (with application tips included) to inspire you this All Hallow's Eve.
This season I am all into the treads. Here are 5 pairs of boots that will make you feel like a badass. I've also put all the looks mentioned below on my Pinterest page.
Soraya Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven brand described best as "The Whole Foods of Fashion."
The many plusses to these costumes are that you can still wear them as separate pieces after Halloween, and some articles can probably already be found hiding in the back of your drawers.
Ekpecham's warm embrace of her juxtaposing roles as doting housewife and shrewd brand owner echoes the uneasy alliance between fashion and feminism.
What makes a woman independent is her imagination, a desire to become the shero in her own story and the master of her fate. It has nothing to do with "the reality" others see, only what she chooses to see and act upon.
I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.
Be an active part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and shop these great grabs, all of which donate part of their proceeds to Breast Cancer research or a specific charity.