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Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The time for spring-cleaning is here, so make room for your new fabulous finds from spring’s biggest trends. Fashion designers have placed great emphasis on every facet of color, texture, pattern and shine — the four foundations to any good wardrobe. Like many things in life, fashion is cyclical; what was once old becomes […]

Attractive Hands within Reach

Attractive Hands within Reach

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.         Hands are one of the places on the body that show aging and wear and tear because they tend to be uncovered. If yours are rough and sun-speckled from time outdoors, use the offseason to recuperate and rejuvenate. Dr. Dana Stern, a New York-based dermatologist specializing in hands and nails, […]

Keep on Glowing

Keep on Glowing

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Though summer’s sun faded months ago, keeping your skin glowing makes the separation seem less distant. Skin that’s healthy and hydrated is the basis for a beautiful glow. It’s important to thoroughly cleanse your skin every evening to wash off the day’s makeup, sunscreen, sweat, and environmental debris that settle on your face. Wash it […]

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Is your hair a tangled mass of dry ends thanks to a summer spent in the sun? All it needs is the right attention to restore it. Tresses harmed by the sun resemble hair done in by flat irons or over-processing. It’s dull, dry, and unmanageable, and usually lighter in color. It’s easy to look […]

Improving Sun-Damaged Skin

Improving Sun-Damaged Skin

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to sun damage, the first line of defense is prevention. However, slipups happen and harm is done, so new treatments are available to restore skin’s healthy looking appearance. Although many people think that a red and peeling sunburn is the only indication their skin has been harmed by the sun, there are […]

Melt-Proof Makeup

Melt-Proof Makeup

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Heat and humidity are two culprits that wreak havoc on our faces in summer. Though we change our wardrobe with the seasons, we rarely think about changing our makeup routine as well. Yet it doesn’t take much to change glamorous into gruesome — the dog days of summer can make us look like raccoons! To […]

Fight Summer Frizz

Fight Summer Frizz

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sun, sea, and fresh air can do wonders for your mood, but the elements can really wreak havoc on your hair. When hot, humid days dawn, the frizz forecast is pretty dire, unless you know what to do to keep the pretty and dump the dire. “If you look at a healthy strand of hair […]

Shopping for Swimsuits

Shopping for Swimsuits

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As our thoughts these days are often on boats, boardwalks, and beaches, it’s natural to think about bathing suits as well. While sunshine and surf go hand in hand with swimsuits for many, others clench their fists at the mere mention of buying a new bathing suit (frankly, shopping for swimsuits doesn’t rank too […]

Sarongs Look Right

Sarongs Look Right

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to warding off a chill or electing to show less skin when you reach the dock, there are more fashionable choices than a robe or an oversized tee. Select a bold triangular tropical print fabric or a large rectangle in a solid color and wear it low around your hips or […]

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Planning a fun day on the water should certainly include looking great and feeling stylish. Effortlessly transforming your day’s look into a fabulous one for evening makes a great day even better. The number one style rule for a day-into-evening transformation is to keep your fashion choice simple and effortless. “Your aim is easy, fresh […]

Spring Cleaning Pays

Spring Cleaning Pays

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

While most truly welcome the season of spring, many of us try to avoid the task of spring cleaning. But what if slimming down our closets could fatten our wallets? As seasons change, we want out with the old and in with the new. Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothes, you can sell them. […]

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

What I love about fashion is that if you wait long enough, things will eventually come back into style. It is cyclical and linear at the same time — old trends become new again, but with modern perspective and fabrics. From fringe to floral, the 1970s are back in a big way, baby. The trends […]

Date Night Fashion

Date Night Fashion

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether on a first date or heading out with your sweetie for the hundredth time, figuring out what to wear can be the hardest part of the evening. In the past, seeking the perfect look may have involved changing into nearly every outfit in the closet, but I have picked out a few essential date […]

Lock In Good Locks

Lock In Good Locks

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As summer is just around the corner, we’re looking to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about stressed-out tresses.It’s important to keep hair in shape and protected when the sun shines bright and the humidity is cranked high on the frizz-meter. Many women desire lighter hair colors now, perhaps to shake off winter memories. Others […]

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What if you knew of innovative techniques to tie boat shoes besides the classic around the tree through the loop or bunny ears methods? Do you crave ways that would stop that annoying habit laces have of becoming undone? Are you a fashionista who eschews wearing practical, comfortable boat shoes because you think they don’t […]

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us reach into the refrigerator and pantry from time to time in search of a quick beauty fix. Whether it is for cucumbers to place on puffy eyes or oatmeal to fashion into a face mask,   we may look a little silly, but know these tricks work. In fact, scientific studies have uncovered […]

Multi-Season Solutions

Multi-Season Solutions

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tank tops:  Available in just about every cut and color, tank tops are perfect to stock up on during end-of-season sales. The versatility of tank tops are what make them such a great multi-season wardrobe staple. For the summer, I pair tank tops with nearly everything. They look great with skirts, shorts, and jeans.In the […]

All About Accessories

All About Accessories

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Accessories are like the Jan Brady of fashion — often forgotten and frequently ignored while wardrobe tips focus on lovely clothes and shoes. That’s not the case here! I am shining a big, bright spotlight on jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses, which happen to be my favorite accessories. Whether it is a tribal-inspired necklace or an […]

Expert Advice on Summer Skincare

Expert Advice on Summer Skincare

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer days are synonymous with sunny weather,boating escapes, and (in a holdover from years past), bronzed skin. Though summer inspires us to remain outdoors, sunburns, premature skin aging, and cancer are negative, but avoidable, side effects of exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Before sunbathing blithely, consider the advice of two knowledgeable skin professionals. […]

Fill a Tote and Escape on the Boat

Fill a Tote and Escape on the Boat

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Pura Vida bracelets are not only stylish and fun, but when you purchase the company’s handcrafted accessories, you support both artisans in Costa Rica and the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots foundation dedicated to cleaning up beaches and oceans around the world. We’re partial to the Anchor Wrap bracelets in a variety of colors for $28.00, […]

Stepping into Spring

Stepping into Spring

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring means that fashion has gone from dreary to dazzling. We can finally ditch the heavy winter boots and have fun with our footwear again! Color, pattern, texture, and shine are all present and accounted for when it comes to footwear this season. With clothes taking a turn toward neutral colors, it’s the shoes —ranging […]

Hat Proof Your Hair

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Hats are a great way to (partially) protect yourself from whipping winds and icy precipitation. However much we welcome keeping warm and dry, we know that there’s a downside to winter hats that makes us loathe to take them off when we come inside: hat hair! Depending on the weather outside and the conditions […]

How to Look Taller

How to Look Taller

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Is Sunscreen a Summer-Only Necessity?

Is Sunscreen a Summer-Only Necessity?

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. You wouldn’t leave your house without shoes in December, so why head out without sunscreen? Shoes are important to keep your feet from suffering frostbite, and sunscreen prevents your skin from absorbing sun radiation that leads to premature aging and raises the risk of life-threatening conditions, including melanoma and other skin cancers. Though many […]

Optimize Your Wardrobe

Optimize Your Wardrobe

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You don’t need to go on a spending spree to gain a larger wardrobe. In fact, paring down your clothing choices can yield more style options than you ever thought possible. There are several multi-functional apparel items that can serve as “foundation” pieces or as building blocks for creating multiple outfits.  These include a fitted […]

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though we’ve heard the saying, “less is more,” when it comes to our closets, it’s usually a different story. Filled to the brim with clothes, many of us would fall short if asked to account for all the items in our closets. Now is the perfect time of year to go through all your […]

Keep Your Hair Cool

Keep Your Hair Cool

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In summer we wear lighter and brighter clothes, and change up our facial treatments, body scrubs, and moisturizers to reflect the needs of the season. Shouldn’t our hair receive the same treatment? Darker months are often accompanied by darker hair tones tucked under fuzzy, warm hats. When the hats came off, blow-drying is the styling […]

The Longs and Shorts of Shorts

The Longs and Shorts of Shorts

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to shorts, a certain song that has been airing on our radios since the late 1950s comes to mind. While some women still “wear short shorts,” the look may not be appropriate for you or your lifestyle. Luckily for us, fashion has moved forward, offering us a greater selection of suitable […]

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. When our thoughts turn towards spending fun-filled days in the sun or water, most of us feel happiness.  However, some women experience an anxiety akin to dark clouds blotting out the sun. Their apprehension stems from the difficulty of finding flattering bathing suits in sizes that many suit designers and manufacturers call “hard to […]

Tuck Away That Tummy!

Tuck Away That Tummy!

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all frustrated by our over-40 tummies. Diet and exercise don’t seem to help much, and liposuction is so drastic. Instead, try these tips for dressing to conceal a bothersome belly: Start with shapewear. If you’ve resisted trying shapewear because you think it will feel […]

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