Ask MSL |Am I Too Old for Overalls?
Q: I love overalls, but am I too old to wear them now that I'm 40? – Liz W. JLo rocks a pair of overalls with a white button-down, designer sneaks and Hermes Birkin bag. We say YES to all of it! A: Great question! We get this question all the time, so you are not alone in wondering at what point we should put the overalls aside. Overalls are a look that skews young, however, we say it’s all about proper styling and attitude, so if you love ’em, go for it! We have tips for doing it right if you’re over 25. 1 | Opt for a darker or dressier fabric. Instead of light or distressed denim, choose a flowy ...Read more.
5 Haute Tips for a Spring Fashion Refresh
Read our story that was published in Frontdoors magazine! See the full May / June issue of Frontdoors. 5 Haute Tips for a Spring Fashion Refresh Spring has arrived in the Valley of the Sun and with it comes a plethora of fun, flirty fashion! The hottest trends for 2023 are focused on the feminine with a nod to decades past. Think romantic dresses with voluminous sleeves and sweet tops fit for a princess, as well as sexy sheers and body-skimming shapes. To tame ultra-girly pieces, tailored blazers, new denim and structured handbags are also on the fashion scene. Bright, optimistic ...Read more.
Arizona Midday | Spring 2022 Trends
In January, while the rest of the country is under winter weather warnings, those of us lucky enough to call Arizona home are soaking up the sun and moderate temps during our patio season, as we like to call it. Northerners flock here this time of year for car shows and golf tournaments, and we start to dress transitionally in spring fashion, albeit layered with a puffer jacket in the morning. I recently chatted with Destry Jetton and shared the top Spring 2022 trends on Arizona Midday. All of the featured looks are from Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park and are modeled by three of my favorite local Instagram ...Read more.
Inspired Living | Post-Pandemic Fashion
Last year was a thought-provoking time in all of our lives to say the least. Seemingly overnight, the 2020 pandemic upended life as we know it and created what many people refer to now as "the new normal." From travel to socializing, regular activities we take for granted came to a screeching halt, and how we shop changed dramatically. Online shopping surged and loungewear sales went through the roof. Today, we are slowly climbing out of our pandemic state of mind, even if the world is technically still in the grips of it. We're traveling and venturing out again. We're optimistic and happy to be getting dressed to ...Read more.
Back-to-School Shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Back-to-school shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square is one of our favorite annual mom-daughter traditions! Christina and I make a day of it and stock up on essentials, since once school starts, time is at a premium as I know all moms can relate. 😉 From basic supplies to on-trend fashion, Scottsdale Fashion Square is a one-stop shopping destination! Plus, the restaurant scene is on point for a special lunch or dinner break. Francine is our current fav, but there are several incredible places to choose from, including Zinque, Toca Madera and Nobu. At the new luxury wing entrance. We kicked off our 2021 ...Read more.
Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Like a Pro
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - aka the Super Bowl of shopping - starts for cardholders this week! Featuring the latest looks for fall, you can preview the sale items online right now and create a wish list of favorites in preparation for purchase when the sale goes live, which depends on your Nordstrom Rewards level. The Icon members start madly shopping on July 12th, Ambassador level goes live July 14th, Influencers shop the 16th, and the sale is open to the public on July 28th. It's the best time to shop for all the latest fall looks until the prices go back up on August 9. And, if you don’t have a Nordstrom ...Read more.
Gluten-Free Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake
Who doesn't love a nutty, moist coffee cake with melt-in-your-mouth streusel topping? However, most contain a lot of flour (gluten!), butter and sugar that, while delicious, it doesn't make for the healthiest choice. And, for those of you with a gluten intolerance they aren't even an option. So, I reviewed a number of recipes and played with a few ingredient combinations to come up with this brunch favorite that is gluten-free, dairy-free and low in sugar! I just served it for Easter brunch and it was a hit! In addition, I paired it with a yummy spinach, chicken sausage and goat cheese frittata, plus a side of berries ...Read more.