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HILDIE ILLUSTRATION BY JILL ANTHONY, BACKGROUND BY BRANDON SMITH @2018
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Darlings, do you recall the ensemble I’m wearing? This look is from one of those iconic Ralph Lauren ads that appeared in every fashion magazine in 1981. The ads were beautifully shot by legendary photographer, Bruce Weber, and featured the gorgeous model, Clotilde, wearing the Santa Fe Collection. The looks were inspired by Navajo prints and southwestern American classics. 

Oh, those ads captured my fashion heart. 

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LANA TURNER DRESSING GOWN. THE REST OF THE GOWN IS IVORY SILK.
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A group of girlfriends and I decided we’d wear pajamas to our annual Christmas dinner party. It’s just us, no men—and dinner will be at home—but it’s gotten me thinking… I have nothing to wear. Call me “the Princess and the Pea,” but pajamas and nightgowns bunch and wad up and make it impossible for me to sleep. Something as small as a button feels like a golfball, and any kind of waistband—elastic or ones that tie—might as well be vice grips, and leggings are too constricting.

The only way I can get to sleep is by wearing nothing at all.

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNIFER DENTON, ©2018
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The holidays are here. Do you have something—other than workout clothes—to wear to dinner and social events with friends and family, or maybe there’s a special Christmas or Hanukah service you might attend? This time of year most of us have a tendency to eat and drink too much and watch football while eating our second piece of pie, but we can be comfortable and stylish at the same time.  

When I saw this burgundy velvet blazer my heart skipped a beat. I’ll wear it forever! 

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This outfit makes me think of something Megan Markle—Prince Harry’s bride—would wear. Trench coats are such classics, and you can wear them with everything. But this olive trench steps things up a notch, because it’s not the same old tan trench coat we’ve seen forever, and it looks so smart with black. Continue Reading

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In order to build a great wardrobe we need to know how to become smarter, more disciplined shoppers. Here are three rules of thumb that will give us the biggest bang for our buck and make us look good at the same time. For starters we need to buy the best quality clothes we can afford, but what does “quality” mean?

Clothes are like men: If you’re looking for “Mr. Right Now,” by definition, he won’t be around next year. The same goes for clothes.

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HILDIE ILLUSTRATION BY JILL ANTHONY, BACKGROUND BY BRANDON SMITH @2018
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Darlings, It’s that time of year when ghosts, goblins and ghouls are scurrying about, looking for some tasty treats. With Halloween nearing and that crisp chill in the air, it gets me thinking about fashions that warm up my senses.

I want cozy coats, in rich colors, with velvety textures, and shoes and accessories in pops of color as bright as the autumn leaves. Continue Reading

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PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER DENTON AT PARK 31 IN SPRING BRANCH, TX. ©2018
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That is the question… Wearing real fur has been a hot-button issue for decades, but in the last few years real fur has made a big comeback. Before you don your PETA, protest, faux fur coat… The plot thickens.

Least you think faux fur and knitted rabbit are the answer, both come with their own set of hypocritical, ethical and environmental problems.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENDA COFFEE, ©2017
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I’m still wondering what possessed me—last week—to pair that gorgeous, Whistle River, black lace skirt with a pair of kitten heels that hurt my feet. Probably because I still long for the days when I wore heels with almost everything. But kitten heels? Two years ago I was embarrassed to be seen in kitten heels. Now I can’t handle them for more than a few minutes.

When it comes to the evils of aging, I rank painful feet up there with saggy jowls, thinning hair and a vagina as dry as granny’s drawers.

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Photographs by Jennifer Denton, ©2018. Photographed at Park 31 in Spring Branch, Texas.
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In September I shared a beautiful, taupe, flannel jacket from Whistle River Trading, and everyone loved it, especially me. Last week I went to a ranch in Montana… Legends of the Fall country, and my jacket was the perfect thing to wear in their cool, crisp weather.

Today I’m sharing another one of Whistle River Trading’s pieces, this gorgeous velvet skirt. It has the Holidays written all over it.

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