Overture: What’s It All About?

There are numerous bloggers in the Internet universe with a point of view as to what is stylish at any moment in time. What is difficult to locate anywhere online is a point of view that focuses on the needs of professional women, particularly those who are in their late 30s or beyond. These women are in their prime from a social and professional standpoint, yet are all but neglected by the fashion world.  Add a distinctive and very common complicating physical factor, such as petite stature or a plus-size figure, or foot problems, or an allergy to a particular fabric or metal, and the useful advice that can be found either in the world of glossy fashion magazines or online slows to a mere trickle.

I hope through my blog to help correct this oversight.

Join me as I cull style advice with photographic examples from the major American fashion magazines, supplemented by various women’s, men’s, home, professional and celebrity-focused magazines, e-zines and blogs, and interpret, dissect and sometimes eviscerate the opinions being spouted as to what women should wear to be fashionable.

What makes this blog unique is that I approach fashion and jewelry from the standpoint of what flatters the wearer. What flatters has to do with color, line, space, proportion, texture, scale and personality. I hope to help you identify styles that will make you look your best.

There’s another factor I’ll focus on:  confidence. Making the most of your unique features and preferences, while at the same time dressing for whatever circumstances life brings, can give you a deep sense of self-confidence. You can radiate that special something that allows others to recognize your distinctive and authentic self.

I write based upon years of training and experience as an image consultant and personal wardrobe consultant and also as a jewelry designer and an aficionado and seller of vintage costume jewelry. I find time and again that when someone puts on the jewelry or garment that suits her perfectly, her face lights up. Her radiant smile is contagious. I think life should be full of those moments. I hope to help you experience them.

Here’s what you can expect in my blog:


What to try now. A review of current trends in fashion, jewelry and other accessories that can update your wardrobe.


Image consulting tips and tricks to enhance your personal image, and advice on how to adapt styles to make them work for you.


Bad stylist recommendations, ridiculous advertisements, and celebrity fashion disasters provide fodder for this feature, and great styling is recognized, too. Does a particular look merit an Oh Wow, an Okay, or an Oh Dear?


Mining older articles, books and photos for gems of inspiration or amusement.


Because there are times I simply must rant!


Addressing your style and image questions and providing resources to make your life easier and more beautiful.

My blog will be richer by your joining in the discussion. If you have a different opinion about something, or a question about image, wardrobe or jewelry you’d like to discuss, please share it. We can learn from one another.

Personal style is a form of artistic expression. I hope my blog will inspire you to enjoy fashion, and at the same time, to appreciate yourself and your own unique beauty. What I wish for you is that you thrive and succeed. Welcome to Truly Becoming.