Monthly Archives: October 2016

crushing hard on velvet this fall

Fall Fashion Craving: Velvet

The last noteworthy velvet garment piece I owned was a velvet dress. I wore at university prom about… 30 years ago. I still remember it fondly because it was quite a statement …

CNN Style Grandma Stereotypes

Grandma Shoes are the Shoe Silhouette of Summer

  In an interesting moment of reversal in ageism, older women are the new hot thing. See CNN’s piece called “Throw Out the Granny Stereoptype” which just proves that grandmas just …

Chelsea Jones with her Skigh Reflect Pump

How Chelsea Jones made "Comfortable High Heels" not be an oxymoron

I’m seeing a lot of my friends, also in their fifties, abandoning their high heels. Because, heels aren’t comfortable and are hard to walk in. I have to agree and, …

United Nude Uma ankle boot stlying

Fashion Craving: Booties for Fall

This summer in Chicago has definitely not been the most fulfilling. It took forever to get here and, by all appearances, it looks like it’s already over. Still, for all …

Gold metallic flats

Metallic gold flats as perfect summer neutral shoes

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife I have long maintained that gold was a “neutral” color. It was a little hard to get others onboard with that some 20 years ago. …

Nude and neutral shoes for spring

Going Nude This Spring (Shoes!)

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife I still remember this from over three decades ago. I was about 18 years old and my younger, Liza, was about 16. She admired a teacher …