My Review: Stitch Fix Personal Stylist In Home Clothing Shopping

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  The in home online styling service that sends you a shipment of new clothing, shoes and accessories to try on in the comfort of your own home.  Return (free shipping) what you don’t want and purchase what you want to keep.  Here is my review of this service with […]

BCA Month Think Pink Products

Every October I put together this blog post about pretty in pink merchandise that gives back to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Oh how I long for the day when BCA month no longer exists.  But until that amazing day arrives, here is my annual article with BCA pink products that give back.  Consider these pretty […]

Tips To Find Spring Fashions That Flatter Figures

Manic:  Spring fashions that are fabulous and comfortable and trendy, too.  But which ones can we older women wear and how do we choose the most flattering styles? Managed:  Fashion expert, professional stylist, buyer and boutique owner (she does it all), Heather gave me a lesson in flattering pieces, fashion lingo to know and what […]

Stylish Summer Dresses That Flatter Figures

I recently visited fashion expert Heather, owner of The Purple Skirt Boutique in Ahwatukee and Dominque R in Scottsdale and she showed me what to look for in summer dresses that will slim and flatter different figures.  Check out these styles to trim the midsection area appearance, to flatter arms, how to wear a strapless, […]

Fab Fashion Pieces For Your Next Big Event

Happy New Year!  Another year begins!  Cheers to new beginnings with this new year ahead of all of us. I usually write a heartfelt piece about ushering in another year with resolutions, but my unscheduled time post a few days ago had that sentiment, so today I have decided to talk fashion.  Last New Years Eve […]

AZ Local: Shop for a Cause: Clothes Minded Event Helps Struggling Local Community Children’s Theatre

A few months ago, my teen daughter asked to write an article about what her beloved Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) means to her and to the many children who have called ACT their second home. ACT has been struggling financially, like so many nonprofit Fine Arts organizations do, so I helped with volunteer work on […]

Undergarments That Work Wonders For Us Gals

Manic:  Finding the right kind of bra, underwear, tank top, cami and more when it comes to wearing what goes underneath for comfort, concealing, enhancing, detracting and more.  When you think about it, undergarments can do a lot of things and make or break a good outfit. Managed:   I interviewed our managedmoms.com fashion expert, Heather […]

Flattering Fashions for Women…Plus Cool Kids Clothes, Too

Manic:  Finding fashions for me that flatter and clothes for my kids that are good quality and made by lines that are green and/or give back. Managed:  Did some fashion research for myself plus I found some cool kid clothing that you gotta know about.  First I found some interesting pieces for women like a […]

My Top Product & Food/Recipe Picks from my 2013 Segments

Here they are….my top picks from all of the things that I tested for my lifestyle morning show segments in 2013.  My favorite family on-the-go snack bar, favorite healthy homemade snack recipe, my favorite fashions, beauty products, get organized tool and more.  Take a look and let me know if you tried any of these […]

Transitioning Desert Fashions from Summer to Fall to Winter

Manic:  Figuring out how to wear my fall fashions this time of year here in Phoenix when it is cool in the mornings, hot in the afternoon and then chilly in our October/November evenings. Managed:  Asked my friend and fashion expert, Heather who owns The Purple Skirt Boutique and is an expert fashion buyer and […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Different Personalities on Your List

Manic:  The calendar because now that we are in October, it is time to start thinking about your holiday shopping list.  That time of year got here fast. Managed:  Did some shopping for you and found some great stuff like a beer tender for the guy that has everything, a purse that doubles as a […]

Spring & Summer Styles That Flatter Your Figure

Manic:  Trying to update and add a few warm weather pieces to my wardrobe, while staying on a budget and finding pieces that are flattering on me to boot. Managed:  Interviewed my favorite fashion expert, Heather Cisek owner of both the Purple Skirt Boutique in Ahwatukee and Dominique R in Scottsdale to get the lowdown […]

Go Green Fab Fashions & Products To Celebrate Earth Day 2013

Manic:  Me with my family when they fail to put recyclable items in the recycling bin!  Just ask them and they will tell you that I’m an unhappy Mama when they don’t practice green behavior. Managed: In honor of Earth Day, that is this Monday, and to remind my family the importance of being earth-friendly […]

Warm Winter Fashions That Are Functional, Too!

Manic:  Me, a wimpy Phoenician when the weather gets cold!  But I don’t want to buy winter clothes I can’t wear again on days that are chilly, but not too cold. Managed:  Found some smart styles like gloves that let you text, a hat that won’t give you hat head when it rains or is […]

Go Holiday Glam for Less

Manic:  The holidays bring party invitations, celebrations and more, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money buying fancy dresses and expensive accessories with all of the holiday shopping that I have to do! Managed:  Came up with some ideas and found some deals on inexpensive items that help you go glam for less.  Take […]