It's officially summer and I'm ready for an exotic vacation! I've spent more than enough days indoors catching up on TV shows, fixing home appliances and fantasizing about time away from work. Recently I learned my friend Liz was planning a three-week sightseeing jaunt to Africa. Knowing this would be a wildly educational and enriching trip, I just couldn't fathom sweating out my first visit there during the hottest time of the year. So instead I decided to channel the culture with a few tribal-inspired pieces and await a more comfortable time to go.
Want to get a fashion fix without spending a ton of money? Take a minute, play tourist and check out these cultural institutions for a little apparel and accessory therapy. Museums across the country are open, some with adjusted summer hours and senior discounts, waiting for you - yes, you the fashionable one - to visit.
Meet Debra McGuire, the megawatt costume designer who with nearly 30 years of professional experience is a comedic director's dream. She has designed theater, film and TV, and secured her place as one of the fashion industry's most talented people. With two Primetime Emmy Outstanding Costume nominations under her belt and an undying passion to her craft, McGuire took a break from her current television project, The Exes (TV Land, Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. ET) , to reflect on her career and share some styling tips.
In a few days Father's Day (June 16) will be here. You still may be sure what to get dear ol' dad or you're pondering what you've already selected. Because no one has ever really admitted that shopping for Pops was easy, I've decided to help you skip aimlessly wandering in the mall by directing you to a few fashionable and novelty gift items that I'm sure he'd love.
Can't go on that tropical vacation just yet? No need to fret, you can mimic the vibe right here at home minus airline and suitcases. Trending this season is apparel featuring large and small floral prints. I've assembled a look that channels your much needed getaway and won't drain your pockets.
Many of you know Jane Seymour as the actress behind Michaela Quinn, the strong lead character in the hit '90s television series , Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. What you may not know is that Seymour has evolved to become a brand that includes a clothing line, home accessories, floral designs, books and starter painting kits. I connected with the busy entrepreneur, who hasn't completely given up acting, to talk about her latest endeavor, which ( hint, hint )would make a great Mother's Day gift.
Remember the pistachio Samsonite luggage you had in the '70s or the refrigerator you owned in mint green? Well, the hue is back in fresh new ways. Retailers across the country have embraced the trend and are now saturating the market with the icy color. From shoes to clutches, I've selected a handful of seafoam accessories that can accompany you when lunching with friends or kicking back at the beach.
Everyone knows April is a rainy month, hence the saying "April showers bring May flowers." But who said your look has to be boring and drab? To spruce up your outdoor jaunts this spring, I've pulled together some rainwear and accessories that not only make a bold statement but won't cost you hundreds of dollars.
It's official: Marc Jacobs, the iconic American design darling who helms three fashion brands - Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton - can become an AARP member as of today.
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