You can make it!  Keep the style going.  For Wednesday, let’s choose something simple.  How about this shirt dress from Old Navy.  When your week is busy, it’s a stylish choice without trying too hard-

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Last night was our city’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night.  It is a completely awesome girl’s nite out downtown with all of the local shops doing special discounts, etc. all in the name of breast cancer support.  They also line the streets up with home-based businesses and other businesses selling their wares.  You can wine-taste, get a bag full of freebies and shop.  What more can this girl ask for? My biggest purchases of the evening involve my first stop, the Premiere jewelry booth.  When it is Girl’s Nite Out, the prices are: $15/necklace $10/bracelet $5 earrings I could probably have cleaned the lady right out of all her jewelry, but I restrained myself and saved something for the other fellow shoppers. Here’s what I bought- 1) “Olivia” silver finish filigree earrings originally priced at $19 2) “Starlight” faux yellow gold drop earrings with faux crystals originally $37 3) Long “Shimmer” gold chain necklace originally $48 4)  “Crystal connection” earrings (originally $19) and necklace ($41) 5)  “Truffle” earrings ($19) and necklace (was unable to find the original price) Plus a grab bag bracelet for $2.

All for $67.  For what should have been a total of over $180.

Not bad ladies.  I challenge you to attend one of these parties (and not be the hostess) and come out any less. Thank goodness I was also shopping for a worthy cause.  What a great night!

Have I mentioned the return of the turtleneck?  Here’s an excerpt from InStyle from last spring! “The only thing I need right now is a turtleneck,” singer Kelly Rowland told us after the BCBG Max Azria show, where every single look incorporated a turtleneck. And she won’t be the only one come fall, as designers at New York Fashion Week are showing off ways that turtlenecks can be worn with anything. Now, don’t run out to the nearest Farm and Fleet and start loading up.  Be selective with your turtlenecks.  You don’t want to look like Martha Stewart 1992 at Eastertime. (Although I’m sure her sweater is of the finest cashmere on the planet.)

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This look can be arty and modern if you wear it right.  Wear it wrong and you’ll look like a schoolgirl in a jumper.

Pair your new turtleneck (black is very safe and easy to use) under long, flowy dresses (see below), with pretty patterned short skirts and opaque tights or with a tweed sheath dress.

Those of you with long necks, go turtleneck crazy, add on a cowl neck while you’re at it.  Those of us with short necks, give the long banned from fashionable existence, mock turtlenecks a try.  They will help create more distance between your shirt and your chin, thus creating length.

However you choose to wear them, they are warm, they are easy and they are a must have!

Turtlenecks done right-

Rebecca Minkoff Dress and Paul & Joe Turtleneck from

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