5 Great Brands for Petites

5 Great Brands for Petites

By now I’m sure we all know that clothes almost never come ready to wear straight off the hanger.  This is especially true if you’re not a traditional size (i.e. tall, petite, plus size).  As a petite woman I’ve endured all the trials and tribulations of taking just about every pair of pants I own to the tailors to have them cut off because I’m short or not being able to buy a dress because it…

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Mustang Unleashed: Ford Partners with Global Designers for Limited Edition Fashion Collaboration

Mustang Unleashed: Ford Partners with Global Designers for Limited Edition Fashion Collaboration

L-R: CO|TE designers Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari; Paula Cademartori; Rogan Gregory of Rogan; Anna Sui; Pamela Love and Scott Mackinlay-Hahn of Rogan.

L-R: CO|TE designers Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari; Paula Cademartori; Rogan Gregory of Rogan; Anna Sui; Pamela Love and Scott Mackinlay-Hahn of Rogan.

To celebrate the legendary Mustang’s 50th Anniversary, Ford has tapped several A-list global designers to create a limited edition fashion collaboration called Mustang Unleashed.  The Mustang Unleashed collection includes  a total of 15…

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Sneak Peek: The SJP Collection Fall 2014

Sneak Peek: The SJP Collection Fall 2014

In February 2014, actress Sarah Jessica Parker launched the SJP Collection, a selection of shoes and handbags, sold exclusively through Nordstrom.  The SJP collection returns this Fall with a new selection of shoes and handbags along with some of customers’ favorite designs, like the Lady, in new fabrics and colors.  Here’s a sneak peek at a few of my favorites from the collection.  All of the…

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On Our Radar: The Full Skirt

On Our Radar: The Full Skirt


One item that’s on trend for Fall – the Full Skirt.  Now, I’m not a trend follower, per se, but I’m all for trends that work for my personal style and taste.  The great thing about full skirts is that they work well for pretty much every body type, especially for women who happen to be a little thick in the thighs (myself, included).  The current season of full skirts has something for everyone…

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Boutique Focus: ClosetNV



About a week ago I had a chance to visit ClosetNV, a luxury consignment boutique located in West Bloomfield, MI.  ClosetNV was opened in February 2010 by sisters-in-law Robin Bloom and Lisa Rosenberg.  Both had been consigning luxury designer pieces for themselves and friends and family on E-bay since 1999.  Lisa then had the idea to launch a store in Michigan to fill a void she felt…

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Seven Tips for Better Skin

Seven Tips for Better Skin


Over the years I’ve picked up beauty routines that do and don’t work.  Without a doubt, these are the seven tips that I’ve found have stood the test of time for me and my skin:

1. Water:

If you haven’t heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a million times, but that’s because it’s true – drink more water if you want to have better skin.  Why?  Because water flushes all the toxins out of your…

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Beauty Review: Eden Body Works All Natural Curl Defining Creme

Beauty Review: Eden Body Works All Natural Curl Defining Creme


I’m learning that the key to great looking natural hair is keeping it moisturized.  This is especially true for curly hair – the more hydrated your curls, the more defined they are.  Keeping natural hair moisturized in the summer heat, however, is easier said than done.  I personally had been having trouble keeping my hair from feeling parched and thirsty so I set out looking for help.  And boy…

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On Our Radar: Culottes

On Our Radar: Culottes


For some reason I don’t remember culottes being this chic.  As a matter of fact, when I was a kid I hated them – to me they just looked like pants’ ugly cousin.  Today’s culottes are a lot more stylish – longer, wider legs and not so stiff fabrics.  It’s either that or my tastes have grown.  Here are a few of my favorites that are sure to add a touch of unexpected style to your Fall wardrobe. …

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Fashion Speak 2014 Featuring Keynote Speaker Tracy Reese

Fashion Speak 2014 Featuring Keynote Speaker Tracy Reese


Fashion Speak 2014 is all set for October 16, 2014.  I was beyond excited to hear that women’s wear designer and Detroit native Tracy Reese will be this year’s keynote speaker for the event.  Last year’s event was awesome and it’s looking like this year’s event might top it.  Tickets are available now.  You should probably purchase your ticket now because last year’s event sold out.  To learn…

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Get To Know: Paperwhite

Get To Know: Paperwhite


Paperwhiteis a women’s apparel line designed for the modern woman who integrates charm and personality into her everyday style.  Founded in 2008, the brand originally launched as a women’s shirt line to fill a void in the market.  In 2011, the brand presented its Spring collection as a full line, bridging the gap between missy and contemporary.  Paperwhite, currently under the creative…

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Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale Now Online

Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale Now Online


You know what I love about the internet?  It truly does democratize the playing field (to an extent, anyway).  Brands and experiences once enjoyed by a select few can now be enjoyed the world over because of the internet.  Case in point – the Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale – what was once exclusive to New Yorkers and those willing to make the pilgrimage to New York at the right time of year is…

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Three Pre-Fall 2014 Collections to Shop Now

Three Pre-Fall 2014 Collections to Shop Now

Summer is in full swing – the weather is warm and there are back yard barbeque and pool parties a plenty.  Not to rain on anyone’s parade by Fall is right around the corner.  Many Pre-Fall 2014 collections are already available online.  Here are a few of my favorite Pre-Fall 2014 collections that are currently available for those of you who just can’t wait to get your hands on Fall appropriate…

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Beauty Review: Herbivore Botanicals Purify

Beauty Review: Herbivore Botanicals Purify


I picked up Herbivore Botanicals‘ Purify a few weeks ago when I was at Willys Detroit.  As a beauty product junkie, I don’t need much of a push to try a new product, especially one for oily/blemish prone skin.  Purify is a balancing serum for oily/blemish prone skin.  While it might sound ridiculous to add oil to oily skin, oil cleansing is very common among a lot of oily skin suffers and I know…

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July Bookclub Pick: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

July Bookclub Pick: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso


It should come as no surprise that Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GirlBosshas turned up Detroit Style Review’s bookclub reading list.  I had been waiting for this book’s release since I heard it was coming out on May 16th.  As you may or may not know, Sophia Amoruso is founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, an online women’s boutique for kick ass women.  What started out as a vintage shop on eBay has turned…

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