When it’s 100 Degrees, I Dream of Suede

As I don my standard uniform for the next sweaty three months–workout pants and flip flops–I like to think of what could be when it finally drops below 100 degrees…

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Soma Makes a Killer Maxi Dress


A few years ago, my friend J was wearing the most elegant, simple, flattering black maxi dress to school drop-off. I demanded to know where she found such a perfect dress and to my surprise, she said Soma Intimates! Yeah, the bra store at La Encantada!

I immediately bought the same dress and have since gifted it to others. It’s my favorite. I wear it at least once a week, no joke. It has a built in bra…..magic. And, the rest of it hides everything I don’t want to see. It can be dressed up or down and is so forgiving, I actually don’t think I need to diet on the days I wear it. My dress-gifted friends also tell me they wear the dress all the time.

So, the Tucson store may not have as many options as the website. I recently checked and found several maxi dresses, ranging in price from $54.99 to $89.99. But, you must read the product description to make sure the dress carries these magic words: “Removable cups for soft support and modesty.”


Fall 2018 Fashion Sees Green

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I was so happy to see one of my favorite colors is ruling the fall fashion runways this year – Army Green. Of course, Pantone describes it as “Martini Olive” in the very glorious way Pantone describes everything. You know when you shop during the summer, you are basically shopping for fall because all of the leftover swimsuits, breezy dresses and linen pants are already on the clearance racks (bc we were supposed to buy those in January apparently). Anyhoo, this beautiful green that looks good on everyone — I have the Pinterest board to prove it — is all over the outlet stores we recently visited.


How to Do a LWD for Summer

One of the best things about a hot desert summer is getting to break out the white dresses. No matter the dust, the dirt, the newly laid blacktops and roads (um, everywhere right now!), wearing white in summer is a basic human right. Here are some of my fave LWDs…



Summer Dressing for Over 40

When your arms aren’t as toned as you’d like because most of your day is spent driving teens to their social obligations, here are some great ways to dress for summer!

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White Blazer, Where Are You?

I want this white blazer! And I can’t find anything like it. Of course, Elle editor Nina Garcia–the woman with the perfect everything–is wearing it here. I have looked all over T-town and online and everywhere! There is a similar one at Posh but it’s a size 0. So…um not so much for this 40-something gal.