Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

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This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to Bakersfield […]

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Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them

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Bike shorts, they’re cyclical! The trend came back around (hehe) last Spring, thanks to street style stars like Hailey Bieber channeling Princess Diana (the reigning royalty of the trend) and Emily Ratajkowski. I thought the fad would fade out fast. Summer fashion month has proven that bike shorts are here to stay. I finally caved […]

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Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now

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This pandemic has caused pandemonium. CNN reported that 44 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment since lockdown, over 100,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 already, and for three months, our country turned into a ghost town on steroids. That was, until the country began to slowly open up […]

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Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case

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They call me Shirley Holmes, fashion detective (actually they don’t, but I’m manifesting it). I’m always sleuthing to find what’s the latest in fashion so that it’s no mystery to my followers. In this installment of the Shirley Holmes: The Clothing Chronicles, my best friend, Mari Makatsaria joins the case, like a wardrobe-conscious Watson. We […]

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JLo’s Resurrected Versace Dress Inspires Blue/Green Dresses for Spring 2020

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This is Jennifer Lopez’s world, and we are just here Googling it. Back in 2000, JLo fans ‘Googled’ her blue and tropical safari Versace dress worn to the Grammys so many times, that Google Images was born because of it. Let such a fact cement the declaration that fashion breaks the internet. The vibrant Versace […]

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The Scarf-Top Trend, Three Ways

I am about to divulge the tale of a lost love rediscovered. It was a 90-degree summer day when I ravaged through the cave of wardrobe wonders known as the top drawer of my dresser. The heat rendered most of the blouses in my closet useless, which brought me before the handle of the drawer […]

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