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7 Stylish New Year’s Eve Looks

For those of you that love dressing up for New Year’s Eve, this post is for you. Take some time today to find the perfect New Year’s eve look. Find inspiration in magazines, in stores or browsing online. If you stil...

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Do You Have The, “Gift of Gab?”

In case you didn’t know, I’m Italian—seriously, was my last name not a dead giveaway? At the risk of sounding stereotypical, let me share with you that I have the “gift of gab” and I attribute that to being Italian. Y...

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Nothing To Wear? Accessorize: 1 Outfit 4 Ways

When I have nothing to wear, or have to get dressed in a hurry I go to my accessories for a quick fix . I start with a chic & simple foundation like a black shirt and black pants (a basic white tee and jeans are another gre...


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December: The Month of Opportunity

Here we are once again in that rather unproductive part of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the answer to many of those big questions is put on hold for January.  The focus is on the next evening outfit and t...

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Advice to Your 18-Year-Old Self

I recently attended a holiday dinner for one of the non-profit organizations with which I am involved. It was a great time, and I sat at a table with many old friends. One young lady that I didn’t recognize ended up sitti...

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Hosting For the Holidays? Check Out This Infographic!

As the holidays approach, our calendars quickly fill up with holiday parties. Of course, if you’re hosting your own holiday party, that can often be the event around which your calendar revolves! Hosting is never easy, bu...


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‘Tis The Season To Sparkle

Left to Right:  1)  Sweater – Stella McCartney, Collar – Ann Taylor, Skirt – River Island, Bag – Zara, Shoes – Gianvito Rossi 2) Tuxedo Jacket – J.Crew, Sequin Pants – Jason Wu, Clutc...

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Who’s Been Reading Your Resume?

Actually, it’s not so much a question of who’s been reading your resume, it’s what’s been reading your resume: A software program Anyone currently conducting a job search knows the infamous online appli...

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CGN Insider Report: The Holiday Glam Face

We’re heading into the home stretch, and this weekend serves up a litany of holiday brunches, shopping, and events. If you’re all out of creativity for your make-up look, then you MUST watch my favorite Brit, Lisa E...


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10 Cold Weather Essentials

When you check the temperature and it states a high of 7 degrees, you know its time to break out the cold weather essentials. I’m not a big fan of cold weather, but I enjoy bundling up and staying stylish when the weathe...