HIGH FIVE! CELEBRATING OUR 5TH BLOGIVERSARY

“Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achievement for eternity” – Helen Hayes Today I take a short personal pause from the weekly fashion reporting to celebrate and acknowledge One Style at a Time’s fifth blogging year. Five years ago today I wrote my very first introductory blog post and had no idea what this experience would be like or what the future would hold. In the span of five years, so much has changed in the fashion and blogging world and I have certainly learned so much. The world of fashion and technology is a fast-paced environment that is constantly evolving with its massive amounts of information and the growing number of digital outlets. Needless to say, being a blogger in 2016 has many…

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WOMENS HISTORY MONTH: DONNA, DVF, COCO, DIANA, & FRIDA

March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and is always a time to reflect on how far women have come in our society. It’s also a stern reminder that the world still needs courageous and strong women to carry on with this torch and be a voice to serve humanity. In fashion as within the arts, there have definitely been women that have broken down walls and stereotypes. These are women that have left a mark in history and provided us with a sense of hope. They are influential women that have not taken for granted their opportunities and have chosen to give back to the world through their craft. This month of March we want to take a moment to honor five amazingly, strong, innovative and inspiring individuals. Although there is still so much that needs to be done, today we pay homage to them. Throughout this month, the…

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SUMMER PETITE MAXI DRESSES

Comfort is certainly a main factor when it comes to summer clothing. It’s tough to imagine not being able to wear shorts, a summer dress, t-shirts, capris and of course maxi dresses. However, unless your are blessed with great height and long Gisele Bundchen legs there might be a bit of a challenge with fit. The key is to find prints that are small and won’t swallow up your petite frame or even worse make you look short and frumpy. So stay clear from large bold florals or exuberant dots and stripes. Remember, a lot of tricks with fashion and styling has to do with tricking the naked eye. If from the beginning the maxi dress is just too long then you should try one of two things; a great pair of wedge heels or a visit to your local tailor. Yes, unfortunately you may have to pay a few…

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IN THE WORDS OF MARILYN MONROE

The allure of Marilyn Monroe is timeless and on the rise as the years go by. We kick off the month of June with this Hollywood beauty as today she would have been 89 years old. She stands as one of the most iconic women in beauty and fashion. So many books have been written about her and so many films have been produced based on her life. Although her life was surrounded by flashing lights and fame, their were so many underlinings of sadness, illness and mystery up until her very end. Yet she took the world by storm with her girlish charm and bombshell looks. Decades later women continue to look up to Marilyn for her unapologetic curves. Today we live in a time where thinner is believed to be healthier and desirable. Yet, beauties like Ms. Monroe are still admired today for that full womanly figure. Today we honor some of…

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VALENTINE’S GLAM WITH ANN TAYLOR

Love is in the air…wait or is it ‘glam’ is in the air? The correct answer is BOTH! What better time to bring a little extra sparkle to your day than on Valentine’s day. Today we bring you some exciting ideas courtesy of one of our favorite stores Ann Taylor. Whether you’re heading out to dinner with your girlfriends or going on a date with your significant other you are guaranteed to find just the right look at Ann Taylor. They have numerous options if you want a casual or dressy style that will make you feel and look like a super star. The best is when you find pieces that can be worn from day to night, then you know you have made a great fashion investment. On the other hand you may be looking for gift ideas for Valentine’s day? Perfect! Ann Taylor has options of tops, skirts, dresses,…

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