Karen C. Hughes

Style that is accessible and achievable is the cornerstone of Karen Hughes’ mission. With humor and grace, she shows audiences how to connect to that little girl inside, transform your wardrobe, and discover the potential to shop with confidence and dress successfully no matter where they are in their life.






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The Return of the MOM Jeans

Levis High Rise Skinny

It was inevitable…What goes around comes around.  Just a few years ago, the placement of a zipper in jeans  simply  defied both comfort and logic  to me.  Anyone who knew style knew, could spot a fashion emergency miles away  when they saw someone wearing jeans at their waist.  I heard many mid-lifers lament the demise […]

Is it Health AND Beauty – OR Health OR Beauty?

Lifes a Trip

Health and Beauty – Health or Beauty If you’ve been following me, you know that I have been learning how to cook and eat more whole unadulterated foods, posting healthy stylish recipes, as well as studying essential oils. I haven’t quit writing about style though. For about a year I’ve been immersed in learning all […]

Stylish Recipes Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad with Mustard and Tomatoes This is a great salad, packed full of protein and so delicious.  I received Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook from my daughter and every recipe that I’ve tried has been a winner.  I made a few modifications to this one simply because I didn’t have the specific item in my pantry. […]

Online Fashion Apps

Fashion App

I was reading Forbes Magazine this past week and came upon an article talking about the hottest new fashion apps.  (Once upon a time, I considered having one made).  I thought I’d check them out.  The good thing about these three apps is they are free. So no harm in checking them out. Fashion Apps […]

White Jeans Fit Lab

White Denim

White Jeans White jeans and summer go hand in hand. Even thought is doesn’t feel like spring, technically is and pretty soon, white jeans will be coming out of the closets.  Finding a good pair of jeans is hard enough, but a white pair…one that doesn’t expand like a cumulus cloud is even harder.  Do […]

Help Me Search for a Mother of the Bride Dress

Lace MOB Dress

I’m the Mother of the Bride My daughter’s colors are navy and champagne. Maybe too close to a wedding dress… Hmm… I’ve just started to ‘shop’ for a MOB-Mother of the Bride Dress for my daughter’s wedding in November.  Think it might be too early you say???  I’m not so sure, but what I am seeing […]

It All Started with the Paper Shredder

Spring Cleaning

Do you have a paper shredder?  If you don’t you have no idea what you are missing! I’ve been talking a lot about cleaning and clearing the clutter from my world lately? My mother in law celebrated her 87th birthday this past week. We are slowly (very slowly) beginning the process of moving her into […]

Stylish Recipes – DIY – No More Dust Mites!

Soft Scrub DIY

Get Rid of  Dust Mites! The promise of Spring is finally here!  After my workshop, I had to go outside and snap a few pictures and it made me smile!  I hope it makes you smile too! Yesterday, we made 4 different kinds of Natural Cleaning Supplies. Today, I woke up with a burst of […]

Is It Time To Stop Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up

Did you play dress up as a child?  When I was a little girl, I loved playing dress up.  I would spend hours getting out grown-up clothes and dreaming of what I could become.  I’d don a lab coat sometimes, but most of the times, I wanted to be a fairy princess! Our next door […]

Does Less is More Work?

Less is More

Have you ever wanted to really pare down your closet?  You’ve heard it said, “less is more”.  My question to you is this: Is Less REALLY More in the Closet? Have you tried to do it? Live with fewer clothes in your closet?  Did it work? If you have less clothing in your closet does […]