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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Stylish Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips with Essential Oils

Apple Chips with Cinnamon Essential OIls

I can’t really claim credit for this recipe but I did take my own before and after picture, so you can see that I really DID try them out.  This recipe is from doTERRA’s Blog.  You know I love to try new recipes and this one’s a ‘keeper’ as my mother in law would say. […]

Taking Out the Trash – Make Room for Spring

Messy Closet

It’s the perfect metaphor for so many things. TAKING OUT THE TRASH! I recycle in hopes of turning my glass, paper, plastic and aluminum into other things. I remove old food from my refrigerator that has expired for fear of getting sick.   Those are easy things to trash. Why is it  that we have such […]

Celebrating 10 Years, Personal Growth and Transitions


  The month of March marks the 10th anniversary.  I vividly remember my husband asking me this question: “How long do you see yourself doing this?” My response was swift and sure… “I don’t know, I guess 10 years.” I was turning 48 and I figured, what the heck!  I can do anything for 1, 2, 3 […]

What’s YOUR Style Personality

What’s YOUR Style Personality? Do you know what defines a style personality?  Can you pick which of these images might be who YOU are?  Your style personality is defined in the clothes you wear.  Sometimes we forget who we are and just ‘go for it’….buy what’s styled on the mannequin.  Then we don’t wear these […]

Style Personality – Are You Reserved?


Style Personalities can be complex. During the month of February, we’re talking all month long about the characteristics that define your style personality. Last week we explored the vast substance of expressive and reserved style personalities. We talked about Lady Gaga being an “expressive” personality.  When thinking about reserved personalities, sometimes the word ‘reserved’ conveys […]

Clearance Time – How to Shop a Sale


The Holiday season is over and you are seeing sale signs everywhere. Your heart is beginning to palpitate. YOU MUST go shopping, right? It’s a sale….there must be something you have to have? Not so fast…Before you run and scour the sales, do me a favor and check out this top 10 list. Make sure […]

A Meaningful Life – Join Me on the Journey

Life's A Journey

The Journey of Life Look through these trees. Can you see to the end? I can’t! You can see through but not to the end.  The end is a mystery. It’s a beautiful mystery that soon will be completely obscured with greenery.  I like winter for this reason. You get a glimpse of seeing through to opportunities, but […]

The Return of the Man – Menswear Trends

J. Crew Ludlow Collection

Watch out ladies, the hottest trend in the fashion industry is…..MEN, and it’s NOT your Trend… It’s Menswear Trends for the man! Could this signal the return of the MAN? I’m all for equality and women’s rights, but have felt for some time now that men have been taking a back seat….and it hasn’t been […]

Food for Thought: Pure Vanilla Extract – Is It?

Pure Vanilla Extract

For many years now, I have made it a practice to READ labels.  Do you read labels too?  With the Holiday Season upon us baking in my house is in full force.  This means that I am buying a LOT of sugar, flour and vanilla extract. I only bought artificial vanilla extract once, and that was […]

Marsala – Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Color of the Year 2015

NOTHING excites me more than color.  I anxiously await the Color of the Year announcement each December. It seems as if it comes earlier and earlier each year. Thursday, December 4th, Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2015; and as you can see….the color is Marsala!  What a wonderful, yummy color this is! […]