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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Essential Beauty – How to Apply Lipstick

How to ApplyLipstick

Essential Beauty Tip Here’s a great essential beauty tip for you this week.  Learn the BEST way to apply Lipstick? A New Season of Lipstick Every season new lip colors are introduced so it was not surprising when I received a new supply of lipsticks. It reminded me that sometimes it is very difficult to […]

Essential Oils for Tissue Regeneration – Lemongrass


Essential Oils for Tissue Regeneration Have you ever had a torn muscle?  Maybe Plantar Fasciitis  has plagued you.  Did you know that lemongrass is known to help the body heal from these common tissue and muscle problems?  Lemongrass is an analgesic, so it helps ease discomfort.  It is also anti-inflammatory, so it will help reduce […]

Fall Color Trends 2014

Color Trends Fall 2014

Over the next few posts, I’ll be sharing what trends are coming up for fall. When looking at trends in any season, it’s important to look at them as a whole and decide which ones resonate with you. The first Fall Trend we’ll talk about are the Color Trends for Fall 2014.  Color, big, bold […]

Ready for Fall Trends 2014

Fall Trends

Fall Trends that Scream 1970 Are you ready for Fall Trends 2014?  These  “new” fall trends are flashbacks if you are my age. We start to see trends emerge immediately after the 4th Of July.  They’re on the cover of magazines and in news feeds and even in the market.  Sales are starting to purge summer […]

A Tribute to Daddy: An American Quilt

The Making of an American Quilt

Last week was a sad/happy week for me.  After a long stretch of setbacks and recoveries, my dad passed away peacefully at his home. What a beautiful thing to be able to do.   My daughter also had her first Wedding Shower…and so it goes. One chapter ends as a new chapter begins. The Making of an American […]

Peach Cobbler – a Stylish Recipe

4th of July Recipes

Stylish Recipe for the 4th of July Nothing Says The 4th of July like Homemade Peach Cobbler! Here’s an easy to follow recipe for all those ripe and ready peaches!  It is a fabulous recipe given to me by my friend Anne Holcomb who got it from her True Grits Junior League Cookbook Peach Cobbler […]

Swimsuit Style – Don’t Just Show Up in a Bathing Suit

Swimsuit Cover Up

Swimsuit season is here. Are you ready?  Buying a swimsuit is something many women cringe at. First, it’s the trying on and seeing yourself in the mirror. Second, it’s hard to know…is BLACK really your best color when wearing swimsuit??  Besides, you ARE seeing a lot of skin, right?! Finally, if you are over 45, […]

The Art of Mastering Anything

Master Something Good

Mastering Sewing I haven’t written from my heart in quite a while, so this is a long post. I’ve been a little obsessed lately….no, possessed is more like it!  I seem to get this way once a season.  I get the notion to do a project; a new DIY…something, anything that fuels my creative side. Are […]

The Best Neckline for You – 5 Shapes to Help You Know

Necklines for You

Have you ever wondered what the best neckline is for you?  Last week I conducted a workshop for a company whose dress policy is business casual. As a result, and the fact that we are in the warmer seasons, many of the tops worn were of ‘t-shirt’ fabric. Meaning there was a LOT of cotton […]

Birthday Special Color Analysis

Happy Birthday to Me

We all have birthdays and I like to celebrate mine with friends and family!  How do you like celebrating your birthday? I like spending mine with my family. I also LOVE celebrating with YOU! For the past several years, the month May has been the only time that I offer deeply discounted Color Analysis! I’m doing […]