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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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 […]

Are You Too Old to Wear Swimsuits?

Swimsuit Style

Here we go again…Memorial Day weekend is coming up and swimsuit season begins.  Do you think you are too old to don a bathing suit? We have had a pool in our back yard for many years now and I have enjoyed just sitting by the pool before it gets too hot and sticky.  Just […]

Stylish Recipes: Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding SOup

I’m a BIG soup fan.  I have never really had the desire to make Italian Wedding Soup before because I never liked the way it looked.  It just felt like a different way to make vegetable soup and I already have a great veggie soup recipe. This past week when I was having lunch with […]

How to Host an Engagement Party

Engagement Party Flowers

This past weekend we hosted an engagement party at our home.  Our daughter is getting married.  As the MOB (mother of the bride) one of  very first things you might do is host an engagement party.  It “announces” to the world what’s happening. We hosted with the grooms parents. Initially, I wanted to do everything myself, […]

Granola Goes Mainstream


Have you noticed what’s been going on around you lately? I think granola is going mainstream! Global Influence- People talk about clothing being “global”.  We have clothing made out of bamboo, cellulose and other new technologies.  The fashion industry is taking a look back to the 60′s and 70′s. It’s also a return to a more natural, […]