Day to Night Dressing

When I broke into the Finance industry years ago, dress code requirements were radically different than they are now. Women were more or less required to wear suits, which were typically not comfortable, nor chic. But trends and cultural norms shift overtime (thank goodness!), and nowadays, some pieces that would have been considered far too […]

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Sclarandis Shoes

Sarah Sclarandis has loved shoes all of her life, and after many years in the shoe business now has her own shoe line. Read about her journey, and her beyond fabulous shoes in my Q&A Below!   FO40: Sarah, what is the inspiration behind Sclarandis? Sarah Sclarandis: I have been dreaming about shoes since I […]

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Summer Whites

Once Memorial Day hits, the color white is always right. I wear white with addictive glee until the last fireworks of Labor Day weekend (and sometimes a little beyond!) White jeans in particular are a “must-have” (several pair?) summer staple. Here are some of my favorites picks.     L’Agence Margot High Rise Skinny FO40 […]

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The Power of Pink

Every season has a color, and this Spring… it’s Pink. Open any fashion magazine, scroll through Instagram or walk by a department store window and suddenly pink is everywhere. Whether it’s the Hot Pink Michael Kors Trench or the many offerings of baby-pink sneakers, there’s no doubt that pink is having its “moment.” While some […]

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Statement Tee’s

“Statement” tee shirts – whether adorned with a brand name, logo, or provocative phrase- have been de rigueur of late. From “Living the Dream” and “Coffee O’Clock” – this genre has taken on a pronounced feminist/empowerment angle since the inauguration of you-know-who. Some of these drew inspiration from Maria Grazia Chiuri, who debuted her first fashion […]

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Spring Wish List

Forget what the groundhog may have predicted- winter is steadily receding, each day brings more sunlight, and that special time of year is almost upon us: Spring! While Spring in New York can at times seem like only a short few weeks before the heat of summer, you’ll of course want to look your best […]

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Loungewear Faves

I love loungewear. Once I get home from a long day at the office, I’m out of my dress and heels and into my comfy clothes. Where’s the line between loungewear and pajamas? One may never know, but the broad genre is cozy, homey, and relaxing. Here’s some of my favorites…  Eberjey – Eberjey makes great […]

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So You Say You Want to Be a Blogger? FO40- A (half)Year in Review

Six months ago I launched FO40, as I saw a void in the online and social media world for fashion and lifestyle advice for women approaching and into their 40’s. The concept then morphed into reality, and FO40 has now featured over 50 articles, daily Instagram/Facebook posts, picked up over 1,400 wonderful Instagram followers, and […]

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Decked out for the Holidays

There is so much to love about the holidays- family time, holiday lights, remembering what we are thankful for, holiday musicals and shows… and the list goes on.  With your calendar lighting up with events for entire month of December, you will need some great outfits to look your holly-jolly best. Because I am bit […]

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The 12 days of Men’s Sneakers

Sneakers have been all the rage over the past few years and are hitting a peak at the moment. Whether it’s a souped-up Adidas, or those Back to the Future self-tying kicks, just about any flavor and variation of sneaker is available to your liking. With the holidays fast approaching, I offer some chic sneaker […]

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