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The Secret Evil Metamorphosis Portal

We Real Women all own mirrors. Usually several of them. There’s the bathroom mirror where we do the private review of ourselves in our birthday suits, sucking in our stomachs or lifting up what gravity has been pulling down, or leaning … Continue reading

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A Short Story

Ahhh, the unofficial start to summer is unofficially here. In New England, this means packing away most of the cold-weather clothes and breaking out the summer wear.  And for those of us more mature Real Women, that also means once … Continue reading

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Natural Beauty

The other night I was watching TV and a few women were referred to as “natural beauties.” The women on the receiving end of these compliments were on the red carpet, glammed from head to toe. Their hair was coiffed, … Continue reading

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Color My World… Please

Like most Real Women in the Northeast, I recently packed away my summer clothes and dug out my fall and winter wardrobe.   After successfully making the switch, I stepped back to survey my closet. And got depressed. 95% of what … Continue reading

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It’s In The Bag

“Here’s what happens with a purse. You start small. You start pledging yourself to neatness. You start vowing that This Time It Will Be Different. You start with the things you absolutely need—your wallet and a few cosmetics that you … Continue reading

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Are We What We Wear?

Most of us Real Women, after reaching a certain age or demographic, spend a lot of time trying to not look like what we are. If we are leaving our 20’s and 30’s, we don’t want to “look 40.” If … Continue reading

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Reverse Transformation

Superman had his phone booth, Wonder Woman had her spin, and Cinderella had her Fairy Godmother’s wand.  Within a matter of seconds, these drab, normal nerds became fabulous.  Who could forget Superman’s blue eyes and matching well-filled spandex, or Wonder … Continue reading

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Don’t Fight Your Demo

Magazines are written for particular segments of the population for a reason.  One could never create a publication that would make sense and be of interest to everyone.  There is literally a plethora of magazines for women – for virtually … Continue reading

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They Almost Got it Right

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while are familiar with my disappointment over the lack of reality exhibited within the pages of women’s glossy magazines.  Browse any shelf of monthly publications and you’ll see images … Continue reading

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What’s In a Label?

It was announced this weekend that a retail location that I spend far too much time and money in, Target, is now offering several designer items thanks to a holiday partnership with Neiman Marcus.  This was big enough news to … Continue reading

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