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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘glamour’
Posted: August 9th, 2013

houndstooth It’s back — houndstooth – check out the Glamour looks right here. I love it. Glamour magazine suggests a bunch of dos and don’ts for fall. Here are some of my faves:

White isn’t going anywhere after Labor Day. Glamour suggests a winter white piece — a coat or even layering whites.

Carlisle suit

This suit, at right, is from Carlisle. It  blends some black, white and real classic style. My buddy, Barb S., sent me the catalog.

Peplums are here to stay. Sweaters are sporting some peplum style. I’m glad because I waited too long to get what I wanted for summer.

Head to toe red is in — be bold.

Get something green. Emerald is huge, but if it isn’t your shade of green, it’s OK to go green in whatever shade works for you.

Don’t give up the animal prints — I’m glad to hear that because I have my eye on some leopard print shoes!

Leather accents are on everything including skirts and suits. This one is from Carlisle.

carlisle jacket


carlisle skirt

Hats from beanies to baseball caps are in. I admire everyone who can wear a beanie, but I won’t be with you on this one. The weather is cool today, and it’s perfect shopping time for fall.

Pam Parker is the editor of House to HomeLake Erie LifeStyle and Her Times at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: June 28th, 2013

Big bangBangs.

I can’t live without them. There’s something about keeping my forehead obscured that works for me and my style. And I am not alone. An article in Cosmopolitan takes a look at bangs that go waaaaaaaaaayyyyy back. Here’s a link.

Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Natalie Wood. Before you think you are only seeing dead people, Taylor Swift, Madonna and Halle Berry are on the list, as well.

Lots more looks in the latest edition of Glamour. Click here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: February 8th, 2013

NPR fashionThey’re back — prints, Bohemian style and more. Those of use who lived through the hippie days think some of the prints look a little familiar (and bizarre). Graphic, colorful and reminiscent of “Laugh In,” they all look like fun. 

In an NPR report, BCBG’s Max and Lubov Azria appeared at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with “a nomadic, bohemian vibe.”

Read the full NPR story here. It indicates the clothes have a lot to do with gypsy inspirations. “It sounds a little crazy, but it’s also a little bit hippie …” Max Azria said in the story by Samantha Critchell.

Looks like beanies and hoods are hot too.

Here’s a story in Glamour on Richard Nicoll’s new orange and pink print dress with a tablecloth hem. I swear I had a very similar style — always loved the pink and orange blend.

At bottom is Anja Rubik fresh from a page of Vogue. Yes, she is wearing a diamond pattern mixed with stripes and flowers. Read the full story here. It’s all groovy.

anja_rubik_en_balmain_2148_north_627xPam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: September 11th, 2012

A recent survey in my family — among my kids — revealed that my youngest son would say “I love you” to his girlfriend before my daughter would say the words to a boyfriend. My older son also would beat my daughter to the “L” word.

That supports some crazy dating surveys that indicate men say “I love you” first and more often than women.

Here’s a link to a 2011 Psychology Today article that analyzes men to death and discusses the Mirage Man and desperation among couples who get together more for lust than love.

Another article in Science of Relationships agrees that men utter the “L” word first.

At Askmen.com, a relationship expert advises a letter writer to never say “I Love You” first in this advice column. I like a Yahoo forum where one guy said it didn’t matter. Two other men said that women scare men off using those words.

A Glamour article agrees women should wait for men to say it first, and some of the comments indicate a lot of people in relationships have never said the words. Scary.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: May 16th, 2012

It’s Women’s health week, and beyond the obvious things we should all be doing, like getting checkups and taking better care of ourselves, here are a few great things I found for better mental and physical health:

I think I remember reading about this, but it has new life. The 1997 Glamour magazine article “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30” was so popular that Glamour created a book that included some advice from celebrities along with a Pamela Redmond Satran‘s advice on how to live alone. It all appeared on Huffington Post.

Great workouts that you can do at home: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/video/a-pound-melting-pilates-routine#/video/fitness/created/d/1

You can join the 2012 Woman Challenge – regardless of how young or old you are. It’s a free government site that allows you to log your activity and reap rewards.

Celebrate women’s health week.

Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: March 16th, 2012

The mullet is back big-time, not the hair version — the dress version. It’s everywhere. The one at left is from Glamour. I love it. We first saw it appearing in bridal fashions, but prom time is a perfect time to model a mullet. Think about it — no tugging on the front of your dress to walk up stairs or dance. It is very attractive. InStyle magazine offers some terrific looks at mullet dresses in its April issue. Check them out.

It’s also time for a fashion freebie, and I have one pair of snoozies to give away. Snoozies are a blend of socks and slippers — they even have the non-slip grippie things on the bottom. They offer cool colorful fleece exteriors with with soft Sherpa fleece inside. They are a hit with Kathie Lee and Hoda and a gazillion mom bloggers like me. And they are machine washable. Send me an email at pam.parker@timesnews.com to enter a drawing for these cuties.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2012

It’s not your mother’s camo.

These images from Glamour.com reveal some colorful patterns that add a nice, light look to spring fashion. Glamour.com and most sites say dresses are IN — big time, and color and color-blocking is everywhere. Short suits are back — suits that pair a pair of shorts with a nice jacket. Been a while since we’ve seen those. Novel necklines are everywhere — not just the V-neck, scoop or spaghetti strap — and it’s all flattering.

Like camo, other colorful patterns are popping up — it has that 80s flavor — and it looks good.

If you don’t own something orange, now is the time to get it — and I mean reddish-orange, not peach. Tangerine is the Pantone color of the year, and it is hot — in dresses, jackets and more.

Metallic is still rocking the runway and we can all wear it. Check out HerTimes.com on Sunday for a wardrobe makeover that Sassy Peacock did for Denise Powell, an active mother of three. Bright lime-green print and a little metallic dress up a simple skirt or slacks. Wait until you see her!

We’ll be telling you about more styles at HerTimes.com in the next few months. In fact, send me photos of you wearing your favorite spring styles. You could be featured in the April issue of Her Times. Send to pam.parker@timesnews.com

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