Fancy Salt & Pepper

I come from a family in which there was ALWAYS a pepper and salt grinder on the table. For a while even, much to my embarrassment, my dad took to carrying his OWN pepper grinder to restaurants. I, also, like my s&p freshly ground, but have had some bad luck with grinders falling apart over the years so I started getting the …

Vanessa McGradyFancy Salt & Pepper

Style: The Most Flattering Hairstyles for Women in Their 40s

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Photo: Allure Allure magazine is calling out the most flattering haircuts for women in their 40s. They’re all pretty classic styles: What I’m not seeing is choppy bangs, pixie cuts or anything too poofy. This is a good reminder to keep it real: If you’re trying too hard or not trying at all, you’ll just look old and sad. And …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: The Most Flattering Hairstyles for Women in Their 40s

Style: Shoe Season Begins Now

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Gucci “Lisbeth” red patent leather Mary Jane peep-toe pump The holidays are arriving quickly. I know this because I made a pumpkin-cream cheese swirly cake thing and ate half of it the day before I was going to enter it in the work Halloween baking contest. So I had to make another. (I won the contest, if you were wondering.) Which …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Shoe Season Begins Now

Style: 40licious Women Getting Edgy with Their Hair

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New York Times photo One thing you finally learn when you’re 40licious, hopefully, is where your hair can and can’t go. For example, in 1982, I decided I wanted an asymetrical cut, short on one side, angled down the back, then long on the other. Which would have been on trend if I had thick, straight, shiny hair. I do …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: 40licious Women Getting Edgy with Their Hair

Style: Mixed Chicks Tell How to Rock the Hair Your Mama Gave You

Mixed Chicks are Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge Today we’re so happy to talk to the chicks behind Mixed Chicks, a cruelty-free and vegan natural hair care brand specially formulated for multi-textured hair. 1. What is the most important thing women in their 40s need to know about their hair?That they are stuck with what God gave them!! Actually that …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Mixed Chicks Tell How to Rock the Hair Your Mama Gave You

Style: How to Fix a Hole in a Cashmere Sweater

While our boots straighten themselves up in the closet, anxiously awaiting to traipse and frolic in the chill of fall, our cashmere tends to come out beaten and defeated from wily critters that take a bite from the most inconvenient places. It makes me sad. Here’s a cashmere sweater I got for $1 at the thrift store. I figured I …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: How to Fix a Hole in a Cashmere Sweater

Style: Use Coupon Codes for Online Shopping

If the surfing you do today is more on the web than on the waves, try these coupon codes for smokin’ hot deals: 1. Kohl’s: Take 15% off everything with coupon STACK15.2. Ann Taylor: Extra 40% off Sale Styles with code EXTRA40.3. Sears: Get $20 off orders of $200 or more with coupon code FIREWORKS. 4. The Body Shop: Get …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Use Coupon Codes for Online Shopping