Tag Archives: boots

Dressing in the dark (and other joys of fall)

We are entering the time, my friends, when leaving the house with one black shoe and one navy blue shoe is a very real danger.  While I’ve never done this myself, I’ve seen it happen.  Lack of natural light in … Continue reading

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Wardrobe setbacks (and a silver lining)

When we get dressed in the morning, we create our persona for the day. As we go into the world, we hope to communicate positive messages about ourselves.   Depending on the day, we may hope to appear confident, competent, … Continue reading

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A Blustery Day in Boston

Most folks were trying to get by in their light spring jackets and hoodies, but they looked fairly miserable as they braced themselves against the stiff wind and 44-degree temperatures. I wore my winter parka, which I was certain I’d … Continue reading

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The Stages of Snow Acceptance

I hate winter with the white-hot passion of a thousand fiery suns.  The very minute those Arctic winds start heading South from Canada, expletives stream forth from my lips, and the profanity reaches a screeching crescendo when the snow starts … Continue reading

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Black leather, power suits and zombies: What I’ve learned from TV

Here at Frump Factor headquarters, the past few days have included a weekend getaway, a botched home manicure, and some outlet shopping.  And while all of these activities have been enjoyable, they aren’t what I want to blog about right … Continue reading

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Fear of Athletic Shoes

I just don’t want to be one of those old ladies in ugly sneakers.   Is that so wrong? I know stuff happens to your feet.  I know you have to be comfortable, and avoid falls.  Hell, I even know ladies … Continue reading

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