What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-03
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Every woman's closet--no matter the size--is a room of her own. In that space hang side by side the special occasions and the everyday, the triumphs and the disasters, the memories we want to keep and those we should jettison. Gross helps us to reconsider our closet identity and discover who we want to be. She shares her personal journey and the intimate, poignant and often humorous stories of the dozens of women she interviewed across the country. Along with calming fashion advice about how to choose flattering clothes that will fit any woman's shape and style, Gross's engaging stories will help every woman evolve gracefully from wife to mother, from empty-nester to globe-trotting adventurer--whatever role she chooses--while letting her style express her inner beauty.

Author Biography

Kim Johnson Gross has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years, as a Ford model, an editor at Town &Country, Style Director at Avenue, and Fashion Director at Esquire. She is author of The Chic Simple books, which were international bestsellers and inspired the popular Chic Simple Solutions column that appeared for five years in InStyle. Gross wrote the "What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life" column in More for two years. She speaks to many retail and corporate companies, and she's been interviewed as a style expert on the Today show, CNN, the CBS Morning Show, Good Housekeeping, AARP, Business Week, Dove.com and About.com. She currently contributes to Better Homes and Gardens (circulation 7.6 million).

Table of Contents

How Should I Look?
Endings and Beginningsp. 2
Closet Betrayalp. 6
Assess, Dejunk, and Renewp. 11
Dj Vu: Here We Go Againp. 15
The Lying Mirrorp. 18
Closet Healthp. 21
The Feel-Good Closetp. 25
Beginner's Frenchp. 30
Finding Your Feel-Good Closetp. 34
Dressing to Meet My Ex's Nextp. 53
What Do I Want to Wear?
Style Mentorsp. 68
Dream a Little Dream of Youp. 90
How Do I Look?
Evolving Closetsp. 100
How to Wear a Shirt When You No Longer Have a Waist and Other Closet Dramasp. 103
If You're Dressing Your Age, How Young Are You?p. 134
Are You Wearing Your Best Face?p. 147
Locks in Timep. 159
Finding Your New Colorsp. 173
Pulling It Togetherp. 180
Shop Smart for the Rest of Your Lifep. 184
Clothes Meet Life
Strategies for a Working Closetp. 206
Re-Dressing Your Sexualityp. 218
Jewelry from the Heartp. 231
I Do, I Did, I Dop. 234
Mother of the Bride or Groomp. 238
But You Don't Look Like a Grandmotherp. 243
Relax, It's Only a Mini-Pausep. 245
A Closet for the Rest of Your Lifep. 254
Wardrobe Wisdom
Recommended Readingp. 266
The Conversation Continuesp. 268
Acknowledgmentsp. 272
Illustration Creditsp. 274
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