Fall Fashion Forward

Many moons ago, when I left Days of Our lives in 1992, they gave me Kayla’s wardrobe. In the next couple of months, I got pregnant and didn’t wear any of those clothes for the next year and a half … that then quickly turned into two years.

My dear friend, Cynthia, came to town and I told her how my closet was jammed, but I didn’t have anything to wear. She said the first thing we needed to do was edit my closet … scary! We took EVERYTHING out, examined each piece and made some brutal cuts.

Stepping into Opportunity

If you’ve been reading PLANK for any amount of time, you probably know how much I’m a fan of saying YES to the opportunities life sends your way. Last week I was introduced to some really groovy shoes, and instead of just adding them to my favorite picks, I thought I’d dig a little deeper and find out what inspired these fun kicks. And what I found was one of the best examples of saying YES and figuring it out later, so I had to share!!

Sitting Down for a Chat

I’ve mentioned before that I love reading your comments, and I appreciate when you take the time to respond, share your own experiences and ask questions. Recently, a reader sent in an email full of great questions, so I decided to use them as an opportunity to sit down for another video blog. Thanks, Sandie Coco, for your great comments and questions … please keep them coming!

Cleaning Out Your Closet

The weather is finally cooling off a little here, and while I will certainly miss Summer, I’m looking forward to Fall (not that we really get much of a change here)! In preparation I’ve started pulling out my warmer clothes, and what I’ve found is I don’t have any room for them. I’m not sure how it all fit before, but it just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this year. So, I’ve decided to do a little cleaning, or “closet editing” as my stylist friend, Cynthia Carr Gardner, calls it.

The Ins and Outs of Real Life Glamour … Not So Glamorous

This weekend is the Daytime Emmy’s and the show I am on, Days of Our Lives, is celebrating 50 years – a truly amazing feat! But as always, accepting the invitation to attend comes the silent thought, “OMG, what will I wear?

This year, the publicity department got some designers to loan the cast dresses for the evening, but they are all sample sizes 0-4. Well I am NOT any of those. And, watching the many slim girls on the show pick out their dresses, reconfirmed what I already knew. Those type dresses – the tight, body hugging variety with NO SLEEVES, etc. – are just not me. I have too many curves (lumps and bumps) for those!