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Working on the Diet in the New Year: How Your Clothes can Help! January 11, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air Your new diet for the New Year is in full gear. But you know it will take some time to lose those extra pounds. In the meantime, you can create a slimming effect with your clothes.   Clothes, as Julie’s Fresh Air has already highlighted [...]

The Suit Does Make the Man: The Core Wardrobe for Men December 7, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air Well, women have a core wardrobe to build around; men need one too. One of the best dressed men in my fashion book, Government Relations Director Joe Sigg, knows how to wear a suit. He learned the art of dress from something his Dad, Sylvin [...]

Who is that Young Man with the Classic Bow Tie? December 1, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air I love bow ties. I’m even more impressed with the guy who can tie them especially considering they are not a common item in the guy’s closet today … maybe a rack of ties, but not bow ties.   Well, I discovered a co-worker wearing [...]

Your Core Pieces are the Core of Your Versatile Wardrobe! November 30, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air My recent blog tips on your wardrobe mention the phrase “core pieces” in nearly every article I’ve written on this so far. But what’s your core pieces mean?   The core pieces are just what you might think they are. They are the central or [...]

Quick and Easy Shopping Tips When Building & Maintaing Your Wardrobe November 23, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air In the beginning, I didn’t like to shop, especially for clothes. In fact, I avoided shopping.   But, knowing that my career and other adventures would not let me avoid the malls or clothing boutiques, I came up with what I consider my fool-proof shopping strategy. Turns out, it [...]

The Care and Feeding of Your Quality Wardrobe: Basic Tips to Caring for Your Clothes November 16, 2011

By Julie Murphree of Julie’s Fresh Air You’ve purchased quality clothing pieces for your core wardrobe; do you know how to care for them? Some basic strategies can prevent your clothing from being ruined by unintentional actions.   If we love what we’ve purchased and understand that every dollar counts, then we must employ quality [...]

33 Ways to Mix it Up when Mixing and Matching Your Wardrobe October 27, 2011

Editor’s Note: Beginning today, I’ll regularly post on fashion advice. What makes me qualified? Well, first I love clothes and I love shopping for quality pieces that have natural fibers like cotton and wool. I know, that’s not enough. How about the nearly 20 years I spent with dozens of other cotton farming women going [...]

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