It's a question 10 women would answer 10 different ways. And as a political journalist with an eye for what people are wearing, it's one I've wrestled with, too.
Is it so wrong to incorporate what a woman is wearing into a story when she's running for office?
Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren walked onto the stage in Cincinnati with wide grins and windshield-wiper waves, the crowd roaring for their first campaign appearance together.
With Warren's endorsement of Clinton weeks out of the bag, news stories that day in June told of how Warren went after Republican Donald Trump as a "nasty man," how she yelled, "I'm with her, yes, her," referring to Clinton, and how she assured her progressive following that Clinton would be tough on trade abuses and Wall Street greed....
Sunshine Thrift, one of our favorite chains around, is celebrating Wenesday's annual National Thrift Shop Day with a freebie.
The rules: You have to spend more than $20, and it only goes to the first 100 customers.
I have no idea what it is, but let us know if you score something cool on top of a cart of discounted goods.
Here's where to find the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Bradenton stores....
Let's celebrate these back-to-school days with a short story.
A young woman walked into Target a few weeks ago, bright-eyed about the possibilities and 98 percent sure she could still be considered a "young" woman in her late 20s. She moved from aisle to aisle, bracing herself for loading a cart's worth of cheap summer clothes into her vehicle.
She took 10 dresses back to the fitting room. Nine of 10 were ill-fitting insults....
Calling all lovers of fashion history — Times art critic Lennie Bennett has the scoop on an exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art you won't want to miss.
The CFDA award-winning designer Norma Kamali is showcasing 25 pieces evoking highlights of her career in a retrospective at the museum. Kamali, 71, was at the forefront of many trends since the 1970s, including sweatsuits, the inimitable sleeping bag coat, and the famous Farrah Fawcett red swimsuit silhouette. (You'll learn a lot more about her, like I did, when you read Bennett's piece.)...
First lady Michelle Obama stunned at the Democratic National Convention's opening night in Philadelphia with a powerful address in support of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Obama said the United States has come far to be the greatest country in the world considering she wakes "up every morning in a house that was built by slaves." (That's True, by the way.)...
I have reached the point of summer where my stand-by sandals are barely hanging on.
Jewels are dangling from the toe strap. My dog chewed the heels of my favorite camel-colored flats. The cheaply sewn soles are, not surprisingly, splitting and flapping, as if to say move-on-dot-org.
Maybe the solution is to invest in more expensive sandals with more miles in them. Maybe I should not go for trendier looks in bright colors but instead more evergreen neutrals....
Here's your exclusive look at Fourth of July sales. We'll update this post as we gather more intel.
Kate Spade New York: The sale is on sale. Take an extra 30 percent off items such as this cheery wine tote ($12), this really adorable kite-adorned iPhone 6 case ($22), or a legit smaller handbag in pretty summer pastels (down from $298 to $208).(On second thought, just get this ice cream cone phone case and make me really jealous.) The checkout code is SUNSHINE. ...
Man, what a day, a week, a year it's been in news, and not just for political journalists. But okay, I have to say, especially for political journalists. With the conventions and debates and ads coming to swarm our TVs these next few months, I'm already just feeling like
I'm a notorious over-preparer with storms, but really only as it pertains to what I'm wearing. If it's storming when I wake up, I go straight to my polka-dotted rainboots (from Walmart, for kidz) and a rain jacket made for adventuring. One hundred percent of the time this happens, it has stopped raining by the time I get to work, and it's clear everyone but me checked the all-day forecast.
With Tropical Storm Colin bearing down on us with rain and high winds, I would have had a great excuse to do all of that....
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Reminders come, if she lets them, as Leslie Wier walks to school.
The river by her apartment is lined by cherry blossom trees with November red leaves. There is a playground, a docked oyster restaurant, the slab of rock Leslie lies on to daydream.
Leslie, 31, walks by a park of monuments and crosses a bridge, joining morning commuters along the city's widest street. Peace Memorial Park. Peace Bridge. Peace Boulevard. Bones of infrastructure named in a campaign to avoid repeating history....
And now for a word on bathing suit season that won't leave you all stabby.
Model Ashley Graham, who's like really pretty, released a line of 11 hot bathing suits this week that come in sizes 10-24.
You may recall Graham is an expert on the subject, having modeled for Sports Illustrated's bathing suit issue....
If you're a shopping hound on Amazon, we may have some bad news for you. The MyHabit flash-sale site is closing down.
The news has been out for a couple weeks, but the shipping giant announced it to subscribers this morning....
Friday, you have Beyonce (at least, I hope).
Saturday, you have to rest from all that dancing to Don't Hurt Yourself and Get Me Bodied (at least, I hope).
This leaves you Sunday with time to kill and money to spend (at least, I hope).
If you're in downtown St. Petersburg, you might check out the Spring Down Central Shop Hop that afternoon. I just learned about it on Instagram. ...
So we established Stitch Fix isn't for everyone. After two boxes, I'm not sure it's for me. But I can tell you one thing: They nailed these cropped pants.
Much like the $16 Amazon curling wand, these pants have dramatically improved my workday appearance game, so much so I heard everyone is calling 2016 the Year of Brave New Katie....