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Stephanie Stokes Oliver,
Editor and author

I never considered myself beautiful or even pretty, so I chose clothes and makeup I thought would make me look cute. I did think of myself as a person with a strong sense of style..

About every three years I give myself a makeover. In my switch from magazine editor to Web editor and author, my style has changed from corporate power suits to 'work-at-home whatever.' Now that I'm in the burbs, I live in wool knits, jersey knits, any kind of knits. For publishing lunches and my book tours, though, I slip back into suits, maybe leather pants, suede jackets, anything that wraps—and the higher, less comfortable heels of my past urban life.