Friendly fashion . . . and M&Ms

Meet my dear friend, Dona. She’s a stylist, comedienne, trusted friend and a downright amazing human being. We’ve been friends for . . . wait for it . . . . 46 years! We met in our high school Choir, and as they say, the rest is history. Our senses of humor or silliness, and our love of fashion were the instant glue that bound us together. Our friendship has endured many changes in our lives.

And now, here we are starting a new adventure together.



As I mentioned above, Dona is a stylist and has worked in the fashion industry for many years. She’s a natural at helping women find and enhance their style. Dona often refers to her work as “a calling.” She says, “Making women feel good about themselves is a joy and never gets old.”

Several years ago, she started a wardrobe styling service called Shop Your Closet – the point of which is to not only help women put their best style forward, but do it using the clothes and accessories they already have. Thus the name Shop Your Closet.

On HarmonyDesigned, Dona and I will be exploring and testing fashion for ‘women over a certain age.’ Those of us with a little more mileage on the odometer, so to speak. We’ll answer questions like . . .

How do we make the fashion trends of the day work for us? Or not.

Can we stay with an established style or theme but not look dated and done?

How can I improve my style with the clothes I already have?

What are some simple tricks and techniques for improving our look/style?

How can I have a current style when I’m out of shape and not feeling my best?

It’s going to be a blast, so I hope you’ll stick around. We’ll be here every Friday, so please stop by, and when you can, let us know if there’s any question, trend or style you’d like us to discuss.

 Till next time,


By the way, the reference to M&Ms in the title comes from our addiction to the candy years ago. We were rarely separated from each other or from our beloved confection. How we managed to keep our cute little bodies in shape at the time is beyond me. Ah, the benefits of youth.



  1. Lauren
    January 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Love the photos! I’m not in the midlife category, but I can’t wait to read more and hear the answers to those questions! ?

  2. Cindy Rupp
    January 27, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Well done ladies! We all need a kickstart in our closet! Thank you for helping us!

  3. Tami Lovell
    February 9, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    So happy that I stopped by to see this blog. I will be visiting because I am in those mid-life years. Still working full-time as a CFO for a manufacturing firm. Trying to step away from work as much as possible. I love fashion but always believe I need help in this area because I have an issue with self image. Maybe someday you can address self image issues. You know, as I get older, I’m a little fuller, wrinklier, saggier, etc. Thank you for your blog Miss Judy. So excited to keep following. Tami L.

    • Judy McLane
      February 10, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Dearest! Thanks for stopping by HD. Please sign up so you will receive notices any time there is new content. Right now, I’m posting on Tuesdays and Fridays. Hope to increase that as I settle into it. And by the way, you are a beautiful woman — on the inside AND on the outside. I like your suggestion about self-image. It’s a biggie and one I will definitely explore. xxx

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