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FABULOUS in ROCHESTER Rochester native and fashion connoisseur Courtney Winslow shines a light on spring and summer fashion.

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Stephen Webster Angel's Trumpet ring from the Murder She Wrote collection with peridot center accented by tsavorites and pale pink sapphires.

o, I thought I would start out the new year by getting ready for summer. Not that unusual: I spend most of the year waiting for the sun to shine. My preparation usually includes shopping presale spring trunk shows, spray tanning (no judging please: it’s all organic) and testing out a variety of chilled rosés. But this year... I went to the gym. Don’t panic. I don’t like it. I don’t sweat. I only listen to Justin Beiber. I try not to keep my activewear on for more than 60 minutes and I often sport an ironic T-shirt to avoid talking to too many people: ”No New Friends” or “You Can’t Sit With Us” or my favorite, “Seriously Cannot.” A friend usually entices me to meet her there by promising a kidfree hour and tries not to cringe when I order a 200 calorie vanilla latte smoothie to reward myself for the 100 calories I burned. I bug her about buying too many workout tops and not enough fancy shoes. She reciprocates by leaning over my machine, pressing all sorts of buttons and saying “You need to step it up.” My response: “When are we going to get off this thing? I am not going to ruin my blowout.” Listen, I get that there are health benefits. I want to be able to chase my kids around the park and actually catch them. But ughhh, I can’t help but laugh during a workout class when they start asking you “Do you love it!?” No. I. Don’t. I love dancing and drinking with my friends like I’m 22. I don’t like panting alongside a bunch of other middle-aged women in much better shape than me. I’m pretty sure that I could stay home and run after my 18-month-old and burn more calories, but he yells at me too much. And for the love, why is the skin still sliding off of my body? Isn’t there a workout for aging skin? Yes, I believe it’s called body rejuvenation. I think I better work on that. Do you think the doc yells “Do you love it!?” in the middle of surgery?

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