Happy day, dearest reader! It's April and I am just over a month into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time to take a step back and see how it is working... For those of you new to my blog, the 80/20 is my capsule wardrobe version of the Pareto Principle; I chose 20… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (One Month In)
Hello stylish reader! I hope you are having a peace-filled day. Over the recent long weekend, hubby and I ran away to Asheville, North Carolina for a getaway. We had planned to take a trip for our 25th wedding anniversary last November, but my mother decided that for our anniversary, she would gift us a… Continue reading Packing for Asheville
My apologies for the delayed publication of this post... I'd love to blame Technical Difficulties, but it really comes down to Operator Error. Gone are the days where women or men had one outfit for Sunday Best, and another for the rest of the week. Now we have closets full of clothes, and people regularly… Continue reading Occasions of Dress
What makes a great holiday outfit? Ugly Christmas sweaters aside, what feels festive to you? It should really depend on the event. Caroling on a chilly night requires a different ensemble than the office holiday 'do. (Speaking of the holiday office 'do... It's still office, and NOT the place for cleavage, bra or booty!) Some… Continue reading Holiday Dressing
I am thankful for the freedom with which I have been blessed, by no more than an accident of birth. There are many other places I could have been born, and into such different circumstances. When I was a Spanish teacher, my middle-schoolers completed a unit on the flags of Spanish speaking countries, which brought… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue
Since Throwback Thursday seems to be the ubiquitous default, I'll give it a try. As I have few to no previous posts to choose from, instead of an old post, I'll ponder what items or trends I wish would take another spin through fashion culture. I love the clothing of the very late 50's through… Continue reading Throwback Thursday
Here we are, smack dab in the middle of June. Wedding season. And beautiful brides everywhere are slipping into the only custom fitted item they will ever wear. I know, every bride wants to look stunning, and unforgettable on her wedding day. But what about the other 364 days in the year? (Or 365 if… Continue reading Why just for special occasions?