And Lessons Learned from Winter 2018-2019 Happy day, dear reader of mine! Happy March! Hope yours is going swimmingly! Today is the official start of my spring wardrobe capsule. I should have had this better planned, but sometimes life requires living "off the cuff" so to say, and February has been one of those months!… Continue reading Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe Planning
Happy day, dear reader! You know me... I'm a fan of color, but usually I talk about color in terms of clothing. Today I'd like to touch on (Swipe on?) a very easy way to add color to an outfit, and to an otherwise grey day. Color is a powerful tool in your wardrobe, can… Continue reading Try a Bright Lip!
Or: Why Curiosity Doesn't Kill the Cat! Happy day, dear reader! Twice a year, I run a trends post about the previous season's shows, and how I might apply those looks to my own ordinary world. I'm not a red carpet woman. I haven't been to a formal affair since my husband retired from the… Continue reading Why Trends Matter
And Why Does It Matter? Happy day, dear reader! Is your week rolling along smartly? This one feels a bit like the Keystone-Cops... Lots of busy-ness, but busy doesn't equal accomplishment. We'll have to see how it all plays out, and whether at week's end anything got done. If nothing else, at least there will… Continue reading What is Value Contrast?
Love 'Em or Leave 'Em? Happy day, dear reader! It's starting to feel like spring around here, and planning my spring capsule should be front of mind, but for some reason this year, it's not. Last spring I did an 80/20 Capsule, based on the Pareto principle, and normally I'd be chomping at the bit… Continue reading Spring Summer Trends 2019
How to Accessorize? Part 1 Happy day, dear reader! Last week when I posted about packing for my trip to LA, I mentioned that after making my clothing choices, I throw in a handful of accessories because they pack a lot of style wallop in very little suitcase space, but that begs the question "Why… Continue reading Pulling a Look Together with a Scarf
Happy day, dear reader! This post may come across as bossy... (Me, bossy? NEVER! Just ask my children!) Since working as a Wardrobe and Image consultant I am often asked how to take care of clothes, and it's not just young men and women asking me. I find women and men my age who haven't… Continue reading Caring for Your Wardrobe
Reset Your Relationship with Food Happy day, dear reader! How's your 2019 going? How about now? When our youngest was small, he would ask repeatedly on your birthday if you were having a good one. "Are you having a good birthday?" "How about now?" "And now?" In the way families do, "How about now?" has… Continue reading Why Whole 30?
Happy day, dear reader! By the time you read this, I will be in LA, hanging with my best friend, her sisters, daughter and cousin for a few days. These women feed my soul and have been rocks through thick and thin. They are there with love, laughter, and a reality check, but always one… Continue reading Packing for LA
Featured image above from boraaksu.com. In Support of NOT Letting It All Hang Out… Happy day, dear reader! I hope yours is going swimmingly! In a previous post, I mentioned that off-the-shoulder and cold-shoulder tops are disappearing from the stores as the modesty trend increases in popularity. In terms of fashion, this generally means dresses… Continue reading The Modesty Trend