Travel

Casual Summer Travel Capsule

(And a Meditation on the World Cup) Happy day, dearest reader! I hope yours is going well. I had an exhausting week last week. Good, but exhausting, and so our weekend plans were punted for staying at home, catching up, and watching the World Cup final. Woo hoo! The Cup is not nearly as much… Continue reading Casual Summer Travel Capsule

Money & Style

Budget Blessers

And a very happy day to you, dear reader! Everyone I meet seems to want to save money. I get it. I do, too! I have better things to do with my money than buy "stuff." So in that vein, who couldn't use a reminder of some Budget Blessers? I say reminding, because like the… Continue reading Budget Blessers

Capsule Wardrobe

Summer Capsule: One Month In!

Happy day, dear reader! Whew! I can't believe it's a week into July already! Summer is running away from me far too soon. And I thought summer would go more slowly once I wasn't teaching... Ha! It's been about a month living with my summer capsule, and so far, so good. I have been quite… Continue reading Summer Capsule: One Month In!

Capsule Wardrobe

Dress it Up or Down

Happy day, dear reader! Many of our shopping and wardrobe attitudes and habits come from our upbringing, which is a great reason to get a handle on poor shopping habits, unless of course you want to share them with your offspring! (And their offspring. Ad infinitum...) I wrote last week about a shopping question that… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down

Color

Ways to Break the Black Habit

Happy day, dear reader! What's your favorite color? Now, what's your favorite color to wear? Frequently, these are two completely different answers. But why? So many women I know answer that their favorite color to wear is black. Maybe they've been seduced by the dark side, or maybe they've just fallen prey to the Myths… Continue reading Ways to Break the Black Habit

Capsule Wardrobe

80/20 Capsule

Happy day, dear reader! Seasons are changing here, and I am in the process of cleaning and storing my winter-only clothes, and starting to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. I grew up in a distinctly 4 season climate, and working my capsules helps me maintain that 4 season feel, even now that I live… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule

Musings

Are You a Seasonal Slob?

Some of the nicest people I know are! Happy day, dear reader! I know a woman who calls herself a Seasonal Slob. She is a summer-loving lady, even when that means 95 degree heat and 95% humidity. She does better in the warm weather and hates to be cold. If you met her in the… Continue reading Are You a Seasonal Slob?

Women's Style

Building a (Wardrobe) House

A lovely woman named Victoria (in a Facebook group I play in) likened building a wardrobe to building a house. She had been having trouble because she had been buying all kinds of lovely things, but still didn't feel like her style was growing. Then she realized those beautiful accessories were like the throw pillows,… Continue reading Building a (Wardrobe) House

Wardrobe 101

I Need a Hero! (AKA: I’ve Got Nothing to Wear!)

I've Got Nothing to Wear! Do you stare into your generous closet and think "I have nothing to wear!"? Some days we are lacking inspiration, but often we have a Heroes/Basics imbalance. Every closet needs both, but when we have too many of one, and not enough of the other, it can be hard to… Continue reading I Need a Hero! (AKA: I’ve Got Nothing to Wear!)

Tips

Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)

Monday morning can be a challenge for anyone. Here are 10 ways to make dressing less stressing and more of a blessing,,, Just try one. And then maybe add another next week. And maybe another after that. Who knows what might happen? 1)  Lay (or hang) out your clothes for tomorrow when getting ready for… Continue reading Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)