• Style and Styling

    Copycat Style: July 2021

    Pleated Skirt + Denim Jacket Happy day, reader dearest! It’s a new week here Chez Closet Play, and things are looking up. A little less writing is meaning more time for the people in my immediate world, and that is…

  • Style and Styling

    Copycat Style: January 2021

    Triple Denim Happy day, reader dearest! How’s 2021 treating you so far? I’m trying to keep my head down and my nose to the grindstone. There’s work that needs to be done, no matter what is going on outside my…

  • Style and Styling

    Copycat Style September 2020

    Happy day, reader dear! We’re getting there. In another week it will officially be fall! Not that a date on the calendar matters, but somehow it will feel like another milestone passed in this otherwise kooky year. If you are…

  • Style and Styling

    Denim Jacket Style (Part 2)

    Style It! Happy day, dear reader! Between the last post and this, I realized another one of the reasons I love a denim jacket. Like its friend the blue jean, it really is four season wear! You may want a…

  • Style and Styling

    3 Style Tips: Relax a Dress

    Happy day, reader dear! Spring has spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it warmer weather and more dresses. Why now? Or should I say: Why especially now? With better air circulation than trousers, a dress is lovely for…

  • Wardrobe 101

    My Wardrobe Musts (2019)

    Happy day, reader dear! Are you a journaler? Or a diary keeper? Well, I’ve never been. I’ve had great intentions over the years, but consistency? Not my strong suit. The blog? That’s another story. There’s public accountability out in Weblandia.…

  • Wardrobe 101

    Style Staple #4: A Great Jacket

    Happy day, reader dear! Welcome back! If this is your first visit, Welcome! We are smack dab in the middle of a series of posts about Style Staples. You know, those things you add to otherwise ordinary pieces (Building Basics)…

  • Wardrobe 101

    Style Staples #4: A Great Jacket

    Happy day, dear reader! Welcome back! Or welcome, if this is your first visit! Now that fall’s capsule wardrobe is sorted, it’s time to get back to the Style Staples series that I started and diverted. I’m working on getting…

  • Travel & Packing

    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,…

  • Musings & Miscellany

    Jean Jacket

    Lovely day, dear reader! An ode… O, jean jacket, jean jacket, what would I do. Were I ever to find my poor self without you? No zippers, no snaps, nor embroidery needed. The old fashioned trucker is classic indeed(ed). Styles…