• Capsule Wardrobing,  Color

    Fall to Winter Capsule Shift

    Change the Focus for Holiday Style Happy day, Reader Dearest! Whew. It’s been a busy week. I survived the great feast. (With just a little waistband discomfort.) Avoided the stores on Black Friday. Readied my storefront for Small Business Saturday.…

  • Color,  Style and Styling

    Copycat Style: September 2023

    Green Trousers + Purple Top Happy day, Dear Reader! I hope your week has been less pollen-filled than mine! There are not enough allergy eye drops… On the happy side: I’ve been living with my Fall 10X10 which means that…

  • Capsule Wardrobing,  Travel & Packing

    Fall 10X10 Capsule

    Challenge? Exercise? Activity? Happy day, Reader Dearest! I’m super excited about fall. And fall style! Because fall is my favorite season for dressing. Boots. Jackets. Scarves. Why else am I excited? Because this! OMGoodness. There are nighttime temps in the…

  • Capsule Wardrobing,  Color

    Fall 2023 Capsule Wardrobe Inspo

    No Trends Here! Where’s the RED? I’ll wait for winter. Where’s the LEATHER? It’s still too darned hot! Where are the Quiet Luxury/Sophisticated Neutrals? They don’t work for my coloring/personality, but they might be AH-mazing for yours! No, this isn’t…

  • Style and Styling

    My Favorite Copycats

    Fall/Winter Copycat Review Happy day, Reader Dear! It’s almost that Copycat Style time of the month, but… As this is a month of rest (rest-ish) and reflection as we head into fall, it seemed a good time to look back…

  • Capsule Wardrobing

    Spring Capsule Check-In

    Happy day, Reader Dear! How goes it? Such a simple question. That can have one or more VERY complicated answers! Some of which contradict each other. So let’s make it easier. We’ll narrow down the question to something answerable in…

  • Style and Styling

    Spring Capsule Wardrobe

    Building It Out Happy day, Reader Dear! I hope you are recovering from The Wearing ‘O the Green! Our family does St. Patrick’s Day. Hi, my maiden name is O’Connell and I make one hard-to-stop-eating Irish Soda Bread. We don’t…

  • Accessories,  Color

    Add 5 for Spring/Summer

    Happy day, Dear Reader! Let’s just say that I know a few people looking to add a little something to their wardrobes for a spring/summer refresh. (#askingforafriend) Refresh? There are plenty of ways to do that! You can throw out…

  • Color

    Summer Color Picks

    2022 Edition Happy day, Dear Reader! What colors say summer to you? Colors with a warm overtone? (The difference between overtone and undertone.) Brights? Pastels? White? Some combination of all of the above? I expect most people would lay claim…