The Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

All houses wherein men have lived and diedAre haunted houses. Through the open doorsThe harmless phantoms on their errands glide,With feet that make no sound upon the floors … (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) This is without a doubt my favorite inn. It’s located in Sudbury, MA, and is the oldest operating inn in the United States. Originally known as Howe’s Tavern, this quaint inn was…

Animal print is timeless

I have always loved animal print, especially leopard and I have some of it in my wardrobe. This year, however, it seems that I see it everywhere and as a result, I have inevitably acquired more! It’s a timeless classic with a touch of chic. This skirt is by Ann Taylor and the top is by Calvin Klein. I love the top’s graceful cowl…

How To Wear Pale Pink Pumps

This may be part 1 as there are so many ways to wear pale pink pumps and I have only just begun. The heels I am wearing are by Jenn Ardor and they have a 2.4 inch kitten heel. I read several reviews on Amazon before buying them which precipitated my purchase. Truth be told, it was love at first sight. They are extremely…

How to Wear a Striped Dress Part 2

I have been on a striped dress kick and this is a continuation of my previous post here. This dress was so long that I had to take up the hem by four inches so that I would not trip on it. Now I am wondering if it looks too short for its style; however, you can see my pumps with this length. The…

How to Wear a Striped Dress

I have always been told that vertical stripes can make our body look slimmer and horizontal ones can widen our body. There is controversy about the size of the stripes in that narrow stripes pull in our waist more versus wider stripes. And that narrow black stripes on a white background are thought to be most flattering. I have broken every one of those…

All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

“A Lady red—amid the Hill Her annual secret keeps! A Lady white, within the Field In placid Lily sleeps!” (Emily Dickinson) I did some extensive traveling last weekend from my back door to this nearby bench in my yard. When you think of red, do you associate it with love, romance, and passion? If you love wearing red, it might indicate that you are…

Full Worm Moon

Hello Friends, I am taking a little fashion intermission as I am waiting for a new dress to arrive. In the meantime, I wanted to share some moon pictures that I captured on March 9. They call this the “Full Worm Moon.”The March full moon is known as the worm moon because it coincides with the time of year when earthworms begin to emerge…

“Silent Haunches”

I love the “Fog” poem by Carl Sandburg who describes the fog so simply and powerfully through a metaphorical cat. Aubrey is sitting looking not over the harbor but at me and with hairy eyeballs I might add. She is mysterious, unpredictable, and even a little scary just like that fog slowly and quietly creeping in.  (Thank you, Dan, for sharing this poem with…

Our “Web of Life”

“We are all such fragile creatures in a web of life we will never understand.” (Dan Dagenais) My post is straying from its usual fashion theme in an effort to stop and contemplate on the meaning of life. The above quote (by my creative brother) about the “web of life” got me thinking about the meaning of that expression. Therefore, I set out to…