Lengthening a Skirt Part 2

In my last post, I had talked about how to lengthen a skirt or dress by simply adding lace to the bottom. This is the skirt I lengthened in my previous post here. It was my supervisor who had given me the idea, and now I am out of control adding lace to every skirt and dress I own (okay, I am exaggerating but…

The Reveal of Mid Summer

Is it still mid summer? Let’s see–summer officially started on June 21 and will end on September 23, so technically, August 4 still qualifies as mid summer.  I took a couple of “mental health” days last week and visited the Emily Dickinson museum in Amherst, MA.  For those who know me, I am an extreme fan of hers and dedicated a post to her…

A Summer’s Day

Summer came to visit one day Abruptly I greeted thee With moist skin and hot breath, I politely offered tea. Stay and linger for a while, if it so pleases ye –Sarah Connor Happy summer, finally! We’ve had a stretch of beautiful weather and I don’t want it to end (as none of us do). It seems we went from winter to summer…abruptly. What…

On Top of the World

This is one of my favorite secret spots which is referred to as “the top of the world,” with its panoramic views, surrounding hills, and open fields.  In an effort to escape the mosquitoes, I decided to venture up to this special place to sneak some pictures.The dress I am wearing is by Westport 1962 which I purchased on sale at TJ Maxx for $12.99. …

Something is Brewing

I had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual New England Brewfest which was held at Loon Mountain Resort on June 22.  This was my first time going to this type of event and I can confirm that “beer is good for what ales you.” Non-drinkers attended, too, and had access to bottles of water, live music and good food which included a BBQ…

Cabin on the Lake Fashion

We had the opportunity to stay at this charmingly rustic and cozy cabin on the water for a week in early June. Since the cabin is only 4 miles away from our primary home, it has many “staycation” advantages including going home to feed the kitties and water the plants. My clothing checklist for a week on the lake in order of priority:  black…

Menswear Inspired Style

Okay, so I meant literal menswear inspired style. And thanks to my younger son again I was inspired to wear this…suit. It actually pertains to my femme-fatale fashion style ideas which I touched upon in my last post and will continue to explore. My inspiration: Scarlett Johanssen and Kate Blanchette: Photo by Russel James Doesn’t Kate Blanchette ooze confidence but in a sensual way?…

The Fog

The Fog (Hours by Tycho; please play song while reading post) The Fog I see a glimpse of something bright amidst a hazy path Dark shadows follow close behind oppressive in their wrath The light ahead, an untold life, a promise of delight It’s there I go, this path unknown unfolding in the night The fog begins to lift while it reveals a sacred…

Mabel “Black Label”

Be prepared for cuteness overload…Meet Mabel, the newest member of our family who has stolen my heart. She is a Bernese Mountain dog (aka Berner), 8 weeks old and 14 pounds here in these pics.  Look at the size of her paws! I feel like a parent all over again with a brand new baby. There is no end to all of the things…