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…

In Memory of Ishi

I am taking a brief intermission from fashion to dedicate this post to my beloved cat, Ishi; 9/1/08 to 1/24/20, RIP. He was our beloved cat for almost 12 years. He survived the ice storm of 2008/2009, the arrival of two new feline sisters, and had to deal with our now 85 pound puppy. And he just purred in return. He had a way…

The Faux Wrap Dress

I love the faux wrap dress! This kind of dress looks like a regular wrap dress, except that it already comes fastened together with no opening in the front. You just simply slip it over your head and you’re dressed and ready to go! Another reason I love this dress is that it’s timeless and appropriate for any age group. You can be conservative…

Fog Inspired Fashion

“I must go in, for the fog is rising” (Emily Dickinson’s last words) I was on “top of the world” yesterday in spite of the dreary, dismal and depressing weather. The location of this area is one of my favorite secret spots that I posted about earlier this year here and this location truly speaks to me. The fog was tangibly thick and seemingly…