Farewell Faithful Friend

“I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing, eyes — I wonder if It weighs like Mine — Or has an Easier size.”  (Emily Dickinson) We lost our best friend over the weekend and life will not be the same without her.  She was 11 years old.  Her name was Bailey although her birth certificate said “Baby Cakes.” She was an amazing dog…

Aubrey

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Meet Aubrey. Yes, she’s cute. And her fur on my clothes is extra cute but I don’t care. I have four pets in my household which consists of three cats and one yellow lab. I am one cat over my “limit” which is the kitty you see here. But who could resist a face like hers, not to mention…

Beating the Dead of Winter

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” –Emily Dickinson Hello Everyone, it’s been very cold this past week here in New England and when it’s winter, it seems like it’s always winter.  The cowl neck sweater above is so soft and cozy (97% polyester and 3% spandex). The jeans are straight legged and extremely comfortable. I was reading some tips on…

Emily Dickinson Inspired Style

“A Quiet Passion” File:Emily Dickinson daguerreotype.jpg Hello Everyone, I hope you all survived the holidays in splendid fashion with yet another one upon us, New Year’s Day. Today’s post strays from the subject of the Flapper era and is about my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. By the way, sometimes I think I should change the wording of my blog to fashion for “women of…

The Winter Solstice and New Beginnings

Hello Friends, Winter has officially arrived but the longest night of the year has come and gone. We are past the winter solstice which occurred on December 21, 2018. The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. This is because on this day, the sun reaches its southern-most position as seen from the earth. When I think about the…

Speakeasies and the Prohibition

Hi Everyone, This post is third in a series about the 1920’s fashion, lifestyle and history which includes the Prohibition Act and speakeasies that flourished as a result. Bootlegging, prohibition, speakeasies? All sounds rather secretive and forbidden which makes it all the more fascinating, right?  According to http://www.american-historama.org/, “Speakeasies were illegal drinking dens, saloons or nightclubs that sold illicit alcoholic beverages during the Prohibition Era…

The Vintage Pleated Skirt and 19 Crimes

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re staying warm during this chilly late fall season with winter almost upon us. My post today focuses on the pleated skirt, in particular, the vintage pleated skirt of the 1920’s which ties in nicely with the post I did on The Age of the Flapper. The pleated skirt lasted the duration of that entire decade and remains a timeless…

History of High Heels

Hi Everyone, My husband has jokingly called me “Imelda” on occasion but I told him I have only 1,190 pairs of shoes to go to reach her staggering collection. I confess that I have a weakness for shoes especially high-heeled shoes so I’m dedicating this post to a brief overview of its history. Thank you, Imelda. You may think of high heels as a…

The Age of the Flapper

Today’s post is a little different from previous ones and I have taken a momentary reprieve from the “vortex of winter.” In the spirit of dressing up, the roaring 20’s is one of the most intriguing decades to me leading to the subject of the flapper. Flappers were considered a new style of Western woman, and the term “flapper” was conceived to describe this…