In Like a Lion

“Dear March – Come in – How glad I am – I hoped for you before – Put down your Hat – You must have walked – How out of Breath you are – Dear March, how are you, and the Rest – Did you leave Nature well – Oh March, Come right upstairs with me – I have so much to tell -”…

Fashion for a Full Moon

Hi Everyone, today’s post has to do with the supermoon that occurred on February 19, 2019. According to http://www.space.com, a supermoon occurs when a “full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee, or the point in its elliptical orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.” It was reported to…

Longing For Spring

“Longing is like the Seed That wrestles in the Ground, Believing if it intercede It shall at length be found. The Hour, and the Clime –  Each Circumstance unknown, What Constancy must be achieved Before it see the Sun!”  (Emily Dickinson) Hi Everyone, Emily Dickinson’s poem, Longing is like the Seed, has a twofold meaning for me. Yes, I am longing for spring as many…

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…