Reflections on December in Arizona

In three days, Hubby and I will return to Seattle after just over a month in Arizona. Even though we love visiting family and friends here, I am itching to return to get back into my regular routine. While I wait, my impatience pushes me to create something anyway. That’s how my last post came

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Buttoned Up and Inspired by Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was, without a doubt, one of the most iconic fashionistas of the 20th Century. Even today, nearly 57 years after the premier of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, most of us can place the dress she wore in the movie, even if it’s shown on the back of a rainbow-colored zebra. Pretty much all of her movies

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Modern, Innovative, Playful Designs at Sassafras Boutique

Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously about the Federal Army & Navy Surplus, Sell Your Sole Consignment, Endless Knot, KUHLMAN, and Reclaim Decor. Last but never least, today’s post is about Sassafras, a boutique close to my heart in spirit, philosophy,

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Sustainable Furnishings at Reclaim Decor in Seattle

Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously about the Federal Army & Navy Surplus, Sell Your Sole Consignment, Endless Knot, and KUHLMAN. Today my thoughts turn to Reclaim Decor.  Maggie from Blue Hour Photography hung out with us that day and captured all the

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Classic Styles with Personal Flair at KUHLMAN

Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously about the Federal Army & Navy Surplus, Sell Your Sole Consignment, and Endless Knot. Today is all about KUHLMAN. Before the week is out, I’ll have even more details about Reclaim Decor and Sassafras,

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Endless Style at Endless Knot

Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously of two of those shops–the Federal Army & Navy Surplus and Sell Your Sole Consignment. And before the week is out, I’ll have even more about the other places

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Feel-Good Fabulousness at Sell Your Sole Consignment

Yesterday’s post featured many of the surprising fashion gems Amy from Sassafras and I uncovered at the Federal Army Navy Surplus store in Seattle. It came as less of a surprise that a boutique shop like Sell Your Sole Consignment has all kinds of gems lining the walls. The surprise here is when I looked

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Fashion at Federal Army & Navy Surplus in Seattle

The Federal Army & Navy Surplus is a store I pass by often in my walks around Seattle. It’s just a couple of blocks away from the famous Pike Place Market and a stone’s throw from Sassafras, the boutique that started my love affair with Seattle’s local fashion scene. Their store windows always showcase interesting

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Shopping Seattle’s “Indies on 1st”

On a blustery November Wednesday, I met up with Amy Tipton, the owner of Sassafras, one of my favorite Seattle boutiques. We shopped six independently owned stores along First Avenue in our neighborhood of Belltown. We nicknamed the group the Indies on 1st. Maggie from Blue Hour Photography joined us for the day. She captured

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I Spy With My Little Magic Loupe Necklace

An eye doctor once told me that petite women need reading glasses at a younger age than our taller peers. His theory was that our arms simply aren’t as long as taller people’s arms. They can extend their arms out farther, so they manage longer without glasses. It’s as simple as that. I wasn’t looking

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