The Spirit of Paris Lives in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona is a town in the middle of the Sonoran desert with deep ties to the Old West. It may come as some surprise, then, that the spirit of Paris lives through a fashion designer who calls Tucson home. Born and raised on the East Coast to a family filled with milliners, artists, craftspeople, and

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Sampling Casual Elegance

In the United States, going out in public dressed for comfort has become a national pastime. It’s not uncommon to see a herd of teenagers wandering the sidewalks in happy-colored pajama bottoms. Just recently a couple of girls who were flying on a “Buddy Pass” were denied access to a flight because they were wearing yoga pants.

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Stepping into Spring with a Meaningful Cardigan by Desigual

Winter is finally letting go of its grip on the Pacific Northwest. My husband continually reminds me that this has been a record-breaking rainy winter in Seattle’s history. (He’s not a fan of the constant rain.) And while it continues to drip outside, the temperatures are warming bit by bit. The trees around the neighborhood signal

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The Charm and Simplicity of 1950s Parisian Fashion

What is it about Paris fashion that charms us so? Especially that of old movies and photographs. So iconic. So inspiring. The photo below shows a model wearing one of Christian Dior’s dresses from 1951. She is the picture of that 1950s Parisian look I have in my mind. Her look is polished and in many ways

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Fab Collab: Pastels for All Ages with Charlotte

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle and I pool our memories and photos to create a Fab Collab that spans the generations. Since it’s springtime, we’re diving into the sweet tradition of pastels in Spring. Over this coming week we’ll share style-memories from our past as well as ways we style these colors today.  As

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Fab Collab: Pastels for All Ages with Nancy

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle and I pool our memories and photos to create a Fab Collab that spans the generations. Since it’s springtime, we’re diving into the sweet tradition of pastels in Spring. Over this coming week we’ll share style-memories from our past as well as ways we style these colors today.  As

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Fab Collab: Pastels for All Ages with Jodie

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle and I pool our memories and photos to create a Fab Collab that spans the generations. Since it’s springtime, we’re diving into the sweet tradition of pastels in Spring. Over this coming week we’ll share style-memories from our past as well as ways we style these colors today.  As

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Fab Collab: Pastels for All Ages

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle and I pool our memories and photos to create a Fab Collab that spans the generations. Since it’s springtime, we’re diving into the sweet tradition of pastels in Spring. Over this coming week we’ll share style-memories from our past as well as ways we style these colors today.  My

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The Dress that Made Me Feel Like a Star

Long, long ago, in a department store far, far away, I purchased a dress that made me feel like this: Granted, the dress wasn’t long and velvety like the one pictured above, but it had an elegance to it and a style that made me feel chic, sophisticated, and glamorous. Then one day I tried putting on

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