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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Books, Art, and Slow Fashion

Have I ever told you about the tendency I have when I read good books? I get lost in them and can’t shut up about them because they take up so much space in my brain. I get this trait, among many, from my dad.  Six years ago or so I dedicated my reading to

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Building a Spine in a Backless Dress

Here we are at the last installment of my Journey of a Thousand Dresses. I want to thank you all for joining me every step of the way. Going into this journey I thought it would be easy. Just throw on a dress each day, add some shoes, and be done. But this little adventure

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Fab Collab: Summer Get-Away Styles Over 70

Welcome to the final installment in our Fab Collab series about Summer Get-Away styles! On Monday I wrote about my love of getting away to the Straford Festival in Canada and how I never go without a scarf or two. On Tuesday, Jodie shared memories of her summer get-aways with friends. Yesterday Nancy also had stories

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Fab Collab: Summer Get-Away Styles Over 60

Welcome to the third in our Fab Collab series about Summer Get-Away styles! On Monday I wrote about my love of getting away to the Straford Festival in Canada and how I never go without a scarf or two. Yesterday, Jodie shared memories of her summer get-aways with friends. Today it’s Nancy’s turn. Like Jodie, she

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