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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Fab Collab: Summer Get-Away Styles Over 50

Welcome to the second in our Fab Collab series about Summer Get-Away styles! Yesterday I wrote about my love of getting away to the Straford Festival in Canada and how I never go without a scarf or two. Today, Jodie is up sharing memories of her summer get-aways with friends. She also will share a

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Fab Collab: Summer Get-Away Styles Over 40

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. Over this coming week we’ll share memories of summer get-away styles from the past as well as ways we style them today.  My story kicks us off with memories of The Stratford Festival and

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Keeping My Cool in Laura Tanzer Dresses

When it comes to staying cool and comfortable, the last several summers have been somewhat miserable for me. When I was younger, I froze year round. Not anymore. Now I’m hot more often than cold. My inner thermostat detects 65°F/18°C and begins the meltdown process almost immediately. When I wear long pants and leather sneakers

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Festival Style Fit for the Pigs

We interrupt the Journey of a Thousand Dresses to bring you a tale about happy pigs and happy kids, along with a summer outfit the pigs just loved. 😄 I’ll be back with the dress series soon!  When I do a search for vintage goodies online, I often come across the tag word “Coachella.” This is

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Wrap Dress Revelations

Before stepping out on my Journey of a Thousand Dresses, I had exactly two experiences with wrap dresses. Neither left me convinced I would be comfortable and look good in that style. One dress was a potato brown Eileen Fisher dress that came to my mid-shin. I can hear several of you out there saying,

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