Rediscovering the Housedress in a T-shirt

Not quite a year ago, I was at a deli in Arizona having a light dinner with my parents and a couple of their friends, Danny and Jana. Whenever I say their names together, I almost always stumble on the letters and call them “Janny and Dana.” Go ahead. Say “Danny and Jana” out loud

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The Journey of a Thousand Dresses

It was a warm February day in Arizona when vintage super maven, Suzanne Carillo, and I got ready to go meet up with newfound blogger friends at a restaurant. She put on a dress, while I chose jeans and a forgettable top. In the last seconds before walking out the door, I mentioned how nice

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Speakeasy Style in Vancouver with Friends

Nearly two weeks have passed since I boarded a train heading from Seattle to Vancouver. It was early in the morning–far earlier than I’m used to–but I had enough butterflies in my stomach and excited buzzing in my brain that I couldn’t sleep once the train got rolling. I headed north that day to meet

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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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