Congratulations to the Winner!

Congratulations to Andrea Lee! Andrea is the winner of my Etsy gift card giveaway! As it turns out, she is an over-40 fashion and lifestyle blogger as well. She writes about fashion, food, and life in the Bay Area over at Andrea’s Wellness Notes. When I wrote her to tell her the good news of

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New Adventures in a Red Leather Trench Coat

Be sure to read through to the end of this post. Not only is it a collaboration with the fabulous Diane from Fashion on the Fourth Floor, but we’re both running different give-away contests this week! Keep reading for more details! Let the Adventures Begin According to Vogue Paris, leather trench coats are back in style. If that’s the

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Cozy Flannel for a Winter Weekend in Seattle

Finally, the weekend! I can think of nothing better to wear on a winter weekend in Seattle than a flannel top handmade by Northwest designer Candace. If you follow my blog, you first saw this top when I joined forces with the fab ladies of the Fab 40s group to create a grunge look Kurt Cobain

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A Versatile Tunic Dress Layered for Winter in Seattle

Yesterday I paired up Lizz Basinger’s Solo Pleat Tunic Dress with a scarf and boots. Today you may recognize the layers I added to another Sassafras purchase I wrote about earlier in the week: a faux fur vest and my motorcycle jacket. For the vest, I removed the scarf and added a couple of necklaces. I’ll write

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Dressing Like a Seattleite By Way of Portland

Now that you’ve seen how we do pinstripes in Seattle (here, here, and here), take a look at how we do another menswear style: the shirttail hem. The Solo Pleat Tunic Dress by Lizz Basinger of Portland is another great find from Sassafras. It may have the hem of a men’s dress shirt but it is made of sweater knit

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Adding Layers in True Seattle Style

After I bragged about the sunny weather we’ve been seeing in Seattle recently, the clouds rolled in with a boastfulness of their own. And now it is raining and cold. No mind. I just add an extra layer to stay warm and dry. I’ve got the gray boots back on from my first post. If I’m really

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More Seattle Style from Sassafras Boutique

The last few weeks in downtown Seattle have been unseasonably sunny, but they’ve also been unseasonably cold! Personally, I love it. I don’t have to worry about the rain and it gives me an excuse to layer. Yesterday I introduced you to this Lysle Style dress from Sassafras by pairing it with knee-high boots and

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True Seattle Style from Sassafrass

You all know my love for history. I write about it in almost every post, whether it’s my personal history or some era in fashion. But you must also know that I would never want to go back in time. “The good old days” really weren’t that good for most people, especially women, people of color, the

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Keep or Delete: A 16 Year-Old Houndstooth Skirt

Happy New Year! A new year has arrived. It’s a perfect time to take stock of the past and put together a plan for the future. Since this is a fashion blog, I’m using this occasion to take stock of my closet. I got the idea from a fellow over-40 blogger, Julia from When the Girls Rule. She asked readers

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Announcing 40+ Blogger Meet-Up!

Calling All 40+ Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers! Christmas hasn’t even been over 24 hours and you’re exhausted. We’re all exhausted. December is a sprint-to-the-finish kind of month. What we all need at the end of it is something warm, something relaxing, something that will rejuvenate the senses and get us back in the game. Enter Winter

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