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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Fab Collab Celebrates Christmas at 70 Plus

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle join me in a Fab Collab. Over the coming week we’ve been celebrating Christmas together by sharing holiday memories and clothing we wore for the occasion. My story kickstarted the celebration and we continued the party with a story from Jodie and one from Nancy. Today we come to the end of

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Fab Collab Celebrates Christmas at 60 Plus

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle join me in a Fab Collab. This time we’re celebrating Christmas together by sharing holiday memories and clothing we wore for the occasion. My story kickstarted the celebration. We continued the party yesterday with a story from Jodie and now it’s Nancy’s turn at the mike. Charlotte will share her memories tomorrow. As many

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Fab Collab Celebrates Christmas at 50 Plus

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle join me in a Fab Collab. We’re celebrating Christmas together this week by sharing holiday memories and clothing we wore for the occasion. My story kickstarted the celebration. We continue the party today with a story from Jodie. Nancy and Charlotte will share their memories in the days to

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Fab Collab Celebrates Christmas at 40 Plus

It’s that time again when the ladies from JTouchofStyle join me in a Fab Collab. Over the coming week we’ll be celebrating Christmas together by sharing holiday memories and clothing we wore for the occasion. My story kickstarts the celebration, but I hope you’ll come back to see Jodie’s, Nancy’s, and Charlotte’s stories too. As many of you

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Going Grunge with the Fab 40s

The year Kurt Cobain died I quit my job in advertising and became a nanny. His death had nothing to do with my leaving advertising for nannying. They just happened to occur in the same year. It may come as no surprise to regular readers, but the King of Grunge didn’t impact my life much back then. It feels

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Extending Summer Into Fall with a Twiggy Dress

Now that we’ve turned the clocks back, the sun sets around 4:30 in Seattle. From where I sit, the bottom of the sky is pink, the water and overhead sky are steel, and the hill rising up from the Alki Peninsula sparkles with lights of people living past dark. Here in Seattle, early darkness generally means chilly evenings. To

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Great Gatsby on a Budget

Another Halloween has come and gone for another year. Did you dress up? I didn’t dress up this year, but it used to be something I did every year. These days, I put that energy into creating modern styles using elements from past decades of fashion. My goal is to create real style, something I would

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