Fab Collab: Pastels for All Ages

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.  My

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The Dress that Made Me Feel Like a Star

Long, long ago, in a department store far, far away, I purchased a dress that made me feel like this: Granted, the dress wasn’t long and velvety like the one pictured above, but it had an elegance to it and a style that made me feel chic, sophisticated, and glamorous. Then one day I tried putting on

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Channeling a Fairy Queen Vibe in an Anthro Dress

This week’s post is brought to you by the lovechild of the 1960s and the Middle Ages. It has sort of this magical forest fairy feel to it with its drapey sleeves and embroidered flowers. The metallic threads woven into the sweater-weight fabric and the shiny sequins mixed in with the embroidered yarn make me

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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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