My winter outfit choices are limited as I have lived in Florida for many years. But now that I spend several months in New England, including the late fall, I had to come up with creative ways to stretch what I do have. Now that I’ve opened my mind to it, I found that mixing patterns can be a great way to […]
Most people nowadays are not familiar with Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, the British based dressmaker and designer who revolutionized fashion in the Edwardian age. I just finished the autobiography of her fascinating life which prompted this post about her . Written in 1932 it details her childhood, her disastrous first marriage to James Stuart Wallace, her second to Scottish […]
One of my favorite series, Penny Dreadful, got me all excited to do a Halloween decoration tutorial inspired by gothic horror. Unfortunately, I came down with a miserable cold and have had to lay low for the past week, which put a damper on my crafting attempts.
But I did the second best thing and rounded up a list of 10 DIY […]
For this year’s fall foliage road trip my husband wanted to include a few nights in Quebec City, since neither of us had ever been. I was totally on board, since many of my friends had raved about how beautiful it was how yummy the food was. Instead of trying to make the trip in one day, which would have been about […]
Recently I read an interesting post from one of my favorite style bloggers, Suzanne Carillo, on the demise of brick and mortar retail shopping. This got me to thinking about the thousands of department stores that have gone out of business in the last 10 to 15 years.. We all know online shopping has something to […]