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Fresh Snaps May 2022

  My Imaginary Life "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." Edith Head When I look outside today, I see lush fresh green growth, flowers, ferns, and beauty everywhere.  It is a brand-new fauna and flora world bursting the seams with joy. Color is everywhere in superb hues delighting the mind and soul.  Regarding fashion, it is the moment to drench oneself in beautiful tones and sport simple clothing for the warmer months to come.  The list of "minimalistic" apparel includes shorts, frocks, sandals, bathing suits and ropes of costume jewelry.  What is my imaginary life?  A friend of mine used this comment recently and I loved it.  Over the last two years, many of us have collected select pieces to wear sometime in the future. Thus, waiting for our imaginary life to begin once again with events, dinners, outings, and soirees of yesteryear or rather over two years ago.  We collected in anticipation.  After all, shopping online has become a new hab
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