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White Blouse

  Chic in White "If in doubt, anything looks good with a white blouse." Victoria Beckham Throughout history, the white blouse always takes center stage.  The simple button down makes quite the entrance to any event.  Who can forget Sharon Stone at the 1998 Academy Awards wearing a white shirt with lavender skirt?  She stopped the press.  The Gap shirt with the Vera Wang skirt caused shock waves. The inexpensive combined with expensive worked.  Even Cate Blanchett, yesterday, gave a nod to wearing white.  She made airwaves with her ensemble at the annual Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Prince William, president of BAFTA), Tea party in Los Angeles on January 14, 2023.  She charmed in a black blouse with ruffled white neck and sleeves.  And paired the shirt with black trousers and pointy toe pumps.  Blanchett radiated classic elegance.   Tastemakers agree, the call to a white blouse is ever present in 2023.   To add spice to your white blouse, add a vivid hu
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Series, Movies & Books - Happy New Year 2023

  Another Year Older - Another Year Wiser Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  May this new year of 2023 be inspirational, upbeat, and filled with joy.  Here is a brief recap of the shows, movies and books, which reigned supreme in 2022.  Lights, Camera, Action My Criteria: Was I emotional touched? Was the storyline enthralling? Were the actors believable? Was I entertained? The Rugged Individual:  Yellowstone -  Paramount + & HBO - 5 seasons:   Yellowstone, after five seasons, remains heart pumping unforgettable.  The storyline is about the ranch, Yellowstone, and the Dutton family.  There is plenty of family drama, politics and nature that captivates.  Because of the success of the Yellowstone, there have been several successful spinoffs. Kevin Costner, John Dutton, and cast are at the top of their game.  "It's the one constant in life.  You build something worth having, someone's gonna try to take it." John Dutton ___________ BEST SHOW - 1883 - Para

Holiday Gifts

  My Favorite Things 2022 "Christmas is the season of joy, of gift giving, and families united."  - Norman Vincent Peale Today is a sunny and bright cold day after a week of snowfall, which by the way, is stunning.  The cold wintery days are here.  With the holiday season, I thought about the items that I have loved over 2022.  It has been a year of reawakening for many and I for one am thrilled to see the events and life I enjoyed is back in full jingle bells swing.  Holiday shopping can be daunting especially when spending is not top of mind in a tough economy.  Thus, be thoughtful while picking up a gift of two.  One of my dear friends, often states if she purchases something, then she must get rid of a piece similar.  Alas, a reminder to be grateful for what you own.    I think back to my youth and college days.  We all had very little, shared clothes for dances, sewed our own clothes', painted our nails and counted our pennies. We never colored our hair professionall

Scarves - The "It" Accessory

  Glamour Station "I want to live my life, not record it." - First Lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We have much to be thankful for this holiday season.    Being grateful for family, friends and everyday life is so important.  Those that embrace solitude, flexibility, chaos, positive energy and relish the beauty in nature will find deep fulfillment.  It isn't travel, it isn't eating, it isn't drinking fine wines, it isn't buying and consuming instead it is the human physical connections you create daily.  Hopefully, you are joining something, reaching out, calling someone and being present in all activities.  Are You Building Anything?  It is easy to state what you hate and who you hate.  And, harder to state what you love and who you love. When someone is negative, always remember they are projecting. These are often people who perhaps are not doing anything of meaningful substance. If you are creating or building som

Grey Blazer

  Elegant & Stylish "The blazer is the single most important piece in my wardrobe." - Tom Ford, American Fashion Designer   In the fashion industry, there is nothing more classic than a beautiful, fitted blazer which enhances a silhouette.  Combine with a turtleneck, blouse, matching pants, boots, or pumps for a centerstage moment.  Some of my favorite brands include L Agence and Veronica Beard .   Both of these brands have captured the form defining and chic vibe of a timeless blazer.  Conversely, I have read that oversized blazers and extremely baggy pants are back in vogue. Check out the online tabloids and notice the thin celebrity models draped in oversized blazers with billowing pants and tennis shoes.  Though I must mention that Gigi Hadid recently, did sport a vibrant cobalt blue velvet pantsuit with pumps that was stunning. I thought the jacket was a bit on the longish side though she still rocked the look. Bottom line, many of the billowing ensembles are trends

Christian Dior Lasting Lipstick

  The Ultimate Lipstick  "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." - Elizabeth Taylor Are you looking for lipstick that is long lasting, smooth, and gorgeous on your lips?  Look no further.  Dior Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof   Lipstick is in a matte-finish, hydrating and literally stays put for hours.  I put this new Dior lipstick formulation to the test recently and was surprised it lasted.  Sometimes, long staying lipsticks or lip stains go on smoothly but disappear quickly after eating and drinking.  Not this lipstick.  If you are looking for the perfect holiday or everyday lip this season -  Dior Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof Lipstick is IT.  Remember to line your lips for a finished and elegant vibe.  The after effect is show-stopping.  What are you waiting for? Many colors to choose from.  Here are two to get you started.  Holiday Red - 999 "She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance." - Kate Spa

Cotton Apparel

  Nature's Gift to Us  "I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best."  - Georgio Armani, Italian fashion designer The touch of cotton against the skin is sublime and the coolness is refreshing. Recently, I have suffered another bout of rashes from fabrics that are synthetic.  This happens about once a year when combined with heat, running, hitting a tennis ball, and sweating.  You would think I would have learned by now to wear cotton or switch out of my apparel right after a match.  The chemicals, dyes and fabrics used for athletic wear often create allergic reactions for me.  Thus, I am on a mission to acquire fabrics that are natural rather than man-made nylons, spandex, polyester etc.  "Today, buying a dress is like buying a Big Mac; cheap, fast and, judging by the poorer quality seen in fast fashion clothes, not very healthy."  - Christina Dean, Redress founder, a