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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 - Hot Picks

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Back to Basics Let Your Fingers Do the Clicking!



The Card is the Key Until Friday, July 9th!
The annual Nordstrom Anniversary sale is in full swing for card members.  The public sale begins on Friday, July 19, 2019.  For me, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is a time to pick up classic BASIC'S.   I just finished an excellent book, Plantation by Dorthea Benton Frank.  In the book, one of the main characters, Lavina, shopped only twice a year and would buy one exquisite outfit per outing.   The apparel chosen would last a lifetime.  Rather interesting for us fashionistas who might have a hard time buying twice a year.  I am not naming names but you know who you are!! It is something to ponder as the pocket book gets pretty tight after hitting the sale.  However, for me the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is an annual event with lots of apparel options to seek out.  Additionally, I have heard through the grapevine that the catalog is no longer being mailed, which is  unfortunate.  I loved …

Fourth of July! Fashion & Freedom

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Red, White and Blue!




"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy" Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and playwright

The Fourth of July is this Thursday.  Fireworks, apple pie, swimming, sunshine, family and fun is all wrapped up in this patriotic and special holiday.  More importantly, we need to take time and be grateful, and to reflect on our forebearers who built this glorious country through sweat, hard work and perseverance.   We live in a free land because of them.  We must also remember and honor those who have and those who still today fight for our freedom worldwide.  We are forever and eternally indebted. 
While you take a moment and count your blessings, let us also contemplate on what to wear on this sparkler and fireworks filled day.   Of course, anything red, white and blue. 


The Little Red Skirt





Elegant - Order one size down




Jean Fun









The Flag 








The Scarf


Red Lips & Manners Please!

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The Power Of Red




Red is a symbol worldwide for love, beauty, power, passion and strength.  It is my favorite hue in apparel, home furnishings and in other accessories. A friend of mine at tennis who I worked with at a major tech company, likes to remind me that my red lipstick was my signature.  She kindly tells everyone that I was the Angelina Jolie before Angelina Jolie.  I laugh at that one!  However, red lipstick has been and is my signature go to lip color.  Why?  It brightens your face, makes you step higher and shows you are fearless.  You are not afraid of anyone or anything.  How can you be when you are willing to show your best self first to the world with a dab of red.

For this glorious 4th of July, which is around the corner, why not paint your lips a brilliant red.  After all, wearing red, white and blue on the 4th is a must.  And, finishing with a glorious red lip adds to the overall patriotic effect.

On another note, I cannot stress enough to become an example of  kindn…

Polka-Dot Summer Fashion

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The Only Spot






Polka dots are everywhere this summer and rightfully so for this endless circle pattern is desired by all fashionistas.  This elegant dot has been a favorite since the mid-19th century and captured memorable attention when Miss America in 1926 sported a spotted swimsuit. Ever since then, dollops of white or black have been a classic and royal hit.  Whether in a top, pant, skirt or a classic navy polka-do-blue frock, these spots of joy connote happiness, sophistication and flirty fun. 
Or maybe in our minds each dot represents every event, friend or acquaintance we meet in this life?  Thus, the circles of  your life are represented beautifully.  To remain classic, choose black, blue, white or red fabric with little to medium dots versus big spots.   The effect is show stopping and unforgettable. Here are a few favorites to get the polka-dot magic started in your life. 



 The Polka-Dot Frock




















"There is never a wrong time for a polka dot" Marc Jacobs

The Spotted Sum…