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Flirty Fun



"A piece of clothing should be like a work of art." Rosita Missoni
Inspiration and creativity are the cornerstone of any great endeavor or idea. I learned in my youth that they are several ways to achieve a goal. If you want the Bogner ski jumpsuit then you need to work.  There wasn't any other path to getting what I wanted.  So I worked during high school making money for what I desired and for college. And, felt fulfilled in achieving my goals. Additionally, many believe that if you always follow the path prescribed then you will achieve the outcome you desire.  For instance, if I get good grades, follow the education system for college dotting all the i's and t's as demanded along the way, I will be very successful.  Is this true?  For many yes, yet others who follow a slightly different path can become extraordinary. Take Bill Gates, who didn't finish college but followed his passion instead.  We all know the outcome. Those that think"out o…

Summer Hats

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Cover Thy Face!
"The most beautiful face in the world?  It's your's" Estee Lauder







Sunshine, swim suits, shorts, capri's, strappy sandals and white tee shirts are indeed staples of summer fun.  Additionally, a flirty and fabulous hat or two is essential for beauty and protection.  It is important to protect your skin.   Now, I know we all love the sun and the feel of the glorious rays on our skin. We crave it and need it.   However, too long in the sun can have disastrous results that leave us looking like a lobster and overly baked.  More importantly, your skin becomes dry, wrinkled and splotchy.   We all know where this story goes.  Let's be protective and respectful of the sun and our bodies which we live in.   Here is my favorite brand of sun hats for the upcoming dog days of summer. 


Eric Javits High quality, excellent 95% UV/UVA sun protection, packable and naturally stylish. 
The Fedora - Hollywood




Broad Brim - Love Mine!

The Classic 






The Straw - The Clas…

Rain, Sun and Fashion - Spring has Arrived

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May - Spring Flowers - New Beginnings
"A life without rain is like sun without shade." After the Rainby Karen White




Spring is here with gentle breezes, rainy skies, sun peaking through and flowers in the birth of bloom.  It is indeed a wonderful and delightful time of year.  Fresh, new and thoroughly uplifting.  Are you ready for change?  There will always be "moments" in life when friendships falter and people depart from this planet to a new plane.  As I write this piece, my mother has passed away.  There are a myriad of emotions that I am dealing with at this point. My brothers have been called, my friends have been told and I am beginning to deal with future change.  First, I must live in the present and go through the grief and will indeed find the sun at the end.  My mother had a challenging life and was difficult though at times charming to all.  I have been a caretaker for decades in more ways than one.  Yet, her strength, her beauty, her wit, her intellige…

Friendship - The Hands That Hold You

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The Tenets of Friendship "My joy is non-negotiable" - Kathy Lee Gifford






Recently, I spent a week with my Chi Omega sorority friends in Sun Valley, Idaho on a ski vacation.  We have known each other for 40 years which is astounding and warms the heart.  We laughed, chatted, skied, snowshoed for miles, walked, talked, went out for dinners and celebrated a birthday.  My girlfriends home was beautiful and the perfect size for the group.  We enjoyed putting on our makeup together in the kitchen, pouring over the latest clothing item on the Internet, exercising to videos, eating popcorn, candy, cookies, watching Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and an episode of Marie Kondo (Netflix)- making us think about getting rid of apparel.   Of course, there was a good bit of wine poured too.  The vibe was happy, content and filled with fun.  As always, a  few moments ensued which is quite normal for a group of women sequestered together for six days.  Yet, this trip reminded me of the essence …