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Royal Wedding - Dresses for You!

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The Frock of the Moment

May 19th is hours away from the wedding of the year to commence between American born Meghan Markle and across the pond royal, Prince Henry.  It will indeed be quite exciting with 1B people watching with delight and happiness from around the world.   The fashion, the people, the celebrities, the royals, the horses, the carriage, Queen Elizabeth II and so much more.  Yesterday, while shopping with a girlfriend for her wedding dress, we stumbled upon a dress collection by Chiara Boni La Petite Robe that is simply divine.  In fact, I do believe the commentators on The Today Show this a.m. were sporting frocks similar to this brand.  Ms. Markle above in the photograph is wearing a dress by Roland Mouret that sings the same silhouette.   Bottom line, these dresses are elegant, minimal and extremely flattering.  Additionally, for a royal wedding shoulders must always be covered accompanied by a fashionator, gorgeous pumps and a small handbag.  For us American's …

Mothers Day!

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Let's Hear it for Motherhood!




We are all mothers both female and male.  We all have mothers.  You are a mother.  You may have a family or not. You might have given birth or not.  However, we are all mothers to every creature in our orbit.  If you are lucky, you give yourself to others everyday, to your pets, to your friends, to your children and to those we love.  Each day is a gift to be cherished.  So, on this special day, may all of us mothers take a moment and notice the beauty around.  You are blessed. You truly are no matter your circumstances. Do something nice for yourself.  Buy some flowers, eat cake, give a hug, smile and be thankful.   If your mother is still with you then give her a hug and thank her for your life and all she has given you.  And, let's remember the mothers who have passed for they breathed life into you and gave you so much.  They too reside in your heart.  Ah, it is a glorious day. 







Happy Mother's Day! 
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Wedding, Brunch, Events - Cocktail Dresses

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Love is in the Air!






This month on May 19, 2018 marks the royal wedding of Prince Harry to American born actress Meghan Markle.  Many across the planet are aware of this wedding extravaganza and ardently await the pomp and circumstance.   They estimate over a billion people around the world will view the wedding via the telly or the internet.   It is indeed a brilliant time to focus on love and the cherished ritual of celebrating two people who vow to commit to one another.  In a world that is subjected to hate, jealousy and envy it is refreshing and posh to come together and enjoy the festivities on May 19th.  With anticipation we eagerly await the dress, the hair, the makeup, the attendees and all the frivolities that come with such a grand occasion on a worldwide scale.  The wedding is guaranteed to be a magical event.  
Along with this fairy tale wedding we are reminded of true love and connection by witnessing another American woman marry into the British royal monarchy that origi…

Jean Jackets 2018

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Jean Jackets are the Word...






Jean jackets remain center stage Spring & Summer 2018.   A jean jacket symbolizes a James Dean vibe and adds a bit of cowboy to any outfit. Additionally, this number can keep one warm on the cool breeze days with vivid blue skies.  Spring and summer outdoor elements provide the perfect arena to wear a crisp white button down shirt underneath this southern concoction.  Currently, I enjoy an embellished blue jean jacket with a pair of white jeans.   Pairing a blue denim jacket with blue jeans is often too much blue tied together for this fashionista. This is a choice preference.  Remember to choose fitted rather than boxy for a clean line silhouette and avoid unfinished hems.  Other essentials can be a scarf, pretty pair of loafers and a ravishing lipstick.   Ah, the days of sun and fun are eagerly anticipated.


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"In the right denim a girl can conquer the world"

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Makeup - Spring 2018

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Kim's Favorites "If you are sad, add lipstick and attack" Coco Chanel


It is the small things after all that inspire, add self confidence, lift spirits high and bring joy during the burst of Spring. With the weather being topsy-turvy ranging from cold to wet to warm and then repeat, one is often stuck between winter apparel and spring summer garb.  Along with using the same ole makeup day in and day out.  Of course, these issues are minor and silly compared to the ordinary stresses of daily life. 
Thus, it is essential to spice up ones routine with a few makeup choices to add brightness and lasting power for the glorious day.  I have chosen several of my favorites for Spring 2018 and beyond.  As a fan of makeup, I am always trying new items that work well on sensitive skin. Lately, I have been reading about choosing products with less chemicals and ingredients.  Did you know that all these chemicals we swath onto our bodies or faces are quickly absorbed into our system?  …

Yellow Mania Continues 2018

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Yearly Yellow with a Happiness Vibe





The happy hues of yellow in apparel remain vibrant and strong in 2018. Last year, you may recall my article on Yellow Apparel Spring 2017 published on April 5, 2017.   And, once again, I seem riveted on these naturally sunny tones that are spontaneous, signify warmth and most eagerly anticipated. Perhaps it is the time of the year with the dripping pools of water, rain, sleet, hail and yes snow that stimulates the mantra, "please let there be sun". Of course, if you are in Palm Desert, California or Scottsdale, Phoenix or a tropical climate yellow rays of sunshine are always forefront and center.  For the rest of us, we are ready to drink up a few bars of light.  And, if rays come forth for a  wee bit, we dance, run outside and have an extra kick in our step.  Yet, when the elements keep on pouring our way, it is time to bring out yellow in our apparel and accessories. While, we are perusing our closets, online stores etc., we might want …