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Summer Hot Pants

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Whimsical, Colorful and Exhibiting Bee Power!




Are you ready? Do you have your party pants that are lively and filled with mischievous fun?  Or white jeans that signal I am ready for the summer months?  Lately, I noticed that the fashion magazines are a wee bit absent of glorious hues on their slick covers.  I was rather dismayed as they arrived at my house.  Like a bee, I wasn't attracted to the covers and if seen in store I would have passed them by.  Their black and white motifs were rather mundane and similar to forlorn newsprint.  I am thinking perhaps the Editor in Chiefs from the various rags got together and stated let's all have our covers be absent of glorious summery hues.  Yet, why be so morose? Like a bee, I wasn't too keen on perusing these magazines because they were not attractive to the eye.  Seriously, note all the beauty swirling around daily in a kaleidoscope of good and vivid cheer. It is glorious outside with the green trees, flowers blooming, water s…

Kate Spade - Rememberance

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Spade Style:  Glamorous, Witty, Fun & Unique




The world of fashion is heartbroken this week with the loss of Kate Spade, the founder of a quirky, cheery, ultra feminine and incredible brand of apparel and accessories.   I, like many others, were in shock upon hearing about her death. In fact, stunned standing at tennis and reading a text.  I couldn't focus on the conversations around me.  It was baffling.  Yet, we continue on.  Like many women, my closet is full of Kate Spade handbags, day-timers, iPhone covers and so much more.  Yes, she sold her brand in 2006 yet the essence of her style remained forefront and center.  Everyone I know has a something from Kate Spade's collections.  The pieces were and are so uplifting and vibrant.  Thus, it is hard to wrap my head around why she wanted to end her life.  My mother always said, "You never really know what is going on in someone's life.  Nor can you read another person's mind."  Something to ponder.

I want…

Summer Jeans

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Sunshine, Apple Pie, Beach Parties and Denim!  And, Being Grateful!




Summer has arrived.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the air is heavy with heat.  It is indeed a well loved time of year.   And, with the glorious yellow orb in the sky comes the time to breakout your favorite summer jeans.   In thinking about jeans, which we universally adore, I am going to add in a few tips on being grateful about ones life choices.  Lately, there seems to be a need to remember that your life journey is special and that others surrounding you are also unique.  Being grateful creates a sense of well being and contentment.  If we stop to smell the roses, sip a glass of wine, maybe pet a cat and just enjoy moments rather than race around from one planned activity to the next then perhaps peace and happiness will ensue. 
Do you have a Flat Life:  Every minute, every day and every evening is filled with appointments, events and travel?
Do you have a Rounded Life:  Every day is unique, the da…

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Married - May 19, 2018

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All Hail Duke and Duchess of Sussex






On May 19, 2018, 1B people around the world stopped for a few hours and took in the beautiful wedding of Meghan Markle, American to Prince Harry held at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England.  I was one of the many watching from the comfort of my home at 2:30 a.m.  Yes, it was indeed an epic day sprinkled with lush flowers, exalted fashion, open carriage, military, horses, celebrities, royalty, Queen Elizabeth II and the people in Windsor sporting expressions of enthusiasm and excitement.  Thankfully, no stiff or newspaper seeking politicians or dignitaries as requested by Prince Harry.  Thus, a thoroughly modern, refreshing and a bit of a madcap wedding with moments that brought tears, joy and yes, even surprise when a 2 minute sermon requested by Queen Elizabeth II went on for 13 minutes. The reaction of the wedding attendees was a sight to behold.  Alas, Prince Harry will never be king so let there be a joyous and an unfettered occasi…

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 …