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91st Academy Awards - Fashion & Champions

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"We will Rock You" "Everybody We will Rock You!"
"We are longing for stories like this" Rami Malek - Best Actor, Boemian Rhapsody


"Any little girl who's practicing their speech on the telly, you never know.  I used to work as a cleaner, and I loved that job.  I did quite a lot of my time imagining this."  Olivia Coleman, Best Actress, The Favourite



I Paid My Dues
Time after Time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've had made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I've come through
And I need to go on and on, and on, and on
We are the Champions my friends   Lyrics from "We are the Champions" - Queen 



The 91st Academy Awards Sunday, February 24th, 2019 was one for the ages.   Yes, Hollywood is the Champion with no time for losers.  Hollywood is the champion.  Hollywood is the champion.  The energy, excitement, wit, grace an acceptance speeches were at an all time high.  The attendees…

White Sneakers & More - Weekly Fashion Picks

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My Fav's For Friday, February 22, 2019





I believe it is time to wish for spring and summer after another snowy and bitterly cold week here in the Northwest.   Here are just a few items to uplift the spirit and think of end of winter.   


Frye - White Leather Sneaker My Treasure and Bond white sneakers bought two years ago are scuffed and showing a bit of wear.  I wear them everywhere and love them.   However, time to locate for another spiffy white sneaker.  I can only wear sneakers made out of leather as I am allergic to other materials.  Luckily, I found a leather sneaker that will be a great replacement.  Pair with jeans, shorts and evoke and image of Audrey Hepburn.  The impeccable weekend foot attire or for everyday during the warm months to come.





Frye - Comes in White and Black




"I wear sneakers" 
Lancome Perfume
If you want to be stopped every time you spritz on perfume - look no more.  On a whim several months ago, I purchased La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum (Life is B…

Veronica Beard, Majestic and Everlane - The Perfect Trio

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Veronica Beard, Majestic and Everlane


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Veronica Swanson Beard & Veronica Miele Beard 
Have you heard of the ready-to-wear fashion brand Veronica Beard?  If not, you are about too.  Veronica Beard is named after two sister-in-laws married to brothers who love fashion.  They developed a line of clothing that is feminine, tailored and meant for women's daily activities whether off to a high powered job, meeting girlfriends for lunch or racing off to an event.  The apparel takes minutes to assemble and sophisticated outfit.  The line originally began in 2010 with the launch of the Dickey Jacket.  The Dickey Jacket is the cornerstone of your wardrobe, according to the Beards.  You can zip in pieces for a different look or treat as a normal jacket.  The Dickey Jacket is what I noticed first in-store more for the cut and style versus the idea of zipping in fabric for a different…

Weekly Fashion Picks

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My Fav's For Friday, February 15, 2019

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"If you can't stop thinking about it - Buy it"


Here are several items that have sparked my interest for the glorious week of February 15, 2019.  Hopefully, you all had a wonderful Valentines Day with loved ones.  With the arctic weather freezing the country we do need a pick me up until sunshine and heat become the spring norm.    Thus, I think it is time to reward ourselves.   Don't forget you are your own best friend. Thus splurge, smile and shop. 


Kate Spade - The Pink Coat 
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon) classic coat.  This coat is exquisite.  It runs large so size down.  I am actually a size 2, which is surprising since I am a size 6 in everything else.  On sale!








The Over The Knee Boot




Steve Madden  My daughter recently greeted me in a pair of over the top knee boots. Stunning.  These numbers are top …

Books - Powerful Inspiration

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Live, Light, Love - Enlighten Me Please!

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Reading fills the soul, the mind and educates more than any other art form.  Opening a new book is similar to charting an unknown course across the open sea.   There isn't a day in my life that does not involve reading a book whether for pleasure, curiosity, for a book club, to learn something new or to help understand myself or others along this journey called life.  My latest is called The Gownby Jennifer Robson.  The novel is set in London after WWII and in present day Toronto, Canada.   The story is about those that created, designed and embroidered Queen Elizabeth's II, wedding gown during the aftermath of WWII in 1947. Life was bleak, little food, destruction, poverty abound yet two women from different backgrounds forged a friendship that lasted and was never forgotten.   Which brings me full circle in finding a couple of …