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Red Bathing Suits

  Lady in Red Elizabeth Taylor - Pixabay "When in doubt, wear red." Bill Blass Red is the color of passion, danger, anger and ultimately love.  It is a hue that stands out in a crowd, commands attention, and flatters the owner.  Think of fashionistas sporting a red dress in film or in the real world.  Heads turn, smiles happen, and the world stops for a moment.  Red is the color that truly makes an entrance.  Finding the correct red can be daunting.  If you have light, creamy skin with a pink cast, often a blue red is best.  If your skin is olive shade with a yellow undertone, then an orange red is your choice.  This handy chart by RITO designer knitwear can help identify your personal color of red.  Now the fun begins.  Once you have your color wheel done, you can then choose a delightful red hue from lipsticks, apparel and yes for a bathing suit.  The next mission is finding a red bathing suit, which often is difficult.  One would believe that a red bathing suit would be av

Rag & Bone Sweaters

  Winter Sale Pixabay - No Attribution Required We live for sales these days!  Do we not?  Getting a deal on well made, designed clothing with a percent off. What more can we ask for? Currently, there are fantastic price decreases on one of my favorite brands, Rag and Bone.  During the winter months, and even in early Spring and Fall, there is nothing better than a warm cashmere sweater to drape yourself in against the chill.   Of course, I must recommend purchasing a sweater in a classic shape that is timeless rather than on trend.  Classic or Trendy?  Which brings up a good point?  There are always new trends for us to partake each season.  For instance, flared jeans are making a strong comeback.  Whereas skinny jeans remain front and foremost.  A skinny, cigarette or straight leg jean can be worn for years rather than with a flared hem. Another trend hitting the airwaves are loose trouser pants, which in my fashion opinion are reminiscent of pajamas.  If you are going to buy pants,

Picture Frames

Capturing Moments  Pixabay - No Attribution Required Photographs of our loved ones, nature or events are helpful in remembering various chapters in our lives.  For instance, during Covid 19 epidemic, we have been walking the Snoqualmie Valley Trail for over a year noticing the varying plants and animals that live in the area.  We have photographed everything from eagles, elk, red wing black birds, coyotes, hawks to the trees, and flowers in various stages of growth.  When we peruse these photos, we will be reminded of our daily walks in nature during a difficult chapter in our world.   Pixabay - No Attribution Required In years past, photographs by some, were loving added into albums often with captions.  Others, like me, put them in boxes, not in order, to be reviewed later.  Perhaps it was best because when we reviewed photographs showed to us, they explained with enthusiasm rather than us clicking away and coming to our own conclusions. Today we live in a fast-moving digital world,

Jeans for Spring 2021

  Vi br ant Hues Pixabay - No Attribution Required The sun is out, birds are singing, and Spring is here.  I spent the day in the yard cutting back plants, grasses, and ferns in preparation for the new, glorious, and riotous growth.   The bounty is always stunning with an array of colors.  Later in the Spring, I will fill my pots with hues that add to the d├ęcor of the backyard and deck.  Yes, Jeans Please? What does this have to do with jeans in rainbow tones?  Well, the world is filled with beauty.  You must look for it and when you do sigh with delight.  Recently, my favorite celebrity diva, Suzanne Somers, was wearing and rocking skinny orange jeans with black pumps on one of her weekly Facebook videos.  Which, of course, were stunning on her.  Orange jeans are the perfect signal that springtime has officially arrived.   Of course, she is in desert and it is a bit warmer.  However, our day in the heat, will soon be here in the Pacific Northwest.  Right now, is the moment, to pull o

Books to Read - March 2021

  Read, Read, Read Pixabay Photo - No Attribution Required  It is March 2021.  Can you even believe it!  Let us rejoice.  A year ago, on March 16, 2020, those of us living in the Seattle, Washington shut down because of COVID 19.  Over the months, we have adapted and moved forward with strength, courage and are ready for Spring and Summer of 2021.  We feel the bounce in our steps as we eagerly look forward to flowers beginning to bloom, fresh air, rain showers to cleanse the air and vivid blue skies.  It is a glorious time of renewal.    On a similar vein, I am wishing peace, love and calmness has entered your life.  Many are on edge, spinning out of control and filled with negativity. Their words are sharp, actions erratic and sometimes can be justified when change is fast and uncertain.  Others have struggled with conforming, reshaping, and figuring out new life paths.  Perchance, the brush of spring will settle the thorns and calm the mind and soul.  The vaccines are here, and life