Showing posts from June, 2021

Tommy Bahama & Lily Pultizer Dresses

  Summertime "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Summertime is here with a lion's roar of escalating heat pouring across the land.  With an unprecedented heat dome over the Pacific Northwest, temperatures at the end of June were 100 to 114.  Of course, we were not prepared for such heat that zapped our energy, plants and left all unbearably hot.  The lakes, rivers, ice cubes, popsicles, ice cream and anything cold became our best friends.  However, we are survivors and survive we did.  Luckily, marine air off the coast is slowly whisking away the heat dome leading to cooler and more acceptable temperatures.  This temperature gage of super smoking weather makes me have compassion for those living in hot climates in our country or beyond.   Of course, these destinations are prepared and acclimated for the soaring temperatures except when a grid goes down.  We even had some in our neighborhood lose power.   What becomes notic

Red Lips 2021 & Beyond

  Bold, Dramatic & Intentional "Nothing says confidence and glamour than like a red lip." Bobby Brown - Cosmopolitan Magazine, October 2014 Red lips are making a huge comeback in 2021 and 2022.   As masks are being removed, the moment has come to show off lips that have been in hiding for over a year and a half.   The hue of red signals strength, resilience, sophistication, intensity and can be inviting.  We deserve a little fun now.  Get ready to brighten your day with a wee bit of lipstick.  Women throughout the ages have painted or stained their lips a luscious red.  Famous doyennes have worn the color as a symbol of power.    To name a few, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, and the list goes on and on.   Those that know me, are aware that red lipstick is my signature lip.   I love red lipstick in many different shades and formulations though they must always have a blue undertone.  For a rule of thumb, here is the "key&q

The 1950's & 1960's Vibe

  Yesteryear is Centerstage Have you noticed the shift?  The 1950's or 1960's shift?  There is a silent movement of wanting less, living where it is not crowded, learning how to cook, new hobbies, being with family, helping neighbors, while thriving in an active community. Even apparel in 2021 denotes shirtdresses, jumpsuits, and headbands to name a few with a Leave it to Beaver (1957) affect.  Additionally, red lips are back! We are craving this lifestyle.  Obviously, all the time we spent at home has us wanting a simpler life with ample connection.   Prior to Covid 19 , the constant shuffle dance was in play as well as keeping up with " The Jones" , which is basically competing over "consumption and stuff" instead of just being together and supporting one another.  Think of cocktail parties where people would ask where you lived and on which street.  So boorish. The empty goal for some was to accumulate the bigger house, fancier car or cars, flashy tri