My NAS Shopping Strategy for 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is perfectly timed because I like to shop early in the retail season. I can secure the best items in my size, my style feels refreshed when the weather changes, and I can forget about shopping for a while. I’m usually done with Spring and Summer shopping by about May, and ready to think about my Autumn and Winter style at the end of June.

Team Neutral or Team Non-Neutral

You bat for Team Neutral if you prefer wearing neutrals like black, white, all shades of grey, all shades of white, dark blue, blue …

Feeling Empowered at 49

I turn 49 today. To my 88 year old Dad I’m a spring chicken. To my 19 year old nephew I’m ancient. To me, I’m exactly …

Link Love: Fashion Reads for the Long Weekend

Recently I enjoyed these three articles in The Guardian: The curated ear, “a craze for multiple ear piercings, in unusual …

Happy 4th of July

It is Independence Day in the US. A day of hanging out with friends and family, festive BBQs, catching up at home, and wearing a casual …

Common Bags and Footwear Where You Live

I spend a lot of time in three cities and across four seasons: urban Seattle most of the year, urban Salt Lake City for some of the …

Fashion News Roundup: June 2019

A Manolo Blahnik exhibition, an eco-friendly line of bags from Prada, and other style news that caught our attention this month. Ralph …

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Six Ways To Make a Waistband Fit

Skirts, pants, jeans and shorts have&n.....tbands (or grown-on waistbands) that should fit the waist and lower tummy area …

Relentless Tucking at Retail

As current trends move back to silhouettes of the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s, high and extra high rises on skirts, …

Link Love: Sunglasses Chains Are On-Trend

The Fashion Spot reports that sunglasses chains are getting a fashion makeover, and shows us 10 fun options. I have a light blue chain …

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Checking In On My 2019 Style Goals

We’re halfway through 2019 and it’s time to check in on the style goals we set in January. I’ve had a smashing first …

Reflecting on Dad

I was a Mummy’s girl, and my older brother was a Dad’s boy. This is how it was for as long as I can remember. I wanted to …

The Best Sunscreens of 2019

It seems possible to find fault with almost every sunscreen. Harmful chemicals, skin irritations, allergies, unpleasant textures, …

Top Picks: Nordstrom Designer Sale

Nordstrom marked down many designer items yesterday, and the sale will run until June 20. I’ve browsed the sale and …

Link Love: Weekender Bags for Summer 2019

From canvas totes to hybrid type weekenders with secret roller wheels, Refinery29 rounds up 14 travel bags for a weekend away. Girls of …

Moving Your Wardrobe to a New Home

I’ve lived in four countries and in many homes, and learned through trial and error how to best move my wardrobe. International …