Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Not Easy...

Contemplating this outfit, I wanted to look feminine.  Or at least create an illusion of femininity.  That's a bigger job than you'd expect.

I envy you guys.   With your naturally curvy bodies, smooth skin and long hair, you toss on a pretty dress and look instantly beautiful.  Sure, adding makeup and accessories takes effort but the process isn't unusually hard for you.  It is for me. 

To look feminine, I need to carefully plan how to create curves that aren't there, minimize certain physical attributes and focus attention on others.  Most critically, I need to generate a mist of poise and charm that real women (like you) possess.  Believe me, it ain't easy to do this with my raw materials.

But I'm up for the challenge.  I gave it a shot here with three thrift-store purchases (dress, belt, shoes).  How close did I come?  Any suggestions for how to look more feminine?




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

White Nail Polish?

Some trends in fashion and beauty surprise me.  I initially hate them but later become converted and end up embracing them.  I suspect this may be another example of one.

White nail-polish.  What do you think?  Good or bad?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blog Awards

I use Bloglovin to keep track of the blogs I follow and I find it useful.  I saw today that Bloglovin is giving awards to fashion blogs at a ceremony in NYC this September.  There are several categories of awards, such as Best Street Style, Best Personal Style, Best Lifestyle, Best Photography, etc.

If you know of any good blogs, nominate them for an award.  If you're open to bribery, tell me how much it would take for you to nominate me.  :-)

This picture is from my all-time favorite blog post

Monday, July 14, 2014


I love fresh flowers and bought some today.  In truth, what caught my eye was not the flowers but their pot.  What do you think??

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

Despite my love of the past, I've never done a TBT post.  Didn't realize what they were until I saw some of you doing them.

The most important person in my life was my mother, Barbara Jo.  She was born in 1936 and came of age during the Fifties.  She adopted the fashion and styles of that period.  I find them amazing to look at.  Many vintage-loving gals of today relish this era.

Here she is...





Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ally Cat

My friend Kathy gave me a t-shirt.  For obvious reason, I love it. 

I usually wear this shirt when relaxing at home.  I just thought I'd share it with you.  I paired it with a skirt and tartan flats.