Sunday, February 4, 2018

Ladies, NEVER, EVER say THIS.....

Ladies, i never, ever, EVER in a million years want to hear these words from your lips,
"i  don't have anyplace to wear this'.
Stop! Stop! Stop!
 When i spotted my dream skirt i didn't let
 'not having anyplace to wear it'
deter me.

For a few weeks, i let Bertha (below) wear it.

 Then i thought 'why should she have all the fun?' She's just an old vintage dress form sittin' in the corner of my bedroom. thing you know i was unabashedly sporting it to the grocery store, to run errands, and then finally to a few galas and fundraisers.

I will warn you that this is not necessarily for the faint of heart.
 It takes a pretty confident person to adorn this in the produce aisle, or to wear a long pink tutu when you know there will be a sea of elegant black dresses at a charity event. 

The moral of this story is that if you absolutely LOVE something and you can afford it, there are PLENTY of places to wear it.
So, never EVER say 'I don't have anyplace to wear this' - because you DO!
Til next time....

Monday, January 29, 2018

When the World was Perfect

This house.
My own was less than a mile away but I was here every single day.
Even now I can see my grandmother going about her day in her floral print farm dress.
See that door?
Once I stepped through it my troubles melted away.
No tears.
No disappointments.
Just plenty of love, hugs, and hot apple pie.
Within these four walls, the world - at least my world was totally and completely

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fuh-reezing temperatures!!

I absolutely HATE being cold.
But I also hate the bulkiness of wearing a coat.
Can you say 'uncomfortable'??
So....I just bundle up in lots of layers.
Let me tell you about this hat.....

Last summer I had the opportunity to work for one of my favorite Texas designers at the Dallas Fashion Market. At the end of the week I always go home with lots of goodies. This great hat was one of those treasures. I get sooo many compliments on this pullover, plus it is really warm.
You'll never guess where I got it! You ready for this?
Don't laugh now:  CRACKER BARREL!
Yep. I am a reeaalll snob, aren't I? Ha!
Not hardly!
You see, I view clothing and dressing as an art. Forget the books and articles I've written!
Clothes and accessories - even the way I decorate - is my main media.
So, of course I am always on the lookout for crazy, fun, unique, one of a kind pieces.
Those things are hard to find in the mall or traditional stores so I try to shop private boutiques, thrift stores, consignment stores and junk stores.
While these oversized jeans were on sale from Anthropologie, the vest was from my local Life Message Thrift store.

Luckily, here in Texas our small towns almost always have thriving downtowns with fabulous boutiques.
I also have some online stores I like, too.
How about you? I'd LOVE for you to share some links of your favorite shops! Please leave in the comments!

Outfit of the Day

Idea for a new picture

Y'all know that picture of me standin' in front of the Nation's Capital is old as the hills.
Good grief, I've lived here in Rowlett (Texas) going on 4 years now. 
Wait! Did I just say four years? Where in the world has the time gone?

Anyway, I need a new profile picture, don't I?
I've been thinkin' about this for a really, really long time and by golly I think I've finally come up with a great idea.

I'll just say it involves pink tulle and a pair of really old worn out, scuffed up cowboy boots.
Stay tuned!