Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]

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Yellow Cropped Jumpsuit

Yellow Cropped Jumpsuit

Did you notice that yellow seemed to appear frequently on the runways this spring? However, I don't believe I thought about that when I saw this Le Lis saffron yellow jumpsuit at one of my favorite Kansas City boutiques, Anaphora. I just saw a bright, happy, unique garment and kept my fingers crossed that it [...]

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

I have admired the designs of American designers Tom and Linda Platt. Their garments seem untrendy to me, that is, they are just designed well. Plus playful, inventive, and not afraid of color! Last month, I wrote about a dress I made from a Vogue pattern that The Platts designed (they have designed a few [...]

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Semi precious stones have always caught my eye: Jade, Jasper, Agate, Chalcendony--I could go on.  However, Bumblebee Jasper completely escaped my radar. That was until Laura of Modern Sage Designs created a pair of earrings from Bumblebee Jasper and Black Tourmaline.  I was smitten. The mixture of yellow, grey and black has to be one [...]

More Adventurous(?) & Linkup

More Adventurous(?) & Linkup

April 2016, I purchased a simple Asiatica jacket at  Gloria Everhart's Act II consignment shop. For decades, Gloria offered high end fashion to women and men in the Kansas City area. Very shortly after my purchase, Gloria at age 90 retired and Act II closed its doors. I miss it. Designed cleanly and simply, my [...]

New Floral Spring Dress

New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress T'was time to make a new dress. Fashion and Flora, a spring event sponsored by Rightfully's Sewn (my favorite non-profit) was planned at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's premier botanical garden. Michael and I have been on and off members of Powell Gardens since 1991, so this was something we both were looking forward [...]