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 [...]

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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 [...]

Purple, Brown and Leopard.

Purple, Brown and Leopard.

From childhood, I've enjoyed the blooming of irises. My appreciation goes back to my mother who  grew irises in her garden. On trips to my grandparents in Oklahoma, Mom would divide my grandma’s irises and take roots back with our family to Missouri. When Michael and I made the move to our home, Mom shared [...]

Embellishing With Vintage Silk & Linkup

Embellishing With Vintage Silk & Linkup

Yea! A project I've been mulling over for at least four years finally finished! Wearing occasionally while I was teaching, I had gotten good use from a simple cropped, black jacket by J.Jill. So I put it in the sack to donate to Goodwill. But then I kept taking it out and putting it back. [...]

Red + Olive: a Complementary Collaboration

Red + Olive: a Complementary Collaboration

With the holidays approaching a few weeks ago, I wrote a post featuring a red Calvin Klein dress (link to that post HERE). Parts of the post were charts I created of colors that the experts in the book The Dress Doctors recommended to use with red (original Dress Doctor Post linked HERE). Fellow blogger [...]