Red Fit and Flair

Red Fit and Flair

We all have our LBDs but do you have your little red dress? I've been having fun styling my red fit and flair lined dress by Calvin Klein. It's always a favorite of mine for special events. This dress has twenty-four gores--can really swish & swing--and is so much fun to wear. Using three stylings, [...]

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Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

For ten months I craved a "Victoria Sling." Friends who know me could just shrug their shoulders and quip, "Just go make that cocktail if you want it so badly." While the Victoria Sling does indeed sound like a divine mixture to be imbibed as a tribute to Masterpiece's smash hit Victoria (that some of us just [...]

One Sunday Afternoon-Hats & Wraps

One Sunday Afternoon-Hats & Wraps

This is one of those special posts for me Because it is with my daughter, Michelle. This is the third time we have gotten together for something on the blog. The first post, Coffee in Joplin,  wasn't really planned but we ended up having so much fun we knew that this idea of "Hats and [...]

Color+Neutral

Color+Neutral

Four years ago I volunteered to model for a Kansas City Fiber Guild show. I had never modeled before but it was my first year of being retired and I thought a new experience might be fun. The modeling went fine. I didn't stumble or fall down.  We were assigned what to wear and my [...]

An American Classic and Modern Vice

An American Classic and Modern Vice

Today's story comes in two parts. Part one is about an American classic that I love and the second part is is about what I hope will become an American classic. The story takes shape through a walk on our  homestead. We always take photos on Wednesday, and last Wednesday was very windy and I [...]