My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

I just finished a new linen tunic, finally. I’ve only had this Craftsy project kit for 2 & 1/2 years! When daughter Michelle saw me wearing it, she just shook her head and exclaimed, “Mom, I can’t believe you did something so hippy dippy!” Hippy Dippy? Me? (OK, once in a while). I actually don't [...]

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Trina Turk Silk Top: August’s Slow Fashion Linkup

Trina Turk Silk Top: August’s Slow Fashion Linkup

Do you listen to podcasts? I do. I especially enjoy listening to fashion and fashion history podcasts. Charles Beckwith’s American Fashion Podcast was the first podcast that I subscribed to and still is one of my favorites. Generally, he works and broadcasts out of New York but occasionally goes on the road. Earlier this summer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]