• Wednesday Wardrobe – The Floral Maxi Dress

    I’m getting spring fever, you guys. I want to wear pretty things that feel like summertime. I’m ready to be in flip flops, flouncy dresses, big hats, and sunglasses. So today, I’m featuring a dress from Express that I got at a consignment store–in perfect condition. There’s a lot to be said for quality consignment stores. I pop into our local shop a couple of times a month just to see what great finds may be waiting just for me. I shop everywhere, though. Nordstrom. Ann Taylor Loft. Kohl’s. Target. Macy’s. Boden. Sundance. I’m all over the place, because I like to try different things. So here’s one of two…

  • Saturday Style: Women in Hats

    *** Summer is around the corner, and it’s time to think about getting yourself that perfect hat. Whether it’s a straw one, cotton one, or a ball cap, you will want to protect your face from the harmful rays of the sun. Along with getting yourself a good pair of sunglasses, you will want to purchase the right hat for your face shape that also goes well with your hair. The six-year run of Downton Abbey made me fall in love with hats all over again. Watching Mary, Edith, and the rest of the ladies on Downton, made me miss the completeness a hat can bring to fashion and your…

  • Hat Obsessed

    I just bought another hat, the one pictured above, and so I’m afraid my hat obsession continues. Besides the practicality of a hat, as it allows for both eye and skin protection, hats are also a fabulous accessory that make me yearn for fashion of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and the 1950s when hats were incredibly stylish and sophisticated. With the continuing deescalation of dressy fashion as it continually becomes more and more “comfortable,” there is less need for stylish hats. Remember when women wore hats to church? To events? Yes, we see them worn at horse races, where women purchase gorgeous hats, but wouldn’t it be nice to see…