I'm back at A Femme d'un Certain Age today. The lovely Tish is writing a book, and all of her friends are guest-blogging while she's writing. How exciting is that - both for her, and for me! ... View the Post
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Today, I've had the incredible honor of writing a guest post for A Femme d'un Certain Age. This is truly an honor; I was delighted to be invited to participate. ... View the Post
Lots of people really liked my post about a "Chanel-inspired" wardrobe based on 2 suits, but expressed concern because they found it too dressy. So I've tried here to work from the same general idea - four garment groupings in 2 neutral shades, and then build around them for a 24-piece wardrobe. This is primarily a very casual wardrobe, with only one skirt, and one dressy blouse. There are some flowers, and some lace, and the obligatory Spring 2012 pair of "fashion color" pants... Enjoy! ... View the Post
Today, I tried to cover at least a few trends - orange, stripes, and plaid shirts. More variations to come... ... View the Post
Often, I receive questions about what to pack if one is uncertain of the weather at the destination. This is a question I wrestle with often, because my favorite time of year to travel is in those "iffy" months when a lot of families can't travel, because school is in session, and when the weather isn't warm enough to sunbathe, nor cold enough to ski.
So my approach is this:
Obviously - layers. A lightweight turtleneck that can easily go under a cardigan or crew neck sweater, but will pack down to nothing. A couple of silk or cotton modal tee shirts that are great for warm weather, but can slide under a cardigan or jacket. Season-less fabrics: cotton knit, cotton twill, a flat wool gabardine. Lots of accessories - ... View the Post
The ever brilliant Juhli asked what would happen if someone with a good base wardrobe (like the sunset and sky wardrobe from here) wanted to expand their wardrobe. She pondered the wisdom of using one of the "eights" like the one in blue that I did here as a basis for acquisitions.
Juhli is one really brilliant person... see the results! ... View the Post
You may have noticed that wardrobes are appearing here are NOT in the order in which they were requested. I work on almost all the wardrobes simultaneously (yes, my hard drive hates me), and I post them as I finish them. Your wardrobe request has NOT been forgotten; some are just more difficult than others.Don't hesitate to post a comment with a specific wardrobe request. I will do my very best to choose beautiful things for you... ... View the Post
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The wardrobes just keep getting harder! The request for this wardrobe was: "I am a short, graying brunette in her early 60’s woman who lives in the South (think 4 seasons with an emphasis on hot & humid but occasional snow/ice). I think Katherine Hepburn with more colors would be my inspiration. Casual, few skirts/dressy itesm, but chic. I love the colors of the sunset and sky plus silver/pewter jewelry with black, charcoal or dark jeans as the neutral."
So I focused on the colors of the sky and the sunset... enjoy!
Some cool, roomy linen pieces, a couple of dressier options, and always a sweater for colder weather...
A request: someone asked me for a wardrobe based on the painting Down on His Luck ... View the Post
I really love you all. Seriously. You take time every day to read my writing, look at my work, and give me feedback and challenges. What else could I ask from total strangers?
I particularly enjoy the wardrobe requests I get. This one was AMAZINGLY difficult: "I'm a gold jewellry wearer and love to wear orange which I think always goes well with black or white depending on the season. I would love your suggestions for a core wardrobe for a femme d'un certain age."
This is my best effort - I threw some blue into the mix because I adore it with orange, black and white, and I think it keeps the whole package from going too "Halloween-y" on us. Enjoy! ... View the Post