Same shoes, many of the same accessories, lots more options... ... View the Post
Archives for August 2012
August 2012 - Page 2 of 3
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This scarf is like storm clouds, with just a bit of sun peeking through... A scarf this distinctive and beautiful could be the one single accessory which helps you define your wardrobe color-scheme. ... View the Post
My commute is a short ten-minute walk, down a very busy and crowded Chicago street. I'm fortunate enough to see hundreds of people in my short journey, including many women, of course.
Only rarely do I see someone who's appearance is generally envy-provoking. Most days, I'm more than happy with what I'm wearing, and with how I look, overall. But on the occasions when I'm beginning to feel my eyes turning green, I try to turn that unproductive and generally unbecoming sensation into a chance to learn something.
Overall, if you really envy someone, the fundamental question has to be "why?".
If it's someone half your age, with the body of an Olympic gymnast:
This is both a lesson in learning to accept your age, and a ... View the Post
This scarf has so many possibilities: brights, tone on tone, or neutrals with a little pop of brightness. ... View the Post
We should all be carefully planning our fall and winter purchases right now... ... View the Post
Come visit my guest post at A Femme d'un Certain Age. It's sort of classic and conservative on the surface, but when you peel off the more traditional outer layers... ... View the Post
12 more garments, also from L.L.Bean. And then, I thought I would show all of the possible outfits... When I got up to 48 outfits, I threw in the towel. And these outfits were assembled BEFORE I ever started using the navy corduroy pants, or the navy tee shirt, or the striped oxford shirt, or the blue jeans...
So okay, this wardrobe doesn't include any lime green. No orange. No abstract prints. No platform pumps... Some of us are fine without those things. ... View the Post
I know, everybody HATES L.L.Bean clothes, but their clothes are perfect for illustrating the concept of building a capsule wardrobe by fours. And frankly, there's a world full of women who would look better dressed in these simple garments, rather than the gaudy, poorly-made tat that they're wearing... (none of us, of course, but we all know people who might tone it down a notch or two...) Rather than using accessories from Bean, I've chosen a few things from the other end of the fashion scale - iconic scarves, fabulous shoes. That's the real beauty of simple, unadorned clothes in neutral colors - they serve as a perfect base for accessories that do the real "talking". ... View the Post
Using this painting as the focal inspiration for outfits really demonstrates how you can start with a core of neutrals, and then build out with some unexpected accent colors... ... View the Post
It takes 2,900 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans.
Now, to get up to 2,900 gallons, you'll need to fill your bathtub to the brim. TWICE...
AND, the average woman in the US owns 7 pair of jeans.
Just in case you wanted another motivation to cut back on the size of your wardrobe! ... View the Post
In the mid-1990s, the average American bought 29 items of clothing a year. Today, we buy 59 items. We also throw away an average of 83 pounds of textiles per person, mostly discarded apparel, each year. - From Mother Jones.
I've discovered that wearing 33 garments, well-chosen, is plenty. Abundant. An embarrassment of choices. Going too far beyond this level is, for me, to spend money on clothes that I could be spending on... a trip to Paris? Our retirement home? Better-quality garments, made in countries that take care of their workers?
Here are just some of the combinations I've discovered. This isn't exhaustive. I've left quite a few without ... View the Post