John Denver’s song comes to mind every time I hear the mighty engines roar and the big silver bird takes to the sky (I’ve plagiarized a little from Gordon Lightfoot’s song In the Early Morning Rain).
All my bags are packed–with black and white clothes. I decided to pack only black and white outfits so I can mix and match easily. Plus, I’m a minimalist when traveling, that leaves room for purchases made while on holidays. Bonus: no need to wait for luggage after the flight because I have one carryon. On the way home–well that’s another story.
Destination: Seattle, my second home. This is my first time seeing my daughter Jean’s new eco boutique—Drizzle and Shine.
What an awesome shop, beautifully stocked with organic, fair trade and eco fashion! Perfect place for a shopping spree! This store is the epitome of fashion with compassion: for people, animals and our world.
My first dress: can be worn as a tunic. Made in USA
Fine dining at Plum Bistro vegan restaurant.
Linkups: Visible Monday Turning Heads Tuesday
Posted in Fair trade, Fashion, Jeanofalltrades, Photography, Purses, Seattle, Shopping, Summer
Tagged Drizzle and Shine, eco fashion, Jean of all Trades, John Denver, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Seattle, traveling
One of the things I love about blogging is connecting with people. Similar interests draw us together: fashion, photography, scenery, travel, hobbies and much more.
Project Sister Act
When Sheela contacted me about her Project Sister Act I was delighted! Theme: styling a SWT (simple white tee). Style is ageless as you can see here beginning with Sheela’s daughter …
Tennis anyone? Here’s Eve ready for a game of tennis in her SWT paired with a black mini skirt. I love the tennis theme: very playful, sassy pose. Cute red shoes are the perfect pop of colour for this black and white outfit, and a nice touch of humour with the message on her tee. (The World According To Eve)
Jalisa looks simply stunning! – simple white tee with simple blue jeans, but it’s Jalisa that really makes it a knock-out look: pretty updo, sweet smile and sexy leopard heels! (The Style Contour)
Alice looks so cool in her Free People vest worn over her SWT. A touch of boho and a free spirit, carefree outfit. Love her sandals and minimalistic look. (Alice Typenu)
Sheela chose a vibrant blue polka dot maxi skirt to wear with her SWT and WOW, nothing simple here, she looks dazzling and could go to a party in this outfit! I love how she’s tied it in a knot at the waist for a fitted look. Her cute shoes peeking out means she’s definitely ready for something special. (Sheela Writes)
I never knew a white T-shirt could look this fashionable! I love how Debbie’s SWT is brilliant white and that she’s paired it with stylish green joggers. Her green and blue plaid shirt is not only practical if it gets cool and she needs to wear it, but I love it tied around her hips to add colour and style. Of course, it helps to have gorgeous tresses like Debbie’s to achieve this beautiful look! (Fashion Fairy Dust)
I bought my “new” T-shirt at a thrift shop (it had never been worn) specially for this occasion: Sister Act Project SWT.
I love the graphic design: a simple houndstooth ribbon and buttons; I only paid $6.
I paired it with these black and white gingham capris. My dear friend Ileana was with me when I bought them and she suggested I sew on a black and a white button. Great idea because I love little details like that. I knew my button collection would be useful someday. I have a million buttons I’ve collected over the years.
First time wearing this outfit at the museum, where this old locomotive makes an interesting backdrop. It was a rainy day, so I brought my matching black and white houndstooth umbrella.
Sandals: Hudson’s Bay
Thank you so much Sheela for organizing this fun fashion project and including me with these stylish ladies! Now I have a cute new outfit, thanks to you!
How do you style a SWT?
Posted in Fashion, Photography, Scenery, Shopping, Summer, Thirfting
Tagged capris, Doon Pioneer Museum, fashion, fashion bloggers, houndstooth umbrella, Hudsons Bay, locomotive, old trains, Project Sister Act, Ricki's, Sears, steam engine, style is ageless, SWT simple white tee, thrifted fashion, thrifting, white T-shirt
A Sunday afternoon picnic.
It’s such a simple pleasure in life.
I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket.
♥ Avocado and cucumber sandwiches.
♥ Hummus and radishes sandwiches.
♥ Strawberries and grapes for dessert.
♥ Lemon water
Lovely place for a photoshoot at the old mill ruins by the Grand River.
A sun bonnet serves two purposes: protection from the sun and a feeling of a nostalgia like I’ve seen in romantic movies from days gone by.
This white skirt with layers of lace has delicate daisies; it was a sample skirt that I bought in Manhattan two years ago.
A walk along the river.
Just what the doctor ordered–a simple life.
Have you been on a picnic lately?
Mathilda from Germany has amazing photography of flowers, this daisy is my favourite.
My first linkup with SISTER ACT. You are invited back next week for a special Sister Act post.
Linkup: TOP OF THE WORLD
Posted in Active Lifestyle, Fashion, flowers, Healthy living, Nature, Nostalgia, Nutrition, Photography, Plant-based diet, Scenery, Summer, Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyle
Tagged a good life, daisies, flowers, Grand River, lace skirt, nature, nostalgia, old mill ruins, photography, picnic, river, Scenery, simple life, summertime, vegetarian and vegan lifestyle