Category Archives: Fashion

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

When I look into the mirror, I see the same things as you do; imperfections, flaws and things we’d like to change. We are our worst critics and we can be very unkind to ourselves. Be nice to that person … Continue reading

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Staycation

Well, it looks like our vacation is going to be postponed, so we’ll enjoy a Staycation. We’ll need to stock up on food and supplies so we can hibernate in our cabin. With temperatures well below freezing, so cold, not … Continue reading

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Why do women wear fur?

Or men, for that matter. Every year since blogging I do a special post for my animal friends (as well as consistently promoting fashion with compassion). My first memories of women wearing fur was my own dear mother. In the … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne

New Year’s Outfit: something old, something new. New bodysuit with lace on neckline and cuffs from Hudson’s Bay (perfect for dancing because it stays tucked in). Lace skirt is about 10 years old with happy memories of the past. Something … Continue reading

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Christmastime

Christmas is more than a day, it’s more than a season; for me it’s a year-long of blessings! I leave my mini white lights on in our three-seasons garden room all year round, day and night. (They are LED.) I … Continue reading

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My Traveling Outfit

I’m already planning what I’ll wear on the plane for my winter vacation in Seattle. This dress was designed for me! It’s the first thing that caught my eye when I walked into Drizzle and Shine for the first time.Β A … Continue reading

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Autumn Jackets

One of the reasons I have a closet full of fall jackets is because I take care of my things and tend to have them a long time, another reason is because I love thrifting. These are some of my … Continue reading

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My daughter: the animal rights activist

Jean has always loved fashion and at a young age decided what she wanted to wear. Influenced by Little House on the Prairie at 4, she loved her little Holly Hobbie bonnet and had several dresses that would fit in … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather

This is a wonderful time of the year as we prepare for Christmas! It’s sweater weather and this one is a cozy cotton knit. I love the asymmetrical design with a blend of pink and burgundy shades. I paired it … Continue reading

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Threads 4 Thought: eco-friendly fashion

A T-shirt dress is as timeless as a T-shirt. I wore this simple cotton T-shirt dress on my vacation in NYC, styled for summer. What I love about it is that I can add a long, cozy cotton cardigan and … Continue reading

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