Category Archives: Photography

Comfort + Style = clothes I love best

This is an important fashion must for me. I can’t wear things that itch, scratch, feel too restrictive, uncomfortable or cause pain, even if it’s a special occasion. I need to feel comfortable or else I can’t wait to take it … Continue reading

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T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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Velvet and lace and a pencil skirt

Pencil skirts are so elegant and this one is so comfortable. It’s made by Blue Canoe–an American company–and I love this shade of burgundy. I’ve bought several things from Blue Canoe while in Seattle in September. It was an instant decision when … Continue reading

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Exploring Seattle

While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade … Continue reading

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Ballard Locks, Seattle

This was my first time at the Ballard locks in Seattle. It was an interesting adventure! It was fascinating to see the locks open and watch the boats go by from kayaks to cargo ships. It has the most boats passing through than … Continue reading

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Gray Synergy Top = comfort + style

Synergy  Organic Clothing is a fair-trade company in Nepal where the employees earn a living wage. I bought this organic cotton top at Jean’s eco boutique, Drizzle & Shine. A lovely shade of gray with dolman sleeves and beautiful hand-stitching on … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I’d rather be inside where it’s cozy and warm, and I can look at this breath-taking view without having my breath taken away! The forest looks sugar frosted. Let me take you through a walk in the woods behind my house. Bundle … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

L’Chaim! Shalom! Classic black for the New Year’s Eve Ball; always in style, never out of date, forever chic. The skirt (Free People) has a sewn-in lace underskirt to look layered. I’m wearing a black shrug over a lace trimmed camisole. … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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Missoni ZigZag

November is gone with the autumn wind and an icy winter wind has blown in from the north. I’m glad we had a number of milder days to wear one of my favourite autumn coats that I bought several years ago. … Continue reading

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