Category Archives: Purses

Faux Layers

Layers add interest to an outfit as well as warmth that can be peeled off if need be. But what I like about faux layers is that I can have the look without bulk. Case in point, this lovely turquoise … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Drizzle & Shine!

This month marks one year since my daughter opened her eco boutique in Seattle. I’m very proud of Jean, not only because she started her own business, but because compassion motivated her to make this decision. She explains in this video … Continue reading

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Florals Forever

Magnolia blossoms. One of my favourite times of the year–though brief and fleeting–is when the magnolia blossoms appear. Alas! The blossoms are vanishing like champaign bubbles and photos are all that remain. Florals are here to stay and will never disappear because … Continue reading

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Casual Utility Jacket and Pink Roses

We’ve had enough rain; April showers bring May flowers. It’s delightful to see all the blossoms and flowers blooming, just like the old adage. I’ll be showing fashionable flowers every week for the month of May. One of my favourite shades of pink. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Little Lace Frock

On a previous visit to Seattle, I bought this little white lace dress. I hadn’t worn it till this summer. Here with a white slip. I’ve worn it with a black slip. An updo for a elegant look. Add a pop of colour … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

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 … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Day’s Dream

Every time I see bales of hay or straw in a country field I’ve wanted to do this. At age 64, my dream finally came true. Climbing up on this huge bale was so much fun! Not a big dream, but it was … Continue reading

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