Category Archives: Summer

Summertime Blues

Today is the last day of summer. This top is is from Dear Goods, Berlin (people, animal and eco-friendly) bought last summer during my holiday in Germany. Being a summer-lovin’ girl, I don’t rush into fall fashion until absolutely necessary. Cute little … 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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Black and White and a Gray Barn

Except for the grass, you’d think these are black and white photos. The nice thing about this lacy top is that I wear different coloured tank tops underneath. I’m getting a lot wear out of my gingham capris because I have so … Continue reading

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September

Summer is not over yet. Yes, it’s September. Yes, school starts next week, but I don’t go to school. I’m on summer holidays and going to visit my daughter Jean in Seattle for September. Pleasant sunny days on the forecast … Continue reading

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Project Sister Act: SWT

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 … Continue reading

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Twice as Nice

It’s a tradition: find something I like–buy it in another colour too. My mom started this family tradition and my daughter Jean is carrying on with our tradition. While at our annual car show this summer, I saw a lady … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

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 … Continue reading

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White Shirt from Dear Goods, Berlin

When Jean and I went shopping in Berlin, Germany last summer, we bought some lovely clothes. I bought three tops at Dear Goods (fair-trade) boutique. Now she has opened her own eco boutique in Seattle. I have yet to post … Continue reading

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The Eagle has Landed

Looking for a place to take some photos of my white and blue tops yesterday, we found this huge statue of an eagle. It just so happens that these cool cotton tops were bought at American Eagle, so it’s a … Continue reading

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