Tag Archives: Jean of all Trades

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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Highland Park and Olympic Sculpture Park

September in Seattle is still vivid in my mind and these photos bring back happy memories of a month that passed too quickly. The weather was nothing short of fantastic. Only two days with some drizzle, not even enough to frizzle … Continue reading

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How to Style a Jean Jacket

Most women own a pair of jeans or two. Just as you can wear pretty much anything with jeans, a jean jacket is just as versatile, perhaps more so. These ladies inspire me. I never owned a jean jacket until my … 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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My Daughter: the American Eco Boutique Owner

My daughter Jean (from Jean of all Trades: a style guide and Sunshine and Slaughter: Vegan for Life) has had two monumental achievements this year: she became an American citizen and opened her own eco boutique Drizzle and Shine. Jean followed … Continue reading

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Paisley Twins

Meet my twin sister. Can you tell which one is me? As a child, I always wanted a twin sister. I was intrigued every time I saw twins.  I was actually a little obsessed with it so much that my … Continue reading

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT

My daughter: the eco boutique owner. Today the doors of a new eco boutique opened on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Drizzle & Shine is an eco boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean … Continue reading

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WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?

This is a question I never used to ask. During Fashion Revolution Week in April, my daughter Jean wrote about the importance of buying ethically made clothing. Her dress is by Synergy, a company that specializes in organic cotton clothing made … Continue reading

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Style Challenge: Pearl Gray Bouclé

Shopping in Fremont, Washington with my daughter Jean was a fun Girl’s Day Out. We saw this bouclé pullover in a shop window. It can be  dressed up like the mannequin, worn over a dress. We both bought one while I was … Continue reading

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