Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dressing up for the last week of 2015

I hope everyone continues to enjoy the holidays, and the last week of 2015.   I am taking full advantage of the opportunities to dress up

One of my favorite bags, dog lover that I am

Maybe I'll give the red a rest in January...then, again, it is my "go to" color!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Crazy Christmas sweater

Is this crazy, or what?  I saw it at Target, and did a double take!  The two person Christmas sweater.   Is this twinning on steroids?

Also at Target, for the ugly Christmas sweater party, this year, these are almost too cute!

Of course, I have digressed from the reason for the trip to the packed Target in the first place, for necessities, and Christmas shopping for other people.  I always try to schedule extra time in this store, because avoiding diversion is next to impossible!

I tried a few things on, (further distraction)

This could have been cute as a tunic, love the brocade, but it was very bulky on

This was very tempting, but I already have one furry vest, that I have trouble styling

I really wanted this oversize herringbone skirt to fit, but the waist/ hip proportion was off for me.  To bad, keep looking, and return to Christmas shopping! 

I hope all of your Christmas shopping is done, your gifts are wrapped (I'm behind on this, but it's no problem, because I love the wrapping part!), and everyone has a very Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmastime outfits

Perfect time of year for my favorite festive red!

 And sparkles!

And Christmasy green and red!

The countdown continues-I hope you all have a very Happy Holiday!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tis the season for glitz

The holidays are the perfect time to add a little festive glam to a daytime look:

A little glitz for day

Daytime Christmas party

Same dress for evening

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!  
I feel like I am in a whirlwind, but I don't want to miss any of the festivities, since Christmas only comes around once a year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015


The Christmas season is in full swing!

I was at Michael's arts and crafts store, while an employee was decorating this giant wreath. I inquired about it for the chimney, but someone had already placed a hold on it.  

This set-up was in the cellar at an Annapolis bookshop,

and this was in the back seat of a car I passed it a parking lot:

This place is into skeletons!

A few decorations are going up around our house.

The little tree is up

and decorated!

I made these tree ornaments years ago, and today, a can't believe I had the patience for it!

More festive decorations

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season, so far!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I see red

Red is my "go to" for adding color to my closet staples.  Actually, in the case of this dress, it is a staple!
For his basic red flare skirted dress, here are two styling  possibilities.

For evening

and for day
  I realize this dress, while versatile,  is a whole lot of red!  It looks better with a layer on top, so I think I will be styling it this way in the future. 

Here is another of my basics-a red pencil skirt, styled two ways.

With black and white

and with off white and navy

It's a great accessory color, too, that I rely on a lot, so that's best left for another post.

  Of course 'till the season for red, and to get yourself fancy, so as I ready my outfits for the holiday festivities, there will be even more red than usual.! I hope everyone in the who celebrates the Christmas holidays is having a great season!

Friday, December 4, 2015

70's style

The 70's are so influential in fashion this season.  And patchwork seems to be all over the place, sort of a spin off, it seems, of the boho look, which has been popular for several years.  I thought I would stick my toe in this season, with a few pieces with a slightly 70's/boho vibe.

Just a little, with a patchwork print

A little more

A lot!

My little fringed bag didn't make it into any of these photos, so I think there will be  more experimenting with "a little" bit of the 70's.  Also, I love a wrap dress, and I'm looking at new ways to style the ones I have, with a nod to the 70s. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Birthday Girl

Today is my birthday.  Just for fun, I looked up famous people born on December 1st.  It seems some very well known people in entertainment share my birthday. Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor, and Sarah Silverman.  Huh.  I am in the company of some outstanding comedians, if only by  way of my birthday!

Happy Day!