Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! I used to crack up whenever I heard or told that knock-knock joke when I was a little kid. Did you? Now I think it’s just plain cute. I’ve also loved the color olive green since childhood and remember when I decided it was one of “my” colors. Eons ago, when I was in sixth grade, I had saved up $33 from babysitting and mowing our lawn.…

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Tori, my stepdaughter, and I decided to bring back One Trend, Two Generations to style a new black crinkle dress from Stella Carakasi’s Fall 2017 Collection. The Mood Board Dress is a far cry from your ordinary black sleeveless dress. It arrives twisted up in a little drawstring bag. The more crinkles the better for this dress, making it perfect for travel. The fabric is metal voile. You can see tiny strands of silver woven…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Here Comes Fall! Today is the last Saturday of summer. While there are some things I like about summer – warm evenings, longer days, delicious summer vegetables and fruits, and wearing sandals and big straw hats – it’s not my favorite season. Like so many others, my heart belongs to fall. The leaves are already beginning to turn and there is a noticeable chill in the…

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Welcome to September’s How I Wear My! It may be September but summer is not through with us yet! Now is the time to get every last bit of fashion fun out of warm weather clothes before fall makes its first appearance. Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to straw, a material that turns up in so many summer accessories. Let’s start things off with my…

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It’s hard to believe it’s the weekend already and time for another Seven for Saturday! 1 – On my Mind What’s on my mind this week is probably what’s on your mind too: treacherous, destructive hurricanes in Texas and Florida, a huge earthquake in Mexico, and terrible fires in Oregon, Washington, Montana and California. It’s hard to believe these devastating events are all happening in such a short time period. The safety of residents in…

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I have worn my fair share of whites, brights, floral prints, pastels, and lightweight cotton and linen this summer. I am ready for some deep, rich autumn shades, weightier fabrics and layers even if the weather isn’t – or not yet anyway. Stella Carakasi came out with their newest collection, Early Fall 2017, a few days ago and I instantly fell in love with two colors featured prominently in the collection: Caper and Pimento. Caper…

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