It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – She’s Been Pinned! My eldest stepdaughter, Kayla, was what they call “pinned” in the fire service during a big ceremony last Thursday. She met a series of requirements and passed several tests to achieve her new position as Apprentice Firefighter with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue. She was awarded a badge and chose to have her father, who has been in the fire…

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When I was a senior in high school in 1985, paisley print was all the rage. I distinctly recall my best friend buying the absolute cutest pair of bright red and violet paisley print pants on a trip to San Francisco. I coveted those pants of hers for a long, long time. That must be why, after thirty plus years later, I still remember those pants of hers and why I’m still loving paisley. I…

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I am back today with another well-made and affordable coat from Chadwicks of Boston’s collection of wool pieces. You may recall I styled another wool piece by Chadwicks of Boston back in October.  I chose their Single-Breasted Long Wool Coat in black because most fall/winter wardrobes benefit from having a classic black wool coat, including mine.  This time I wanted to go for something a little different! I have always loved pastels – especially light blue and pink – and have wanted…

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Chilly Weather is Finally Here! Colder temps and frost have arrived in Wine Country. Hurray! I have been waiting – not so patiently – to wear some of my new pieces from Stella Carakasi’s fall collection. I have finally been able to wear my favorite new fall addition to my wardrobe, this beautiful Peruvian Alpaca wool coat. You may recall that I wore it on the runway at the Fall Style Event at Stella Carakasi last September.  …

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I was recently asked to choose a fall piece from Chadwicks of Boston to style. I shopped their website and was excited to see so many new styles and modern designs that fit my taste. I quickly had a list of several pieces to consider before I made my final selection. I ultimately chose the Single-Breasted Long Wool Coat in black. A black winter coat is a wardrobe staple for me. I live in a somewhat mild climate in California so I…

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Today I am excited to share some highlights from the Stella Carakasi Fall Style Event at Stella Studio that I modeled in recently. The fashion show was chock full of wearable, versatile and gorgeous wardrobe pieces for fall and winter. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy these highlights fresh from the Stella runway. I have included every look from the show so you will almost feel like you were there with me!…

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