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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My husband and I love to travel. It’s our favorite way to celebrate, recreate and enjoy each other’s company. While we don’t have the time these days to take long trips involving air planes and passports, we can squeeze in short getaways to local destinations. Thanks to my father, who lets us use his motorhome, local travel is easy for us. We took off Sunday for a Point Reyes getaway. It’s a coastal/farm area in West Marin…

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On Friday I attended the 12th annual Catwalk for a Cure Sonoma County, a breast cancer fundraiser in Sonoma County put on by Sutter Health. Each year this fashion show, live auction and luncheon raises tens of thousands of dollars for Sutter’s Breast Cancer Screening and Support programs. On top of it being such a worthy cause, it’s also a whole lotta fun! It was a luncheon event outdoors on a very hot day and I debated…

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