Olive Who? Olive You!

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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Memorial Day Weekend & Sheer Delights from Stella Carakasi

We had a quiet and productive Memorial Day weekend. I cooked, marketed, organized a few drawers and cabinets while Bill worked in the yard, planting our vegetable garden in the aluminum troughs he bought me for Mother’s Day. I am so thrilled to have all our starters planted! We are growing cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, lettuce and some herbs. We may also plant some corn in the ground next to the planters, as well as some…

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1 Tank, 1 Pair of Jeans, 5 Looks

I love to create several looks from one basic outfit. It makes getting dressed so much easier when I know I can begin with a simple foundation and build from there. In the last several months I have put together posts on this very subject. I’ve started with a few different foundations like a black top and black skirt, a white long-sleeved tee and white jeans and most recently, a black outfit featuring ponte pants that I turned into five get-noticed statement looks.…

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!iT Collective Corset Denim for the Current Woman

Ever since the boyfriend jean made its debut a couple of years back, I have been reaching for them over my skinny jeans. They are so comfortable, relaxed and never fussy. But they don’t always work with the look I am going for. Sometimes I want to dress up a little more and wear a skinny jean that hugs my body and shows off its curves, but I can’t stand tight-fitting clothes. When !iT Collective contacted me…

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