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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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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One question I get asked frequently by people visiting Wine Country is: “What do I wear?” Of course, the answer is never straightforward. The season, your specific plans, your personal style, and even your age can be factors. While I do subscribe to the belief that the best outfit is one you feel great wearing, no matter your age, I also know that as a woman fast approaching 50, I naturally lean toward certain styles…

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Many of us think of light colors and cheery patterns when we think of summer dresses. And while I have worn many frocks that fall into that category this season, I also like to wear black during the summer. This little black summer dress from Stella Carakasi is comfortable, easy to style and it’s lightweight without being too thin. The fabric is an 80% hemp, 20% polyester blend and has a 100% cotton lining (no…

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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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