Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Hello, Fall! Fall is finally here and I could not be happier. I love the deep blue sky, the puffy white clouds, the turning leaves and the cooler weather. I treated myself to some local roses yesterday, bought a few mini pumpkins, then pulled out my glass pumpkins and orange jar to make a fall display for our mantel. Roses and pumpkins don’t normally go together…

View Post

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.…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

View Post