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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Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. My husband and I had a whirlwind three days, attending six events beginning Friday afternoon and moving right through the weekend. It was action packed and included perfect weather, great friends, fantastic food and wine, and beautiful places. I am looking forward to telling you all about it! Before I go through the hundreds of photos Bill and I took this weekend, I thought I would show you…

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Happy June!☀️ Though summer doesn’t technically begin until June 20th, most would agree that since Memorial Day has come and gone and warm temperaures are here to stay, summer is already upon us. This means it’s finally time to put away those coats. heavy sweaters and tall boots until fall and start wearing summer clothes! My summer wardrobe has some new additions that include a couple of pieces from J. Jill’s beautiful and wearable summer…

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Summer 2015 has come to a close. And what a summer it’s been! From celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday with an unforgettable two-week Southern California road trip to the devastating and tragic fire season that has ravaged Northern California, it’s been a summer for the memory books. I like to end each season with a look back at all the good, all the not-so-good and take stock. Just for fun today, I’d like to share some of…

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A few months ago, I discovered Instyle Essentials, shirts that fit by bra size. InStyle Essentials sent me a tuxedo shirt to review back in January and more recently, they sent me a Weekend Tunic. I love how their shirts give me ample room in the bust area but are more fitted throughout the torso, resulting in a flattering silhouette with no tugging and puckering around the buttons and no worries about showing skin through gaping holes…

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