I am excited to share some highlights from the recent Stella Carakasi 2017 Spring Style Event at Stella Studio in Berkeley. My stepdaughter Tori and I modeled in the show along with lots of beautiful friends and customers of Stella Carakasi, including Wendy Packer of Fashion Over Fifty and Savòna Charissè of Style Equation Magazine. There was also a special guest! Novelist Alysia Helming,who wrote Protogenesis, debuted the “Protogena Jewelry Line” created by ANATOL, inspired by her novel which is set in Greece.…

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My stepdaughter Tori and I are back with another One Trend, Two Generations post! If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you may already be familiar with these posts I started doing with Tori four years ago. We show how two generations –  a Gen Xer pushing 50 and a Millennial who is now 22  – style a fashion trend. We’ve styled lots of trends over the years including stripes, ponchos, plaid, off-the-shoulder tops, boho necklaces and…

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am excited to say we are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Some members of Bill’s side of the family will be coming to dinner, including my father-in-law. There will be 11 of us sitting down to ham and turkey later today. For someone who doesn’t cook for a crowd very often, this is a daunting number for me! Thankfully we saved lots of time – and stress – by splitting up the menu.…

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Happy Monday! I spent a festive weekend attending two holiday events, and wore Stella Carakasi to both of them. Last week I went to Berkeley to see the newest collection – Resort 2015 – in person at the Stella Studio. I always love to see my friends at Stella – and shop – so whenever I have an excuse to visit, I take it! I brought so many pretty things home with me, I couldn’t wait to…

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Lately I have been loving – and buying – dresses. Maybe I have been wearing jeans too often and for too long. Or perhaps I am simply ready to expand my fashion horizons and get in touch with my feminine side. Whatever the reason, I have more dresses in my closet now than I ever have. And I actually wear them! While my husband, Bill, was fighting the Valley Fire last month my stepdaughter and I spent…

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