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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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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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…

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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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Santa Barbara Wine Country: Part One When most people think of California Wine Country they usually think Napa and Sonoma Valleys. But there are more wine regions in California than you may think. I had the pleasure of spending time in Santa Barbara Wine Country as part of a blogger/influencer trip coordinated by Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and Emily Martin Communications & Events Emily, along with Lacey Fussel and Lisa Gerbac of Muse Wine Marketing, hosted several…

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TRANSITIONING INTO SPRING STYLES Can you believe there are only a few more weeks until spring is officially here? I am excited about transitioning into spring styles! There are so many gorgeous clothes, shoes and accessories to pick from this season. Here in Wine Country, we’re already experiencing the winter to spring transition. One day the forecast calls for a heavy wool coat, big scarf, tall boots and an umbrella and the next I’m contemplating short…

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