Spanish Influence

¡Hola!   Clicking up my heels and twirling my Spanish skirt, today.  This skirt brings to mind one of my favorite memories from Madrid.  Our tour group went out for an evening of tapas and Flamenco.  As we enjoyed our delicious “little bites” we were entertained by Flamenco dancers demonstrating their art.  I could swear I never blinked an eye during the entire show.  I was … Continue reading Spanish Influence

Same Coat Styled Two Different Ways

Today’s post features an amazing coat that I came across on Jamie Lewinger’s fabulous blog, More Than Turquoise, not so long ago.  My new coat is now referred to as the “Jamie Coat.”  I find many inspirations on her blog and have followed through on her style tips…which are priceless!  The coat is from Shein and was not too expensive.  I am on a bit … Continue reading Same Coat Styled Two Different Ways

Presents with Presence

Greetings!   I hope everyone had a joyous and delicious holiday.  It is still in full swing in my world as I pirouette through the hustle and bustle of all that is Christmas.  It is a sentimental time and one that has me looking back through my Christmas past.  I welcome loved ones….present and absent….into the heart of my Christmas.  The ghosts of family and … Continue reading Presents with Presence

Teal & Turquoise

I love turquoise….really love it!   Actually, I have a fondness for all jewelry crafted by the Navajo in the Santa Fe style.   Since my early teens….long, long ago and far away….I have worn turquoise pieces presented to me as gifts from traveling relatives and/or as birthday, Christmas, and graduation gifts.  Some may think diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I always preferred turquoise. … Continue reading Teal & Turquoise

The Parlay Tunic: Take Two

Today, I have styled the Parlay Tunic from Dogstar Clothing without the vest.  With all the holiday activities, I have opted to try a simpler version…as I run out the door to attend a luncheon.   The temperatures have dropped here in Chicago and we had our first snowfall.  Six inches of “packing” snow hit the ground and the children in the neighborhood could not … Continue reading The Parlay Tunic: Take Two