Dress Rehearsal Magic

Dressed for a bit of Dress Rehearsal magic at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  A new production of Bizet’s Carmen will be making its debut this weekend.  I attended the Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday with my mother.   It was magical.  The music, singing, scenery, and Lyric’s very own ballet troupe made this an unforgettable performance.  The Children’s Choir was also magnificent.   The choreography was spectacular … Continue reading Dress Rehearsal Magic

Watching the Watchman

Today’s post features a trio of styles that are built around my Watchman skirt from Dogstar clothing.  The first picture shows the simplest styling.  I have paired my Watchman skirt with a white blouse and cinched it at the waist with my Marni belt.  This is the foundation for all the stylings.  This foundation….Watchman skirt, white blouse and Marni belt…. also includes my Ben Amun … Continue reading Watching the Watchman

Casting Call

Today, I am featuring my latest accessory….an ankle-to-thigh Velcro encrusted cast.  I had knee surgery this past Friday the 13th, which is why I have been absent from my blog.   Anesthesia hit me hard and then realizing that this cast would be with me longer than implied…talk about a Bait-and-Switch.   The injury and resulting surgery were bad enough, but this cast dampened all … Continue reading Casting Call

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