Time for a Little Change

Springtime Greetings. Wishing you and yours a happy, sunny season! …a little blog told me

Why Gratitude?

Why gratitude? “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.”  ~ Beattie Wishing you and yours a quiet moment to recognize your Blessings….

For All Who Have Mothered…

With heartfelt thanks….

Pattern Mash Up 102

Guess who’s still mixing patterns ~ and having fun with it? Me! A wonderful way to reinvent your wardrobe, pairing print with print continues to be fresh and trendy. I recently found this cute, lightweight plaid sweater coat at Cato and couldn’t resist wearing it with a favorite animal print shell. Sharing similar color values, they were a perfect pairing. Some of my other favorite mash-ups of late have included floral on floral, polka dots and plaid, argyle with plaid, {Read More}

Happy ❤ Day

If the Glove Fits, Buy It!

Gloves. They are a bygone affectation, a forgotten accessory ~ the overlooked stepsister of scarves and hats. And it’s a shame. Because, in addition to keeping your fingers happy and warm, a pretty pair can actually elevate an outfit. Those of you reading from colder climes probably do own a pair or two ~ leather or woolen, purposefully practical, possibly with a small detail that sets them apart. With recent “polar vortex” action, I bet many of our readers to {Read More}

Ask Ellbee ~ Statement Necklaces

Dear Ellbee, I really like your column! And I really like my statement necklace. Now that the holidays are over, can I wear it with something that’s NOT a party dress? Nina   Dear Nina, Thank you so very much. It is truly my delight. Yes, by all means enjoy your statement necklace with a variety of looks ~ including work and casual wear. Statement necklaces can be a little tricky when paired with a conservative or buttoned-up suit, but {Read More}

I Won’t Give Up the Antlers

Did you have a Merry Christmas? Mine was wonderful. The days leading up to the 25th were a delight, as well ~ largely due to a silly, impulsive purchase I made at Claire’s in early December. For those of you unfamiliar with Claire’s, it’s a small mall boutique targeted to girls and teens, ages 3 and up. If a pink elephant ate a bunch of disco balls, flamingoes, powder puffs, unicorns and Justin Bieber, and then threw up, you’d have {Read More}

I Wish You Joy

JOY by Kumar and Singh I wish you roses in the spring, Fledglings on the wing, Fireflies that sing your name. I wish you flowers in the grass, Memories that last, Shelter from the passing rain. I wish you joy. I hope the wind is at your back, Keeping you on track. That you never lack for love, I hope you walk beside your heart, Even in the dark, Guided by the stars above. I wish you love. So wherever {Read More}

Last-Minute New Year’s Magic

Need a little last-minute magic to ring in the New Year? Step into your stand-by “LBD” ~ and little blog will add just the right touch of sparkle! A smoky eye, bright red lips, a light dusting of illuminating powder (like this favorite from Laura Mercier), and a few well-chosen accessories are all you need. Statement necklaces have been huge for the past several seasons. But if you’re still not sure about big, blingy neckwear, let’s put the twinkle on {Read More}