Fat has always been a significant topic in my family of origin. Even when fat wasn't, well, "fat" I was probably 13 or 14 when a cousin on my father's side asked me to be a junior bridesmaid in her wedding. It was an exciting prospect. After "the ask," the mother of the bride (my father's older . . .
After hearing so much buzz about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we logged into Amazon Prime and proceeded to binge on both seasons. Visually, it's a feast of color and style. The 1950s fashions are the best part for me, even though the performances are top-notch and the writing is clever and very . . .
The de Young Museum in San Francisco's exhibition of Muslim fashion was one of their best, in my opinion. As an American woman, I don't know much about modest fashion or the hijab. But by the time I finished perusing these stunning designs, I grew to appreciate the cultural backdrop and current . . .
Ok, I won't bury the point. I got a new bag. That's it, above. Orla Kiely. But the story's in HOW I got it. On my recent London trip a British blogger friend and I decided to meet up at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The featured exhibit was a designer named Orla Kiely. I'd never heard of . . .
I've noticed that the most beautiful decor trends are based on colors we see in nature. Like these gorgeous blush pink clouds. So of course, it's no surprise that my friend Carolann Iaodarola chose the decorating trend of blush pink to write about. She says even guys are crushing on it! The photos . . .
We women love our shoes. I, for example, have a shoe obsession. Which is why Linda Hobden’s blog caught my attention more than a year ago. Photos of incredible, interesting, gorgeous shoes and boots intrigued me so I had to ask about her obsession with footwear. She claims that she’s more obsessed . . .
Could this be any prettier? I'm going to have one of these in my house at all times. This entire post is about peonies, so rest your eyes a while, and your mind, too, on these gorgeous blooms. Did you know the peony is the official floral symbol of China? It's deeply connected to royalty and honor. . . .
As a woman of Sicilian descent and the corresponding womanly figure, I have noticed a disturbing trend in women's clothing. It's a lot smaller than it used to be. Not only that, but it's not as well made. Quality control issues abound: too tight (or too long) sleeves, narrow shoulders, blouses that . . .
We need some pretty to counteract the ugliness in the world today, and I've got some for you today. Which is your favorite? . . .
Ok, so style icon Audrey Hepburn didn't write these beauty tips. But she did quote them a lot, it's said, and I can see why. I mean, who doesn't believe in kissing? And of course happy girls ARE the prettiest girls. The question is, though, if pretty girls are the happiest. Are they? But I like . . .