Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Avoid "Flashback" on Your Big Day

Once upon a time, before mirrors were invented by Venetian glassblowers in the 18th Century, most people lived and died without ever knowing what they looked like.  I know, I know, there are mornings when that would be a blessing.  And then, in the 19th Century, Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre invented photography, and we ladies would never look upon ourselves in quite the same way again. 


Copyright by Mirella Patzer - History and Women

Getting your picture taken in those early days was a rare and wondrous event, for which you posed in your best clothes, jewelry and, above all else, your best hat. 


Friday, May 13, 2016

This Spring’s Must-Have Floral Day Dress

Remember my post on the versatility of a brightly-colored spring skirt (see “Spring Skirts and French Apologies”)? They are one of the spring/summer essentials that should be in every woman’s closet. 


Another spring/summer wardrobe essential is the floral day dress, and Uniglo, in collaboration with Liberty of London, known for its beautiful floral prints, has made the easy, breezy spring dress even easier and breezier by adding a built-in bra.  Wow!!  No more fretting over a bra strap slithering down your arm just when you are trying to look oh-so-chic and work your je ne sais quoi. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Little White Tee and Thee

It's time to revisit an oldie, but goody.  The Post My Little White Tee originally appeared two years ago, but, with spring in full flower and summer beginning to bud, it's the perfect time to take another look at one of the hardest working wardrobe basics in your closet.  


White House Black Market

Among the hardest working pieces in a woman’s wardrobe, along with the perfect pair of jeans and the perfect LBD, is the perfect LWT – Little White Tee – especially in summer, when it becomes her favorite go-to piece. 


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Art of the Scam

Donald Trump may know a thing or two about The Art of the Deal, but the art of the scam has been around since man first realized he could get rid of something he didn’t want or that was worthless by tricking another man into taking it. 

The Beautiful Rachel
In the Book of Genesis (first book of the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament), Laban tricks young Jacob into marrying the wrong sister.  


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring Skirts and French Apologies

I’ve been on a little spring break since Easter.  Not the kind of spring break where you get drunk on cheap wine and run around naked on the beach with people you wouldn’t be caught dead with fully dressed and sober.  That’s for students who have many more springs ahead of them that they can afford to waste. 


No, at my age, each sip of spring is precious, and I can’t afford to waste a drop.  Wait…..did I just say “at my age?”  OMG, I swore I would never say that, and I’ve been saying it more and more lately.  Yikes!

O.K., this is NOT where I was headed with this.  I wanted to talk about spring skirts – I’ll get to that.  


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Weekend in New York – a Wedding and a Parade

There’s something special about Easter weekend in New York, and this one will be extra special.  On Saturday, we will be attending the wedding of a lovely couple. 



It will be an intimate affair – just the bride and groom and about 4,000 of their closest friends. 


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