Posts Categorized: Fashion

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!

Today is Marilyn Monroe’s birthday; she would have been 83 years old.  What is weird and wonderful to me is that it is my birthday too 🙂 I have always been fascinated by the fact that not only do we share a name, we share a birthday.  I always tease my mom that she named… Read more »

The Push Reel Mower and I

I must confess that lawn mowing is one of my least favorite activities.  If I had my way I’d let the grass grow wild and waist high, but I do live in a neighborhood where keeping the lawn looking presentable is an honorable activity – so I mow.   I do like to keep a modicum… Read more »

The Poignancy of Vintage Perfume

I have bottles and bottles of lovely perfume on my dresser.  So many, that I don’t even know what kinds I have collected over the years.   What can I say?  I love perfume! There is nothing so evocative as the smell of a fine perfume.  It seems to touch the depths of memory and evoke… Read more »

My So-Called Pre-Owned Life

I relish living a ‘Pre-Owned’ life, as it were.  For those of you not familiar with the term, it’s another way to say ‘second-hand’ on eBay when listing a formerly-worn-by-someone-else clothing item for sale.  It used to be a free-for-all in Item Specifics when describing condition….’excellent’, ‘great’, ‘okay’, ‘poor’ and so on were some of… Read more »

Angora, I adorya!

I really have developed a love for angora sweaters! I must admit that I mostly sell angora, as I tend to wear cashmere and mohair sweaters myself. But I have fallen in love with the tactile fluffiness of a beautiful angora sweater…I can see why there is such a following of ardent angora lovers. I… Read more »

Warm Thoughts on a Snowy Winter Day

We got our first snowfall yesterday here in Seattle…and it’s darn cold too BRRRR!  Despite it’s northern latitude, Seattle typically doesn’t get too cold in the winter and snowfall is usually scant.  But we’re getting an Arctic front from Canada and their weather to boot! I’m just north of Seattle and live on top of… Read more »