Posts Tagged: winter

Nehru Style! 1968 Sears Christmas Wish Book

The 1968 Sears Christmas Wish Book perfectly captures the zeitgeist of late ’60s mainstream America. All the fashions, toys, and gifts shown were pretty much what everyone wanted to wear, play with, or receive as gifts. It was the Amazon of my childhood. I’ve written several blog posts featuring items from this particular catalog, and… Read more »

After Christmas, The Laundry

“After enlightenment, the laundry”, is one of my favorite Zen proverbs. I take it to mean that no matter how spiritually enlightened you are, you still must deal with everyday things in life. Like laundry. There is always laundry. So on this Boxing Day/Kwanzaa/Day after Christmas, I did laundry. And I delighted in it. After… Read more »

The Magical Vintage Technicolor KENZO Coat

I am an avid vintage clothing lover, and spend many hours haunting thrift stores in pursuit of those certain elusive sartorial treasures. I sell vintage clothing – the pieces I can bear to part with, that is.  I collect vintage clothing – the pieces that I cannot wear but love to just have around to… Read more »

Cold Weather Skin Care: Bring Out The Gentle Big Guns!

My skin care “incident” last week with using full-strength argan oil (see my previous blog post) is almost over – I am pretty much recovered. This reaction, coupled with a drop in outside temperatures to below freezing, prompted me to make a change to my skin care routine. Gentle and Protect are the key words… Read more »