REVIVING MY MENDOCINO COAT

January 11, 2014

i bought this coat on a trip to mendocino in maybe…1986.  it’s a multicolored donegal tweed with lots of blue, made by HOURIHAN of ireland.  mr. noir just loves this coat, but for some reason i wore it rarely in the old days.  i preferred my various black coats, as i was usually wearing black.  […]

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A NEW WAY TO WEAR DRESSES

December 10, 2013

here’s another trend i love:  pants or leggings under dresses or skirts.  i’ve always longed for a shalwar kameez, and this is as close as i’m likely to get without looking like i’m wearing a costume.  i doubt this look will go mainstream, but it’s great for those of us in the know.  i wore […]

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DANCE WEAR FOR THE NON-DANCER

December 9, 2013

here’s a trend i like:  outfits inspired by dance wear.  the elements include a slim, often stretchy top, a wide skirt, flat shoes (forget about the 5 inch heels shown here!)  indeed, this is exactly the silhouette that i’ve found to be most comfortable and flattering for myself these days.  the magic of this combination […]

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SPORTSHOPPING AGAIN!

December 4, 2013

well readers, so sorry to be out of touch. i seem to have been on an unintentional “shopping fast.”  many shoppers do this to control compulsive shopping, and i have to admit, it’s not a bad idea.  mine, however, just happened.  i had not purchased so much as a single sock for over two months.  […]

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LET THE NECKLACES BEGIN!

November 12, 2013

so here we have a temporary version of the first titanium cervical plate necklace, temporary because it’s tied with an elastic cord while esme seeks just the right rubber or perhaps silk cord.  pretty fetching, don’t you think?  i wore it out to dinner last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  virtually weightless, it has a […]

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