Be Yourself

Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?  – Dame Edith Sitwell “Attractive” according to dictionary.com: 1.providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality. 2.arousing interest or engaging one’s thought, consideration, … More Be Yourself

Western Adventurer

In her book, “Dressing Rich”, Leah Feldon identified several meta-types of upper-class woman in America.  I highly recommend her book – but it was written in 1982, so a few things have changed.   One of the things that I believe has changed is one of the types, which she calls, “L.A. Throwaway”. “[LATs] are young, … More Western Adventurer

Always Prepare

This is why you *always* set out your clothing in advance of an important event: I do not know what happened to my favorite dress.  I do not remember having someone splatter me with grape juice the last time I wore it – or I would have dealt with the stains at that time.   (Those … More Always Prepare

Color-coordinated closet

There are substantial advantages to a color-coordinated closet.  One of the foremost of those advantages is the ease of putting together outfits, and mixing and matching the items in your closet. I set out the following outfit last night: Teal gypsy skirt Oatmeal cold-shoulder top Brown heeled sandals, brown belt Leather bracer w/turquoise emblem, teal/gold … More Color-coordinated closet