A Gift Guide for Janeites

How wonderful it would be to spend Christmas dressed like a modern Jane Austen heroine wearing a white gown and fanciful shoes.  If dancing is not on the schedule, invite Mr. Darcy into your living room with the BBC DVD, or pass the time with your younger relations by introducing them to this lovely set […]

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Back to December

Today is so mild I find it hard to believe that it is actually December.  I decided to take advantage of the weather and do an outfit post since it has been ages since the last one.  I got a little edit happy with Picasa but couldn’t resist the cinemascope filter and collage option. The […]

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The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Kate Morton’s novels are like lazy summer days that seem peaceful until an unexpected storm comes upon you destroying your serenity.  Last night I finished reading The Distant Hours, a moody tale of family secrets and haunting tragedy. From Goodreads: A long lost letter arrives in the post and […]

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Holiday Dressing

I’m not sure how it happened, but Thanksgiving is next week.  I feel like it should still be September not the middle of November.  With the holiday season about to kick off, what better excuse is there for buying a new dress?  I like simple dresses for family gatherings.  Here are some of my favorites […]

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Crazy Cat Lady Shops Etsy

Among my friends, it is a well known fact that one day I am going to grow up and become the crazy cat lady.  I may only have one cat right now, but that is because no one will let me buy another.  Everyone knows where a second kitty will lead.  While I usually content […]

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Cinderella Shoes

Who doesn’t fantasize over a pair of glass slippers?  Disney’s 1950 animation set the standard high for the dream shoe.  Since then, designers and costumers have re-imagined the Cinderella shoe from bejeweled platforms to jelly flats.  With the release of Disney’s “Cinderella Diamond Edition”, everyone from Christian Louboutin to DSW is getting in on the action.  Below […]

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Audition

This week I had the opportunity to audition for an AMC pilot.  After my agent called I realized that I had not updated my headshots.  Refusing to give in to panic, I grabbed my photographer mom and headed outdoors. Hoodie:  Juicy Couture T-shirt:  J. Crew Jeans:  Joe’s Shoes:  Nike Ideally, an actor goes to a […]

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Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Recently, I wrote about seven key basics that make planning outfits a cinch.  A capsule wardrobe is a similar idea.  A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items considered essential.  The pieces should compliment each other in order to create multiple outfits. Planning a capsule wardrobe is a great way to […]

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My First Vogue

Vogue December 1998 This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to share their most memorable fashion moment.  For me it was the first time I read Vogue.  I was thirteen years old, and my dad surprised my mom with the December issue.  It was kind of a big deal for two reasons.  First, my family did […]

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