Halloween In Your Closet: Doctor Who

It’s the eve of October which means it is time to start thinking about Halloween.  While it can be fun to spend months planning and making your costume, sometimes you need a costume quick.  Sometimes a costume is just waiting to be discovered in your closet. Since it is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, […]

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Nom Nom

When I get stressed, I bake, and I was very stressed out this week.  However, the pantry was, also, going through its own crisis and could only offer a random assortment of products for my baking needs.  Following the advice of Tim Gunn, I made it work.  Behold The Pudding Cake.  In the words of […]

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The Returned (and a Giveaway!)

Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their […]

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Sweet Links

This morning I went to a book sale at the library or, as I like to think of it, a book rescue.  So many helpless books stacked carelessly across numerous tables.  I made out like a bandit with a paper bag full of random fashion books.  Afternoon activities included crocheting a sweater for a 3 […]

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Another Day At The Office

Top:  Target Mossimo® Women’s High Low Blouse Pants:  Banana Republic Martin Fit Black Lightweight Wool Straight Leg Necklace: Target I don’t have a lot of business clothes, but a recent audition called for an office worthy pants and blouse look.  After a fruitless trip to the mall (So many sheer tops! What are people wearing to the […]

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My Latest Obsessions

Pay no mind to the cover.  It’s nothing like the book.  I don’t even think the heroine wears purple.  Jan Cox Speas romantic adventure, My Love, My Enemy, is just the sort of book one should read when feeling a little blue.  A young woman rescues a man she thinks is a British spy only […]

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Leopard Print 12 Ways

Is it just me, or do there seem to be an overabundance of trends?  Military.  Pastels.  The 90’s.  Menswear.  Fur.  You could be the person least interested in fashion and still stumble into a trend while getting dressed.  Sweatshirts.  Florals.  The color blue. I don’t mind the deluge of trends because it means I have […]

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Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

Transitions September is always weird. The leaves start changing colors, the sweaters and coats are in the stores, we’re back to school, summer’s over… but it’s still stupidly hot! I’ve always been so excited about fall, I’d be sweating in my boots, and wearing sweaters anyway. What a girl does for fashion, right? Well, this […]

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This And That

Top:  StyleMint Jeans:  Current/Elliott (c/o Shopbop) Sunglasses:  Gap Scarf:  Gap Shoes:  Nike It’s been one of those days where I flit from one thing to another without much focus or direction.  Well, that’s not completely true as I find myself absorbed in Georgette Heyer’s  The Masqueraders, and am unable to do much else.  Also, the commercial […]

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A Brief History of the Dirndl

photo by Heather Cowper used under CC BY 2.o My visit to the German-American Festival opened my eyes to the power of the dirndl.  It is a style that flatters almost every woman. With a close-fitting top and full skirt, the dirndl achieves what a crop top and low rider jeans cannot.  Let’s call it the great […]

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