What to Wear

Blog reader Jill asked, “Please, will you do a blog showing what you wear to different events that are not too casual or too formal.” Classic items such as a crisp white…

Lunch With Friends

On a recent stormy afternoon, we joined our dear friends Lenora and David for a late lunch at the Grove Park Inn on the Sunset Terrace. Since it was a rainy day,…

Style Authenticity

Our choice of clothing, hairstyle, and other appearance details are considered a means of nonverbal communication. Since I am naturally reserved, I’ve always especially enjoyed putting together my outfit no matter what…

Sale Rack Shopper?

As a young woman building a wardrobe for her return to civilian life, I believed I couldn’t afford anything but drastically marked-down items. After wearing a US Navy uniform for the previous…

Denim Jackets All Year

A denim jacket is often mentioned as a must-have in capsule wardrobes. However, in many cases, the item shown is a classic-style trucker jacket. If you are a little top-heavy like me,…

What I Wore

This is Part II about my three-day, two-night getaway to Abingdon, VA. Part I is here. I had a haircut appointment on Wednesday morning, so I drove to Abingdon afterward. My look…

An Abingdon Getaway

I spent a few days in Abingdon, VA, staying in a grand old hotel, getting a massage and facial, and going for long walks in the sunshine. Browsing in antique stores and…

Spring Styling Tips

Dressing for those days when the temperatures change by thirty degrees within a few hours can be challenging. Winter items suddenly seem too dark and heavy for a sunny day. We recently…

Follow A Formula

How often do you get dressed, look in the mirror, and think, “This is a good look for me!” I encourage you to break down the elements of that look so that…

I share tips and inspiration for using what you already have in contemporary ways. Defining words include effortless, classic, refined, discreet, and elegant. My style is chic, minimal, and timeless with a bit of edge.