Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday May 20, 2022 “Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order.” – Marie Kondo One: Spring Cleaning As flowers bloom and temperatures change in the spring, it’s a good time to change your closet organization. Put away the heavy sweaters and take out some summer pieces. Change out… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista- Issue #4

Five on Friday May 13, 2022 “People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever’s in the glass.” — Sophia from The Golden Girls One: Fancy Grandmother and Coastal Chic Fancy Grandmother: The coastal grandmother trend is primarily about wearing neutral colors, but if you… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista- Issue #4

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday Issue #3 May 6, 2022 “Iris, in the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you’re behaving like the best friend.” The Holiday (2006)  Nancy Meyers One: Coastal Grandmother The coastal grandmother trend has gotten a lot… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, which started in 1970. Read about its origin: https://www.earthday.org/history/. I try to take steps to help the Earth, but it can be hard to lead an environmentally friendly life. Here are some things you can do: One: Recycle and Reuse (bags, water bottles, etc.) Recycle: put out recyclable materials for… Continue reading Earth Day

Spring Clean Your Closet

As flowers bloom and temperatures change in the spring, it’s a good time to change up your closet organization. Put away the heavy sweaters and take out some summer pieces. Change out your boots for flats and sandals. In the northeast, the temperature varies significantly during this time of year. One day the highs are… Continue reading Spring Clean Your Closet

Coastal Chic a.k.a Resort Wear

After writing about the coastal grandmother, I’m ready to write about upgrading the neutral looks to a look I call coastal chic (or resort wear). There are things I like about the coastal grandmother look, but I prefer jazzing up my coastal styles with bright colors, big hats, and flowing garments. Coastal Chic, a.k.a, resort… Continue reading Coastal Chic a.k.a Resort Wear

The Nancy Meyers Obsession

Who is Nancy Meyers, and why is everyone talking about her movies? Nancy Meyers is a writer, director, and producer whose woman-centered movies are in the spotlight right now. Especially those movies where the women live their best lives in their “coastal grandmother” look. From IMDb, here is a list of films written by Nancy… Continue reading The Nancy Meyers Obsession

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday April 29, 2022 “Everything about her shimmered and glimmered softly, as if her dress had been woven out of candle-beams, and she carried her head high, like a pretty woman challenging a roomful of rivals.” The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton  One: The Met Gala One of the biggest yearly fashion events… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

The Met Gala and The Gilded Age

The 2022 Met Gala will take place on Monday 2 May in New York City. It celebrates the second volume in a two-part Costume Institute exhibition. The first, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opened on September 18, and was preceded by the 2021 Met Gala on September 13.” From Vogue magazine, “The 2022 Met Gala… Continue reading The Met Gala and The Gilded Age

Notes of a Fashionista

Welcome to my new weekly newsletter; Notes of a Fashionista. The Daily Skimm inspired this publication; I want to share a weekly trend report that can be read quickly. If you’d like to read more about the topics covered, there will be links. Some links will be to my blog, and some will be to… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista