Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 20, 2023 “Who is FICA? And why is he getting all my money?” – Rachel in Friends One: The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback” In honor of the release of The 90s Show on Netflix, I’d like to highlight some trends and things that have become popular in recent… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 13, 2023 “The town was Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. The walls were those of the Rumfoord estate.” –The Sirens of Titan By Kurt Vonnegut One: Newport, RI: off-season Living in Boston, MA, allows me to take fun road trips all over New England. I don’t take advantage… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 6, 2023 “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” – Georgia O’Keeffe One: Pantone Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta: “Viva Magenta is a nuanced crimson red with pink tones that presents a balance between warm and cool. Rooted in nature,… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 30, 2022 “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie One: The Best of 2022 As you reflect on 2022, think about some of your favorite shows, movies, clothing items, beauty products, and trips. Sharing your favorites from 2022 with friends and… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 23, 2022 “A little ‘Bonjour’ goes a long way.” – Emily, Emily in Paris One: Cheesy Movie Update I wrote about cheesy Christmas movies on December 2nd and challenged myself to watch 25 cheesy movies by December 25th. When I started the challenge, I was going only to watch 2022 movies.… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 16, 2022 “This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” —Anita Diamant One: Holiday Traditions Last week I wrote about the December holidays; this week, I will write about traditions… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 9, 2022 “Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year.” – Charles Dickens One: December Holidays Can you name all the major holidays that occur in December with… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 2, 2022 “Who are you, and what are you doing in my palace?” — A Christmas Prince One: Cheesy Christmas Movie Challenge One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching Christmas movies. Last week I wrote about my favorite movies but didn’t include any cheesy Christmas movies. What are cheesy Christmas movies? These… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday November 25, 2022 “I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and – maybe even hold hands.” — Buddy, Elf One: Christmas Movies Thanksgiving is over; it’s time to focus on the next big holiday, Christmas. So take out decorations, cue your holiday playlist,… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday November 18, 2022 “One of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game and the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking off of the football.” — Lucy, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving  One: Thanksgiving Traditions and Outfits Turkey day is less than a week away. Are you… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday November 11, 2022 “657 Boulevard is my job now, my life, my obsession, and now you are too, Brannock family. Welcome to the product of your greed.” — The Watcher One: The Outfits in The Watcher Netflix released the series The Watcher on October 13, 2022. A family moves into their dream home and… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday November 4, 2022 “Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” — Paul Gauguin One: Monochrome outfits A monochrome outfit is a full dress combination (usually including headwear, purse, footwears, and other accessories) that uses only variations of a single color, usually differing only in lightness and darkness. Wikipedia… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday October 28, 2022 “Gozer the Gozerian, good evening. As a duly designated representative of the city, county and state of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.” — Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday October 21, 2022 “I believe in dressing for the occasion. There’s a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.” – Ginger Rogers One: Sweater Weather Time to get cozy in your favorite fall sweater. I will explore five basic sweater options for the fall season: Read about… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday October 14, 2022 “This is my costume. I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.” – Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991) One: Halloween Prep Witches, ghosts, and monsters, oh my! Things to do for Halloween: Read more in my Halloween post: https://lifestyleofafashionista.com/2022/10/13/halloween-prep/ Two: What to watch My fall TV list… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday October 7, 2022 “I don’t see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere than this one.” —It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown One: Pumpkin Season If September brings us apple season, October brings us pumpkin season. Pumpkin season lasts through November. Keep out the decor and keep baking those pumpkin desserts.… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday September 30, 2022 “There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” Lewis Carroll One: Birthday Celebrations Today is my birthday. As the above quote mentions, we have one day a year to celebrate. (Technically, you can celebrate for more… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday September 23, 2022 “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies.” – You’ve Got Mail One: Fall Traditions Fall has arrived! Yay! Can you tell it’s my favorite season?? Things I love about the fall: fall activities, fall foods, fall weather (in the northeast), and wearing… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday September 16, 2022 “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne One: Saddle Up Horses are beautiful animals. From Britannica,”The relationship of the horse to humans has been unique. The horse is a partner and friend. It has plowed fields and brought in the harvest, hauled goods… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday September 9, 2022 “The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions.” — James Baldwin One: Back to School The school year has officially started for most of the United States. I’ve seen many back-to-school photos… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday September 2, 2022 “Life is grey and dull, so you might as well have a little fun when you dress.” — Iris Apfel One: Breaking Fashion Rules When I think of breaking fashion rules, Iris Apfel is the first person that comes to mind. She just turned 101; follow her on Instagram… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday August 26, 2022 “I’ve learned to love me. I’ve been like this my whole life and I embrace me. I love how I look. I am a full woman and I’m strong, and I’m powerful, and I’m beautiful at the same time.” — Serena Williams One: Tennis Anyone? The U.S. Open is… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday August 19, 2022 “The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.” — George R.R. Martin One: Five Basic Pieces The first day of fall is September 22, 2022. Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing color of the… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday August 12, 2022 “What a documentary is very special at doing very well is depicting somebody experiencing something, so that the viewer experiences that as well.” – Albert Maysles One: Documentaries As an avid book reader, television show binger, and movie viewer, I love stories that entertain and educate me. Documentaries provide… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday August 5, 2022 “People give people money for all sorts of reasons– guilt and love are two of the biggest.” – Anna Delvey (Anna Sorokin) One: Scammers and Con Artists Some of 2022’s most discussed topics include scammers and con artists, and I can’t stop watching documentaries, movies, and series about them.… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday July 29, 2022 “So I’m just gon’ sittin’ on the dock of the bayWatchin’ the tide roll away, oohI’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay, wastin’ time” Otis Redding One: Sitting on the dock of the bay When the summer temperatures rise to record-setting numbers, I’d like to chill by the… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday July 22, 2022 “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” –John Muir One: Hiking The great outdoors is fun to explore. You are wandering around the trees, plants, and wildlife, taking in the beauty of nature. Does this sound nice to you? If so, hiking… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday July 15, 2022 “I believe in Communism. Rom-communism, that is. If Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan can go through some heartfelt struggles and still end up happy, then so can we.” Ted Lasso One: 2022 Emmy Nominations On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced. The… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday July 8, 2022 “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” Ralph Waldo Emerson One: Summer Fitness Summer brings warmer temperatures and longer days; these two things should get us outside for some summer activities. Last week I wrote about yoga and taking an outdoor yoga class,… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday July 1, 2022 “Yoga is the practice of being close to yourself, no matter what is happening within or around you.” — Elena Brower One: Practicing Yoga and the Yoga Retreat I started a regular yoga practice about ten years ago. I found an instructor I liked, and I enjoyed my weekly… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday June 24, 2022 “Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” —Nora Ephron One: Summer Activities and Trends Summer officially arrived on June 21st. The summer season brings warmer temps, longer days, outdoor events, travel, and family fun. When planning your summer activities, plan on creating… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday June 17, 2022 “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”– Bill Bryson One: Travel tips and tools Self Magazine’s… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday June 10, 2022 “The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions but look… Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday June 3, 2022 “Oh, yeah. I’m a… Well, I’m taking advantage of the fact that for the first time in my entire life, it’s Saturday and I don’t have a wedding to go to.” Charles from Four Weddings and a Funeral One: Wedding Season The summer wedding invitations have gone out; how… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of A Fashionista

Five on Friday May 27, 2022 Maverick: “I feel the need…”  Goose: “…the need for speed.” One: The 80s and 90s Post about the 80s and 90s trends I’ve been reading about: https://lifestyleofafashionista.com/2022/05/27/party-girl-chic-and-trends-from-the-80s-90s/ Read my post about the little moments I remember from the 80s and 90s: https://lifestyleofafashionista.com/2022/05/27/i-love-the-80s-and-90s/ Two: What to watch Netflix: Stranger Things season 4… Continue reading Notes of A Fashionista

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

The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback”

In honor of the release of The 90s show on Netflix, I’d like to highlight some trends and things that have become popular in recent years. As L.L. Cool J says, “Don’t call it a comeback”; some of these trends have never really gone away, but I’ve been reading about things that take me right… Continue reading The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback”

Newport, RI: off-season

Living in Boston, MA, allows me to take fun road trips all over New England. I don’t take advantage of this fact very often. This past week I traveled to Newport, RI. I was meeting some college alum to attend a basketball game at the University of Rhode Island. It was a chance to take… Continue reading Newport, RI: off-season

Pantone Color of the Year

2023: Viva Magenta: “Viva Magenta is a nuanced crimson red with pink tones that presents a balance between warm and cool. Rooted in nature, this hybrid colour is powerful, empowering and assertive, but not aggressive – it encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint. Ultimately, this electrifying, boundary-less shade promotes optimism, joy and strength.“ From Refinery 29,… Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year

Cheesy Christmas Movie Update

I wrote about cheesy Christmas movies on December 2nd and challenged myself to watch 25 cheesy movies by December 25th. When I started the challenge, I was going only to watch 2022 movies. I had enough to choose from; according to Vulture, 153 new holiday movies were released this year from October to December. There Are… Continue reading Cheesy Christmas Movie Update