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

Fall TV 2022 – October

From ETonline, “With a plethora of TV options to go to on streaming, as well as on cable and network television, there’s an overwhelming wealth of choices when it comes time to figure out what to watch when you sit down in front of your television, computer screen or phone.“ Here is a list of new and returning… Continue reading Fall TV 2022 – October

Birthday Celebrations

“We gon’ party like it’s your birthday. We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday” 50 Cent How do you celebrate your birthday? Birthdays can be challenging for some people if you don’t like getting older. I want to celebrate another successful year around the sun. There are many options to choose from when planning… Continue reading Birthday Celebrations

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 layers, boots, jackets, etc. I also love fall decor, I don’t have a yard to decorate, but I love seeing the different ways people decorate their homes… Continue reading Fall Traditions

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 and conveyed passengers, followed game and tracked cattle, and carried combatants into battle and adventurers to unknown lands.“ There are two horse-related trends I’ve… Continue reading Saddle Up

Fall TV 2022- September

From ETonline, “With a plethora of TV options to go to on streaming, as well as on cable and network television, there’s an overwhelming wealth of choices when it comes time to figure out what to watch when you sit down in front of your television, computer screen or phone.“ Here is a list of new and returning… Continue reading Fall TV 2022- September

Back to School

Summer days are sailing away, and the school year has officially started for most of the United States. I’ve seen many back-to-school photos on my social media feeds, and I enjoy seeing all the back-to-school outfits. Seeing these outfits has inspired me to write about how to prepare your closet for back-to-school days. If you… Continue reading Back to School