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

Documentaries

What is a Documentary? A documentary film or documentary is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to “document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record“.[1]Bill Nichols has characterized the documentary in terms of “a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception [that remains] a practice without clear boundaries”.[2] from Wikipedia. I wasn’t always interested in watching documentaries. I… Continue reading Documentaries

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. As mentioned in a Vulture article from February, The Grifters Have Come for Your TV, It’s scammin’ season. Also from Vulture, “Scamming is so hot right now. The confidence arts have been lighting up Hollywood,… Continue reading Scammers and Con Artists

Sitting on the dock of the bay

“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 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay is one of my favorite songs by Otis Redding. While listening, I can always picture myself sitting on a dock, relaxing,… Continue reading Sitting on the dock of the bay

Take a Hike

Why Hike: The great outdoors is fun to explore. You are wandering on trails among the trees, plants, and wildlife, while taking in the beauty of nature. You could come across waterfalls and babbling brooks. Does this sound nice to you? If so, hiking might be a great activity to try (or get back into).… Continue reading Take a Hike

2022 Emmy Nominations

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced. The show will air on Sunday, September 12, on NBC and Peacock. The Complete List of 2022 Emmy Award Nominees (Oof, That Lead Actress Category Is *Stacked*) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselQuinta Brunson, Abbott ElementaryKaley Cuoco, The Flight AttendantElle… Continue reading 2022 Emmy Nominations