Looking Back, Looking Forward

Finders keepers. This week’s classic is a Coach saddle shoulder bag. It represents one of those fabulous finds in unexpected places as I found it in a secondhand store. The red soft leather bag is…

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Fall for the Shorts Suit

So yeah. The shorts suit was a hot trend over the last two summers. And, well, I am not quite over it yet. So, a pair of tights makes this shorts suit fall ready. The…

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The Science of Shopping on a Budget, Part II: Thrift and Sophistication

Lots of people dislike secondhand stores, and for good reason, given the time and patience it takes to sift through a large amount of junk. As women on budgets, though, it’s one of our sacred,…

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Easy Does It

Easy and elegant. A shapely denim jacket is a must-have. It is the perennial topper of anything from a dress to slacks. This modern jacket with its shorter length and shorter sleeves easily creates a…

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Stand Out

Browns, blacks, greys. I love the classic colors of fall. These colors become the perfect partners for unexpected colors like lavender creating fabulous fall looks. This outfit pairs a classic grey wool trouser with a…

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