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Black Friday Closet Musings

This year I am eschewing my usual Black Friday rant, and starting a new tradition. Black Friday closet musings. Counting my closet blessings.

life

Running on Retirement Time

Now that I’m retired I run my life on retirement time. Which is great. Except that I now seem utterly incapable of being on time.

fashion

Girl in the Green Max Mara Coat

I recently bought a green Max Mara coat. And as opposed to being a shopping mistake. It’s a triumph. And communicates exactly who I am now.

life

Over the Backyard Fence

Let’s pretend that we’re standing in our backyards, holding our cups of tea. And we have a good natter over the backyard fence.

travel

Girls’ Getaway to Montreal

We went on a girls’ getaway to Montreal. Where we walked and walked. Shopped. Ate and drank. Shopped. And yakked. So much yakking.

life

Sister Support Network

When family dynamics change family relationships can suffer. But this week I’ve learned that my sister support network is alive and well.

life

This is a test post

Good morning. This post is a test to see whether my emails will go out via Mail Chimp. If you’re getting this email…. hooray…. the problem has been solved. If not then it’s back to the drawing board. The photo …

fashion

Staying Chic in the Face of Adversity

We’re undergoing bathroom renovation at the moment. That has caused major adversity when it comes to staying chic. Or at least presentable.

life

Pumpkins on the Porch

It’s pumpkin decorating season, my friends. But not for me. Much as I love pumpkins, I refuse to conform to the norm of seasonal decorating.

fashion

Season of Change?

I’ve always seen fall as the season of change. But now I’m wondering if I love fall for the changes it brings. Or for the opposite.

books

Tea with Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel died this past week. I’m sad for all the wonderful books she’ll never write. And sad we’ll never be able to take tea together.

fashion

Five Reasons Why I love Fall

This week I’ve filmed a video about fall. And the top five things in my closet that I am excited to wear now that fall is here.

life

The Week That Was

It sure was a week, my friends. A historic week in which we lost Queen Elizabeth. And many mourn her passing.

books

Recalled to Life: Reflections on September

I always feel recalled to life in September. As if real life has been stalled all summer. And cooler weather kicks life back into gear again.

fashion

Fashion as Therapy: Tweed Edition

I have long used fashion as therapy, as a cure for what ails me. So this week, I’ve been dreaming of fall fashion, and thinking of tweed.