Fuchsia’s Fashion Corner

Question: Can one have too many floral shoes? Hmmm… Answer: Oh, don’t be silly. One can NEVER have too many shoes of any kind—floral, plaid, polka-dot, paisley, striped, black, purple, turquoise, fuchsia, or any other color or print. So of course, the answer is nope. I collect floral pumps. I look at them more than […]

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Shoe Archeology: Excavate Your Psyche

I used to think: There’s no such thing as too many shoes. Not I’m not so sure. It all started with this outfit: — floral cardigan sweater and top to be worn with matching green crops — that  I planned to wear to work last Friday. At my company we have “Casual Friday” every day. […]

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Houndstooth Print – Always Fashionable

Last week the new Talbots catalog arrived in the mail. Julianne Moore graces the cover—wearing one of my favorite prints: houndstooth. The jagged border of the “tooth” gives it a whimsical touch—unlike plaid or argyle, which are too geometrical. For me the pattern looks crisp and clean but not too structured. The usual black and […]

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Protected: California Style – The Santa Cruz Kind

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Protected: A Sassy Color Makes a Sassy Outfit

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Spring Time a Good Time for Dresses and Fascinators

While in San Francisco recently I window shopped the designer shops  in Union Square. I rarely venture into fancy-schmancy stores. I have an invisible label on my forehead (“Bargain  Shopper”) that fancy-schmancy sales clerks can somehow decipher and then treat me accordingly. I realize you can’t read price tags from the window, but if you […]

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Vintage Fashions Never Go Out of Style – and neither does fashion itself

Welcome to my vintage closet! Actually, it’s a storage room in the building where I work. I ran out of closet space at my house long ago. If a woman (client, business associate, salesperson, homeless gal) walks in our office—I ask her if she likes vintage clothes. I start gushing about my collection of dresses, […]

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A Peek at my Vintage Jewelry Collection

This post is dedicated to Georgene Lockwood, writer and jewelry maker from Northern Arizona. Check out her fabulous blogsite at www.sylvanavintagedesigns.wordpress.com. I love her tag line: “Romancing the Everyday” and her philosophy of “seeing the world through a vintage lens.” These photos are for her—and you like-minded vintage fans. “Let’s “celebrate the lovely!” I collect […]

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Protected: Welcome to My Closet (and it’s not a pretty sight)

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Protected: Lace – What to Wear to a Holiday Party

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