Neutral + Color Mixes

Increasingly warm days prompted me to put some off-white toppers back into my wardrobe rotation.  My jean jacket and cotton sweater are breathable and hot-weather friendy.  And they are such a versatile neutral they can work into countless outfits.   Here are just a couple …

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Print Tops Link These Color Combos

During the Pandemic lockdown I kept myself entertained in part by sewing up fabrics & patterns I had on hand. A sleeveless cowl-neck top design (Vogue 9006) was ideal for using up small yardage of semi-sheer print fabrics and now I’m using those multi-color tops to suggest pairngs of solid garments like these …

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Tranistioning Into Summer Style

Blue is my favorite color – maybe it’s yours too – and here are two ways I’ve used various blue tones for outfits transitioning into warmer weather …plus a third look that really didn’t work as planned.

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Mix/Match Marathon Continues …

That headline is inspired by the fact that my sweet husband is out running a literal marathon, as I am enjoying my third cup of coffee in the hotel cafe, writing this post while awaiting his return.  Each of us believe we have the more desirable experience.  But enough about me … and on to…

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More & More Warm-Weather Solutions

The weather has been utterly unpredictable in the Midwest, so I’ve been creating combos for warmer and cooler days.  I hope you’re learning some tricks to help you make the best use of the items in YOUR closet…

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Matchey-Matchey Combos Extend Wardrobe Options

There’s absolute magic in building wardrobe versatility with pairs of matching  pieces.  So when my favorite sewing site – PatternReview.com – introduced a contest based on matching pieces I couldn’t resist jumping in.  Whether you sew or not, I think you’ll find some inspiration for your own closet in the results …

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More Warm-Weather Combos & Why They Work

I really AM enjoying my warmer-weather clothes, once I put my mind to it.  Check out the next 4 days of outfits created from garments & accessories already in my closet.  I hope they’ll inspire you to do the same …

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Outfit Challenge: I Don’t Like Summer Clothes

I’m really a cold weather girl.  And I really like fall and winter clothes.  Summer clothes – not so much.  So I challenged myself – starting April 1 (no fooling) to enjoy my warm weather wardrobe more by putting together a different combination of the garments every day for as long as I could manage…

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Double Denim – On Trend Again!

After years of being reviled as a “Canadian Tuxedo” the idea of mixing denim pieces within an outfit is not only acceptable, but a leading trend for Spring ’24.  And it’s a look that you can easily create with pieces you already own.  Here are some guidelines to make it work …

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