Jul 25, 2021

Vintage Sun Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy Sunday! .

As July comes to a close, temps continue to soar and the Sun is shining down with some pretty powerful rays.  I hope today’s blog post  will serve as a gentle reminder to take cover with a dose of sunscreen in the double digit rage  (30 and up SPF) in addition to sporting a sensational Summer sunhat.

Here’s a trip down memory lane with some Vintage hats that I hope will inspire. Enjoy and take cover!

Image courtesy of Roxanne swimwear

 

Circa 1957

Circa 1954

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Jul 23, 2021

Summer Shirtdress…”Discuss”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

The Summer shirtdress is a wardrobe staple and one  item -that is  oh so versatile. I am a BIG fan of a simple shirtdress that you can wear on it’s own, pair with pants or over a swimsuit.  A great shirtdress can be dressed up with a pair of heels or dressed down with sneakers or flats. Here are a few summer confections that I hope you will enjoy. (Links to site available by clicking on image).

Kalina Midi Shirtdress (Lily Pulitzer $228.00)

Farm Rio Shirtdress Forest Mini @Saks Fifth Avenue ($220.00)

 

Ghospell Waist Detail Shirtdress @ASOS.com ($125.00)

 

Floral Callahan Shirtdress ($128.00)@Tuckernut.com

ACAIA Shirtdress @Revolve.com ($198.00)

Black Striped Polka Dots @ Linen looks ($28.95)

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Jul 12, 2021

Monday Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Hello Monday!

I came upon this beautiful wall inscription while walking in  Brentwood the other day.

A perfect reminder to us all, that love and life for that matter… may not be perfect BUT it’s in all of the imperfections that we learn and discover more ourselves. Love is the key and to that I hope that your week ahead is filled with all those perfect and imperfect moments that make you LOVE life even more than before.

Image via Author

Image via Author

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Jul 5, 2021

Warm Weather Style Options.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Image Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta @ Moda Operandi

I hope you had a festive and fabulous 4th of July. Wasn’t it beyond joyful to have life and all it’s fireworks back?!As we start a new work week, I am  writing this post in answer to a question from a lovely reader asking: What does one wear when jeans just aren’t cutting it on warm weather days?

115 degrees outside in LA and opting to wear a Sundress I made with a favorite pattern from Vogue.

The good news is that there are oodles of fashionable options that  you can choose from -no matter what your size or age. My ongoing mantra for everything you wear is that FIT is the Number 1 component to make sure you look stylish.

  1. The Summer Dress: O.K. so this is an absolute no brainer because dresses are not only comfortable but they keep you cool!

Halters are back….

Easy breezy flowing dresses

2. Skirts...The number ONE trending item this season.

    • Long/short/fitted or flared you can’t go wrong with a beautiful skirt.

Skirts are the number one apparel items trending for Summer.

 

Vogue pattern #8882

Keep it cool and classy with beautiful coverage.

3. Capris.. Always a  great idea for Summer . Pair with a perfect top and whah lah instant outfit that looks chic and stylish.

Cute capris are always a summer staple

 

Beautiful fitted capris with a long flowy top are a perfect solution if you want to disguise a heavier bottom area.

4. Jumpsuits are sooo In and come  in a wide array of styles and colors.

Summer jumpsuits are Major for the Season. So many options to choose from and soooo stylish.

Jumpsuit love in a lightweight denim.

5. Shorts…A Summer main stay. If however your legs are in need of a little coverage you have a few solutions: a) Self tanner can disguise a wide assortment of flaws b.) opt for pairing shorts with a  kimono for coverage of those not so “pretty areas” usually associated with aging and loss of collagen.

If you have great legs (translation no dimpling) then you can opt for some sensational summer suiting with SHORTS!

LOVE a Kimono!! Wear it over shorts to hide a multitude of sins or pair it with a bevy of beautiful summer selections…pants, capris, shorts, jeans)

 

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Jul 2, 2021

FTF…Sensational Swimwear

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Model Anne Gunning circa 1954 Image courtesy of Vogue.com

Today’s post is just a little something to get you in the spirit of Summer and celebrate some sensational swimsuits from decades past. I LOVE the look of a wonderful one piece, that you could easily wear today. Enjoy and have a great Friday.

Ava Gardner Cira 1940

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Jun 28, 2021

Blueberry Pie….for the 4th of July

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Blueberry Pie for the 4th Of July

11 Ingredients

Produce
  • 1 cup Blueberries, fresh
  • 1 tsp Lemon Peel
  • 1 cup Raspberries, fresh
  • 4 cups Strawberries, fresh
Condiments
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sparkling sugar, coarse white
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 2 Count Pillsbury 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts, refrigerated
Liquids
  • 1/2 cup Water
1
Heat oven to 450°F. Make 1 crust as directed on box for One-Crust Pie, Baked Shell. Cool completely, about 35 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, unroll second pie crust on work surface. With 4 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut 1 large star. With 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut 12 small stars. Place stars on ungreased cookie sheet; sprinkle 1 tablespoon sparkling sugar on tops of stars. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown; cool. Set aside.
3
In 2-quart saucepan, beat 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch, water and lemon juice with whisk. In small bowl, mash 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries with fork to make 1 cup mashed strawberries; stir into pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minute. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.
4
Remove 1/3 cup cooked strawberry mixture to small bowl, and stir in 1 cup blueberries. To remaining cooked strawberry mixture, fold in remaining 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries and the raspberries.
5
In small bowl, mix cream cheese and lemon peel until well blended. Spread in bottom of cooled baked pie shell. Spoon strawberry-raspberry mixture into pie shell, pushing berries toward outside edges to leave 3-inch circle in center. Scoop blueberry mixture to fill center circle.
6
Refrigerate 3 hours. To decorate, place 1 large star in center and smaller stars around edge of pie.
*Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury
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Jun 28, 2021

Monday Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

One of my favorite quotes on living a life of courage.

Wishing you a week ahead  filled with moments  that inspire you to go forth and  pursue all that you desire.

xo T

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Jun 24, 2021

The” White” Commandments for Summer Pants…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Just about every Glamour Girl  I know embraces the well known fact that wearing basic black can make you “appear” slimmer and taller-hence the reason why we have oodles of black in our closets.

But it’s SUMMER (double Yah!) and it’s time to starting wearing all that wonderful white that’s been pushed to the back of your closet for waaaaaay to long-and I’m specifically talking about your basic white pant because not for noth’in they go with EVERYTHING! That’s the good news. The not so good news is that white pants can make you appear heavier IF you don’t abide by a few simple tried and true style rules: P.S. or as I refer to them as ….

The White Commandments:

  • Thou shalt wear white pants that are made in a fabrication that gives ample coverage: translation-if you can see through your white pants and notice any panty lines, pocket lines and/or bikini lines… get in line and buy a new pair that you can’t see thru.
  • Thou shalt wear only white pants that FIT Properly! Fit is KEY. Make sure your white pants fit you PERFECTLY. There should be no signs of pulling/stretching (aka thigh lines going horizontally) or gaping. Both issues only accentuate one’s figure flaws and I don’t think THAT’s the look that anyone is going for. Bear in mind that nobody and I do mean No BODY has a perfect figure so don’t be hard on yourself. Get a pair of white pants/jeans that fit you in the hips and thighs and if need be have the waist tailored to fit.
  • Thou Shalt keep our whites a bright white through proper care & cleaning. White can go from chic to shabby in a matter of seconds if you have a spot, splatter or sweat stains on your garment or if per chance your white has taken on a yellow tinge (from being in your closet past it’s expiration date .(This usually happens with age or dry cleaning any item one too many times). Proper cleaning and maintenance is key when keeping your whites. a beautiful bright WHITE!  

 

Jackie O wearing the most perfect white pant Image Source: Harpers Bazaar Circa 19968

 

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Jun 21, 2021

Monday Morning….and a Quick TIP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Sound Familiar????

 

Hello Monday and welcome Summer.  By any chance did you reach into your closet this morning and utter these words: (be honest) ….

 

To quell your carving for some Summer Style and to make sure you always have something to wear might I suggest always having on hand  at least ONE great Sundress  that you can throw on at a moments notice and dress it up with some heels and accessories or dress down with sneakers and a pair of sunnies.

Image Courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue Denisa Dvrakova in Dior

Here are a few favorites that are on my radar. I hope  they will inspire you to savor the Sun in a fabulous Sundress for the Season at hand.

Image Courtesy of Alexis

Dress and Image courtesy of Ulla Johnson

Alexander McQueen S/Summer 2021* Can’t bypass McQueen xox

Lavita Dress @ Shopbop.com

Jaden Dress by Reformation

 

Enjoy and Happy Summer!

 

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Jun 16, 2021

Summertime Salad… aka “There was a Sale on Kale”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

It’s hot in LA today and I do mean H.O.T. Translation: (No one is turning on an oven) because we’re in a major heat wave and it feels like an oven outside -so why torture ourselves and continue the heat indoors.

That being said I have a perfect recipe that requires ZERO cooking and just a bit of dicing and slicing -but not enough that you’re going to break a sweat. Soooo if you’re in the mood for a healthy and YUMMY salad.. here is a Kale concoction that I think  you will enjoy!

Summertime Kale Salad

Summertime Kale Salad

  • Organic Kale (pre washed bag) (chop in food processor)
  • Organic Persian Cucumber (1 large whole chopped)
  • Organic small Cherry Tomatoes (10-12 chopped in halves)
  • Organic Carrots (Grate 2-3)
  • Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup)
  • Sunflower Seeds Unsalted Roasted (1/2 cup)
  • Feta (1/4 to ½ cup)
  • Garbanzo Beans 1 can (rinsed in  a meshed strainer prior)  before adding to salad

Portions of each item can be increased or decreased as per your preference.

Combine all ingredients and mix together gently

 *All items listed are available from Trader Joes

Salad Dressing

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  (1/2 cup)
  • 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon
  • 1 T Honey

Shake in a jar until combined. Pour over salad  

Drizzle extra honey on top if desired

(Store remaining dressing in fridge)

 

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