BLAST FROM THE PAST

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Remember headbands, ladies??  For me it conjures up moments of wincing as boys grabbed those horrid plastic headbands, mostly Pepto-Bismal pink,  from my locks and broke them into thousands of pieces.  The 70s brought the head wraps which I confess I resort to on the days in between stylist appointments when the gray skunk is…

HOT FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOT FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wal-Mart solved several of my problems today! School spirit shirts are notoriously frumpy or too small…rarely is there an in-between. These frumpy, shrunken shirts are also usually over priced by Booster Clubs attempting to fund the school athletic program. Now, I don’t mind the fundraising if the product is good. But, today these stylish polos…

HOLLYWOOD AND CRICKETS

HOLLYWOOD AND CRICKETS

The Fabulous Mrs. A One of my high school students and twenty-something former students love, love, love the store, Anthropologie. But, I confess, I have always thought of it as a store for their age groups, but not mine. However, my glamorous friend, Mrs. A, wore the most incredible vest to a faculty dinner last…

READING NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

READING NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

Mrs. Belle?  This is how your feet should look!! I have a confession to make. When I was in high school, my fellow Rebels (we really were the Lee High Rebels) and I loved to torment a substitute teacher named Mrs. Belle. She always wore polyester dresses to her ankles covered by intense colors and…

Printaholics Beware!

Walk away from the flames and the picnic checks!!  This subtle print has a touch of red and looks great with a neutral cardigan When used properly, prints can give you style, fun, and a distinguishable trademark. When over used or paired improperly, they can have you labeled the insane old lady of the neighborhood….

HOT FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have rediscovered a San Antonio designer, Kathleen Sommers, who I honestly had forgotten about.  On the front page of her website, http://www.kathleensommers.com/, she says this, “I design clothing that encourages each woman to develop a style that expresses her own unique spirit.”  She is about a casual, shaped, and easy look.  Years ago, I…

THE GOAL IS TO LIVE…REALLY LIVE

This is a lot like using the best dishes! Read on……. I fear there are readers out there who find all of this advice to be a bit ridiculous. Why should we attempt to improve our appearance every day…who cares if we dress shabby in the heat or go to the grocery in pajama pants….who…

SUMMERTIME AND THE DRESSING AIN’T EASY………

 Beware: Bad Fashion is found all around you! As a teacher, I listen to a lot of excuses. There are times when every home computer and printer mysteriously shut down over night…it is amazing! Another excuse list which runs rampant around some of the ladies I know is the one about how the excessive heat…