Halloween Bash Costume Report

While children around the country will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow*, going door-to-door in search of sugary gifts, many of us (having passed the trick-or-treating acceptable age) feted the event early, over the past weekend.  On Saturday night, my home served as location to an annual, costume-required, party:  Halloween Bash VIII. I can honestly say that turnout this year produced more fabulous costumes than ever before! After ...

Street Seen: Leopard Print Hot Pants

I'm a fan of hot pants. Booty shorts. Tap shorts. (Can I bring back the term 'coochie cutters?' No, I think that's best left in the 90s.) When worn well, hot pants can be sexy, sassy and even sophisticated. The truth is that not everyone wears them appropriately, whether that means the wrong size or  the wrong setting (there is a limited environment in which hot pants can succeed). But, as a supporter, it ...

Striped Blazer Stress

I have not been doing very well at sprucing up my wardrobe.   Despite some successful shopping trips, actually wearing new items is strangely difficult for me. Example: a Monteau black and white striped blazer that I purchased approximately three months ago... and had to literally FORCE myself to wear today.   Striped Blazer by Monteau Loved Striped Blazer the moment I ...