What to Wear to A Graduation

Been invited to a graduation this year? If you’re like me, you have. Kids, relatives, friends, you name it – someone you know hits this milestone every year. So what should you wear? It depends on the time, formality, and location of the graduation ceremony. If you’ll be traveling a far distance, that can also…

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Color Wheel Clothing Combinations

Color Wheel Clothing Combinations

Knowing how to use the color wheel can make a HUGE difference in how you wear your clothes.  With just a little creativity, you can make a little do a lot yet still look like you have ton of clothes.  So grab a pen and take some notes.  You’re not going to want to miss…

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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Fashion designer Charles James occupies a unique place in fashion history. A bad boy with an eye for fashion, he was expelled from school as a teen and lost his atelier to creditors at the height of his career. While heiresses and movie stars once waited patiently for his one-of-a-kind ballgowns – and Dior and…

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Easter Hat Etiquette

Easter hats were once a rite of spring to Christians throughout the land. When I was a child, much time and energy was spent on finding just “the right” Easter dress and bonnet, and it was nearly as exciting to go shopping for these treasurers as it was looking for our baskets on Easter morning.…

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How Ebenezer Butterick Changed the Face of Fashion

Every now and again an invention comes along that is so brilliant, it literally changes the way things are done. The cotton gin. The Jacquard loom. The sewing machine. Live mannequins. It’s done one way until the innovation, then it’s rarely done that way again. Such was the case with Ebenezer Butterick and his graded…

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