Outfit Feature: Storybook Style, “Fall in California” edition

In continuing my celebration of fall while living somewhere where the temp reaching 75F in the afternoon is common though November, I have two looks that feel very fall but are nice to wear in mild weather. (And without any chunky sweaters!) When adapting a fall aesthetic to less traditionally fall appropriate items, I identify … Continue reading Outfit Feature: Storybook Style, “Fall in California” edition

Outfits September 1 – September 9 2019

In order to blend in with the changing foliage, the Margaret's outer coat turns various shades of yellow, orange, and red while maintaining some green once autumn begins. Just kidding, I wear fall colors all year round πŸ˜› Also in the bay area there isn't really much fall foliage anyway 😒 Saving September 11 through … Continue reading Outfits September 1 – September 9 2019

How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

[source: wikimedia] Sometimes you want to dress up, but sometimes you just want to wear your favorite pullover. As usual, in any discussion of how to look older in casual clothes I always start out by linking to the OG Extra Petite blog post How to Look Older in Casual Attire.Β  She did an excellent … Continue reading How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

Branching Out From Chunky Sweaters and Boots: Learning to Enjoy Spring and Summer Fashion

Why was getting dressed for summer so hard? Anecdotally, it seems that a lot of people have a harder time putting their best fashion self forward in spring and summer than in fall and winter. I was definitely one of those people who would always get excited when the weather started cooling down and stores … Continue reading Branching Out From Chunky Sweaters and Boots: Learning to Enjoy Spring and Summer Fashion