Dear Readers, I am so delighted that you are here. I launched this blog in late February and am surprised to find, 14 weeks later, that persons who are not related to me by blood or school ties are reading it. I know a little about you in the aggregate. There are a few … Read moreA Micro-Poll to Celebrate the 50th Post
A friend told me that her sister — lucky enough to retire at a relatively young age — once said of our workplace, “I don’t know how you do it. Wearing those hard pants all day.” You might be thinking that “wearing hard pants” is a euphemism for unpleasant or difficult work, like acrimonious … Read moreSoft Pants v. Hard Pants
A dear friend of mine recently read French Twist: An American Mom’s Experiment in Parisian Parenting and told me she was suprised to learn that French parents discuss clothing with their children – and even believe that teaching them style is part of raising them. Her surprise surprised me because I assumed that her … Read moreLike Mother, Like Daughter
The Dainty Sianos, too, were no longer available through the Doc Martens website, but on the off-chance that Doc Martens retail and website inventories were not integrated, I called the Doc Martens store in Georgetown. Bingo! They had the shoes and so I paid for them by phone and told the clerk I’d come … Read moreAm I Too Old to Shop in This Store?
And it reminded me of something. Something very pleasing. An abstract animal representation! But let’s leave the free association aside for now, and make sure you have a little leopard on hand. Trench coat: Tory Burch; Scarf: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Camper; Red blouse: Anthropologie; White pants: JCrew; Leopard-print … Read moreAbout Animal Prints