Shopping in New Orleans: Previously Owned Apparel

Living a more sustainable lifestyle appeals to me, and the older I get, the more important it is. Sure, we can have anything at our fingertips brand new these days, but do we really need it all? The answer, I have found, is no. I did a self-experiment by going on a buying freeze. Over the years, I’ve used buying …

Living Sustainably: Everything You Do Counts

The older I get, the more conscious I get about living sustainably. I’m not perfect at it, but I’ll die trying. Too often I hear people say things like “I don’t have time to think about that” or “What does this one thing I do really matter?” Well, it does matter. Everything we do matters, and to those who have …

What to Wear This Spring

Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. It represents new growth and warmer weather. The flowers are blooming all over the place, farmers markets are bustling, and businesses leave their doors open for fresh air. Breaking out short sleeves, dresses, and open-toed shoes are also refreshing after coming off of winter. Aren’t we all ready to put …

My Favorite and Best Winter Coat Brands

For years I have purchased various winter coat brands even though I live in a near-tropical climate. There is something about winter and being outside with a sufficient coat that excites me, so I continue to buy coats. I’ve got anything from leather jackets to serious cold-weather coats hanging in my closet. In fact, I have an entire closet dedicated …

My Favorite Second Hand Stores in New Orleans

New Orleans is filled with all kinds of businesses. One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the support for local anything. Whether it’s food, jewelry, clothing, or second hand stores in New Orleans, we are all about the small fry. It creates a sense of community and kinship that I think other larger cities often lack. When I …

The Color of the Season: Red

What do you associate with the color red? Some first words as I’m writing are: blood, power, sexy, feminine. Since red is the color of the season this year, I feel like my wardrobe was born ready. Red seems to have taken a back seat to a lot of other colors over the years, and I am absolutely delighted and …

Fun Fall Sweaters I Have in My Closet

Fall, or autumn, is my favorite time of year. Unlike many, I abhor daylight saving time and look forward to the dark coming earlier and getting into bed earlier. Although I live in a warm, humid climate, my sweater collection could rival those who live in Minnesota. Perhaps I’m willing cold weather to my life by having all of these …

My Experience with Poshmark 

Buying previously owned items and selling my items of mine that I no longer want is not new to me. Once I discovered that there is an upscale way to up-cycle, it was something from my dreams. Sure, donating items is great and nice, but sometimes you’d like a little something back. At least I do. I’m also not a …

Elevate Your Style with Accessories

Getting dressed can get boring if you’re not careful. There was a time that I would simply put clothes on and not worry too much about how I looked. Gone are those days. Assembling an outfit is really important to me for many reasons. First, I love fashion (and classic fashion at that). Second, when we go out into the …

How to Dress for Success

Fashion and clothes have been an interest of mine for a long time. While I wouldn’t have considered myself a “classy” fashionista in my younger years, my taste has evolved and my style has drastically improved. I have much more confidence in how I show up to the world in my outfits. Time is spent choosing what I want to …