Mexico I Love You

February 14th, 2017

Several weeks ago Mr. J and I traveled to Mexico for some warm weather and fun.  It was wonderful to escape the cold of our Colorado winter and to take in the colorful views and experience the warmth of the Mexican people.

I didn’t take photos of the sights, but I did keep up with Instagram along the way. Other than that it was a time to soak up the culture and be in the moment.

The wind on a rooftop revealed the Caribbean Sea in the background and took my scarf on a ride.

Photos by Mr J

A visit to Tulum, an outdoor museum and site of a pre-Columbian walled city and its ruins, was magical and inspiring.

There’s a lot to be said for reading on the beach and people watching.  Two of my favorite activities!  I seldom take time off to spend a day unplugged and let my thoughts wander.

Our last night out to dinner before returning to Denver called for a black vintage slip dress adorned by an orange vintage floral headpiece and purple silk scarf.  Creating memories is the frosting of life.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.

Layers of Blue

February 7th, 2017

This photo shoot was precipitated by a Monday morning jury duty experience. The Denver City and County Building and the surrounding area looked to be a location with endless possibilities for background opportunities. Everywhere I go these days includes a visual survey of my environment.

The next day Daniel and I found ourselves back in the center of Denver, with its landmarks and historical buildings.

I adorned myself in layers of blue, originating from Denver estate sales, a Mexican street vendor, a Paris hat boutique, a Minneapolis consignment shop and Target.  I have always loved diversity.

The blue fabric toque with a touch of grey has been a winter favorite for several years and paired nicely with the multicolored blue boiled wool and embroidered blanket scarf that I discovered in Mexico a few weeks ago.  The powder blue vintage gloves and the blue vintage brooch and earrings were found at Denver estate sales.  I purchased the jeans at a Minneapolis consignment shop this past summer.  The blue boots are from Target.

The vintage navy jacket was also purchased at an estate sale.  It’s been in my closet for years, but this is its first outing.  I love the details and the buttons.  Sometimes it takes years to fall in love with a piece that has been with me forever.  And then I wear it again, and again, and again.  It’s part of the rhythm of my life.  As a collector I believe that if a garment or accessory can be worn once every 20 years, it’s a keeper.

Photos By Daniel

As a reminder, Hat Attack is open for participation, all day, every day.

Hat Attack #43

February 1st, 2017

February’s Hat Attack was gifted by the gorgeous and generous instagrmmer Silvana of embellish_or_perish HERE.  Silvana is from Australia and has a love for headwear, sunnies, color, texture, pattern, vintage and thrift shopping, and having fun with style. When I opened her cleverly wrapped package and laid eyes upon this vintage turban I was instantly in love with the beautiful shimmery fabric which covered its interesting and unique shape.

The touch of pearls which embellish this piece of art as headwear called for more of the same as a frame.  The vintage black velvet coat with large collar and vintage white leather gloves are accessories to the turban which is the star of the show!  Thank you Silvana, for the latest addition to the hat room.

Photos By Daniel

Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear my way. Give The SC a FEBRUARY HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post. The link-up will be open through February 28th.

Anyone can participate in the celebration of headwear!  Click on the blue link-up button and there are a number of ways to share your photo from your blog, social media or your computer.  All forms of headwear are appreciated:  hat, headwrap, headscarf, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you enjoy.  Multiple photos are encouraged!

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Denton And Teresa Taylor

January 28th, 2017

For several years when visiting NYC I have connected with the talented photographer Denton Taylor HERE and his beautiful wife Teresa.  I met this dynamic couple through the amazing blogger and style influencer Sylvia of 40+Style HERE.  Denton provides Sylvia with photographs of stylish New Yorkers for her blog, maintains a brilliant presence on Instagram HERE, and photographs some of my favorite Instagrammers.

On my most recent trip to NYC we met in Central Park on a chilly morning in December for photos and fun.  Denton and Teresa are both kind, generous and extremely witty.  They are New Yorkers to the core, and share stories and information about the city and its history drawn from their deep reservoir of experience and knowledge.

Vintage suit and jewelry from estate sales and vintage Norma Kamali fabric leopard print hat and gauntlets from my hat shop in the 80’s.

Time flies when spending time with this powerful and dynamic duo.  A life long New Yorker, Denton always has an idea of where to shoot drawn from his many years of living on the Upper West Side and Teresa, a photographer as well, has interesting life stories and killer style.

Thank you Denton and Teresa, for all that you give and do for those of us who experience your talent, skills, love of New York and your ongoing generosity.

Photos By Denton Taylor

Hat by Eva Ksenevich Millinery HERE and color block dress from a NYC consignment shop.

Photo of Denton and Teresa Taylor

Teresa is wearing fabulous Charlotte Olympia western-themed shoes with spurs, vintage dress made in Hong Kong by Starington and an eelskin clutch by the late L’Wren Scott.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike  HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.

Blowin’ In The Wind

January 16th, 2017

Sometimes small changes make me feel like I’m”blowing in the wind.”  Something that’s not life or death, but that alters my routine and my choices beyond my control. My yoga schedule has, for the past decade, offered a 9am class.  I attended this class faithfully unless a conflict interfered.  If so, I would catch another class later in the day.

On January 1st this changed and it’s been an adjustment to the scaffolding of my life. In the process of adapting my daily routine to continue my treasured yoga practice, I’ve noticed the stages that I’ve experienced internally in response to this shift, as I resist and surrender.  It has mirrored grief, though minimal in magnitude to major losses that take a lifetime to process.

The other loss of the moment is the closing of one of my favorite Denver consignment shops.  Robyn Wacklerli has decided to retire and Wardrobe Works HERE will no longer exist as the resource that it has been for more years than I can remember.  Robyn’s carefully curated inventory has provided recycled wearable art for decades and I have pieces in my closet that will always remind me of her and her creative energy.  Thank you Robyn, for your longterm commitment to style and art.

Photos By Daniel

With all of this in mind, as I think about change as the only predictable constant, I’ve picked up the book Dancing Light, by 98-year-old yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch HERE. She knows a bit about resilience, mindfulness and fearlessness in action.  At an age when most have slowed down, she says, “There is so much to do and so little time to do it.”  Plus, she drinks wine, eats chocolate, and wears high heels because she believes they help elevate her consciousness.  This is a role model that I can relate to!

Having marched with Mahatma Gandhi and later attending the March on Washington and witnessing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech on that historic day, Tao is the perfect person to refer to on this holiday honoring Dr. King and his enduring legacy and commitment to Oneness.

Sage green fedora with silk ribbon bow – Louise Green, Marni coat – Wardrobe Works Consignment, Vintage Fabric bag – vintage shop, brown boots – consignment shop, vintage sage green gloves, vintage earrings and brown background pieces – estate sales.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.

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