Tag Archives: accessories

Late to the arm party

When I was in my early thirties, I used to make bead necklaces. It was fun while also being a source of endless frustration. For every successful necklace that got worn, there were several others that just didn’t work out. … Continue reading

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Not quite an “it bag”

We’ve all heard about the “it bag” — the gaudy, blingy, overpriced-but-I’ve-got-to-have-it bag of the moment. Your attitude toward the “it bag” may depend on your value system, budget, and/or personal political philosophy. To you, “it bags” may be odious … Continue reading

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Wardrobe by Mother Nature

For the past few nights, a huge frog has been hanging out on the sliding glass doors leading to our back deck.  From our viewpoint inside the brightly-lit living room, he looks like an otherworldly, frog-shaped apparition hanging there.  I’m … Continue reading

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Jewels for a requiem

My chorus will be performing Mozart’s Requiem in a couple of weeks.  This beautiful, moody and mysterious piece is one of choral music’s most beloved works. If you ever saw the film or play Amadeus, you may recall that Mozart … Continue reading

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Tied up in knots? Rut-Busters: The scarf edition

I’ve had an on-again, off-again thing with scarves.  Let’s just say that our relationship has been a stormy one.  When I love them, I do so with foolish, reckless abandon.  When I spurn them, we don’t speak for months. On … Continue reading

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Rut-Busters: Inching Toward Handbag Sophistication

I’ve always loved bags in theory, but not so much in practice.  To me, bags are just like shoes in that we ask them to do a lot of different things for us — some of which are contradictory or … Continue reading

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Rut-Busters: A Party Top Goes to Work

Just to review: Rut-Busters is my new series, introduced last week, in which I try new things – however small – to dig myself out of the wardrobe ruts into which I so easily fall.  So without further ado, let’s … Continue reading

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