What to Wear Over 40–Summer Cocktail Party


The event:  An outdoor cocktail party

The outfit:  A cool, sophisticated, not-too-bare top, drapey full trousers (available at Ann Taylor.com) and to dress things up a bit, gold accessories (shoes at Ann Taylor.com, Kate Spade earrings, bangle bracelet available at Nordstrom.com) Continue reading “What to Wear Over 40–Summer Cocktail Party”

Project MyWay #24–Blue Silk Sundress


blue-silk-dressThis was a quick and easy project. Any sundress pattern with a fitted silhouette would work, I used New Look 6938 which has been discontinued. Continue reading “Project MyWay #24–Blue Silk Sundress”

Project MyWay #23–Pink Silk Shirt

pmw23-280So, I was copying the picture of the shirt I pulled out of a magazine, (it’s actually a jumpsuit, but I love the top part) and I started with the kimono type sleeve, like in the photograph–what was I thinking?!? I already have the shoulders of a full-back and those sleeves made me look like I was about to take flight! Continue reading “Project MyWay #23–Pink Silk Shirt”

Project MyWay #21–Yellow Balmacaan Coat

280Of course I had my heart set on a Balmacaan raincoat at a time when there are almost zero raglan sleeved coat patterns available. Luckily, Simplicity 2858 was pretty close to what I wanted and I didn’t have to fuss around with it too much. I love how it turned out. Continue reading “Project MyWay #21–Yellow Balmacaan Coat”