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Dianne's Choices

Dianne's Choices

Dear Fashion Friends: I met Dianne on Twitter a couple of years ago. She is married and has three children who are now out in the real world, enjoying life’s plethora of blessings and delights. She and I have exchanged fashion ideas throughout our Twitter friendship. I am always impressed by her sense of style. “I like clothing,” Dianne told me, “that makes me feel lovely.” Nothing is lovelier than this exquisite Summer Snow-White Pure Cotton Dress from the enchanting world of www.aleyacollection.com (see photos below). Its “hand-sewn lace” adds an absolute magnificence to the attire. I wrote for AC...

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A Story: Lunch at Jumps

A Story: Lunch at Jumps

Dear Fashion Friends: Gabriel was waiting for Whitney at his favorite restaurant in Grosse Pointe – Jumps.  He sipped coffee and flipped through the latest edition of Vogue. He checked his smartphone to see if he had any text messages from his friend. She was running late. Our fashion blogger did not mind. He enjoyed the beautiful jazz music on the radio. He talked to the young waitress about this and that. She was looking forward to going to Europe later in the summer. He watched patrons come in and take up the available seating. His fellow customers were in...

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Dreams of Cocktails in Martha's Vineyard

Dreams of Cocktails in Martha's Vineyard

Dear Fashion Friends: I was on Twitter, and I came across this beautiful Plus Size White Party Dress from the lovely world of Aleya Collections (as listed on the www.aleyacollections.com website. See the photo below). What caught my attention was the lace pattern. Isn’t it charming? I have posted some fantastic lace patterns from the wedding fashion worlds of Galia Lahav and Tania Maras on Instagram and Twitter. Still, I cannot recall seeing such an enchanting lace pattern design on a party mini dress. It works so well. What about the model? She is divine. She has that “Free Spirit”...

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Cocktails in Martha's Vineyard

Cocktails in Martha's Vineyard

Dear Fashion Friends: I was on Twitter, and I came across this beautiful Plus Size White Party Dress from the lovely world of Aleya Collections (as listed on the www.aleyacollections.com website. See photo below). What caught my attention was the lace pattern. Isn’t it charming? I have posted some fantastic lace patterns from the wedding fashion worlds of Galia Lahav and Tania Maras on Instagram and Twitter. Still, I cannot recall seeing such an enchanting lace pattern design on a party mini dress. It works so well. What about the model? She is divine. She has that “Free Spirit” look...

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Some Happy Thoughts of a Fashion Blogger

Some Happy Thoughts of a Fashion Blogger

Dear Fashion Friends: I just finished the academic year. I was exhausted from grading papers, preparing lectures, and answering emails. I looked forward to spending some time reading and writing fashion blog posts— an excellent way to spend the summer months. One weekend, I went to Port Austin, which is in the “Thumb” region of Michigan. After I got through the hurly-burly of Port Huron, my drive to Port Austin was lovely. On M-25, I enjoyed the scenic beauty of Lake Huron. After stopping for some coffee in Port Sanilac, I made my final push to my destination. I stayed...

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