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PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENDA COFFEE, ©2017
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I’m still wondering what possessed me—last week—to pair that gorgeous, Whistle River, black lace skirt with a pair of kitten heels that hurt my feet. Probably because I still long for the days when I wore heels with almost everything. But kitten heels? Two years ago I was embarrassed to be seen in kitten heels. Now I can’t handle them for more than a few minutes.

When it comes to the evils of aging, I rank painful feet up there with saggy jowls, thinning hair and a vagina as dry as granny’s drawers.

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Photographs by Jennifer Denton, ©2018. Photographed at Park 31 in Spring Branch, Texas.
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In September I shared a beautiful, taupe, flannel jacket from Whistle River Trading, and everyone loved it, especially me. Last week I went to a ranch in Montana… Legends of the Fall country, and my jacket was the perfect thing to wear in their cool, crisp weather.

Today I’m sharing another one of Whistle River Trading’s pieces, this gorgeous velvet skirt. It has the Holidays written all over it.

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Hildie Plumpepper Illustration & fashion blog by Jill Anthony, ©2018.
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Darlings, whenever I think of fall, I think of the movie When Harry Met Sally. With Harry Connick Jr.’s soundtrack in the background, New York’s Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art play essential roles in setting the mood. Brilliant colored leaves, diffused afternoon lighting and Sally’s chunky sweater and tweed blazer always make me yearn for fall. Why, I can almost smell the Pumpkin Spice wafting through the chilly air. Continue Reading

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Please tell me you and your loved ones have survived the hurricane, the tornados and the terrible rains our country’s been experiencing. We’re just shy of three weeks into the month, and already we’re on target for this to be the wettest September in San Antonio’s recorded history, and we’re not done. So far Annie and Lulu have loved every drop of the 18.5 inches our yard has gotten… Me? Not so much… Eight muddy feet, coming in and out multiple times a day… Rain boots you say? They’re not interested, however…

I don’t know about you, but I could use some new rainwear.

I love this first raincoat from ASOS because it has more pizzaz than a typical tan trench coat. It’s also on sale and won’t break the bank!

Of course if you love tan trench coats, what’s more iconic than a Burberry trench? Made in England from cotton-gabardine and their famous checked lining, Burberry trenches have all the hallmarks of a military, “Kensington” style coat. Burberry also has long and short trenches in a variety of colors.

And since we’re preparing for rain, we’ll need an umbrella.

Keith Richards… Have I got an umbrella for you!

The handle on this Alexander McQueen umbrella matches the silver skull on your ring. You can also have an umbrella with Sugar and Etta’s image running around the edge! You know they’d appreciate that.

For those of you who don’t know, Sugar and Etta are experienced world travelers. They even have their own Rolling Stones’s VIP backstage passes–with barcodes–they wear on their collars. Hey! Security’s tight back there! 

Really chic blanket, girls!

Here are a few more fun umbrellas…

Now for some Singing in the Rain Boots! Stay safe out there, my friends! Turn around. Don’t drown!

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I have a friend and former colleague who, every year when I arrived at work in a fall blazer or skirt for the first time that season, would exclaim,”Sue! You’ve turned your closet!” Continue Reading

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We all have different taste in art, music and clothes. One isn’t better than another, just different… like prints and multi-colored patterns versus solid-colored clothes. I prefer solids over prints. Perhaps that’s because I’m a minimalist, but clothes with busy prints and patterns overwhelm me.

There may be a reason the LPD (little print dress) never caught on: It’s harder to wear because there are too many competing elements.

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Photograph from Osservatoria Digitale PMI
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Most of you who responded to my recent fashion survey said you wanted elevated, casual clothes. Outfits that are a cut above your every day wear and will take you from work, or workout, to date night with your honey. This fall I want to help you build an easy, comfortable wardrobe you can continue to add to and wear for years. Over the next few months my easy suggestions and styling tips will make you look “put together” as opposed to thrown together in the dark.

Dressing better is an important step toward feeling better about ourselves.

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HILDIE PLUMPEPPER ILLUSTRATION BY JILL ANTHONY, 2018.
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Darlings, when I read cardigans were making a comeback, I thought, did they ever go out of style? Every fashion girl I know over the age of 50 must own a few, and if you’re like me, you’ve kept your favorites for years.

Cardigans are a timeless classic that never goes out of style.

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNIFER DENTON, ©1010ParkPlace, 2018
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It’s still crazy hot everywhere, but that hasn’t stopped us from thinking about the fall weather that’s just around the corner. While summer clothes can be fun, many of us prefer the rich colors and textures of fall clothes. Speaking of fall clothes…

I’m excited to share an affordable brand that’s designed with our age group in mind.

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I’m a big believer in investment shopping and in finding and keeping a few essential pieces in my closet. When I find a piece that’s a keeper, I don’t mind paying more for it. But in return I expect it to become a wardrobe workhorse. I want it to last a long time and work with what I already own.

One thing that is essential in my closet is a good, black jacket, preferably a blazer.

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