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Photographs by Jennifer Denton, taken at Bohanan's, San Antonio.
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Not long ago I watched the film Rumor Has It with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston. Aniston’s character was lamenting the fact that her life was “a little nuts” to which Costner’s character said, “Life should be a little nuts. Otherwise it’s just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.” I love that line! If everything in life was accompanied by a smooth path, with no ups and downs, how would we know if we could survive when life hands us down days, months or even years? And on the flip side of the same coin, how could we fully appreciate the good days?

If a life without worry sounds perfect, might I suggest that after a while, even paradise might seem like a bunch of Thursdays, devoid of those moments that make us who we are?

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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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Throughout history many marriages were more of a business arrangement between families than a marriage of love. If the bride came from wealth, her dress reflected her status, otherwise, most brides wore the best dress they owned. It wasn’t until the marriage of England’s Queen Victoria in 1840, that white wedding dresses came into vogue. Since then styles and traditions have changed. First-time brides no longer feel they have to wear white, and choosing a dress for a second wedding—especially if the bride is a certain age—is often more challenging.

Months before I married James, I hadn’t given my dress much thought until… One morning I awoke with what can best be described as a strong message.

As clear as can be, my little voice said, “Your dress is waiting for you. Go find it. Today.”

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can you believe we are in the holiday home stretch? in case you need a reminder, this sunday is christmas day. yessiree, in six days all of our christmas presents will be wrapped and sitting under the tree. raise your hand if you’ve donned your gay apparel. ha. you thought i was going to say finished your shopping, didn’t you? but this is a style post, after all, so discussing all things apparel is a must. but with christmas day and new year’s eve on the horizon let’s see how we can transition a holiday outfit to a weekend look. Continue Reading

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a well-balanced closet is certain to include the classic leopard print and with the right styling, it can elevate your everyday look. accessories like handbags, belts, and shoes are a smart and easy way to infuse a little pizazz into your outfit. note the leopard shoes! a metallic block heel keeps this outfit grounded. the gold metallic belt adds symmetry. Continue Reading

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Middle age kind of snuck up on me, and along the way I neglected to read the memo about thinning hair and eyebrows. One afternoon I was staring at my reflection in the mirror, wondering why everything seemed a bit… off. I looked like myself, only sparse and faded. Later I ran into a friend who’s a few years older. She looked so bright and awake. “I just had my lashes done,” she breathlessly informed me. “Don’t they look great!” She batted her eyes at me, and I had to agree she looked fabulous. Everything about her seemed more vibrant and intense. Of course you know what I did next…

After a 60-minute session that was surprisingly relaxing, I walked out of the salon with a full set of “permanent” eyelash extensions. Continue Reading

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