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Want Perfection? Look to White for Summer Chic
June 05, 2015
Expect to see lots of white on the women's wear clothing racks this summer.
White is a timeless favorite post-Memorial Day and is accepted more and more in all the seasons.
How does wearing white make your feel?
I always feel crisp and fresh when I wear newly laundered white clothing, energized and ready for anything.
I have learned to avoid whites that require dry cleaning, unless I really love that linen suit for the office. In Florida, I will get lots of wear out of it (low cost-per-wearing), and I can recycle the jacket for everyday use in air-conditioned stores when it gets a bit tatty.
White can enrich the skin tone of olive-skin and darker women. It can leach out the skin color of fair women, especially if we have silver hair, and a pop of color will benefit.
This page about the white suit includes tips about how to accessorize with color that apply to your white dress or casual outfit as well.
Long white dresses discusses how to avoid looking like an ingenue when we wear white after 50.
Take advantage of the July 4 sales that are upcoming by analyzing your summer wardrobe and buying what will add use to what you already own.
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I recently went on a buying spree that ended up with the purchase of four new dresses -- more than I've ever bought at one time. The quality of the items from Peruvian Connection were at the top of all those ordered. PC was the only retailer to pack its clothing in a box, properly wrapped, so that items did not arrive with deep creases. I was pleased the quality of the items I received and the care they take with packaging.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony." -- Coco Chanel at Goodreads.com
EXPRESSING THE GODDESS
A week in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, especially the five days at the Haden Institute conference on dreams and spirituality, was renewing.
My Artemis outdoor-gal was deeply pleased; my Sophia wisdom spirit was engaged; and my Kali goddess of endings and beginnings got to experience new vistas and new people.
Many things did not go as planned, but adapting in part of the adventure. For example, I purchased a one-month data package for my Galaxy 10.1 tablet -- something I bought specifically so I could have GPS when I need it -- but GPS would only work on a 3G network.
When I needed it most in the country, it would not function on the 2G networks that were all that were available.
I was lost many times, sometimes quite frustratingly so after a long drive.
I had hoped to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it was densely fogged in that day. The fog had its own special beauty -- mysterious, as if urging me into a dreamscape -- yet so impenetrable that I turned back from the switchback road with its sharp drop-offs.
No other cars were attempting the drive, and I shuddered to think of myself in a ditch or worse, and the possibility of no cell phone coverage in those mountains.
The Haden Institute program is in its 12th year. Many participants are repeat attendees.
Situated on a charming campground outside of Hendersonville near Asheville, NC, the Kanuga conference center offers rooms from a newer hotel-like structure to rustic cabins.
The program of Jungian speakers was food for mind and spirit.
It was exactly what I needed, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend.
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