Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ebony and Ivory: Wearing Black and White

Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse
I don't normally do big cheesy smiles for my blog photos but I was so entertained by the reactions to my outfit at Greenlake for our photoshoot I couldn't contain my amusement. It was a sunny day at the lake, a popular place for walkers, joggers, moms with strollers and those who love to get outside and exercise. Which means I had to park a million miles away, then walk on the busy path to meet Krissi at our designated meeting spot for photos. So there I was, strolling in Chanel flats, piles of pearls swinging away as I tried to hurry out of the way of the Nike clad crowd. I do love standing out in a crowd, but perhaps not this one? It was pretty funny.



Which brings me to the topic of what to wear this time of year...not over winter but not quite spring. The weather can swing wildly between snowstorm and sunny day, and even if that big round ball of warmth comes out, it still is quite chilly around here. Which is why I am more often that not reaching for my black and white pieces.

I mentioned on my recent segment (shameless plug ahead here) on KING 5's New Day Northwest, wearing white in the winter is not only ok, it is super chic. That old rule about "no white after Labor Day"? Forget about it. What you should know about wearing white jeans in the winter is this: it is all about the weight and the fabric. Lightweight cotton or linen whites? Yes, leave those for the warmer months. But a good regular denim in a white, especially when paired with a cool black...so good.



The Current/Elliot The Stiletto white jeans I am wearing were pretty with heels, but I also loved just a pair of classic ballet flats. The fashion gods have proclaimed that ballet flats are "back", but I am fairly sure they never went anywhere. That's the beauty of investing in a beautiful classic piece, be it a coat, a set of pearls, or a perfect pair of Chanel flats. You will have them forever.




As far as accessories go, I got inspired by a Neiman Marcus runway show I attended where I saw long ribbons attached to necklaces that hung down the back. I decided to make my own, so I went to Nancy's Sewing Basket up on Queen Anne and bought several yards of beautiful black and white ribbon. I also bought a velvet flower to make a choker necklace, then attached it to the ribbon. I also added all the pearls I could get my hands on because there is nothing more chic than a pile of pearls. The J.Crew Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace adds the perfect pile of more, more, more pearls!




My sweater is a beautiful Claudie Pierlot piece that I bought in Paris a couple of years ago. It is a black cotton cardigan with a accordion silk blouse back sewed into it, giving it the illusion of having a blouse underneath it. You could easily achieve this by layering a silk blouse underneath an open back sweater, or layer a crisp white blouse underneath a black cardigan.

I think what I love most about this look is it seems a bit Parisian, wearing classic black and white but in a decidedly unclassic combination. Yes, I am wearing pearls, but with distressed denim. The messy bun and mixed together accessories make for an undone look that isn't the least bit stuffy, just like me. Can't figure out what to wear this time of year? Mix your black and white pieces to create the perfect chic look, straight from your own closet.

Have a great week! xx












Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekend Winner: JAG x Fitcode Denim Fit Lab is Feb 18th




Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

Last week I attended The Denim Fit Lab at My Style Suite at Westfield Southcenter to get a sneak peak at a cool new denim concept debuting over Presidents Day weekend. The Denim Fit Lab is designed to help customers find the perfect denim with the help of fit experts, Fitcode, Fitcode takes the guesswork out of getting a pair (or two) of jeans that are perfect for your specific body type and your personal style. No stress, all fashionable fun!

Here is how it works: You take a short online fit quiz to find your personal Fitcode, no measurements required. So easy. Once you have been assigned a "Fitcode number" you can shop your personalized denim recommendations. The Style Suite is full of racks of great denim that have tags with corresponding numbers and the knowledgable staff can get you the details on fit, stretch and answer any questions.



I was looking for a skinny boyfriend style that was more fitted than the other pairs of boyfriend denim I already had. The JAG Sheridan Skinny in Blue Carbon not only had the perfect amount of distressing, but it fit my body like a glove. A soft comfy glove at that! And an extra bonus...I went down two sizes in this jean! Thanks to Fitcode and the great ladies from Styled Seattle and Fitcode, I found exactly what I was looking for.  It was easy and fun, and I walked out with a great fitting pair of denim. Yay!




I paired my new jeans with my J. Crew Collection Chelsea Glitter Boots because I love mixing distressed denim with dressier pieces. I rolled the hems to show off the boots, and since the wind was blowing a thousand miles an hour, I layered my pieces. I wore a tie neck silk blouse from the Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa Collection underneath my PLAY Comme de Garçon Mens Cardigan Sweater, which incidentally is less expensive than the women's version. My favorite bomber jacket to date has to be the stunning Free People Floral Embroidered Bomber. It has panels of silk and velvet with gorgeous embroidery work, and even the pockets are lined in velvet. It is a heavier bomber and therefore quite cozy. Coolest jacket ever.




Now it is your turn to find the perfect denim!  On Saturday, February 18, Styled Seattle, a local fashion consulting and personal styling business, is partnering with JAG jeans and Fitcode to host a complimentary Denim Fit Lab.  The one-day-only event is open to the public from 12-5 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests will receive exclusive discounts from JAG and if they like, have the opportunity to book a session with a personal stylist at Styled Seattle. Also, check online for Fitcode's new collaborations, including AG Jeans and more.

You can also shop online using my custom 30% off promo code FITLABWestFultonStreet, good through March 31, 2017.

JAG Jeans x Fitcode Denim Fit Lab
When: Saturday, February 18, from noon to 5 pm
Where: The Style Suite, Westfield Southcenter, 2800 Southcenter Mall Seattle, WA 98188



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Denim Edit: Five Favorite Looks

Photo by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

On Monday I had the pleasure of appearing for the second time on Seattle's KING 5 television's New Day Northwest. I did a "Stylish at Any Age" segment last spring and other than wearing a dress on camera that made me look like a large pumpkin, I loved doing it. When the producer reached out to me again a couple weeks ago I was ready to go with some ideas on what I wanted to talk about next: denim. Local boutique Canopy Blue generously supplied the clothes for the show, and five gorgeous fashion friends agreed to model. "Stylish at Any Age: The Denim Edit" was so much fun to do. I loved it!

New Day Northwest with Jennifer Lovin, Kirsty Papadopulos, Mary Bridget Pehl, Kirsten Lear & Chardon Dankers
Denim styles have become so much fun this past year and they just keep getting better. Gone are the hard to wear low rise styles and the awkward combos of either too much or not enough stretch to your denim. Sometimes it has felt like finding the perfect pair of jeans could be nearly as terrifying (although not quite) as finding a swimsuit. But now we have the 'step fray". We have the "girlfriend' and "boyfriend" and we have high waisted and cropped flares. There is so much great denim out there, it makes me want to yell, "I'll take one of each!", but then again I often feel like that when it comes to fashion. Let's explore the five styles I focused on the television show. Here's hoping you are inspired to try something new, because there is a lot to love about denim these days.



The Step Fray or Step Hem

The hem design on these is a stair step looking bottom, with the back of the hem longer than the front, like a little step. It can come in a hemmed style, like these Frame High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jeans, or even in a cropped hem, like the MOTHER Inside Crop Step Fray. It is a modern take on denim that gives a major cool factor to any style of denim.  Dressed up with heels or down with a cool pair of sneakers, this edge has an edge.




Winter Whites

Actually, not just winter whites, but white period is fresh looking, especially this time of year. It matters what weight of denim you are wearing, not the color. If you have got a lightweight white jean, save it for the warmer months. but if it is a heavier weight denim, get those babies out! I love the look of my white jeans with a black sweater and black boots for a look that is sleek and modern. On the show today we paired the MOTHER Insider Crop in a cream color with a blue denim jacket and blue suede Joseph Altuzarra Blue Suede Pump and it was so chic. White before Labor Day, white after Labor Day, white denim all year round!


MARZdenim courtesy of Hitchcock Madrona


Vintage Upcycled

Upcycled denim is recycling at its fashionable best. Taking old denim and giving it a new and fabulous life is what MARZdenim is all about and it is my favorite company that is doing this right now. I have written about MARZdenim in a previous blog post, and it was a no brainer to include it in my list of favorites. For the segment on New Day Northwest, blogger and fabulous fashion girl Kirsty from The Kirsty Files modeled the Criss Cross Globe Trotter. This killer jean was a pair of plain Levi's in its previous life. The jeans were recycled and resewed into a boyfriend style jean complete with vintage pages, embroidery, paint dipped hems and grosgrain ribbon details. Kirsty wore it with fun floral heels and a white silk blouse, knocking it out of the fashion park.


MOTHER Denim - The Stunner


High Waist Skinny

The high waist and the skinny is a match made in heaven. I am constantly reading about the demise of the skinny jean, but instead of dominating the jean scene, I think it has now just become another choice. Having a high waist gives you more variety with what top you can choose. A cropped sweater or jacket that nips at the waist are just all the more flattering, or you can do the famous "half tuck" with your blouse and show off a cool belt, as was featured on Kristin on the show. Also, the MOTHER Looker Crop in Graffiti Girl was amazing on stylist Jennifer Lovin. You can find all these at Canopy Blue here in Seattle. Yay for the high waist...it takes the scary out of the skinny.


Photo by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

Cropped Flares

This is a denim style that I am head over heels in love with. I have cropped flares in a frayed edge style, like my rag & bone pair pictured above, as well as a finished edge in black and a high waisted pair. So, yes, I love them. Rock a pair of chunky heeled boots or a pair of on trend slides; either way the cropped flare shows off your cool shoes perfectly. The fitted leg that flares out just above the ankle is truly flattering on everyone. It is a go-to for me, no matter what the season.

Denim is a year round wardrobe staple and adding a new style to your rotation is an easy way to up your style game. Like I said, there is a lot to LOVE, so get out there and try something new and let me know what becomes your new favorite! Happy Valentine's Day! xx









Thursday, February 2, 2017

Making February Fun




Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

We are on to a new month and I do love February. I love that it isn't January any longer, but I also adore Valentine's Day, which gave me an idea. Since I need things to look forward to, I have decided that my new motto is "Make February Fun". That means I am going to plan fun activities and do new things, starting with throwing a Hawaiian dinner party this weekend. Planning the food and decor has distracting me from all the politics and worry that is such a part of our world these days. I need to do something positive and spending time with friends is just that.

The Pineapple Co. Tumblers

I am going to serve a signature cocktail, The Pineapple Swizzle, from my The Pineapple Co. Tumblers, not only because it is a Hawaiian themed dinner soirée, but because the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. I found a vintage metal Hawaiian tray on Etsy, and have my tropical flowers and subtle print napkins to keep things more elegant than kitschy. Coconut shrimp appshummingbird cake and the great company will certainly start "February Fun" in just the right way.

Photo by Charlie Morse of Solve for (x) School

During February we still need to keep warm and bundled for the most part, but there is the promise of a season change around the corner. I am not willing to give up my layers quite yet, but giving things a new perspective with an on-trend piece or two is an easy closet refresh. Last week I went poking about in one of my favorite neighborhood spots, Queen Anne Dispatch, and found the perfect pieces to do just that.

O2 Collection Lace Cropped Top and Sheer Tank

Layers needn't be bulky, they can be pretty as well. I love a cropped piece as much as the next girl but being in my 50s means I have to wear them my own way. I took the trends; sheer details, cropped silhouettes, and lace, and made them my own. I layered this gray half sheer O2 Collection Tank over a camisole, then added the cropped lace O2 Collection Cropped Lace Top. Both of these pieces are available at Queen Anne Dispatch.

Photo by Charlie Morse
I wore my look with a pair of 3x1 waxed denim trousers but a pencil skirt would also be fab. Leopard shoes give a pop of attitude, and my Miu Miu mini bag works for a night out. This outfit is a neutral, so I paired it with different coats to change the look up.  The green leather J.Crew Collection Bomber Jacket felt edgy while a blue faux fur from Zara made it ready for a night out.

Photo by Isabella of Solve for (x) School

My photographer is Kirsten Beeksma Morse (Krissi), and her daughter, Charlie, attends a small private middle school, Solve for X School.  Last week I was asked to participate in a cool learning experience with the kids from the middle school. Krissi spent time talking with the class about her photography and teaching them about the fundamentals of her work. I met the class at University Village afterwards where each child had scouted out photo locations and had written ideas about their vision for photos. They all had such a unique take on things and it was really cool to see these young creative minds at work. I couldn't print them all, but have credited the photos of a few of the students shots. Good stuff.


Photo by Aiden of Solve For (x) School

Do what you love and love what you do. Hope your February is full of fashion, friends, food, and fun. xx




Monday, January 23, 2017

Be Warm, Look Cool: 7 Favorite Coats to Wear Now

Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

I began writing this blog over a week ago and then it just sat on my computer. Between my husband breaking two ribs in a skiing accident, my daughter's high school finals schedule and both children tag teaming on the flu, not to mention inauguration angst and the rest, well....it has been a week. There really was never time to wax on about puffer coats and the like. And it seemed sort of, well, unimportant in a moment in time where there were much more pressing matters.

But today I am ready to get back to writing. The events of the world and of my household, while pressing, don't diminish the beauty of Krissi's photographs or my own love of writing. It is time to get creative again. So, it is back to some thoughts on taking on winter and looking good while doing it.

We are in the midst of major coat season, and it isn't going away anytime soon. Personally, I love a good coat and may even have a coat "problem", if you consider that I can't get enough of them. Here in the Pacific Northwest, a coat is required nearly all year long, with the exception of mid and late summer. To me, that means more variety in my coat closet and who doesn't love that?




It is mid ski season as well, which means the puffer coat is required, either as a layering piece underneath your down coat or as outerwear. I recently bought the Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece AeroLoft Women's Down Bomber (phew! That is one long name...) and LOVE it. The front of the jacket and the back shoulders are made of down. My favorite feature of this "bomber" is it's side zips and hidden inside kangaroo style pocket. With its high zip collar t is a great piece for heading to the gym or out on a walk and it is fashionable enough to wear with denim and boots. And it is on sale....




The ultimate in warm coats has to be my Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber. I have worn it on the slopes skiing and around town on days when the cold wind bites. It is the ultimate in warmth.While it isn't officially a "puffer coat" it is a puffy down jacket, so I included it on my list. I wore it with my black Vince leggings and Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots for cruising around on a bitter cold afternoon in the city.

Moncler Frill Cuff Padded Jacket
 I bought this gorgeous Moncler Frill Cuff Padded Jacket this fall at MB Finds Consignment. It has zippers that open up the cuffs to layers of tulle and fabric frills. The details on the jacket include navy grosgrain ribbon detailing, even on the buttons. It is a stand out piece that is just proof once again that consignment shopping should be a part of every fashion girl's program. You can check out the whole line here, but because they are a bit of an investment there are a lot of fakes out there. If you aren't lucky enough to find one in consignment, be certain to make a major purchase like this from a reputable seller, like Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus. 





I bought this long black down Juicy Couture coat a couple of years ago before I went on a November trip to NYC. The good news is it was unseasonably warm in New York that trip, and the bad news was that had to leave the coat in the hotel room the entire time because it was too warm for it. Since then it has been my go-to coat when it is cold and I want to be covered to my knees. Mine nips at the waist which gives it a feminine silhouette, as does this similar Cole Haan coat you can find here.



My latest find is this beautiful Herno cropped puffer cardigan that is a hybrid of two winter essentials: the puffer and the sweater. Meant to be worn like a cardigan or light outerwear, it has cropped sleeves and a high neck. I wore it with a silver metallic tie neck blouse and a gray cashmere sweater that made my look both warm and chic.



Here is another favorite of mine, a puffer that shows off two hot trends: bell sleeves and ruffles. This Elizabeth Roberts Anne Puffer in chic cream is proof the puffer can be chic. Amazing. You can find this coat at Intermix.

No matter what your style, there are puffer coats of every length and shape. Since we are winding down January that means you can find many of these great jackets and coats on sale. Be warm, look cool. xx

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mixing and Matching



Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse
While I often mix high and low fashion, I think part of the fun of getting dressed is also choosing pieces from your wardrobe that are not typically from the same genre. These looks tend to show the most attitude and creativity, even if it is subtle. For our photoshoot on what was a completely freezing day (hence the mittens), I stayed in the same color tone of grays, but the pieces aren't typical in how they are worn. It was the making an inconspicuous yet chic outfit that made me quite happy. Even if I did run for my giant wool overcoat the minute we were done....



Sneakers are definitely a great way to add some street style to your look, and no one does this better than Rihanna. As the Puma Creative Director for Women, she introduced the FentyxPuma by Rihanna, which is a mash up of her own fearless style and her fresh interpretation of a killer Puma creeper. I bought these velvet platform sneakers for myself and my 16 year old daughter from Intermix for Christmas this year, and we both wear them to suit our own style. Since anything Rihanna touches seems to turn to gold, these killer sneakers are a bit hard to come by, but as of this writing you could find them at ASOS here, and also at Nordstrom, in limited sizes. 




The platform sneaker seemed the perfect opposite of my Max Mara cashmere gray pinstripe top coat, with its classic styling. Putting a simple yet timeless coat with an of-the-moment sneaker makes the look feel fresh. Here are some of the best of Max Mara's coats, which I think of as forever pieces. 

My go-to denim has been FRAME, and this le garçon pair have a slouchy boyfriend style to dress down the conservative topper, yet play off the sneakers. I love a girlfriend jean too, which is part slouchy and part slim fit. Go for a slim boyfriend if you like a less baggy fit, like these AG Ex-Boyfriend Slim Jeans. 




In November I found this awesome Cinc á Sept Seren Hi-Lo Sweater at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. I pulled out the ruffle sweater sleeve from underneath the topcoat to make it look like the coat has an exaggerated sleeve. It is sold out at Saks, but the above link will send you to another site where it is currently on sale. 

My sister-in-law, Sarah, gave me this beautiful J.Crew Floral Drop Pendant Necklace for Christmas, which I think is the perfect pop of gold against the dark gray. A note about jewelry. I usually wear either a necklace or earrings, rarely do I wear both, unless one of them is quite small. I don't like matching sets, and I think that letting one gorgeous statement, be it a pile of necklaces, one standout piece or killer earrings speak for themselves. If you have on a cool necklace but then also wear great earrings they compete, and they look oddly matchy. I am not a rule follower per se, but I don't like earring and necklace sets. Seems either dated or a bit much. Trust me, I like a bit much a lot, just not matching bits. So now you know one of my little pet peeves. :) 

We are still wishing for snow and continued football success here in Seattle. In the meantime, I will be mixing and not matching in my very own newly organized closet. Have a lovely week. xx

Note: The location of our shoot was at my brother's home in Seattle, a place he built himself for his family. The fireplace chimney I am standing in front of is gorgeous, as is every inch of his beautiful home. #proudsister






Friday, January 6, 2017

January and The Power of Positivity



Typically I am not a big fan of January, with it’s bleak gardens, juice cleanses and “dry” themes. This year I decided I was going to embrace the first month of the year with a new attitude and zero plans to be a dry anything. Instead to taking away things I love, (champagne, I am talking to you) I have decided to add things in to my daily life, and I can tell you after the first week that it has already had a positive effect on me. Here is how I started my year and some things to look forward to in 2017.

ADDING A POSITIVE
First of all, I too felt burned out from the holidays, not feeling  great, clothes fitting weird, sleep off. My exercise routine had taken a nose dive, and so had my diet. While trying to avoid all the blathering about exercise and diet in my inbox, I happily opened up Heather Christo’s newsletter, where she shared her 3 Day Soup Cleanse. Heather’s recipes have saved the day for us many a meal, as recently diagnosed food allergies for all of us in my family have made cooking challenging. Heather’s focus is allergy free cooking and her recipes are delicious, easy to follow and perfect for modern life. I highly recommend her latest book, Pure Delicious. The best part about these soup recipes is the simplicity. Roasted vegetables and onion, vegetable broth and an occasional splash of coconut milk made these fast and easy to do. As I bragged on FB, I made one soup during the breakfast/lunch before-school circus, and I was even showered. Woohoo!

Heather Christo's 3 Day Soup Cleanse. Image courtesy of Heather Christo

Back to the soup cleanse, which I didn’t really do as a cleanse, but it still worked wonders for me. I ate my normal breakfast of gluten-free oatmeal with fruit and an almond milk latte from my Nespresso machine. After I hit the gym or walked my dog I had a bowl of soup for a snack and a banana, and then I ate a bigger bowl of soup again for lunch. I took it to work with me in a thermos on the days I was out of my home office. Our family dinners included soup and a protein, like salmon or chicken, plus roasted potatoes. And a glass of Secret Squirrel red wine, my new winter favorite. I did this every day. And I lost five pounds, slept like a teenager, and feel great. It feels so good I am going to continue next week as well! I didn’t give anything up, I added vegetables and fiber to my diet. I skipped the bread, even though my kids did have it with some of the meals. Everyone was happy.




By adding something positive (healthy food and exercise) together with enjoying something I love (a great glass of wine) I felt like I got started on the right foot. It is motivating to see results of doing something positive too, and it makes me feel like it is realistic for my busy busy life. I didn’t give anything up, except for the dread of a dreary month. Goodbye “dry January”, hello health and happiness.

CLOSET REFRESH
My closet emerged from the holidays just as jumbled as I was so it was time to take action. I yanked out all the tired t-shirts and sweaters and weird dry cleaner hangers and tumbled shoe boxes and rehung it all by color and style. It didn’t take long and it is way easier to get dressed when I know where everything is.

That means there is room for some new things. I make a rule not to buy any more fall/winter unless A) I have been stalking it and it is now a killer deal or B) It works as a transitional piece. It can be mighty tempting with all the sales right now, so if you need to do something like refresh your black sweaters or white blouses, this is a good time. And things like cashmere can be worn year round so that is always a good investment. That, and if you have been holding off on a good coat. Now, what can we look forward to fashion wise this year? Here is a sneak peek at a few of my favorites….

Joseph Altuzarra Spring 2017

RUFFLES! 
The new femininity is a defining point of the spring season and is bringing some major girly fun to closets. I love the ruffles on skirts, blouses, even pants. Ruffles are like the happy pill of fashion. They make everything lighter, fresher, and full of personality. This cinq a sept Sia Ruffle-Front Silk Blouse kills it.

Dries van Noten army jacket

HELLS BELLS
Bell sleeves have made a reappearance as part of the 90s flashback that has been going on this past year. The bell sleeve has that certain "Je ne said quoi" that really ups a style game. Go big or go home with this look, be it a jacket, sweater, or blouse. I love the cheeky print of the Topshop Moth Print Blouse, and of course, this Burberry coat, be still my heart.

Adler Waldorf Shirt

LINEAR LOOKS
Stripes and nautical themes always seem to make their way into spring closets. I like adding a striped mens style button down to my winter looks for a fresh look. The button down is going to be anything but basic this spring, from shirt dresses to off the shoulder and oversized looks. I like the idea of looking at a classic piece in a new, modern way. This Acler Waldorf Shirt is crazy good.



POP CULTURE and A FULL PLATE
This month I am trying to do something fun each week, which gives me something to look forward to!  On my list are seeing Windborne's The Music of David Bowie: A Rock Symphony with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. It may be the only way I can get my husband to the symphony.

Years ago when I ran cooking schools, my chef friend Linda Burner Augustine did a January dinner party theme cooking class titled, “Beat The Winter Blues Dinner Party”, which was always a sell out class. I am resurrecting this festive theme for a great evening with friends at home. What better way to catch up with people in a low key way than to throw a dinner party?

Favorite look from the 2016 Golden Globes, Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli 

Also on the agenda? Golden Globes on Sunday. My daughter and I always have something sparking to drink and watch the red carpet, where last year Jennifer Lopez's beautiful yellow  Giambattista Valli was among our very favorite dresses. The Globes are the least stuffy of the award shows, and with the fabulous Jimmy Fallon hosting, it should be a fun evening.

FORWARD THINKING
Last night after reading the millionth dire post on FB about people having “exit strategies” and how our world is going to explode, I went in and talked to my husband. I wanted to know what he thought. He is almost always the voice of reason (except for maybe when driving….) and we talked calmly and honestly about what to expect with the incoming president. His mother, Grace Cole, was a state legislator for 15 years and an amazing and respected lawmaker. He grew up in a Democratic and very political household. He has a realistic yet positive take on everything and I trust and believe him. We all could benefit from some calm, from some positive thinking, and from some action, and I don’t mean by packing your bags for Canada. Stand up for what you believe in, do the right thing.

This year, make a positive impact on your life by the choices you make for yourself and for others. Good always trumps evil. Next week it is back to fashion and in the meantime, have an amazing weekend. And Go Hawks! xx