Friday, October 18, 2019

Fashion has always been like candy to my soul, and never more so than this week. I was getting over the flu, my phone died, my kitty almost died…and then a family friend called to see if I might be interested in a beautiful wardrobe that had belonged to her very elegant mother-in-law. I spent the day in Marina del Rey going through two closets full of glorious midcentury dresses, gowns, sweaters and coats that had been curated by a personal shopper {the equivalent of today’s power stylist} at Bullock’s Wilshire back in the day. The garments are in impeccable shape and each comes with a matching headband{!}. Most improbable of all, everything fits me.

My photos don’t do justice to the many amazing pieces – Vera blouses, Irene suits, Bill Blass dresses, Halston shirt dresses, Givenchy separates and so much more. I love the colorful palette that this lady gravitated to, tempered by the most powdery pastels that are on trend with every single hue in this season’s Burberry line up. To think this was just her Marina del Rey wardrobe…

And so the week ends on a sweet note and I hope yours does too!

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20 Comments

miss b September 29, 2019 at 02:06

I hope you’re feeling better now. These products sound interesting and certainly worth a try! Great review.

Pamela RG September 29, 2019 at 06:22

Welcome back. I’m closely watching the NY Fashion Week. Looking for some inspiring Street Style. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic September 29, 2019 at 07:03

Hope you’re feeling better now!!!!
I posted under your comment where to buy that skull candle…..

LPC September 30, 2019 at 06:22

Doesn’t cause any breakouts? I’m sadly prone!

La Contessa September 30, 2019 at 12:17

WE START to WRINKLE at age 20?!!
HORRORS………..
This sounds like a potion I am using which I too adore.
Off to respond to your email!!!!
XOXO

June October 1, 2019 at 02:44

These seem great! HOpe you are feeling better now. I’ve been under the weather too
Keep in touch
xx

Rowena October 1, 2019 at 11:13

You had me at youth potion :p This line sounds lovely and it’s great that they’re an ethical company too. So to hear you were under the weather. It’s been an especially harsh winter which must be even rougher on you since you’re used to Cali weather. Hope you’re all better now and let’s hope spring arrives on schedule in a few weeks. Just found and followed you on Instagram 🙂

cat eyes & skinny October 2, 2019 at 03:40

Ooh, these products look {and sound!} so lush – I’m definitely going to seek out Jojoba!

Diana Mieczan October 2, 2019 at 09:13

Oh, feel better soon, sweetie and I really need to try those products. They sound awesome! xoxo

Zara October 2, 2019 at 12:50

thanks for sharing your beauty treats tips, these products sound promising!
Amaranth oil is doing miracles to skin, too!
Loved the grandma’s happy life advices, great ones to follow at any age!
Hope you are feeling better! Take good care of you and drink hot herbal teas with honey, that’s healing! 🙂

FASHION TALES October 2, 2019 at 23:33

Great beauty products to have. I actually use a rosewater facial mist that I make and sometimes natural serums, but my favourites are jojoba oil and argan oil. Wonderful! <3 I do hope your March is starting of well. xx/Madison

Couture Carrie October 3, 2019 at 07:35

Fab review! Must try!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 4, 2019 at 06:11

Hi !!!!
Hope you found that skull candle you were looking for…

Enara Girl October 4, 2019 at 06:53

I didn’t try that product but it seems very good. My skin started to wrinkle. xoxo

Diana Cloudlet October 4, 2019 at 17:45

Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

Catherine Robinson October 4, 2019 at 18:46

I love a face oil…always happy to find another one…this looks fabulous…the botanical scent is very tempting.
Enjoy your week and thank you for popping by, lovely to hear from you. 🙂

Ann October 5, 2019 at 02:17

Now I know how our skin ages,
and thanks for the existence of Jojoba. These products really look great. Everybody loves a great skin including me. Nice post.

Have a great weekend.

Kizzy Von Doll October 5, 2019 at 08:58

These products look super!! I hope you are feeling better, not fun being unwell!! I am much better, thank you :))) I hope you have a gorgeous week 🙂 xx

Classiq October 5, 2019 at 20:50

Thank you for your recommendations, Mary Jo. Your reviews are among the very few that I trust. I loved those 20 pieces of advice for staying young and hot, they make so much sense. I am sorry you couldn’t cover more of NYFW, I sure would of enjoyed a genuine and fresh point of view.

Denise October 5, 2019 at 22:27

Hi !-I love to splurge on expensive face products once in awhile.It’s one more way to pamper Myself….Bubble baths,lotions,creams,going out to restaurants,Merlot with Dark chocolate.kissing baby faces,reading My bible, to mention a tiny few….There are so many delights in My life.The Grandma’s story was fun to read and what was most charming was the Granddaughter honored Her so well. -thank you

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