Showing posts with label dalitka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dalitka. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oldies But Goodies

Mother nature continues to taunt us with a warm spring day followed by a very cool cloudy day. I am so grateful for the beautiful spring coat sent to me by Dalitika.

I wore the coat to dinner over a purple long sleeve tee from Chico's and black pants from Ross. The multiple metal colors abstract necklace is one that I found in a gallery in Asheville last year. The sandals and the small box bag are from T.J.Maxx.

I hope to convey several messages with this blog. One of which is you don't have to have a lot of money to look nice. I constantly shop in stores such as T.J.Maxx, Ross and on the site Dalitka.

Dalit Fresco is the brilliant mind behind her web site and a product line which includes great thrift finds. I think of her as a personal shopper! She has a well-trained eye for finding quality pieces that work well for us women of a certain vintage. I truly love all of the pieces I have gotten from her. When they arrive in their neat tiny packages to save on shipping and packing waste, I take them to the dry cleaner and they are like new afterward.

Here are some of my other great items from Dalitka.

I love this light weight navy blazer and wear it often.

I get so many compliments on this hand painted handmade silk kimono each time I wear it. 

Mr. Mickey loves vintage too! His favorite car will be twenty years old very soon. If you take care of your treasures and choose classic styles they will serve you well for many years whether it be a car or lovely classic style of spring coat.

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.

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Friday, April 11, 2014


I am very proud to be a Leadership member of The Women's Fund of East Tennessee which serves as a catalyst to transform the lives of low-income women and girls in East Tennessee. This week we held our luncheon celebration at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, TN to award grants to the programs we earlier voted to support in our communities. 

We believe that when you invest in a woman, you invest in a family, a community and ultimately a region. By helping women and girls, we create stronger communities for all of us. I encourage you to join a Women's Fund near you to make a difference for your community.

During the early morning hours, it was quite cool so I wore this fabulous spring coat which was a gift from Dalitika.

With a background in design, art, and sustainability, Dalit, who has a great eye for color and a hand that can tell cashmere from mere fine merino wool — has been finding impeccable and gorgeous clothes that look great on women, and that may even last more than a couple of seasons.

Dalitika offers hand-picked thrift collections that suit women in our 40's, 50's, 60's, women with layers of activities and interests, who want to look beautiful, yet are too busy enjoying life to spend hours in the mall.

As the weather began to warm up I removed the spring coat. The blue travelers style tank and pants, as well as the jacket and necklace, are all from Chico's last year.

The shoes are from T.J.Maxx earlier this season. The bag is from Coach.

One of the most enjoyable parts of the day was spending time with my dear friend Carol Transou and her delightful husband Bedford. They were so gracious to invite me ride down to Knoxville with them. The event also allowed me the opportunity to visit with Bonnie Sampson, another very special lady who is also a founder of our group. 

After the luncheon, we drove through the neighborhood to enjoy looking at the spring flowers and lovely old homes. 

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond. 

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Jeans and A Tee... At My Age?

If you were also in high school in the early seventies, you may be like me in that you find the ultimate comfort is that "uniform" you wore for most of high school.

Occasionally I still see one of my high school friends wearing the same look we loved at seventeen but a Harley tee and faded out jeans will not work for me anymore. Comfort now has to do with more than just how if feels on my body. I want to communicate the fact that I have been on a tremendous journey for these past forty years. I have traveled the world, owned several businesses, lived in great cities and learned volumes since I graduated from high school in 1974.

My Junior Class Picture 1973

I still wear jeans and a tee quite often but my comfort zone now includes great fitting dark washed jeans, a slim fitting tee with a scoop or V-neck with a nice jacket or open cardigan sweater. Knowing my body shape is key to putting together comfortable outfits. There is a "sweet spot" between mid-hip and mid-thigh where I like my jackets to end. They should be neither too short showing all of my too flat bottom nor too long making my short legs appear even shorter. The jeans fit my body, neither too tight nor sagging in the back. Dark wash looks more appropriate and much better with most of my jackets, but I do have one faded pair of classic Levis which I wear with flats and a navy blazer on sunny fall days. The NYDJ cropped jeans I am wearing below remain one of my summer favorites also.

Autumn of 2013

I hope that sharing my inspiration sets from Polyvore and explaining why I make certain choices helps you to put together great outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable. Here's to our next forty years!

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond.

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