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Bracelet Stacks…

Bracelet stacks are all the rage…It is such a fun way to express your personality.

Here is a little arm candy for your enjoyment…

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Hats and Hat Boxes!!!

Another Word a Week Challenge from
A Word in Your Ear...Hats!  This is my hat and hat box collection...I found the vintage hats at an Estate Sale.  I picked up the Cowgirl hat at the county fair.  The fedoras are from a millinery in New Orleans…The baseball cap is from Heart Rock Ranch…


Western Hats in The General Store in Luckenbach, Texas…

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One of the many Men’s hat stores in New Orleans…

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Nolagirl working in the garden and workin’ the HaT!

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It’s All In The Title…


I am as enamored with the life of the Royals as the next person…I watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di and I watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

However, I know little of the Royal family and their titles.  I get King and Queen, even Prince and Princess but after that…Who curtsey’s too whom?

The Queen of England has decreed that if  the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, have a daughter she will be called Princess and not Lady…Read more here

I guess I was a little surprised when Prince William’s title changed from Prince to Duke after he married Kate.  So now I am wondering who curtseys’ to whom?

Does that mean that Kate will have to curtsy to her own children? As you can see from the list Prince and Princess carry a bit more weight than Duke and Duchess..

– King and Queen
– Royal Dukes
– Princes and Princesses
– Duke and Duchess
– Marquess and Marchioness
– Earl / Count and Countess
– Viscount and Viscountess
– Baron and Baroness
– Baronet and Baronetess
– Knight and Dame
– Honourary styles – Lord, Lady, Honourable

If you could choose a royal title of your own what would it be?  I think I would like to be called..Queen NOLA, Duchess of DIY,  Baroness of Blogging, Lady in waiting to be Freshly Pressed.


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October Photo a Day Challenge…What Happened Today?

What happened today, you ask? Well the day was mostly quiet…that is outside of my own head.  The chatter inside my head was incessant…and the conversation was all about this…

Which shoes go with which outfit and how many pairs of black shoes can I really pack for an extended weekend…should I pack for comfort or style…Yes… always pack for style, but I should pack at least one pair of really comfy shoes. Oh, don’t forget you need a sweater or light jacket…its going to be in the 80’s and there is always a breeze on the water.  I should look for a cute jean jacket…and don’t forget the unmentionables…jewelry, oh no not jewelry…now I will have to make a trip to Charming Charlies…Is it okay to wear white after labor day if you’re in the tropics?

*Side note…the clothes are much cuter in person than in this picture.

Tomorrow’s October Photo a Day Challenge is…What you read: Did you read a sign? Are you reading a book? A blog? Shoot and share.

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Every Once In A While…

Every once in a while you stumble across a great idea…..and ever since Pinterest showed up those great ideas are easier to stumble across and share. 

While surfing Pinterest I stumbled upon a Pin from the blog Cowboys and Cadillacsinspirational framed shopping bags…which is a post about other bloggers who have embraced the idea of framing unique or treasured shopping bags. Maybe the shopping bag is from a special vacation or came baring a special gift. Maybe the bag came from Tiffany’s, Chanel, Gucci or Prada!

I particularly like this idea because I love the nice bags that you get when you shop at certain stores.  I typically hold onto the bags and use them for different things.  The larger bags will be used for carrying clothes to the dry cleaners.  I will use the smaller bags to carry my lunch.  But I always use them with some reluctancy…I really would rather keep them.  And now I can…as soon as collect a few fav’s!


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Happy Endings for Valentines Day!

I can watch a movie with a happy ending over and over again.  Between FX and the Lifetime Channel, this weekend before Valentines Day, is filled with one happy ending after another

  Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Stories contain context, conflict, decisions and resolution.  We get caught up in the story line of the movie…wanting to believe the best of each character in the movie. Cheering the hero and heroine along…We are always hoping for a wonderfully happy ending

Our lives are own story line, our own movie…We head off in one direction with a plan in hand.  Not long after heading out we hit a roadblock.  The roadblock causes us to take a detour.  The detour takes us down a long and winding road.  The road is filled with valleys and mountain peaks.  It takes us over bridges and through tunnels.  All the while we can see our original path off in the distance.  We continue to strive for some semblance of our original plan.  At some point we realize that the detours and distractions have become part of life’s plan.  Our new path is leading us to our own Happy Ending!  Be the hero or heroine of your own life story!  Choose a Happy Ending!

 Each of the movies listed below are filled with conflict, decisions and resolutions…it’s what makes them interesting to me.  And the fact that they all have a Happy Ending!

Rumor Has It…with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston (2005)

A woman learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and the film The Graduate.

P.S. I Love You…with Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank  (2007)

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?…with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker (2009)

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

The Holiday…with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet (2006)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

27 Dresses…with James Marsden and Katherine Heigl (2008)

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

When In Rome…sith Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell (2010)

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

The Proposal…with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds (2009)

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Life as We Know It…with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel (2010)

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Just Go with It…with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (2011)

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

What’s my favorite movie on the list?  The Holiday!!  Do you have a favorite romantic comedy that you can watch over and over?

Happy Valentines Day!!!


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A-Z Archive: E! Challenge

This week’s topic for our “A-Z Archive” photo challenge: the “E” archive: introduce one photo of your archive with a “E” Keyword. – I’m sure you’ll find a picture: tag with “A-Z Archive” and put a link on your page to FrizzText, so we’ll get a trackback-list including your post!

A-Z Archive: E! ChallengeExcitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm, Exuberance

A-Z Archive: E! Challenge...Excitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm...

 Durango Mountain Resort…Lower Styx…E! Challenge

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Trendy Tuesday: Mood Enhancer…Tangerine Tango

Trendy Tuesday...Tangerine Tango

I have been thinking about an article I recently read about the new spring color trends.   Pantone the worlds renowned authority on color has announced the color trends for Spring 2012.  Tangerine Tango is being called the color of the year, a spirited reddish-orange, that provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward in the coming year. 

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute  was quoted as saying “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day.”

Nanette Lapore says, “We love the mix of hot neon colors with soft pastels, reminiscent of nature at its extremes: a powerful sunset, the ocean sparkling at dusk with flashes of lightning in the distance.”

Tangerine Tango makes me think of a fiery daylily that grows in my garden.  It also brings to mind the citrus smell of oranges as well as the creamy coolness of orange sherbet. 

The latest issue of Better Homes and Garden Magazine has Tangerine Tango splashed across the pages…all you need is a little splash of this color to brighten up a room and your mood. 

I have enjoyed this color for a couple of years. I have a Jones of New York jacket, purchased on the clearance rack at a local discount store. I have an oversized Michael Kors Bag that I purchased on sale three Christmas’ ago. I also have a throw pillow on the living room chair that is just to the softer side of this vibrant color.

I didn’t realize I was such a trend setter when I purchased my little splashes of Tangerine Tango…all those years ago. 

Here’s hoping your day is filled with splashes of color that give you the energy boost you need to recharge your battery and help you move forward with optimism in the coming year!


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Vintage Clothing

Vintage Clothing

When you hear the word vintage what comes to mind?  Do your thoughts immediately conjure up old, dusty, mildewed memories from your Grandmothers closet?  Or do your thoughts settle on flapper dresses and gangster hats,  mini skirts and gogo boots, leather jackets and  poodle skirts?  According to those who know…  a vintage clothing buff  will insist that the clothing be from  the 1920’s – 1960’s. 
There were many great fashion designers during these decades.  In the 20’s it was Coco Chanel.  In the 30’s it was Elsa Shiraparelli and Madeleine Vionnet.  In the 40’s it was Christian Dior.  In the 50’s it was Hubert de Givenchy.  in the 60’s it was Mary Quant and Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent.   I have only mentioned the more familiar but the list of influential fashion designers is extensive.  If you have pension for vintage clothing you may find it helpful to keep a list of the designers and picture of their label handy for quick reference when you are rummaging through a vintage clothing store
There are a few things you should know before jumping in with both feet.  You should begin by doing a little research.   Check out the fashion trends for each decade and decide which one best suits your style.  This will help you narrow your focus as you begin sorting through the mountains of clothes that you will find at your local thrift store or vintage clothing shop
There are some really great resources available to help you develop a shopping plan.  Here are a couple that you may find helpful; How to Shop for Vintage Clothing on WikiHow and How to find Vintage Clothing at FinnFlair
In Houston there are several great vintage clothing stores.  This particular day I rummaged through Retropolis.  Which is really more retro than vintage clothing shop.    When I say rummage I mean it in every sense of the word.   This place was packed from the front door to the second floor ceiling.  It also gets lots of traffic and most of what was there will probably be there until Halloween when someone needs a “vintage” outfit for this years costume.  I am just calling it like I see it. 
Do you have a favorite vintage clothing item?  How did it come into your possession?  Did it belong to a Great Aunt or was it a thrift store find?  I hope you will share your vintage story.

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Little Red Dress

I think I want a Little Red Dress!  I spent years trying to find my own style.  I made many mistakes along the way, mostly because I wanted to “fit in”. 

Yves Saint Laurent says” I have always believed fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence.”

Eventually I discovered that I enjoy clothes that follow classic lines.  Once I recognized this it made shopping so much easier.  Of course over the years due to age and body shape I have had to make a few adjustments. My goal is always to stay true to myself and not be pulled into the here today gone tomorrow trends. 

It’s not the clothes that make the woman, it’s the woman who makes the clothes!

I enjoy browsing through fashion magazines to see the colors of the season.  I like to see whats happening with the shoes and accessories.  I love accessories!  Necklaces, bangles, rings, hats, scarves, handbags and shoes are the things that can make or break a girls look. 

Most of the time I am a girly girl.  I enjoy dressing up and going out.  It doesn’t happen very often but when I get the chance I try to make the most of it.    I enjoy the process of putting an outfit together.  The whole outfit from head to toe. 

“When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to the trend, they should interpret the trend.” ~Rachel Zoe

Just this week I stopped into one of the discount clothing stores I like.  Upon entering a store I like to take my time and look at the new fashion trends of the season.  I take in the overall color theme for the season.  I then proceed to the sale racks.   Sometimes I am lucky enough to find a few pieces that make the transition from one season to the next a little more affordable. 

I was extremely pleased to find a few pieces on the clearance rack that will be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe.  I purchased a sweater (not on sale), a sleeveless grey textured tank.  I added a chunky layered necklace and textured bracelet. I also picked up a cute pair of sandals that will help to transition from summer into the fall.  I spent $60.  I came home and paired my new purchases with a pair of classic (Michael Kors) black jeans.  The outfit needs a little color to pull it together, maybe something plum or cranberry.  

“Some girls on the street don’t have a lot of money, but they have the best style. It’s not about being able to buy everything in the store.” ~Nina Garcia.

I tell you all of this so you will understand why I am so enamored with this little video at the end of my post. 

My friend Howard posted his son Jacobs newest song “Little Red Dress” I couldn’t help but share it on my Blog.  Jacob is one of the nicest young men I know.  He has a wonderful musical gift.  When Jacob sings people smile.  Jacob wrote the “Little Red Dress” song for the 2011 Pearland Prancer Spring Show.  The theme was 27 dresses.  

I hope you like Jacob’s “Little Red Dress” song…I did!!! 

 “When in doubt wear RED.” Bill Blass

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