Category Archives: Shopping

Legging looks for moms

A recent discussion online about whether moms can wear leggings with tops spurred this blog post. The consensus is yes, with an appropriate top and a longer cardi or jacket that covers one’s bum.  I thought I would post a … Continue reading

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Three ways to wear shorts with a blazer or jacket

It seems like an awfully long time since women’s shorts were in such fashion – I don’t mean that women weren’t wearing shorts, just that high fashion hadn’t zeroed in on shorts. Or even trickled that down to trendy retailers. … Continue reading

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Sewparadise is on vacation! Fun and fashion in Delray Beach, Florida.

It is a beautiful morning in Delray Beach. Cool especially by Florida standards. Even Michigan me is wearing white jeans, black cardI sweater and an aqua pashmina. Today I pick up my bicycle transportation for the long weekend. Delray is … Continue reading

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Preppy nursing fashionista

I had a friend describe my style as ‘preppy’ a few months back. I always termed this ‘modern classics’ myself, but OK, preppy. It fits. I’m a sailing mom in a midwest college town, and I love beaches up north … Continue reading

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Winter basics and some shoppin’

I pulled this from BurdaStyle (the German web site). I have inherited a couple pairs of ‘carrot’ pants, vintage Escada, and am making them skinnier at the ankles like this pair. I like the roomy trouser look as well. But … Continue reading

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This just makes me happy

Lovely, just lovely. Look at all those colors! If I had a grand to spend and had to spend it (because I’d probably save it, in my retirement account!) I’d buy 10 pairs (and ask for a volume discount!!) I … Continue reading

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DIY No-sew nursing tops

This is a super easy tute, and cheap to do. You can purchase inexpensive knit shirts, or get some from thrift or second-hand stores. Don’t be afraid to cut up a trendy tee with some detail at the neckline or … Continue reading

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My fantasy travel packing list…

…I pack for a sun vacation like this: swimsuit, sexy maillot style (it’s what all the French girls wear…)poncho, wide legged linen pants, wrap skirt, big sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less. It all fits into … Continue reading

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woo hoo! I won!

I won a gift certificate to Motherwear! This is a breastfeeding clothing web site, from which, I own a lot of their tops and dresses. They’re always coming out with new designs, which I like. And I comment in their … Continue reading

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More consignment shopping

I took off to my fave consignment boutique again. Shorts and skirts for summer. They had lots in sale, but not a lot of shorts. I got what I could find that fit, and also got a skirt. So two … Continue reading

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