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October 27, 2016

When it comes to fall workwear essentials, there are few styles as put-together and sophisticated as the pencil skirt.  Pairing with a white shirt, I can easily put together a fool proof office-approved po...

October 27, 2016

One year later, on the same weekend

Alone by myself in another town 

The green elm with the one great bough of gold

Lets leaves into the grass slip, one by one    *

All my best memories
Come back clearly...

October 24, 2016

One year ago, two airline tickets, three ladies + three photographers = a story forever

When I was young I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
When they played I'd sing along, it made me smi...

October 22, 2016

I love green beans and long beans. But cooking/eating them is always a dilemma to me.  Dry-frying is the best way to cook green beans, yielding tender beans with inordinately juicy and tight texture.  But...

October 21, 2016

Long sleeves, turtleneck and uneven hem make this striped dress unique, fun, and practical for an early fall day.  To make it feel more seasonally appropriate, I bow-tied a silk scarf to add warmth, textur...

October 16, 2016

The weekend is here.  Want to try some exotic flavor but not much of a hassle?  Here is a good option -- Thai Fish Cakes. They are slightly crispy outside and tender inside.  The beautiful colors will easi...

October 12, 2016

While we love the breezy, sleeveless frocks we wore all summer, cozier, long sleeved fall dresses are essential with the arrival of chilly fall weather. 

This retro-inspired dress has many features that I l...

October 8, 2016

Even though I just said in my 15K running post that “Don’t set up a specific/tangible goal (for your workout), such as losing certain weight, or slimming waist down to certain inches.  My goal of exercisin...

October 8, 2016

October 4, 2016 – It was a big day for me.  I finished my first 15K !   I was so glad and proud that I made my way to this point.  Believe it or not, I was a person who almost never worked out for all thos...

October 5, 2016

Jewel tone colors compliment all skin tones and hair colors.  They are great colors for the fall, a perfect complement to the colorful fall foilage scenary.  So today I chose to break out of my black trap...

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