Heirlooms
Posted on March 21st, 2021 by paularath

This safari skirt may look like something I wore when living in Botswana and visiting the elephants in the Okavango Delta. Far from it! In those lean years, my ex-husband and I didn’t have enough money to buy gas to get to the Okavango Delta. This skirt has a different story.¬† It joined my wardrobe
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Posted on February 16th, 2021 by paularath

It was a mistake to go to a traditional Nigerian tailor in Lagos – a man – to have my special maternity dress made. What’s worse, I neglected to ask him if he was a father. Clearly he was not. Or he would have had a more realistic take on how a woman’s tummy grows
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Posted on January 13th, 2021 by paularath

After ten months of COVID-19 and the changes we have made to the way we are living, our closets probably look (or at least feel) quite different to us. We are undoubtedly doing a lot more shopping in our closets now, and when we do seek something fresh and new, I hope we are seeking
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Posted on January 6th, 2021 by paularath

Before shopping for a quality garment, there are a few helpful questions to ask yourself: How does it feel? If it feels rough or scratchy or it pokes, squishes or prods your body, don’t buy it. A wool sweater may itch. A sexy bra may cut into your shoulders or boobs. A polyester shirt may
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Posted on September 28th, 2020 by paularath

One of my greatest pleasures is reading the Sunday New York Times, cappuccino in hand, at a luxuriously leisurely pace. The first section I read is, naturally, The Style Section. Today I loved¬†Vanessa Friedman‘s take on Italy’s Fashion Week (bravo to Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons), Philip Galanes to-the-point advice on matters such as etiquette
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