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Wilder|Poppy Mashup in Silk & Lander Shorts in Linen

Hello and welcome to my birthday outfit! Sure, it’s three weeks late, but what self-respecting Leo doesn’t extend their birthday into Virgo season? We may be heading into autumn here in the northern hemisphere, but in southern California, these count as ‘transitional’ pieces…as in, transitioning from hot and dry to hotter and drier. Here’s hoping …

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A white man wearing sunglasses, white shirt, and dark blue pants sits on a stone wall in front of a green bush with white flowers.

Pants for My Guy – Simplicity 8519 and Closet Core Morgan Shorts

Greetings and Happy Spring! Well, so much for being more consistent with my blogging in 2022! What’s that saying? Whenever you makes plans, God gets a Netflix comedy special? If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that the only certain thing is uncertainty. But in the first few months of the …

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A Tale of Two (and a half) Basques

December, eh?  Wow…one minute, you’re watching the leaves change as you navigate some intense, real-life priorities, and next thing you know, the end of another year is on the horizon. Fewer and shorter sewing sessions means I’ve missed two full months of posting, but this last entry of 2021 is going to be a three-piece …

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