a quick getaway

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Saturday afternoon husband and I snuck away for a quick little Canadian overnight: wine tasting, spa time, an early dinner, theatre, and a nightcap. Breakfast the next morning, a brisk fall walk, and out of there. All in twenty-four hours, we were back stateside before game time on Sunday.

We stopped at Two Sisters Vineyards, one of our favorites, love the idea of sisters being proprietors of a Niagara winery. Spa, room, and dinner all at Oban Inn. Theatre at Shaw Festival Theatre, we try to get there at least once a season.

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image courtesy Worth New York

Wore a version of this outfit Saturday and Sunday, but in black, of course, and packed a dress for dinner and theatre. Kept it super simple.

Every day dress, a quick getaway, highly recommend.

in edit mode

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Dear friends,

We’re in a bit of transition: went abroad, blog crashed. Ditched the trainer (he was great yet it’s not the look I’m going for), and the housekeeping (how hard is it to vacuum?), wicked head cold set in and worked a full tilt fall winter 16 trunk. And the election?….

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The major thing going on (haha) is that we’re in edit mode: every decade or so it’s good to do a wardrobe cleanse. We’ve driven car loads to the Goodwill, we’re just really into a pared down wardrobe. We want our clothes to look great, feel great, be great, and if they don’t measure up out they go. White shirts and blue denim, lifetime keepers.

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We’ve dressed women professionally 16 years, dressing daughters for 26 years, time for a little time out and wardrobe reassess. We’ve got three living it home, aged 23, 17, and 16, and they’ve even been involved in the great closet clean out.

We’re studying trends and taking note of what works exceptionally well, stay tuned.

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picked up some Gucci ghost, might be for the men yet we like it

Blog posts have been few, the work has been real. We’ll get back to being social real soon.

xoxo

one to one

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We could have updated the blog on any one of six flights we’re recently been on; way too complicated, wifi too spotty, and kind of wanted to watch five movies in a row – something we never, ever do.

While away blog caught the ‘white screen of death’ for about five days, sorry, really had no idea what that was until it happened and then had to google and ultimately talk with a nice guy from Go Daddy and he figured things out. Kind of funny as no one was really missing it, that’s how life goes. And the Instagram feed still not aligned with the blog? Oh, well, we’ll figure that out too, in time.

Anyways, we’re back and here’s a little info about what we do professionally: help women, one to one, through personalized style sessions, look and feel great in the clothes we all wear. I’m convinced we all love a little love and affirmation, especially in the ‘what should I wear?’ and ‘how does this look?’ department.

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Being a mom to daughters, and we’ve got four, keeps you constantly in the wardrobe loop. A week ago or so, Friday, two of four daughters and I checked into the Worth New York and W by Worth showrooms on 57th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. They loved so much of what was in front of them. In a city of unlimited clothing choices, they were looking for a little one to one; one to one attention on what looked best on them, what would work with their individual look and lifestyle.

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That’s what we do: one to one personalized style sessions, in our showroom on Delaware Ave in Buffalo NY, on 57th and 5th in NYC, in the privacy of your own home or office, or virtually while online sharing our computer screens.

We believe all women should look and feel great in the clothes we wear. Every day dress, each time we put on clothes we have a new opportunity to do it again, make it different, make it better. xoxo

 

on the road, in the air

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Husband decided less than a week ago it was time to go again, this time to Tuscany. So go I do.

To get done what needed to be done before taking off wore the favorite denim on denim with some new block heel black suede boots.

Thinking we’re pretty much giving up on any footwear that can’t take to the road without speed and grace.

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Every day dress, always, on the road. xoxo

ps. packed it all in a carry-on: three jeans: two denim, one stretch leather, 3 dresses, 2 sweaters, 3 tanks, 2 shirts,1 jacket, 1 scarf.

 

a place we liked

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We really liked this boutique hotel in Denver CO: Hotel Teatro. Modern and fresh. Delightful bar with great charcuterie, did not take iPhone photos; elegant Study for more cocktails, coffee and breakfast, and pristine comfortable rooms.

The blueberry pancakes hit the spot. For more and better photos visit their website by clicking here: Hotel Teatro. We’d go back in a heartbeat.

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We’re living the every day dress lifestyle, back in the office and booking fall 16 style appointments. Happy Monday all. xoxo

one size up

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Daughters, clients, and friends know I talk about a women’s body being like a beautiful and magnificent ocean, with constant ebb and flow, in and out as the tide.

So now, we’re one size up. Kind of fitting as it’s Monday August 1st and we’ve traveled and dined from coast to coast. Totally worth the ride, yet now we’ve got to roll it in. Work a little more, play a little less.

We’re starting the slide back east, and we’ll be in full reentry mode with all that comes with it this Thursday. Also enjoying every last-minute of away time, as we know once back there it will be like we never really left.

Every day dress, one size up and it’s okay. xoxo

work mode | mom mode

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Second day of summer 16 and like women all over we’re juggling multiple gigs.

Checked into the Waldorf NYC last week Tuesday early morning and barely left the hotel until late Thursday afternoon. For day-long meetings wore a dress each and every time. Nothing easier than a dress when you’re always in a rush. Ordered lunch in, room service for one in a city of culinary opportunity. Needed some down time.

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Flew back to BUF with oldest NYC daughter on Thursday and helped her prep a summer country weekend for her city friends, about 40 of them. We did the usual, mac and cheese, chicken and burgers, salad, roasted potatoes and asparagus on the grill, (no more room in the oven), and cookies.

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Love the work mode and the mom mode, just keep going. Good clothes help, for sure. 🙂

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dance party in the kitchen always

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funny bikini cookies, it was a pool party after all

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best friends since 6th grade

 

 

suddenly summer

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We’ve been on the road and in the office and wow, it’s suddenly summer. We’ve gotta breath, we’re actually prepping Fall 2016 and have yet to have the first swim, or the first campfire.

Styled oldest daughter in floral on floral last weekend for dear friend’s law school commencement, she’ll wear it all again this holiday weekend while on the Jersey shore.

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Styled myself in same dress same place as last year yet added some new kind of retro kind of chic Gucci sandals.

We love outfit repeat.

Happy up-coming long weekend everyone. xoxo

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about four years…

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yeah, that’s a car selfie, we’re casual here

About four years ago we launched this site to talk about and inspire one another about the every day. The crazy good every day. And for me what I first wrote about holds true, I think the post was called 7 ways to have a good day, or something like that. Oldest son suggested I start posts with ‘a number’ and ‘ways’ to do it. I guess it increases your SEO or search engine optimization and honestly we’re not all concerned with that here and now simply name our posts whatever feels best.

So, here’s the original 7:

make your bed, eat protein for breakfast, get out of your yoga clothes, put on some makeup, walk the dogs, make some dinner, spend time with those you love. 

Of course there’s a lot of everything that goes along with the above, like work, and parenting, and travel, shopping maybe, and housekeeping, and bad moods…yet, if I’m honest and I can check off the above, it’s a pretty damn good day.

I like to instill those 7 in my kids, and sometimes tell them they need to do the ‘every day dress’ thing. As in, get up, dress up, show up. It’s working; they are all on a pretty good path, bumps included. Here’s how second daughter hosted a little birthday brunch celebration for one of her squad this past Sunday, so proud of her, happy birthday Gabby.

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not that I ever approve of shots, ever

Those 7 aren’t exact, simply the feel of it all. Walk the dogs can be anything that makes you feel alive, connected with nature, that moves your body. Get out of your yoga clothes is about showing respect for yourself and others in what we are all wearing for the day, runaround included.

Make your bed is absolutely basic. First things first. There’s nothing better than walking into a room, good day or not, with a nicely made bed. Simple.

Protein? In the morning? Can only think of a few things better than that and one of them is coffee. 🙂

Now about makeup: I’ve been guilty here. Kind of liking letting the skin show through with a little BB cream and a nude lip, or red-orange. Maybe I’m trying to be a little french or maybe all kinds of makeup feels like it’s aging…not really sure. My momma always told me, “Rebecca, brush your hair and put on some lipstick,” so that’s the least I can do. 🙂

If you’ve read along you know I’m all about dinner; it brings everyone back, and to the center, and is pleasurable in so many ways. Husband can’t understand at all how I think about ‘what’s for dinner’ first thing in the morning or maybe even the afternoon before. Wow…food rules.

And, as for dinner, it’s really a great way to spend time with those you love. It’s either glorious, or subtle, or even in between – whatever the day may be, and we love all of that – a punctuation mark. Wikipedia calls punctuation “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.” Can’t think of a better way to mark a day than a good meal with those we love.

Now the tangent; one thing we didn’t write about in the beginning is something we’re growing to love even more: searching, looking, seeking, aligning, and drawing out the best in others, always. 

Thank you for reading, especially if you’ve gotten this far. Every day dress, 141 subscribers, 217,821 views, 776 comments, LOVE. Thank you. xoxo… Search engine optimization be damned.

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