If you could only wear two designers for the rest of your life, who would they be?

I’ll start.

For daytime it would be Margaret Howell. I do not own one piece by MH but so much of what I buy secondhand is inspired by her work. Watch this lovely video to learn more about her.


For evening it would be Dries Van Noten. I love his sense of color and luxury. I love how he mixes classics and brilliant new fantasies together. I own one DVN piece — a marigold linen and silk midi wrap skirt that I got secondhand from The Real Real. I have too many favorite seasons to pick just one. This video offers a nice overview.


Who would you wear?

My 2021 Sewing Plans

My friend Kirsten and I are challenging each other to sew more in 2021. We recently shared our plans with each via Zoom. Watch the video below to see the inspiration behind each of my monthly project plans. Most of my projects involve upcycling but a few of my them will involve me sewing from scratch. #Yikes I will share my progress on my Instagram account and here on my blog. Follow along, or better yet — join in and share your progress!

My 2021 Sewing Plans:

Random Link Pack

Stay High

I don’t blog like I used to. I shifted to what so many others do — I micro-blog on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you want more content from me you might want to follow me on those channels. However, the stay-at-home orders have allowed me a little more time so I’m going to TRYYAH to blog a little more. Let’s start with a random link pack.


I’m watching Mrs. America. I N C R E D I B L E cast including Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan and Uzo Adub as Shirley Chisholm. I even like the opening scene.

My friend loaned me Lindy West’s new book — The Witches Are Coming. Lindy is technically a Millennial and I’m a Gen-Xer so I don’t actually get some of her popular culture references but what I do get is that Lindy is smart and brave and she is challenging us all to be better people.

One of the things I miss most about pre-Covid life is thrift shopping. I’ve taken to The Real Real for virtual window shopping. I love that Mister Mort did a Maine Man edit.

I was infatuated with sweat suits as fashion before Covid-19 and I have a Pinterest board to prove it.

Surf Point is achingly beautiful. I’ve never seen it in person but it is on my short list. It’s located just up the road from me in York, Maine. The story behind it is interesting too.

I stumbled upon With Wendy on Youtube. I especially like her THRIFT FLIP video series where she upcycles thrift store finds into fashion. Like the one where she turns a sleeping bag into a puffer jacket and the one when she turns a blanket into a Cecilie Bahnsen inspired quilted wrap coat. #NotEasy

I asked about buying weights on my Facebook page. My friend recommended just filling gallon milk jugs with water which equals eight pounds. Works for me! Here is a milk jug workout if you are interested.

This absolutely gorgeous 6,000 SF brick firehouse in Rochester, NH was listed for $149,000! Sorry, It’s under contract.

This make-up got me searching for vintage Colorforms on Etsy. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to create a make-up collage masterpiece on your face for a next-level at-home selfie photoshoot! I die!

GIVE to 3S Artspace because ART!