Yes, I know it’s a silly blog title, but aren’t you? Glad, I mean, now that with Halloween almost upon us the holiday season is officially here?
I’m not sure if I’m particularly glad about the hustle and bustle with shopping and more traffic, but I’m very much looking forward to the road trips to visit family.
Whatever your feelings about the holiday season, I love the color orange because it seems like such a happy color!
According to an online source:
“Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
Although I personally don’t wear bright orange because my redhead complexion couldn’t take it, I do wear muted shades of orange like peach, salmon, and rust.
I naturally have surrounded myself with the color orange. My home has two pumpkin-colored accent walls in the kitchen and dining room. My updated white brick fireplace now sports some Autumn decor on the mantle.
When we got married 5 years ago, I chose a non-traditional wedding ring that boasts an orange sapphire!
Does the color orange make you happy? Here are a few more of mine to get you started:
An end of summer delta sunset from September. Everything was orange!
Of course, a post with the theme of orange would be incomplete without some Fall colors.
I call this “California Autumn” because of the juxtaposition of fall leaves against the back drop of a palm tree.
This last image is also submitted for the following photo challenges:
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November’s Sunday Stills themes are now available on my page.
One of my favorite fashion bloggers featured me and my water-sports’ lifestyle on her blog this week. If you haven’t met Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style yet, please stop by and read her blog.
Jodie tells readers “You may not love the idea of putting on a bathing suit or being seen in one, but I do think we need to practice more body love instead of being so critical of ourselves. None of us are perfect, and it’d be too boring even if we were!! So let’s embrace our wonderful bodies as is!!
Even if you don’t go to the beach or pool regularly, I do think it’s nice to have at least one good fitting bathing suit in your wardrobe, for those just in case moments.”
You know me, I practically live in outdoor clothing. On Summer weekends while at the delta (our windsurf camp), you can catch me wearing something water-related. I think it is possible to be a little fashionable while enjoying the water.
Summer activities are often outside at the pool or beach. We are looking at beach style for women over 50 for a variety of activities.
What’s cool about Jodie’s blog is she shows fashion for women of different ages, 50s, 60s and 70s. Always appropriate and stylish!
How does a 10-year old fashionista score a trip to New York Fashion Week? Sometimes, it’s who you know!
Her uncle is none other than Carey Reddick, II, Owner and Chief Designer of Above-Time, Inc, the San Diego-based accessories brand company.
“My uncles know that I like fashion and surprised me with this trip. They worked it out first with my mom and dad,” Tiffany explained.
As Tiffany’s Auntie, I didn’t know of her fashionista tendencies until last summer on our family trip to Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes. We all stayed in a 7-bedroom condo in Mammoth. As I got ready for bed sporting my cool, pink boxer shorts, Tiffany piped up and asked “Are you wearing granny-panties, Aunt Terri?”
Suppressing a grin, and trying to look serious, I simply said, “Umm, yes…” then asked, “what do you know about granny panties?” My sis-in-law announced that Tiffany just knows this stuff, as I slinked under the covers of our sofa bed.
Tiffany is one of the adopted daughters of my other brother and his wife. She and her older sister have come a very long way from their earlier life as abused children placed in foster care. Read more about their story We Chose You.
Tiffany and the Above-Time crew were scheduled to travel on Thursday Feb. 9th for a leisurely flight from San Diego to New York City. Abruptly their plans changed when the winter storm of the season slammed into the New York and New England areas on February 8th.
The New York Times reported, “Up to 14 inches of snow fell across the New York area, with nine inches blanketing Central Park, the biggest snowfall of the winter. Schools were closed in the city and many of its suburbs.”
Reddick spent hours dealing with flight changes that involved planes, trains and automobiles to safely navigate one of the worst winter storms in the Northeast since 2015. Getting his entire crew there in time for their first-ever NYFW event Thursday night didn’t happen.
“We had to postpone the handbag launch, because some of our team couldn’t make it to NYC in time,” Reddick explained. “Luckily the storm moved through quickly and we were able to attend Thursday’s first fashion show.”
But not without a LONG day of travel that began Wednesday night at 11:00pm (well after Tiffany’s bedtime). Tiffany admitted she was a little scared with the crazy schedule change and this being her first plane ride, but she thought “the liftoff was awesome. After liftoff, I was out like a bug!” She was able to sleep on the plane and a bit on the train ride from Philadelphia.
“We took an Uber car from the airport to a house in Brooklyn,” Tiffany explained. “The worst part was we had to walk in the snow. One of my uncle’s co-workers wore open-toed boots!”
Above-Time was initially invited to New York Fashion Week as a result of meeting key people during Fashion Week San Diego.
Reddick’s goal was to attend nine shows, the first being “Rich” by Richie Rich. Tiffany wore her favorite outfit, “a gray shirt with gold lines in it, black pants with a gold design, a red leather jacket and black boots (seen in the first photo).”
Tiffany’s impression? “On the launch day, I got to model a backpack. It was boring because no one asked me questions (about it).”
Reddick scored a major promotional opportunity with Richard Magazine, which will soon promote Above-Time products on their affiliate websites. The team recently flew back to NYC for a follow-up visit to work out details.
In Reddick’s estimation, New York Fashion Week was a resounding success. They met a buyer in New York who wants to sell the handbag line in her boutique.
The jewel in the fashion week trifecta crown? An invitation to attend London Fashion Week in September!
“This is BIG,” says Reddick, “Fashion Week in London is just a notch below the famed fashion weeks in Paris, Rome and Milan!”
Reddick is no stranger to networking and promoting the Above-Time brand. “My crew and I made it a point to visit and connect with every producer of the nine shows we attended. One was impressed enough to hand us that London invitation!”
Much of the fashion business and excitement was lost on a tired Tiffany. “Later that day (launch day), we went to another fashion show. It was so cool, because the models were dramatic and the music was loud. The runway was lit up and shiny. We got a bag of stuff and I ate the chips! Once that was over, Chloe (a staff assistant), took me back home in the Uber car and I went straight to bed.”
If some of Tiffany’s favorite things about fashion week were getting out of school and avoiding chores, and of course, the clothes and music, her least favorite thing was the snow—not surprising to hear this from a California girl!
“Even though it was my first time there, I want to go back some day. Maybe I can convince my mom to let me go to London Fashion Week in the fall!”
Surprisingly, as much as Tiffany loves fashion and is a bit of a fashionista herself, right now she is not interested in a career in fashion.
At the end of the trip, an unaffected Tiffany shared her final thoughts on the flight home. “It was fun going through the metal detector. After that I got a chocolate muffin and watched TV on the plane ride home.”
The simple things are just plain fun for a 10-year old fashionista.
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Jodie blogs about midlife fashion at Jodie’s Touch of Style. A recent post includes a men’s fashion piece, Another Day in Rob’s World.