Visiting my first National Trust property during Covid: Mottisfont

We are now proud card carrying members of the National Trust here in the UK. Only took me nearly two decades to get there. Truly, this is the best deal in the land. It cost me £120 for the two of us and this gives us unlimited access to over 500 locations around the UK, ranging from stately homes to…
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Official Guide to Buying Shoes for Women with Large Feet: 29 places to …

I’m going to throw you back twenty five years, for a second. When I was fifteen, I had about three options for footwear. I was a women’s size 11/12 US and no one, at that time, was making cute sandals, shoes or anything else for a larger foot. While all the girls in high school were wearing summer sandals, I…
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Week in Review: Antiques, masks and empty tubes

First of all, how ya doing? Are you hanging in there ok? I genuinely mean it. I feel like that’s not being asked enough at the moment. People are just chugging along as if everything is normal now, but nothing feels normal. Here’s the best way I know how to describe it. Remember that scene in Ghostbusters II, where the…
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Try On: Free People… for plus size?!

I’ve been wanting to do a try on with Free People for a while now. It’s another one of those brands that’s often overlooked by women over a size 14. And I can’t say it’s a surprise. This is not a brand that has a plus size, or medium sized, model anywhere. Literally no where. And, well, I find that…
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5 Finds Online: Lobster slippers, grape earrings, cowboy sweaters and more…

  A Ralph Lauren sweater featuring a cowboy teddy with real fringe?! And that’s just the start of this week’s 5 finds online. So many good discoveries made from spending way too much time shopping online. All too happy to report that I use this blog as an excuse way too often. When I get a call from the kitchen,…
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