Stylemindchic The Blog

  • Prepping for a Girlfriends’ Getaway #Bloggers in Napa Valley!

    Relaxing at the Andaz Napa (February 2013) After months of anticipation, it’s time for the girlfriends’ getaway and ‘Bloggers in Napa Valley’. Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is one of my favorite escapes and a place near and dear to my heart.  To experience it with blogger girlfriends adds a whole new dimension. We have a packed itinerary that includes a 2 night stay at Andaz Napa, a day of wine tasting with a limousine tour, a little shopping and fine dining in Napa, Yountville and St. Helena. As with any gathering of girlfriends, I’m looking forward to laughter, merry making, connecting and the girl...

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  • Stylemindchic Life and a New Address!

    Welcome to the shiny, new version of the Stylemindchic Life. I am so happy we’ve found each other (again)! I feel like I’m welcoming you into my new ‘blog home’ with this first post on my new wordpress.org site.  Come on in and let me show you around. I’m still unpacking, primping and zhushing up old posts. It will take some time but I’m excited. I can already feel that this move was the right one for me. Yellow Tulips for Spring Fresh flowers are a must here at Stylemindchic life. I know you feel the same. These tulips are capturing the mood I...

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  • Skirting the Rules and the Midi Skirt is Back!

    viaI'll have what she's having....how about you?Do you remember that little swish a skirt a can make when you walk? It can feel so feminine and even flirty. Though a black pencil skirt is my go to for mixing it up and down, I've recently fallen in love with a full black maxi skirt here. Maybe it's that I wore knee length skirts, or below, exclusively for so many years that I got completely bored with them. Maybe it's that I had an epiphany the first time I put on a borrowed mini skirt at age 25. I swore off...

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  • Secrets for Creating a Stylish, Budget Friendly Wardrobe

    Mixing it up with high-low fashionTop Left:  Kelsie Dagger leather boots with Merona Target animal print trench coat.Target sequin top with J.Crew necklace and New York and Company boot-cut jeans.Calvin Klein trench coat, See by Chloe leather clutch (from Paris) and TJMaxx discount Calvin Klein pants.Bottom Left: Ann Taylor Loft Jacket and blouse, Target skirt, Marc Jacobs watch, Target print belt. Michael Michael Kors neon green dress, Forever 21 necklace, Stylemindchic Boutique earrings.Tahari blouse, Michael Kors Bag, New York and Company boot-cut jeans.As I was looking back over some of my fashion posts, for the 'How I Wore My' series, I realized...

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  • Running in Heels and Finding Balance

    As I dashed through the office, following an emergency call from one of my Special Ed. classrooms, my secretaries laughed about my "running in heels". They are right, there are many days where I do run in heels. For those of us involved in the field of education we know that this season tends to be very hectic. My work yesterday included a county level administrative meeting, complete with attorneys and reviews of dire state budgets, and a support meeting for a student who's father is dying, followed by a meeting to determine whether a student with emotional disabilities should...

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