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Sunday, April 17, 2016


The weather is warming up (82°F as I write), so I am shifting for the moment from the Fall Paris Wardrobe to Los Olivos Summer!

This outfit was inspired by my new Trippens...

The style is called Union, and it is in one of my favorite Trippen colors...
"Black Ice".

The pants are V8712, an OOP Marcy Tilton pattern...

I made View C, added a band at the bottom, and made sure to use these cute
pockets..they are particularly fun in stripes!

The fabric is a woven stripe in shades of gray on white, from Marcy Tilton.

The top is Style Arc Daisy, without the extra hems. The fabric is from the mists of time (i.e. I don't remember where I got it). It's a very drapey smocked rayon.

Hanging with Buddha...(and yes, I'm showing off the glorious roses :)

Maggie was up last weekend and we did our "fun in the kitchen routine" as
usual. The April cover of Saveur Magazine caught my eye in the market; Dave and I enjoyed our trip to Sicily so much, and particularly the food and wine, so I knew we would enjoy this:

substituted Quinoa for the Couscous, as Maggie is GF 

and we also made Sicilian Caponata, from the same issue.

The peas are from Dave's garden! It was a delicious dinner!

And on to the sad part...we lost our beautiful Paddywack 5 days ago...
He was only 6 ½, he went suddenly and way too soon. He was, of course, a 
part of the family, and as readers of my blog know, my beloved Fashion Accessory.

R.I.P., Paddy

I'll be showing up at Patti's Visible Monday later this afternoon, so pay us a visit!



  1. So sad for you on the loss of your beloved pooch. I always enjoyed his appearences on you blog. Love your pants and tunic. I will have to go down to my pattern purgatory in the basement and rescue that pants pattern. Yours look like excellent travel past,

  2. So sorry about Paddy. It's hard to lose a pet.
    Love your pants and top. You always inspire me.
    Marciae from SG

  3. I'm heartbroken for you and your loss of Paddy.

  4. Oh, so sorry to hear of your loss. Yes, our pets become part of the family and are missed when gone. Love your rayon tunic and striped pants. I'm always looking for stripes in warm colors but they are had to find. Karen

  5. oops - I meant 'hard' to find.

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. It must have been a terrible shock for you.

    Wonderful new outfit Marghy. I have this SA tunic in my stash and your rendition is the best I have seen. The fabric you used is just perfect! Your pants are fabulous and your attention to detail is second to none!!!

  7. So sorry for your loss, what a beautiful pet and friend.
    Your new shoes and outfit are lovely, thank you so much for sharing with Vis Monday, xox


  8. I just love your new ensemble. All the pieces are beautiful, including those Trippens. As I mentioned before on Facebook, so sorry about your doggie. He was such a sweet looking character.

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs are dear companions.

  10. A lovely outfit. I love these shades of gray.
    I am so sorry about your dog; no matter how long we have them they are so much a part of the family. It's a big loss.

  11. Oh, farewell, Paddy.
    Thank you, Paddy, for your love and loyalty.
    What a wonderful friend.
    A Springer? I have been a parent to 2, mine were field dogs, Paddy looks like he was a show? Springers are especially close to their families.

  12. I lost my beloved German Shepherd, Fero, at the tender age of 4 due to an acute illness. Nothing prepares you for the loss and it seems for unfair. My heart aches for you. RIP Paddy.

  13. There aren't adequate words to express my condolences, but consider yourself wrapped in a warm cyber hug Margy. Losing a four legged love is never, ever, easy....and...it's especially hard when are beloved beasts are called back to spirit suddenly and at a young age. May he be flying free on the wings of an angel. xo

  14. You and Paddy have been in my thoughts. Love your new outfit and the stripes do make that pocket!

  15. Oh, so sorry for your loss! Take care.

  16. Sending Light to you and your family for the Highest Good. I got to know the ever photogenic Paddy. Sweet presence.

  17. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  18. So very sorry to hear about the loss of Paddy, so unexpected at his young age.
    Your outfit is very chic and the roses divine.

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Paddywack. He was obviously a much loved member of your family. Allow yourself time to grieve.

    Love the new outfit. You inspire me.

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  21. Cute outfit and love the roses! So sorry though to hear about Paddywack. I've never had a dog but can imagine how much you must miss him.

  22. Very stylish outfit. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  23. Margy, so sad to hear about losing your beloved Paddy. It's so hard to let them go. On a happy note, beautiful outfit!

  24. I'm so sorry to hear of Pattywack's passing....so hard to lose any pet. Love your outfit, have "the Daisy" and seeing yours I'll have one as soon as I get my DH out of the house on to his volunteer job at Habitat for the day....thanks! Beautiful post.

  25. So very sorry for losing Paddy. My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Your outfit is beautiful, love how they go together so well. LOVE stripes!!!

  26. Condolences on the passing of the lovely stylish Paddywack. All the shoes on the planet cannot make up for a dog shaped empty space in one's life. All the best to you.

  27. As always, your artsy-bordering-on-classic style has hit the style button! Oh what fun you will have in Paris!

  28. Poor Paddywack - and you.
    Stylish as ever and somewhat slimmer?? Looking very, very good.

  29. I'm so sorry to hear about Paddywhack. It can be really tough to lose a beloved family member, particularly when it is sudden and unexpected. I hope in amongst the sadness, you are still able to recall some of the good times too, as you grieve.

  30. So sorry to hear about Paddywack. He was a handsome accessory for many of your photo shoots, and I commiserate on the loss of a beloved pet. The new outfit looks great- you are a terrific inspiration!

  31. My heart goes out to you over the lost of Paddywack....it is amazing how they worm their way into our hearts....

    Love your pattern and color combinations.
    Back in May 2013 you mentioned doing a tutorial on the linings of your travel jackets/vest and how you add all those pockets. Did you ever do that?

    RIP Paddy

    1. Hi, Connie...I just noticed your question. I posted a tutorial on my travel vest pockets on May 30, 2013. I can't figure out how to link it in a reply, so you'll have to go back in my blog.

  32. So very sorry about the loss of Paddy. He looked so sweet in the pictures, as if he had a secret that he would share for a treat. I lost my Bagel last November & it was very difficult saying goodbye. I miss most (besides Bagels lovely bark & companionship) the smell and feel of sun-warmed dog fur.

  33. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Paddy. He was a lovely accessory and looked to be a good friend. Those little furkids can never stay long enough, but it is particularly painful when they go much too soon. RIP Paddy, and hugs to you.

  34. So sorry for the loss of your pup pup. :(

  35. Your summer outfit is flowy and breezy and just right. I love the cuff and pocket details on the pants. And of course your Trippins are perfect. They have the best soles!

    And of course so very, very sad that Paddywack has moved on already. I'm glad you had those years together and I'm sorry for this loss. It hits so hard when these things happen.