Category Archives: My Style

On Traveling…Keep Calm & Carry On ✈️

  ‘Travel changes you. As you move through this life and the world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leaves marks on you.”   -Anthony Bordain   Bonjour!             Life has become less hectic since  moving to the Oregon coast…     I have worked hard to keep things simple…     more minimal…     and yet still fun. Pleasure     This is especially true for my wardrobe       That being said packing for a trip…     can s.t.i.l.l. be a bit challenging.     Fortunately with a lifestyle that has become lighter…     it is now easier for me to pack for travel…less baggage     planning exactly what to take…     in order to accommodate…                 all the various things…     … Continue reading

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Building A Spring Capsule Wardrobe

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t” ~Joshua Becker Spring has arrived. It’s time to shed that heavy winter coat and get ready for traveling a little lighter.   This past week I jumped into my Spring-cleaning beginning with the closets. This is where I carry my baggage. literally  It’s here where unwanted worn items seem to accumulate. fast & furiously Ones that take up unnecessary space and time. you know what I mean Going through and getting rid of those items which hinder living simply and more fully. I have accepted that this closet de-cluttering/editing will most likely be an annual exercise for me. I seem to accumulate things stuff  it’s a part of who I was for many years. The important thing however is that I’m now the best I’ve ever been and have learned how to edit things stuff before they get out of hand. For me it’s … Continue reading

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February Outfits

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Winter on the Oregon Coast can be challenging at best to stay warm, comfortable, and dry.  No matter where you live, or the weather with just a little thought and planning you can put together fun attractive outfits. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites for the month. I noticed that I favored simple black leggings, and a pair of gold quilted low platform slip~ons. The black faux leather boots are a staple when it comes to dressing up any look!

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My Holiday Casual Wear

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ With December almost over, and the holidays still lingering a bit longer, I decided to share a few simple outfits that I wore this past month. It’s important to keep the weather here on the coast in mind when putting any kind of outfit together. I enjoy simple, practical & yet stylish. Enjoy the rest of your holiday! 🎁

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An Outfit For All Seasons

    Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy a little fashion. I use to own many closets filled with clothes, shoes, & accessories when I lived in California.  I’m proud to say that since moving to the coast I’m down to basically 2 very small beachy closets. I still love fashion, however I now am extremely careful what I purchase, & try to donate an item for each item I bring into the cottage. This is really important if you want to impress your friends dont want to end up with all this “stuff” you no longer need, use, or wear. I’m finding that a few items go a long way when you cleverly mix & match. Your friends will think you have soooo many clothes, and when you tell them no you don’t,  but that you’ve learned how to play the mix & match game… They will be soooo impressed!  

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