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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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Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Is it really almost October? Scary…! What’s happening with you today. .. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” ~Coco Chanel A few years ago I cut my hair really short. r.e.a.l.l.y, r.e.a.l.l.y, s.h.o.r.t Well, and actually lightened it quite a bit. And, it felt good. Okay….It felt great at the time. Hmmmm. I felt like a different woman. I felt free. Free from what I’m not quite sure. Just free. I loved it in many ways. It sort of changed how I viewed myself too. Not sure about the reason behind that either. Just did. Looking back…I think I did it because I was in transition with my life. I had just retired from teaching elementary school forever for 30 years. I … Continue reading

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