Matters of the Heart…


Dreams are matters of the heart, things that pull you along as if they have hooked you someplace deep inside.

Jeanne Marie Laskas



I’ve reconnected with my love of thrifting since moving to Denver. This top and pleated skirt came from my current favorite spot–Goodwill of Denver on Broadway. I love the thrill of the hunt and finding these two pieces that blend so well are a definite win! On the trip where I purchased these two pieces, I went with a friend.



And let me tell you–I thought I knew how to tear up some racks looking for treasures. Cha’Rel went through a bin of belts and came out with some serious treasures! I had to tip my hat…


Last two weeks I’ve been on a brooch kick with my Sunday attire. And with the approaching colder weather, heavier fabrics and more somber colors, brooches are an amazing accessory to add to your wardrobe.


All of the brooches I’m wearing are thrifted. One of the things I love to do is to group several pins together. I was going through my collection and realized I had all of these heart pins!


I view brooches–and most accessories–as something you can apply pretty liberally. I do have my own preferences as it relates to proportions, but generally I’m like, the more the better! One of my style inspirations, Iris Apfel, said it best…

Accessories are like vitamins to fashion – as such, you should use the liberally.

Iris Apfel


If you don’t particularly like the “thrill of the hunt” for brooches–search “brooch lot” on eBay or Amazon. This is an affordable way to begin your collection.


Speaking of matters of the heart as I mentioned in the opening quote–dreams and destiny requires discernment—in thoughts, actions, and company. To manifest what’s deep inside, sometimes it means periods of separation or isolation. It can be tough–but don’t shun them. The calling and season we are in means we can NOT subject ourselves to everything and everyone. Use this time to listen, plan, perform, and perfect. Like the saints of old used to say, “you will understand it better by and by.”


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