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Weekly Wellegant Find: Ranch Fedora Hat by Athleta

I adore hats and wear them all year round (felt and wool in the cooler weather and straw ones during warmer months). This Ranch Fedora Hat caught my eye while I was flipping through the most recent Athleta catalog and I purchased it almost immediately.

What drew me to this particular hat was that it has that chic fedora style, with a brim that’s a bit wider than usual. While I find fedora hats to be an adorable summer accessory, they hardly offer any sun protection at all. This fedora, however, shades the entire face and neck area. Score!

Have a sunny day,

Karen

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Talking Fashion with NYC Stylist, Tiffani Rogers

I’m super excited to share with you the very first interview I’ve done on the blog (and, hopefully, the first of many)! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing New York City stylist, Tiffani Rogers of “Style by Tiffani.” I had so much fun, as we talked about building a wardrobe you love, simplicity and style, shopping and upcoming trends (among other things). Check out our conversation  by clicking on the video link above.

About Tiffani:

Tiffani is a personal wardrobe stylist dedicated to making her clients feel confident and look their best while saving them significant amounts of time and frustration. In 2016, she create  Shop the City: A Shopping Guide to New York CityThe sophisticated & savvy shopper’s guide to Manhattan.

Follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @stylebytiffani

Also referenced in our conversation:

Tiffani’s interviews on The Simple Sophisticate Podcast:

Talking Style, New York City and Sales

“A Discussion about Quality over Quantity in Style and in Life”

Enjoy and please join in the conversation in the Comments below!

Have a wonderful, Wellegant weekend,

Karen

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Weekly Wellegant Find: Victoria Magazine

A while back, I discontinued all of many of my magazine subscriptions because I found that I just couldn’t keep up with them. The magazines would invariably pile up, unread, on the coffee table and begin to feel like yet another thing that I had to do. And let’s face it, most of those articles (or ones like them) can be found online.

There’s one magazine, however, that is such a delight that I couldn’t bear to discontinue my subscription…Victoria magazine. Victoria’s articles are interesting (and quite different from the usual “Simplify Your Life” and “Bikini Body by June” ones published in most women’s magazines) and the photography is absolutely stunning! The tagline for the magazine reads, “Inspiration for a Gracious Life” (no surprise that it’s one of my faves!).

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Weekly Wellegant Find: InstantPot

Many times, I’ll learn of an interesting kitchen gadget but refrain from buying it because I don’t want to devote precious kitchen cabinet real estate to storing it. Like most people (especially those who love to cook!), I find storage space in the kitchen to be at a premium, so I make every effort not to accumulate gizmos and gadgets unless they are truly necessary and/or make it considerably easier for me to prepare healthy and satisfying meals. In other words, those small appliances and other pieces of kitchen equipment have to EARN their cabinet rights!?

A fellow blogger turned me onto the InstantPot and, not only did it earn its rightful place in my kitchen, but it’s quickly become a star player!

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Weekly Wellegant Find: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown (book)

Have you ever read a book that shook you awake and made you question how you spend your time and live your life? Essentialsim: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown was just such a book for me. I read about 20 pages and immediately called my best friend to discuss some of it with her. She ran to the bookstore that very day to get herself a copy and the two of us can’t stop talking about it. Really…it’s THAT juicy and full of wisdom. We decided that it should be required reading for every woman!

As the book jacket describes, the way of the “essentialist” is “not to get more done; it’s to get the right things done.” But don’t worry…this is NOT another book about productivity.

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White Jeans in Winter

I grew up believing that wearing white in winter was akin to fashion suicide. Nope. Not ever. Taboo. In fact, whites were only “allowed” after Memorial Day and before Labor Day. During any other time, one might wear cream, off-white or “winter white” (I still haven’t figured out exactly what the difference is!?), but true white? Not a chance. For that reason, wearing white has always been somewhat of a fleeting pleasure. Well, no longer…

Thankfully, someone far more rebellious than I challenged this fashion rule and, now, wearing white in winter is considered a gorgeous, modern trend.

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Weekly Wellegant Find: Acacia Wooden Salad Bowl

My late grandmother, Ida, was a little Sicilian woman with a fiery spirit and a great big heart. She was also a master in the kitchen. So much of what my mother learned about cooking, she learned from Ida (her mother-in-law) and, of course, passed on to me. I attribute my appreciation of good food and my love of cooking to these two passionate foodies!

One of the things that Grandma Ida was emphatic about was that salad had to be prepared and served in a wooden salad bowl. She claimed that, over time, the bowl becomes “seasoned” – that is, it absorbs the flavors of the olive oil, vinegars, garlic and spices – and creates a much more flavorful salad. In fact, she always made the dressing in the wooden bowl and swirled it around a bit before tossing the greens in. All I know is, her salads were THE BEST!

So, I’ve always followed her strict instructions and prepared salad in a wooden bowl. I’ve had the same bowl for years and have been careful to care for it. No dishwasher. No soap. Only a quick rinse with very warm water (if it needs more than that, you can use some coarse salt or lemon juice to clean it…but I rarely need to use anything more than warm water), then I wipe it dry with a paper towel. This Acacia bowl by Sur La Table isn’t the exact one that I have (to be honest, mine is so old, I don’t even remember where I got it or what it was called), but it’s almost identical.
If you eat salad a lot, as I do, you might wish to test Grandma Ida’s theory for yourself. Or you might, as I do, follow her advice without questioning because…well, nobody’s ever given better advice about food than a Sicilian grandmother!?

(And if you need some salad inspiration, here are some of my favorite salad recipes.)

Be Wellegant,

Karen

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