my story





     Hello! I'm Ann, an artist from St. Paul, Minnesota, with an passionate interest in fashion and photography.  I started this blog to document my personal style and make pictures with a strong sense of place. Before art school, I studied commercial photography and I'm enjoying combining locations with my style.

     I started my blog after an personally intense period in my life. Both of my parents were facing declining health and my life was revolving around their care. I had so little time for myself and found I was wearing way to many pairs of black stretch pants. This is not how I wanted to be, so here I am in all my glory! I am a 51 year old gal enjoying life and sharing my styling with you.


     I think my style is artistic yet classic. I enjoy pattern mixing and have an entry closet jammed with coats, my favorite item of clothing. I'm wearing clothing mainly purchased at department stores during the last 25 years. If it's been in my closet this long is it vintage?...... I'm selling items at my local consignment shop so I'm picking up some new pieces there also. Currently my blog runs the full spectrum of my interest in designer labels to thrifted pieces. I adore detail and craftsmanship in well made clothes. I think personal style isn't so much about purchasing power but creatively configuring items and color.


13 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and I find it refreshing to read about a style blogger who is not still in her 20's (though I enjoy quite a few of those blogs as well). You are also based in MN which, much to my dismay ( transplanted East Coaster), is where I live as well. I look forward to continuing to follow your journey.

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  2. Can't wait to see your winter posts as I'm a little south in Madison WI. Gorgeous, glam site.

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  3. It's refreshing to see someone around my age that is into fashion, as well. You have beautiful clothes and I love the sites you have chosen to take your photographs. Keep up the awesome blog!

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  4. What a beautiful bio. I think everyone's style is always so much more interesting with some background mixed in... and your's is no exception. I always look forward to your stylish and artistically produced posts. I love your phrase..." pictures with a strong sense of place"... you deliver this perfectly... each and every time.

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  5. Very beautiful outfit ;) Amazing style ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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  6. Fun blog, Ann. Nice to see someone else who loves to wear vintage and new clothing and does so with such flair. Love the locations as well.

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  7. I just found your blog, and l love your style. Hope you can stop by my blog, betweenjewelryandjob.blogspot.com.

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  8. Glad I found your blog! Wonderful photography and design. But what really drew me was your location (yes! you understand cold although I laughed when you admitted outfit wasn't warm enough and you had to jump in and out of the car!), your size (although to me 5' 5' would be tall, at least your size sort of relates to me) and your age (no teeny bopper trendy stuff, just artistry and elegance!!!) Looking forward to future blogs!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope my blog is fun for you to follow! I'm trying to show some ways to style for the above 40 crowd.

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  9. Hello Ann!

    What an amazing blog you have!! Your poses are fantastic and I love your style, you are a real beauty!! Great photography and unique backdrops!! So professional!!

    ♥ carmen



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  10. Just found your blog and it is really nice to see someone my age blogging about fashion. Love your style (and your hair cut) and I look forward to coming back regularly.
    Kim

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  11. ANN! Hi there, I am here via our mutual blog pal, Rene over at Simple Sequins! I am a resident of North East Minneapolis, and when I saw that you are here in The Twin Cities, I had to jump on the chance to come see you. You are gorgeous, and I must look into your blog here. I love your fashion sense and your husband's photography is fantastic. I am a teacher in Edina and also a freelance writer for the magazine Scarlet Pink.

    Lovely are you! Anita

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  12. Hi Ann! Thank you kindly for commenting on my post dedicated to our Rene and others who are so brave. I have been looking at your blog and articles section and I love what you are doing. I am wondering if you would be interested in being interviewed for the magazine I write for? If you are, let me know. Anita

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