06.05.19

How Not To Overpack: The Surprisingly Simple Solution

Do you overpack? We just had Memorial Day Weekend, which, if you went away was a simple two- to three-day trip. But so many of us pack as if we’ll be gone a […]
05.30.19

Size Matters Not: The Tall and Short of It

I’m 5’9” and, contrary to what many of Kiskadee’s lovely customers think, I can’t wear everything. Cropped pants don’t always land on the proper part of the leg (I tend too look more […]
03.29.19

Yes, You Can Wear Pastels!

I love Charles Barkley. Why? He is just funny. He is humble, self-deprecating, witty, and not afraid to show that he doesn’t excel at all sports. Plus, he wears lavender suits and he […]
03.15.19

How To Wear a Sheath Dress Now

Imagine your perfect sheath dress. Fits perfectly, great for work and dates, but it is 50 degrees outside and you have bare arms and goose bumps. Brrrrrrr! So you rethink wearing your most flattering […]
03.06.19

Two Tops Styled Four Ways

Clothes spark joy! This is especially true when you make smart purchases of fashions you love. Truthfully, I feel better about a purchase that I wear again and again as opposed to one […]
03.04.19

Age Matters Not

Fashion is meant for all ages. We truly are our own worst enemies when it comes to our shape, size, and look. Now add to that our age. As I’ve hit my 50s, […]
09.28.18

My Trip to Coterie

When Celeste invited me to attend Coterie, the huge spring fashion market, my excitement turned to trepidation back to excitement. It is a big responsibility to choose the clothing Kiskadee’s customers will want […]
07.27.18

Dress Blues

As a child, I would settle down several times a week with coloring books and a 24-box of Crayola crayons. A new box of crayons always excited me…the waxy smell, the crayons perfectly […]
07.16.18

Kiskadee’s European Vacation: Packing for Portugal

Chuck the image of the Griswold’s vacation…you are in for a treat! So many of our customers are heading overseas this summer…to France, Italy, Ireland, and, recently, Croatia! There is no glamping involved […]
06.19.18

On Trend: The Cropped Top (But Don’t Worry, No Belly Buttons!)

“That top is too short!” “Oh, no. Crop tops are not coming back? Please tell me they are not coming back!” Yes, these are actual customer comments. I truly believe when a customer […]
05.04.18

Off-the-Shoulder at Any Age

Hate is a very strong word. I don’t hate anything. However, I am borderline on this one statement, “Am I too old for that?” UGH. Older does not mean frumpy, dull, or boring […]
03.27.18

Easter Baskets for the Tweens & Teens in Your Life

I admit it. Traditions die hard and one in my family is the Easter basket. When my children hit the “I don’t believe” stage I couldn’t help myself…they each continued to receive baskets […]
12.22.17

What To Wear Caroling (or, How To Be Really Warm, Stylishly)

I love everything about the holidays…the smell of a lit fire warming a family’s hearth, the sight of brilliant and colorful lights lining neighborhood streets, and of course hearing and singing traditional holiday […]
11.22.17

On Becoming Local

Alexandria, and Northern Virginia for that matter, is a state within itself and I love it! I came here immediately after college, had no idea where to live, so I plopped down in […]
08.08.17
Jeans and Tees

Jeans and Tees, A Love Affair

If I could live in anything, other than my workout gear, it would be in terrific-fitting jeans and a fantastic t-shirt. That is MY comfort level of dressing for both day and night. […]


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