6/16/14

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

 On Wednesdays We Wear Pink


 by Kathleen Lisson

Looking forward to Track season at Saratoga this Summer 2014, I put together a hot pink outfit for work last Wednesday. 

 Hat: Hatsational in Saratoga Springs
Purse: Charming Charlie (Similar)
Blazer: Tahari by ASL Petite Textured Turn-Key Jacket
Boucle Dress: Pink Paddock - Lilly Pulitzer in Saratoga
Monogram necklace: Ross-Simons




The Charming Charlie at Colonie center is my favorite place to shop for Saratoga track accessories. The store is organized by color. I bring in my hat and find a matching purse or bangle in minutes!

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5/19/14

Purple Fascinator and Evening Gown

 AJLI National Conference


I wore my Abigail Aldridge fascinator to accept an award on behalf of the Junior League of Troy on our League's 85th Anniversary. I was joined in the photo by AJLI President Toni Freeman.



I was humbled to be in the company of so many great women from around the world who dedicate their time and talents to improving their communities. I am equally as humbled to be able to accept an award on behalf of the thousands of Troy women who worked, generation after generation, in the Troy community. Earlier this year I had the honor of interviewing 100-year-old Junior League of Troy sustaining member Phoebe Anderson. Watch her interview here: http://youtu.be/kHM7eXGDIqs


 

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5/13/14

How to Match Hot Pink Hat and Blue Outfit

Hot Pink and Blue at the Van Rensselaer DAR May Meeting


By Kathleen Lisson

I attended the May meeting of the Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution last weekend. 

When I need to match an outfit, I choose a flattering hat first. 

Then, I stop by the mall, hat in hand, and look for a matching bag and bracelet. I even found a complementary shade of lipstick at Sephora! The jacket was a great find at Macy's. 



Monogram Necklace : Ross-Simons
Jacket: Tahari Turn-key blazer
Dress: Modcloth
Hose: Berkshire Trend
Bag and bracelet: Charming Charlie
Pin: DAR

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3/19/14

Mary Harriman Rumsey, Founder of the Junior League

 Mary Harriman Rumsey, Founder of the Junior League

By Kathleen Lisson

I has the honor of appearing as Junior League founder Mary Harriman Rumsey at last weekend's 'Famous Ladies Tea,' a fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County.


Junior League
Dress: Modcloth Wine Cellar Celebration
Photo: Amazon 


Junior League

I shared stories from Mary Harriman Rumsey's youth and her interest in the Settlement Movement. Preparing for this role was a great opportunity to learn more about the Junior League and Mrs. Rumsey. I felt so excited when I heard several attendees comment that they were leaving the event with a renewed interest in learning more about the women that were featured at the tea. 

What a great way to celebrate National Women's History Month!

Here is the link to more information about the LVORC 'Famous Ladies Tea' from the Troy Record -
 http://www.troyrecord.com/20140309/second-annual-famous-ladies-tea-to-take-place-march-16



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1/12/14

Why You Don't Look Good in Hats - Part Two

 Why You Don't Look Good in Hats?

By Kathleen Lisson



Why do kids look so cute in hats? Because they LOVE wearing them!

Last year, a fellow blogger posted a few times about how much she enjoyed Carol Tuttle's 'Dressing Your Truth' program. I watched most of Carol's free videos and enjoyed reading her opinions on women and personal style. 

I thought of hats when I read the email titled 'Will The Real Anne Please Stand Up.' In it, she shares photos of her daughter dressed up in each of her four types of beauty. Her daughter shares the emotions she felt when she was wearing clothes that reflected her own type of beauty as well as the three other types. 

My takeaway is that Anne looks great to me in each outfit, but she feels less than comfortable in every style except her own. Read the article here: http://dressingyourtruth.com/4-types-of-anne/


When YOU Decide You Look Good in Hats, You Will Look Good In Hats



When I was in my 20's I tried on a few hats that others said I looked great in, but I just didn't feel comfortable. They just weren't 'me.'  Has this happened to you? 

Luckily, I didn't decide that I looked bad in all hats, so I was open to trying on hats in my 30's and ended up finding quite a few that I liked! 


Find out more about Dressing Your Truth here: http://youtu.be/f93yG0CXls0

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12/29/13

Black Watch Plaid and Cloche Hat for Christmas

 Black Watch for Christmas

by Kathleen Lisson

I wore a plaid dress and blazer to the Polly's Cottage Christmas Party at Vanderheyden Hall. Every year, the Junior League of Troy brings presents to the girls who live at Polly's Cottage. 

Junior League of Troy





Banana Republic Plaid Blazer
 Hat: David & Young cloche
 Dress: Modcloth Muse Your Instincts Dress in Plaid Pine 
Blazer: Banana Republic Plaid Blazer (peplum)



Founded in 1833 as the Troy Orphan Asylum, Vanderheyden Hall provides residential and community services to youth, individuals and families with educational, developmental, behavioral and emotional challenges.

One of my favorite stylish ladies also wore Black Watch for Christmas - check out her outfit at What Kate Wore

Shared with Visible Monday.

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12/14/13

What to Wear to the Daughters of the American Revolution Christmas Party

 Daughters of the American Revolution Christmas Party


by Kathleen Lisson

I wore my Abigail Aldridge fascinator to the Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Christmas party at the Country Club of Troy.


Dress: JS Boutique Sleeveless Sequined Dress (Macys)
Necklace: Ross-Simons Amethyst & Diamond 


This fascinator has certainly expanded my wardrobe - I never bought purple dresses until I found this beautiful hat at the Hat Shop in Soho, NYC. Now I have several eggplant / violet / purple ensembles! I even have a set of Amethyst jewelry to match! 

Has a hat ever expanded your wardrobe?


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