Topic “Style”

By Valerie Fisher Parsons (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

Time marches on. And with it, the need arises for a new calendar.

Your insurance contact or financial institution is only too happy to accommodate your need and sometimes creates a calendar that is actually useful.

All too often, I find that the squares in which I want to write little notes to myself are miniscule, so by the time...

By Valerie Parsons (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

I saw these little trees in a bottle several years ago and again last year on Pinterest. The instructions were vague, at best, so I experimented to try to find a way that would work for me in creating these little miniature snow scenes.

The bottles were difficult to find until I happened upon a set of nine bottles by Tim Holz for $7.99...

By Becky Cairns (Standard-Examiner staff)

ROY — Put yourself in Melaine Mallory’s hands and the seamstress will take you time-traveling.

Maybe you’ll look like you stepped out of the pages of a Victorian-era magazine, clad in a stylish bustle and elegant hat, or perhaps you’ll be transformed into a Southern belle, swishing about in huge Civil War-era hoop skirts.


By Keli Goff, By The Root

WASHINGTON — Sasha Obama has done it again. Weeks ago the youngest first daughter wore a sweater in public that ended up selling out shortly thereafter. Now her recent ensemble at her father’s official Thanksgiving turkey-pardoning news conference has also generated headlines, and style watchers...

By Elizabeth Mayhew, By Special to The Washington Post

For the first time ever, my husband and I have a proper guest room. Even better, our new house has a designated “guest wing.” That of course makes it sound fancier than it is, when in reality it is a circa-1960s cinder-block addition of a couple of rooms and one bathroom, all with low ceilings,...