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Feeling Blue and It’s the Wk-End

Well, the weather has begun to change in New England.  This means Fall is approaching and those cool autumn colors will dot the landscape.  I spent the wk-end in bed with a cold.  The most I could do was cough, sneeze and surf the internet.  I often can be found in bed doing some pretend online shopping.  I like to browse what I might purchase if my wallet was as thick as a New York Burger!  I go from clothing websites to accessories and even handmade.  I guess feeling blue my searches also were blue.  It seems navy is the black for Fall.  Many women’s clothing online stores are showing shades of blue in cotton, jersey and silk.  I have thought of royal blue as a casual color.  It tends to go nicely with jeans.  However, between my sniffles and cursor, I found some pretty nice shirts, blouses and tops that are a bit dressy blues.

This cotton jersey plus size shirt is the color I found frequently at online stores.

I view it as a dark navy blue.  It has some really simply details at the neckline.  Although this is casual it not basic.  The fringe and grommets add interest to the V-neckline.  I tend to like these kind of women’s tops because they are comfortable which make me feel sexy!  Yes, cotton jersey can do that to me, LOL.

Then between my ginger tea and another vitamin C, I discovered sites with a lighter hue navy or blue.  A blue that is more like a deep sky blue not like the ocean.  Interestingly, I found this color to be more dressy than the royal blue.  Perhaps because it has a scoop neckline which appears to be more dressy – a kind of Audrey Hepburn look.


By 5 pm on Saturday I finally started to feel somewhat better.  I had had 8 cups of ginger tea, 2 aspirins, 2 vitamin C and 2 mini naps.  It was now time to get off the internet pretend shopping and make some chicken soup!

What do you do when you have to stay in bed with a box of tissues?



Stephen, Your Designer

“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen


  1. LaToya
    August 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Lisa, I hope you are feeling better! When it comes to casual tops, I like a basic shape, with some interesting details. The top above works because of it’s flattering cut. That detail around the neckline draws eyes upward focusing on the wearer’s beautiful face.
    Latoya from toya’s tales

  2. Lisa Metcalf
    August 24, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Thanks, LaToya – Feeling better, but a bit congested. Darn colds like to linger! I totally agree with you! It is more flattering to move the eye up towards the face and neckline. So I always go for a scoop or plunging neckline too. Of course, it is all in the details after that! I guess you might agree, ya?

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