Black White And Shades Of Grey

Black White And Shades Of Grey

The star of this simple outfit is the Margaret Ellis Jewelry beaded necklace. A beautiful string of shapes and shimmer in black, white and grey, this was a holiday gift that I will wear often. You can expect to see more stunning creations designed by McLaine Richardson - who owns Margaret Ellis Jewelry - in the future. I'll bet you thought my "shades of grey" title was a click-bait reference to fetishism.  Well, sort of. It's not meant to deceive. What I'm about to tell you really happened.

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Aladdin Sane

Aladdin Sane

I wasn't going to write about David Bowie. Not here, anyway; I figured it would just be overkill. There comes a point where too much attention, too much emotion is desensitizing. But there are tangible reasons why so many were moved by his passing. One of my friends wrote on Facebook, "He was more important than the music; he gave us permission to be unusual and be proud of it". Another observed that we mourn not because we knew him, but because he helped us to know ourselves. As someone who is unusual by default and not by choice, those words really resonate with me. 

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The Silence of Our Friends

The Silence of Our Friends

A guest post written by Clint Searcy

Today is Martin Luther King Day. Looking back it can be difficult for younger people to understand why any caring person would comply with the unfair rules of segregation that Dr. King worked to remove. If I told you today there was still a business in your neighborhood with a physical barrier outside it's door to prevent a minority from coming in you would most likely be outraged. Surely, you would refuse to do business in that establishment. So my question is this. Why do you?

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Disability Horizons Fashion Guru

Disability Horizons Fashion Guru

I am very excited to announce I am now a Fashion and Disability #DHGuru for Disability Horizons: A 21st Century View of Disability. I'll be writing a bimonthly piece about Disability and Fashion, and I hope you'll check out my debut entry, Disability and fashion: a spashionista’s guide to shopping. Although some of it is disability specific the majority speaks to strategies that are useful to anyone. Please check it out - and share, share, share with your friends!

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Ballgowns And Barriers

Ballgowns And Barriers

Last month I put on my best outrageous vintage lavender gown, complete with built-in capelet (as one does) and headed for costumer extraordinaire Manuel's Christmas Party. The party took place at  The Standard which, according to their page on Yelp, is wheelchair accessible. But it isn't. Not even close. So I sat there in my lavender gown feeling left out and foolish. I had to leave. 

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Shop Nashville For The Holi-Daze

Shop Nashville For The Holi-Daze

It's been a bumpy December so far. But I haven't really got a right to complain. I have many gifts that money can't buy. The love of a good man, the bond of true friendships, the devotion of my dogs, and the desire to be a better person every day. And, when I feel overwhelmed I can dress local from head to toe and enjoy the holiday lights around Nashville.

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What's Wrong With You

What's Wrong With You

"What's wrong with you?" This was the sentence of the week. I first heard it in response to the now viral "artistic" photo shoot featuring one of the Kardashian/Jenner bunch posing in fetish attire and sitting in a golden wheelchair. Just a few days ago, the question was directed at me during a Christmas party I attended. A man I didn't know (a very drunk man) staggered over to me and asked, "So...what's wrong with you?

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A Pilgrim's Progress

A Pilgrim's Progress

Not to be confused with the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. This is my journey, one that I'm thankful to have the opportunity to traverse. Big changes are coming for Spashionista. I value every single one of you that take the time to read and follow on social media. I'm thankful I don't have to go it alone. 

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Throwback To Paris Vintage Fashion Show

Throwback To Paris Vintage Fashion Show

It's no secret that my wardrobe is pretty much an everyday runway show for Pura Vida Vintage.  So it came as no surprise to find out that owner/curator Krystle Ramos' impeccable fashion sense is sought after by more than just yours truly. Last month  Ramos was contacted to be the featured designer for a show hosted by Tennessee State University. Called "Throwback to Paris", the runways highlighted  a collection of vintage dresses and outerwear inspired by Paris in the 1950's.

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Xpandasox

Xpandasox

Last month I introduced you to Llynda More Boots, the boots that accommodate my curvy calves. Today I get to share a pair of socks that fit every body. Several weeks ago I was contacted by Natasha of Dressing Room 8 and introduced to Xpandasox, who sent me a pair of Fairisle Blue socks to try. 

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