Runway of Dreams brings fashion to the differently abled

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Say what you will about the pitfalls of social media and its contribution to the degradation of society, but, sometimes its power for good is magnificent. Case in point, last week I was scrolling through Facebook and stumbled across a video shared by my friend, Cristi. It was a mini documentary highlighting an organization called “Runway of Dreams.”...

Super Six: New fashion looks for swimsuits

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s time for the June Super Six! With the official start of summer a few weeks away (Wednesday, June 21st to be exact), I thought it would be a good time to feature swimsuits. I know. I know. PAINFUL. However, unless you are planning to sit on the beach or by the pool fully dressed in 100 degree temps, we have to find an acceptable solution. Thank goodness...

It’s Spring….finally. Time for a SuperSix!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Are you ready for a springtime Super Six??? I thought this day would never come after the seemingly endless winter. But, we made it. Hallelujah! I think this month’s picks are pretty special… Slightly South of Simple – Kristy Woodson Harvey- I literally cannot put into words how excited I am that I can FINALLY read a leisure book. With my graduate...

Couples as…gasp…Twinsies?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I have a confession to make. I like when couples coordinate their outfits. Calm down. I’m not talking matching identically…but, putting a little effort into complimenting each other is chic, in my opinion. I stumbled across this article about a couple from Japan who has been dressing alike for the past 37 years!    Send article...

Spring fever coming just a bit early this year

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I am (blissfully) typing this article while sitting out on the patio, sans coat, iced coffee in hand. In February. Although it is highly unlikely that these 70 degree temps will continue long term, I am happy to soak it up now. Even when the weather returns to normal, the brief respite from winter is enough to force an early transition of the contents...

Chic and comfy? Yes, it’s possible

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Comfortable CAN be chic. Thanks to the endless options in the world of “athleisure” wear, being practical can also be fashionable. If you are anything like me, especially on the weekends, I have a list as long as my arm of things to get accomplished during the course of a day. As much as I love to look fancy, it can feel a bit silly to show up for...

Do celebrities impact your fashion choices?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I subscribe to a rather long list of online resources that I look forward to reading on a regular basis. I have talked about The Skimm (www.theskimm.com) in the past. If you are short on time and don’t want to rely on Twitter or Facebook for an update on current events (that is a joke, peeps), The Skimm actually imparts real facts. It is enjoyable that...

Super Six: A bit early, but awesome

Get ready for Summer with these exciting options By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I realize that technically my Sunday Super Six isn’t due until next weekend. However, I will be surrounded by a pile of Kleenex as I attempt to draft a proper graduation post. Therefore, here are my current obsessions to kick off SUMMER 2016 (even though it still doesn’t feel like Mother Nature is holding...

Rainy days and Sundays….

Coping with a cool, wet May in terms of fashion By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times This weather is KILLING me. I do not know how people in Seattle can stand it. If I see a raincloud in the forecast for one more day, I may lose my mind. Finding the motivation to get out of pajamas is difficult when it’s grey, damp, and dreary. Fortunately, my solution is to turn my frown upside down with...

Springtime puts stress on women

While men just let it all hang out, women want perfect summer bodies By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Spring is here! FINALLY. I know this not because of the weather forecast or by sticking my head out the front door…I know this because every female in my life is on a diet. LITERALLY.    Send article as PDF