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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘patterns’
Posted: March 14th, 2014

Chne titelI found a lot of styles for spring that are rocking geometric patterns. And metallics and a lot of other things I probably won’t wear. But I would if I were younger. This top at left from Intermix online showed up in some designer clothing ideas in InStyle. It’s way out of my price range at $395, but I like the style. And I love that it’s a peplum. I just bought a very peplum for under $20 at Dots last week. Spring is in the air, and it’s going to be 50 today. That’s today, of course.

I do like some of the patterns — kind of takes me back to the 70s — “Mad Men” brings a lot of it back. Here’s a look at Accessory Agenda’s fun and fab geometric dresses. I swear I wore some of them.

Have a great Fashion Friday.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: March 16th, 2013

Woodbriar LaneIn 20 years of writing for House to Home, I don’t think I’ve seen so many nice condos and patio homes on the market at one time until now.

The picture is of one of my favorites behind Erie Day School, but there are some for every price range and plenty are open tomorrow for viewing. Read my full story here. One thing to keep in mind about condos is some developments do not permit For Sale signs, so if you, like me, ride through neighborhoods and figure nothing is for sale — check with a Realtor because right now nearly every condo development in the region has a few for sale.

A shout out to all the folks who sent me their favorites. We couldn’t accommodate everyone, but I will be doing this again. You can create your open house tour here. If the condos you want aren’t on the tour, call a listing agent, get an appointment and check out some great places to live — in all price ranges.

Check out all of this week’s House to Home right here:

Shamrocks bring Irish home – Sue Scholz gives us the dirt on shamrock plants and the schedule for this weekend’s Home & Garden Expo.
Fun and feasts abound on urban farm – a toddler and her family truly live off the land … and love it.
The Whole Gang’s Here – multiple generations are living under one roof — a growing trend that affects home design.
Fabrics for the Future – jute and other natural fibers aren’t just for rope anymore — they are in rugs and more — and they look great
Patterns refresh furnishings – a little print brightens any room in a hurry.
Implement 5 must-have decorating tools – five quick and easy tools to update your home decor.
Liven up laundry rooms – not just cellar dwellers anymore, laundry rooms become part of the main living space — and look good.
Pam Parker has been writing about homes, home improvement and home décor for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.
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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

My son Ryan bought this Ralph Lauren Buffalo check polo. My husband says he looks like Elmer Fudd in it, but I think he looks really cute. If he would awaken from his Thanksgiving Day food coma, I would get a picture of him. Maybe around noon.

Anyway, plaid and checks are fashion forward this year. Here’s an ABC News report on men’s patterned fashions. Here’s an Elle story on how women can wear these fun finds.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Homeat the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step grandmom to one.


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Posted: March 2nd, 2012

It’s not your mother’s camo.

These images from Glamour.com reveal some colorful patterns that add a nice, light look to spring fashion. Glamour.com and most sites say dresses are IN — big time, and color and color-blocking is everywhere. Short suits are back — suits that pair a pair of shorts with a nice jacket. Been a while since we’ve seen those. Novel necklines are everywhere — not just the V-neck, scoop or spaghetti strap — and it’s all flattering.

Like camo, other colorful patterns are popping up — it has that 80s flavor — and it looks good.

If you don’t own something orange, now is the time to get it — and I mean reddish-orange, not peach. Tangerine is the Pantone color of the year, and it is hot — in dresses, jackets and more.

Metallic is still rocking the runway and we can all wear it. Check out HerTimes.com on Sunday for a wardrobe makeover that Sassy Peacock did for Denise Powell, an active mother of three. Bright lime-green print and a little metallic dress up a simple skirt or slacks. Wait until you see her!

We’ll be telling you about more styles at HerTimes.com in the next few months. In fact, send me photos of you wearing your favorite spring styles. You could be featured in the April issue of Her Times. Send to pam.parker@timesnews.com

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