Check into Spring!!

(from InStyle)

It’s April almost May and spring is officially here.

My favorite trend is the gingham print.

According to the ad from InStyle Magazine, many options are out!

From clothing to shoes and accessories, you can see various colors of gingham print.

Here’s some of my favorites.

Traditional black & white:

PANT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( from Express)

SKIRTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from J. Crew)

These are shown with different color pieces.

Black and white is so neutral you can add any color to it!

Also pastel colors which are so spring/summer like.

SHOES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Tennis shoes from Tretorn, sandels from DSW)

 

TOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( from Mango)

So, whether you like all over gingham or just one piece, there are great options to choose from.

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

The “White” Time of the Year!

Hi Everyone,

It’s Spring!! and time for breaking some rules.

Wearing white shoes after Labor Day and before Memorial Day used to

be the “thing not to do” but, those days are over!

 I like that. It’s fun to do whatever you think feels trendy and fun.

On trend just in time for Easter:

White shoes

Bows

Buckles

(remember when we were kids in the 50’s and 60’s)

Lets start with flats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices can be enormously different for example: The first shoes were Net A Porter.

They rang in at over $900. Crazy right?

The laser cut flats I bought at Old Navy; guess what, $20.00.

 Kitten Heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(with bows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Close up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The striped mules are from the Popsugar website and can be purchased at ASOS.

I bought the Nine West style from TJ Maxx for only $39.99. The ASOS pair was a similar price.

So you see you can spend whatever your budget allows. But definitely not a fortune.

These white Mules with the bow are so adorable you can wear them with anything from pants to a skirt or dress.

(probably even shorts)!!!!

So go get your Easter bonnet on and some white bow shoes.

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER HOLIDAY

From Primed2Style

 

 

 

 

New Year- New Ideas

Happy 2018!

 Its a new year with some great new ideas.  I love that you don’t have to completely vacate your closet.

Every  style can be altered for a new look, even past ones.

This year I thought I would show ways to repurpose things you already have.

You can take things in your closet and update and change the look.

For example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from Forever 21)

 

 

(from Mango)

These trench coats are shown as a typical coat.

Lets’s show how you can add and repurpose a trench for more of a dress look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a T-shirt, or even a turtleneck would be great

FYI I bought this coat at BeBe at least 8+ years ago!

There are so many other ideas!

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The Pantone color this year is ultraviolet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love purple shades and adding to that,  pastels are also big this year.

So, how about a pastel purple??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(H&M)

 

 

OR

(both from Target A New Day Collection)

Love it!

So you can see some ideas. I am sure you’ll have many of your own.

Let me know what you can come up with.

Until Next time

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Fashion Time

It’s the Holidays!!

Who doesn’t love this time of year?  Time really went by fast.

TOO FAST!

Last year I attempted my (not too perfected crafty side), and decided to decorate my dress form,

(2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not too bad for the first time! So this year I am trying again.

Thought I would change it up a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, you know I like to add accesories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course anything red!

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Celebrating New Years Eve is different for everyone. You can dress up or be in casual but, festive attire.

I am showing casual which most people have already in their wardrobe.

Simple black skinny jeans and an over-sized blazer can be dressed up by adding a velvet tank.

Velvet has been a huge trend this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Old Navy $5.00 UNBELIEVABLE)

This outfit is so inexpensive but looks great.

A shiny metallic tank would also look amazing.

Add some fun jewelry and there you have it!

 

So, heres to the New Year!

Hope ya’ll have a great one!!!

HAPPY SHOPPING !

from Primed2style

 

 

Trending Menswear

Hey all you fashionable ladies,

We are getting close to the year’s end. I still have a few trends to show.

 Today is about Menswear.  It’s making a comeback.

It’s also really fun styling this idea.  I love mixing masculine with feminine.

Here’s some examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First, showing a gray menswear plaid.

I am wearing pants with an added white button down shirt.

But with this I decided to add a fun crop light-weight sweater with the same burgundy color as in the pant.

 My dress form shows a similar print blazer over a plain black dress.  Great for work or any event.

Now the cool thing is I purchased these pants at Target! The “A New Day” collection.

Reasonably priced and can be mixed with many other options.

The blazer also moderately priced from Cato at less than $40.00

How could you possibly go wrong?

Here’s a closer look at the blazer:

 

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In sticking with the suit trend I found another interesting possibility.

This time a more unconventional Menswear suit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really love this. Both pieces can be intermixed with other pants, skirts sweaters etc.

Here’s closer look at this print: a brownish mixed color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H&M – Each piece $35.00

It’s a little different than the jacket and pant suit. I like “out of the box” looks.

Again you could wear the top with a plain color pant or skirt or visa versa.

Add some pearls or other jewelry or maybe a scarf.

Either way so many options!

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

Fall Layering ideas

Hey All,

It’s that time of year.  As the weather gets cooler you can still keep some styles but, update them by adding layers.

For example:

I posted this last year (Feb. 2016) when styling a dress over pants first started trending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So let’s go with that and add:

 

 

 

A sweater, scarf, or both to update and change up this look.  How fun.

 

 

Note same mini dress and staying in the same color.  Add a scarf for flair and you have a new look.

A nice touch for cooler temps.

I saw something similar to this on a blog site:

(credit to justthedesign.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It shows the same concept.

TIPS:

  • Add boots

  • Add a lightweight jacket

  • A cool hat!

See what else you can come up with!!

Until next time,

HAPPY SHOPPING

Summer 2 Fall

Hey Ya’ll…

It’s the end of summer. I know for some of us the weather is still very warm. That said, we can add pieces to summer styles to take them into Fall.

For example – Hooded sweatshirts. My new favorite!

Long or cropped in length it all works.

This lightweight navy hoodie from Old Navy  works well when the temps just begin to go down.

(on sale for $7.99)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Nordstrom)

 

So many different ways to wear one.  Layered over a shirt like this one I saw in a Nordstrom ad.

My Version:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Hoodie from Mango $39.00)

(White button-down shirt)

This tunic length hoodie can be worn  by itself or over something.

A younger me would have worn this!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(H&M)

 

 

 

 

But now I would pick one of these options.

  • Leggings

  • Skinny jeans

  • Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Hoodie – H&M $24.99)

Or even layered under a denim jacket for cooler temperature times when you still don’t yet need a coat.

There are so many options to try.

Go see what you can come up with.

I would love to hear your ideas.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Happy Shopping!