Transition To Fall

Hi Ladies,

You know it is almost the end of summer. However, here in Texas it is still really warm. I could keep showing styles for summer temperatures but for many the days and especially nights are becoming cooler.  So let’s talk about transition options.

I am loving two new Fall trends, one is carried over from the summer, which is the classic shirtdress.  They were shown all summer usually in a light color or white cotton. I just picked up a military green shirtdress, which is the 2nd of the two trends I mentioned.  It has been called the “Utilitarian”.  That can refer to uniform like. Anything in that green or khaki color is big for the season.

This dress is really versatile and can be worn with flat shoes for casual or have some fun with it.

For example:



  Or more edgey and fun add some chunky bootie type shoes


Here another idea. Let’s take this same dress and use it as a coat.  Fall styles have shown wearing a dress over pants.  In this instance it is similar to a classic trench, lightweight, for a typical fall day. Then to dress it up throw on some heels.  Again in the beige or nude color that is really in and makes you look taller and thinner in my opinion. And why not add a belt!



I picked up this dress at T J Maxx for $34.99 which I thought was a deal considering it’s a Kenneth Cole Reaction (with a price tag of $89.99) or similar here.


Play with different options of a classic piece

Dress it up or down

Keep it simple – use accessories to update

Until next time


Let’s do Culottes

Hi Ladies,

Remember culottes? I’m sure if you were born after 1950 you do. Originally culottes were worn in the 1800’s so women could ride horses and or bicycles more easily.  They returned a few more times: in the 1960’s and again in the 1970’s. Sometimes they were referred to as gaucho pants but ultimately they looked the same.

This year, they are back again. Several different styles and lengths.  I recently decided to get a pair. I figured black would be a good color, simple, and easy to pick tops to wear with.

P1030499   I really love this length. You could go longer.                P1030499_3



Similar here,

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Culottes – Nicole by Nicole Miller

Tie front blouse – Ann Taylor

Black Pumps – Nine West

What updates them is wearing pumps. You are seeing pumps with everything this year including jeans, shorts, and culottes. I am in love with the lower heel D’orsay style.  I  purchased the black Nine West pumps shown months ago but recently purchased this nude color from a Nordstrom Rack (one of my favorite places to shop).






These are Charles by Charles David.

This lower heel is comfortable and goes with everything. The nude color is makes you seem taller. more statuesque.


Heels modernize culottes

Chunky flats pair well too

Softer shape tops with culottes

In doubt, wear black

Until next time  Happy shopping!