Wrap up May

KIMONOS

It’s May and time for some warm weather fun!

I am loving kimonos.  They’re fun and colorful.

They come in different lengths.

And, they cover any parts you want to hide.

I just came back from Europe and purchased this particular one in Spain.

However, you can find them most any place, wherever you live.

 (Sole Society)

I picked this one up at Charming Charlie.

 

 

It was only $30. They had many to chose from.

Loved the pinks and lilacs!! Add a white tee and a cool hat. Voila!!

And in celebrating the Memorial Day Weekend how about this one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Target $19.99)

Have some fun and see what you can come up with.

Until Next Time

HAPPY SHOPPING

 

April Is here!!

It’s finally Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this time of year!  Flowers are blooming and no more snow!!!

In eyeing trends for Spring, I’m exited that the off-shoulder & statement sleeve is staying.

Last month I featured that, if you recall. What I want to point out additionally,

is that  the pinstripe/poplin shirt sometimes commonly referred to menswear,

is huge.

Note the buttons down one sleeve very chic. This top shows some shoulder but not a lot.

 

 

 I picked up this shirt at Target from the

“Who What Wear” collection. It was less than $30. Wow, what a deal!!

Note the detail on the sleeve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Similar here)

So you can’t wrong with a cotton or poplin striped shirt.

  • Dress it up

  • Wear with jeans

  • Or even shorts!

    **Until Next time

    HAPPY SHOPPING!!

March On!

Happy March!

For some of us “Spring has Sprung.” It’s nice and warm here but,

I know some of you are still in winter mode.

So that being said, what’s fun for springtime fashion?

Over the past year the trend has been off-shoulder styles. Whether it’s a top or dress.

I really like this but, I am hesitant to wear this ( you know age and all!).  The good part is throughout the winter time it also included sweaters.

I was please to see this trend is still in for 2017.

Here are some examples I found surfing the fashion sites:

(Sole Society)

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(Rag and Bone)

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(Similar here)

 

 This one is a little different

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( Anthropology)

I really love that there are options, so if you don’t want the complete bare shoulder look, you have options.

Remember at this age instead of short or low-cut clothing, we can still be sexy baring a shoulder or two!

Until Next Time

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

New Age Denim

It’s February, still winter for some but here it’s mild.

Denim has always been timeless.  The styles just evolve over the years.  This year we are seeing a lot of the distressed look.

 Whether it is torn  along the legs or just an uneven jagged-style hem.

I just purchased this pair from Old Navy. They were originally $49.99 but were on sale for $35.

I thought they were super cute, esp. the darker wash.

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Only the bottom hem is unfinished.

I paired it with a lightweight over-size type blazer which is also big this spring!

Here are a few others for example:

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(These I found in Glamour magazine)

 You can see there are different styles to choose from.

 

Whether you layer up or just throw on a light jacket of some sort, it works.

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

New Year-Old Style

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Welcome to 2017

To illustrate my headline for January, here is my take on New Year-Old Style.

Some styles do return. For example:

  • Bomber jackets

    I like the idea of wearing it with a pleated midi skirt (trending now).  Here are some examples I found.

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These are very 80’s. I remember having one. I’m sure many of you will too.

The really cool thing is I found a bomber jacket on sale at Nordstrom Rack for only $16.99. I also have a copper-color midi skirt.

So for me this was a really inexpensive outfit to put together. All you do is add a T-shirt.

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This jacket is very light-weight so it could be worn anytime of the year.

You can throw on a necklace or pin a broach on the jacket. I’ve even seen stick-on emblems or even an embroidered look.

Add heels, booties, or even tennis shoes.

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I even think wearing black fish-net hose would be awesome.  I see they too are back in style!

And with staying with the fishnet hose, let’s try something unexpected.

Remember this? I posted for a little dressy casual look back in the fall.

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How about this? Adding black fishnet hose gives it an edge.

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So, go see what combination you can put together!

***  The Pantone color for the year is:

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It is probably not one of my favorite colors but, I could find a way to incorporate it with accessories.

Until next time Happy Shopping!

pictures courtesy of Glamour, In-Style, & Stylewatch

 

Bells 4 the Holidays

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Christmas time is here! Bells are ringing.

 IT’S THE HOLIDAYS AND TIME FOR GIVING

One of the BEST organizations 1s Houston’s:

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

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(Lindsey – Volunteer Coordinator)

Here, the goal is the community giving back and empowering women; in order for them to succeed.

I want to mention this great organization because when you speak of giving back, this is a great cause.

So I hope anyone who wants to help get out there!

You can follow the link – Dress For Success above

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It’s also the time of year to be festive. Let’s get to another new trend.

My style for December 2016 is bell sleeves. So fun especially at Christmas (get it – bells!)

I found this amazing blouse at Belk. I thought it was super cute.

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Here’s a closer look. I love this sleeve so girly and feminine.

It also has a peplum  bottom, definitely flattering on everyone.

I’m also showing some other bell-sleeve outfits especially for the holidays.

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Just some ideas!

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON FROM:

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Happy Shopping !!

 

COATIGANS – NEW TREND

Funny how new trends come in and are identified in a certain way.

While trying to stay current and express new ideas, the fashion industry  likes to shake things up by introducing  “a new style.”

This “new” style is the Coatigan. By definition it’s the combination of a coat and a cardigan sweater. Great for this time of year.

This new trend can be lighter in weight so that layering can make the difference on how warm you want to be!

I went searching for some examples:

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They can be with or without buttons as shown above. I found these two at a Zara store.

 Both moderately priced. They look like a coat but are sweater material.

I found this checked one at Old Navy.

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All of the coats were under $80.00.  The one at old Navy was only $50.

I bought one from Nordstrom Rack. I love the color, very neutral.

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So cute and only $39.99.

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You can find them anywhere with prices as high or low as you would like to go.

They are great for layering and in-between weather.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

HOPE YOU FIND A GOOD BUY