GRAY HERE 2 STAY

We are into the full swing of Fall now.  I talked about beige during the summer and the monochrome look.

 So let’s stay with that idea.

Gray is my new favorite color for fall. It’s a neutral color and looks great in any shade or combination of shades.

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I’m featuring a dress I picked up at H&M. It’s sleeveless and lightweight, so it can be worn in the spring and summer but, you can layer it with a sweater or jacket for fall.  For Example:

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I am showing it here with a sweater and pumps or heels.

For those airline flights you could change up your shoes for comfort and wear sneakers.

I recently wore this on a flight and trust me I should have worn the Adidas!

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Sneakers – Adidas

Here’s some examples I found on the web:

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I know they are different colors and the the dress has short sleeves,

but this gives you an idea of how it would look!

With that said there are so many different options to try. You could also add any color to this. I would suggest with jewelry or a purse!

TIPS

  • Add a hat

  • Add a belt

  • Add a crop jacket (denim or leather)

             UNTIL NEXT TIME – HAPPY  SHOPPING !

Cropped For Fall

Hi Ladies,

 It is finally that time of year when summer meets autumn.  I love the fall. The colors are bright. The days are still warm but, the nights are beginning to cool down.

It’s a great time to take some summer fashions into fall.  Everywhere you look styles are changing.  But who wants to buy everything new?

While volunteering last week at Dress For Success I decided to try out a trend I have been noticing.

Wearing a crop top over a shirt.

All summer I saw cropped styled tops. I am so too old for them but…. I can always find a way!

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What do you think?

It shows a new fun look.  I got a lot of compliments from the other ladies. I’d say it was a good idea.

Here’s some more examples I found surfing through the fashion mags and on-line sites.

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Now the crop top I am wearing is a type of corset top. Spandex and cotton.

Ready for this? I bought it at Forever 21 and it was only $5.00.  I also bought this one (again $5).

It’s a knit material. Lightweight and comfortable.

It’s also a fun way to add to a plain white button-down shirt.

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(plain white button-down shirt from Old Navy)

The versatility of this is how many combinations: slacks, jeans, and even skirts you can mix.

So whether you are going to work, going out for fun, on a date, or with friends you can style this trend.

Even us 40, 50, & 60’s group can.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

STYLES 2 STAY

I started this blog a year ago. It’s funny how some of the trends have carried over from last summer to this summer.

First:  Athletic wear sneakers were the rage. They still are, and even more so.

Last year you saw a lot of Keds and Converse.

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The shoes are getting a bit chunkier in style, like Addidas.

Some are even platform.

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Second:   Last year all white was huge. It still is now, along with monochromatic styles.

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 2016 brings higher waist pants and lots of white button downs.

 

Third:   Culottes came back with  new lengths.  Again, they are still showing in all the ads and magazines.

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(Target  $27.99)

This 2016 version is paired with the over the shoulder top, very big this year.

Which I think is nice considering all you have to do is change up part of the outfit and some accessories to make them look new again.

 I have seen these pieces cost much more but why not pay less. I guess a good thing is they are  still around. You get much more wear for the money.

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

BACK to the 90’S – Slip Dresses

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 I know it has been awhile since my last post. We were in the midst of moving. What a chore!

Now, it’s back to the 90’s! The trend of the moment – Slip Dresses.  So big this summer.

 I found some cute ones in the magazines. They even accessorize with shoes.

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My opinion is notice the model above can pull this off because she is younger.

 For most of us over the age of 40, 50, or even 60, there should probably be some adjustments.

I purchased this one at at a small boutique in Houston called Graceanna’s. It’s longer, two layers, so less clingy.

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It was only $40.  For a trend that is my favorite price. If you don’t wear it often you didn’t waste a lot of money.

They can range a lot higher.

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Love the neutral color.

This is one of my favorite places to shop.

It would be fun to accessorize with shoes, purses, and jewelry. For example:

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(shoes Nurture-Dilliards)

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Back in May I had a suggestion of chunky jewelry for summer.  What a great idea. Metallic shoes also a plus.

So fun to see what else you can come up with.  Send me your ideas. Would love to hear them.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Monochrome Looks for May – Daytime

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Gals, can you believe it’s May already?

Where has the year gone? It’s getting warm outside and colors for summer are getting lighter.

Trending now are outfits in monochrome colors.

Most often in beige, tan, or greys.  Since both are neutral and light shades, they make a great choice.

You can do so much with these neutral colors.

Last month one of the comments I received was to show ideas for shorts or capris. So I decided to show these together.

Here’s some monochrome sets to try:

 

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This picture is showing neutral light greys

Below is an example using shades of beige – tan.

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The shorts are Khaki & Company ( from Sam’s Club) similar & similar here.

The tops can be any tank or t-shirt.

The first sweater I have featured previously: Cabi, the other I picked up at Burlington.

I like the idea of light-weight sweaters because air conditioning can be cool indoors sometimes.

They also can be taken off,  so more versatile.

TIPS

  • Add bright color accessories

  • Try sneakers or any sandal to dress it up or down

  • Use mixed textures of similar hue

    HAPPY SHOPPING!

Fashion on the Fringe

Hey Fashion Ladies,

 I’m a sucker for trendy and a bit edgy fashion.  I think it brings a lot of fun into any outfit.

My new obsession is a cropped length jean with no hem, just frayed on the bottom.  Nothing too extreme.  I also love some fray in the legs but again not too bare. I have seen several styles for example:

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Some of the jeans are too torn, especially in the knee area.

But some styles are so fun. They are not too torn, just slightly.  I also believe they look great with sneakers or you can dress them up with heels. Either way I think the look is workable.  Here are two examples I have seen:

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I think even at my age I can definitely pull this off!

So, here is how I styled the frayed jean look for a casual look.

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Jeans – Zara           Shoes – Adidas

Or a little dressed up

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Shoes – Nine West (Older style)

Either way I think it looks great.

See you next time.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

 

Spring Fashion Blooms

Hi Ladies,

Spring is almost here. Actually for some of us it’s already started.

                 ***cabi***

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I am going to start this month featuring cabi fashions.  I recently went to a preview party given by one of their stylists. The new clothing line for Spring and Summer is here. These are the two pieces I purchased.  I love the striped tee it’s so in this year. You can wear it with anything!

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I paired this tee with white cotton flared pants ( also in trend this season) as shown in the picture above. Then threw on the sweater.

Here is another thought about pairing this tee. What do you think? I like the off color of the pant.

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The sweater was my other pick. What sold the sweater for me, was the zipper up the back. That adds a little edge (and the fact it was so light-weight).

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I know I will get a lot of use of the sweater, especially in the air-conditioning this summer.

I also loved this blue sweater, again it is light-weight and it’s the back detail which makes it unique.

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***victoria emerson***

I also would like to feature Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelets.  So cute! The pieces are made out of leather and have every color stone you can think of.  These wrap bracelets are so versatile and can be worn stacked. I am wearing the white leather wrap bracelet with a watch but you could add another small bracelet for a more stacked look.  Here it is in black too! I love both colors. They have so many more to choose from. So I think you should  go take a look!

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I think this is a pretty good start to spring!

Do you agree?