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

 

 

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!