New Year-Old Style




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.








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.

p1040176I chose black, but that is just a personal preference. White would look great too.

 Similar jacket

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.




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.








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



So, go see what combination you can put together!

***  The Pantone color for the year is:


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


Boots Are Made For Walking!

Welcome to 2016

This past year went by really fast.  It’s hard to believe a new year has begun.

My trend for January is boots, more specifically “Over The Knee” boots. While boots are always in style for necessity and warmth, this year the “OTK” are really big.  This months post is later than usual partly because the weather here in Texas has been warm and it was hard to get into the spirit of boots sooner. But the cooler temperatures have arrived (no snow) yeah.


I bought a pair to see if I would like them and I definitely do! You think of wearing boots with jeans, pants, etc. but, I see a lot of OTK with skirts and dresses like the photo above. While I cannot see myself in shorter skirt styles pairing my boots with this coat-type dress works really well.


(These boots are Bucco from – Rue La La $59)


If you stick with the darker colors, adding a bright color as an accessory is fun, for example this colorful scarf (gifted).

Version 2


 Of course with a new year beginning Pantone, the global color expert, has their color of the year. This year they decided to go with two.  They have chosen pastel colors a shade of pink – Rose Quartz and light blue – Serenity. Both were seen on the runways for spring.


Right now these shades seem kind of spring-like but I like that they are taken from natural occurrences of nature for example:


(taken from my vacation at Lake Tahoe)

It will definitely  be fun to see what styles emerge from this new choice of color.

Happy Shopping!