I hope your summer is going well.
We have covered lots of different trends & styles but briefly touched on accessory wear.
So let’s do that.
Super big this summer.
I purchased this one at a shop in Rice Village. I love going to Graceanna’s for trendy new styles.
They usually have the items at a lower price; which is good because styles tend to go out relatively soon.
I picked this one up for $19.99
The belt cinches you in to give a defined waist.
It’s definitely slimming.
Try it with:
Short summer dress
Add a hat
a Midi or Maxi dress.
Throw on a denim jacket.
You could wear any of these with sneakers, sandals, mules, or heels.
So many choices.
Now if you prefer you can find alternatives to a belt.
Say a corset top similar to this one @ H&M.
Or even a skirt also from H&M!
Super affordable and so so cute!
Jewelry with tassels are taking stage.
Colorful and fun you see them everywhere.
I love these new black ones that were a gift.
Here are also some I found at H&M !!
I also saw some really bright color earrings at
Until next time
Welcome to 2017
To illustrate my headline for January, here is my take on New Year-Old Style.
Some styles do return. For example:
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.
I chose black, but that is just a personal preference. White would look great too.
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
Christmas time is here! Bells are ringing.
IT’S THE HOLIDAYS AND TIME FOR GIVING
One of the BEST organizations 1s Houston’s:
(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
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.
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.
Just some ideas!
HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON FROM:
Happy Shopping !!
Hi, remember back in Junior & High School ( this is for us baby boomers) there was a actually a dress code that did not allow girls to wear pants to school. Maybe not all schools but definitely mine in the Northeast. A common practice in the winter season was walking to school with a pair of pants under a dress or skirt. What a drag that was because once you got to school you would have to change. But at the same time warmth was a priority.
Who thought this combination could become a fashion trend? Well it did.
I saw this in a recent posting and thought how cute!
It definitely looks different than I remember!!
Also, shorter length dresses and skirts are back but, I believe I’m too old to wear one. I set out to put a similar look together.
I decided not to add the coat and hat (let’s make it simple.)
So after some changes I went with this.
Jeans – Gap Dress – H&M Shoes – Nine West (similar)
What do you think?
Jeans are always a classic so I added this Mini dress from H&M (which is now on sale).
It’s mixing two styles to create a cool different look. I added the low heel pumps to look more modern. You could substitute for wedge heels.
Some could wear the dress alone, I just chose not to. I like the look. It works for in-between weather especially with Spring on the way!
Look outside the box
Keep with transitional pieces
Have fun with it
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).
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.