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

 

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 !!

 

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 !

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!

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!

crop tee

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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?