Love Summer Weather

Hey All,

Its summer and its super hot, hot, hot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been off for a while, but I’m back with some fun summer dressing ideas.

We all know I like the alternative suit and better prices.

This one is all linen.  I put it together to look professional and be able to stay cool at the same time.

I’ll show it in full.

I am going to try a selfie I see frequently (but have never tried myself).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a full shot of linen pants and a linen blazer.

It was so inexpensive.

The pants were less than $25 from TJ MAXX, and the blazer I bought at a Gap outlet store for wait,

$12.00, I really mean that! The tank was $9.99 from H&M.

This gives you an idea of how to wear a suit when the weather is on the warm side.

Here’s a closer look at the pant:

 

 

So cute. Navy striped.

Could be worn together or mixed with other items.

I really love this next suit look, but for me at my age I wouldn’t do shorts.

With that said maybe you could. I wouldn’t rule it out for others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(shop bop.com)

This is from a ShopBop website. It also looks cool and comfortable. I know some of you could rock this look.

Another take for the same pants but more casual:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try pairing them with a Boho type casual shirt.

I bought this at H&M on sale for $12.99.  Could not pass up adding in some color!!

So again here’s some ideas for styling different looks from a staple piece such as these linen pants.

As always see what you can come up with.

HAPPY SHOPPING !!

 

Check into Spring!!

(from InStyle)

It’s April almost May and spring is officially here.

My favorite trend is the gingham print.

According to the ad from InStyle Magazine, many options are out!

From clothing to shoes and accessories, you can see various colors of gingham print.

Here’s some of my favorites.

Traditional black & white:

PANT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( from Express)

SKIRTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from J. Crew)

These are shown with different color pieces.

Black and white is so neutral you can add any color to it!

Also pastel colors which are so spring/summer like.

SHOES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Tennis shoes from Tretorn, sandels from DSW)

 

TOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( from Mango)

So, whether you like all over gingham or just one piece, there are great options to choose from.

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

The “White” Time of the Year!

Hi Everyone,

It’s Spring!! and time for breaking some rules.

Wearing white shoes after Labor Day and before Memorial Day used to

be the “thing not to do” but, those days are over!

 I like that. It’s fun to do whatever you think feels trendy and fun.

On trend just in time for Easter:

White shoes

Bows

Buckles

(remember when we were kids in the 50’s and 60’s)

Lets start with flats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices can be enormously different for example: The first shoes were Net A Porter.

They rang in at over $900. Crazy right?

The laser cut flats I bought at Old Navy; guess what, $20.00.

 Kitten Heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(with bows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Close up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The striped mules are from the Popsugar website and can be purchased at ASOS.

I bought the Nine West style from TJ Maxx for only $39.99. The ASOS pair was a similar price.

So you see you can spend whatever your budget allows. But definitely not a fortune.

These white Mules with the bow are so adorable you can wear them with anything from pants to a skirt or dress.

(probably even shorts)!!!!

So go get your Easter bonnet on and some white bow shoes.

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER HOLIDAY

From Primed2Style

 

 

 

 

New Year- New Ideas

Happy 2018!

 Its a new year with some great new ideas.  I love that you don’t have to completely vacate your closet.

Every  style can be altered for a new look, even past ones.

This year I thought I would show ways to repurpose things you already have.

You can take things in your closet and update and change the look.

For example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from Forever 21)

 

 

(from Mango)

These trench coats are shown as a typical coat.

Lets’s show how you can add and repurpose a trench for more of a dress look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a T-shirt, or even a turtleneck would be great

FYI I bought this coat at BeBe at least 8+ years ago!

There are so many other ideas!

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The Pantone color this year is ultraviolet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love purple shades and adding to that,  pastels are also big this year.

So, how about a pastel purple??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(H&M)

 

 

OR

(both from Target A New Day Collection)

Love it!

So you can see some ideas. I am sure you’ll have many of your own.

Let me know what you can come up with.

Until Next time

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trending Menswear

Hey all you fashionable ladies,

We are getting close to the year’s end. I still have a few trends to show.

 Today is about Menswear.  It’s making a comeback.

It’s also really fun styling this idea.  I love mixing masculine with feminine.

Here’s some examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First, showing a gray menswear plaid.

I am wearing pants with an added white button down shirt.

But with this I decided to add a fun crop light-weight sweater with the same burgundy color as in the pant.

 My dress form shows a similar print blazer over a plain black dress.  Great for work or any event.

Now the cool thing is I purchased these pants at Target! The “A New Day” collection.

Reasonably priced and can be mixed with many other options.

The blazer also moderately priced from Cato at less than $40.00

How could you possibly go wrong?

Here’s a closer look at the blazer:

 

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In sticking with the suit trend I found another interesting possibility.

This time a more unconventional Menswear suit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really love this. Both pieces can be intermixed with other pants, skirts sweaters etc.

Here’s closer look at this print: a brownish mixed color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H&M – Each piece $35.00

It’s a little different than the jacket and pant suit. I like “out of the box” looks.

Again you could wear the top with a plain color pant or skirt or visa versa.

Add some pearls or other jewelry or maybe a scarf.

Either way so many options!

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

Add Accessories

Hello Fashionistas,

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.

Corset belts

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar here

The belt cinches you in to give a defined waist.

It’s definitely slimming.

Try it with:

 Short summer dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a hat

OR:

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!

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Tassels

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 !!

 

 

 

 

 

Similar here

 I also saw some really bright color earrings at

Elaine Turner.

Until next time

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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