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!


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??















(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










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:



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


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 !!






Similar here

 I also saw some really bright color earrings at

Elaine Turner.

Until next time










Wrap up May


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



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.




















sinilar here



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:










(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




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


Bells 4 the Holidays


Christmas time is here! Bells are ringing.


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.













Version 2









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!



Happy Shopping !!