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.
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
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.