April Is here!!

It’s finally Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this time of year!  Flowers are blooming and no more snow!!!

In eyeing trends for Spring, I’m exited that the off-shoulder & statement sleeve is staying.

Last month I featured that, if you recall. What I want to point out additionally,

is that  the pinstripe/poplin shirt sometimes commonly referred to menswear,

is huge.

Note the buttons down one sleeve very chic. This top shows some shoulder but not a lot.

 

 

 I picked up this shirt at Target from the

“Who What Wear” collection. It was less than $30. Wow, what a deal!!

Note the detail on the sleeve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Similar here)

So you can’t wrong with a cotton or poplin striped shirt.

  • Dress it up

  • Wear with jeans

  • Or even shorts!

    **Until Next time

    HAPPY SHOPPING!!

March On!

Happy March!

For some of us “Spring has Sprung.” It’s nice and warm here but,

I know some of you are still in winter mode.

So that being said, what’s fun for springtime fashion?

Over the past year the trend has been off-shoulder styles. Whether it’s a top or dress.

I really like this but, I am hesitant to wear this ( you know age and all!).  The good part is throughout the winter time it also included sweaters.

I was please to see this trend is still in for 2017.

Here are some examples I found surfing the fashion sites:

(Sole Society)

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(Rag and Bone)

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(Similar here)

 

 This one is a little different

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( Anthropology)

I really love that there are options, so if you don’t want the complete bare shoulder look, you have options.

Remember at this age instead of short or low-cut clothing, we can still be sexy baring a shoulder or two!

Until Next Time

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

COATIGANS – NEW TREND

Funny how new trends come in and are identified in a certain way.

While trying to stay current and express new ideas, the fashion industry  likes to shake things up by introducing  “a new style.”

This “new” style is the Coatigan. By definition it’s the combination of a coat and a cardigan sweater. Great for this time of year.

This new trend can be lighter in weight so that layering can make the difference on how warm you want to be!

I went searching for some examples:

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They can be with or without buttons as shown above. I found these two at a Zara store.

 Both moderately priced. They look like a coat but are sweater material.

I found this checked one at Old Navy.

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All of the coats were under $80.00.  The one at old Navy was only $50.

I bought one from Nordstrom Rack. I love the color, very neutral.

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So cute and only $39.99.

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You can find them anywhere with prices as high or low as you would like to go.

They are great for layering and in-between weather.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

HOPE YOU FIND A GOOD BUY

 

 

Cropped For Fall

Hi Ladies,

 It is finally that time of year when summer meets autumn.  I love the fall. The colors are bright. The days are still warm but, the nights are beginning to cool down.

It’s a great time to take some summer fashions into fall.  Everywhere you look styles are changing.  But who wants to buy everything new?

While volunteering last week at Dress For Success I decided to try out a trend I have been noticing.

Wearing a crop top over a shirt.

All summer I saw cropped styled tops. I am so too old for them but…. I can always find a way!

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What do you think?

It shows a new fun look.  I got a lot of compliments from the other ladies. I’d say it was a good idea.

Here’s some more examples I found surfing through the fashion mags and on-line sites.

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Now the crop top I am wearing is a type of corset top. Spandex and cotton.

Ready for this? I bought it at Forever 21 and it was only $5.00.  I also bought this one (again $5).

It’s a knit material. Lightweight and comfortable.

It’s also a fun way to add to a plain white button-down shirt.

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(plain white button-down shirt from Old Navy)

The versatility of this is how many combinations: slacks, jeans, and even skirts you can mix.

So whether you are going to work, going out for fun, on a date, or with friends you can style this trend.

Even us 40, 50, & 60’s group can.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

STYLES 2 STAY

I started this blog a year ago. It’s funny how some of the trends have carried over from last summer to this summer.

First:  Athletic wear sneakers were the rage. They still are, and even more so.

Last year you saw a lot of Keds and Converse.

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The shoes are getting a bit chunkier in style, like Addidas.

Some are even platform.

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Second:   Last year all white was huge. It still is now, along with monochromatic styles.

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 2016 brings higher waist pants and lots of white button downs.

 

Third:   Culottes came back with  new lengths.  Again, they are still showing in all the ads and magazines.

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(Target  $27.99)

This 2016 version is paired with the over the shoulder top, very big this year.

Which I think is nice considering all you have to do is change up part of the outfit and some accessories to make them look new again.

 I have seen these pieces cost much more but why not pay less. I guess a good thing is they are  still around. You get much more wear for the money.

Until next time

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

Monochrome Looks for May – Daytime

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Gals, can you believe it’s May already?

Where has the year gone? It’s getting warm outside and colors for summer are getting lighter.

Trending now are outfits in monochrome colors.

Most often in beige, tan, or greys.  Since both are neutral and light shades, they make a great choice.

You can do so much with these neutral colors.

Last month one of the comments I received was to show ideas for shorts or capris. So I decided to show these together.

Here’s some monochrome sets to try:

 

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This picture is showing neutral light greys

Below is an example using shades of beige – tan.

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The shorts are Khaki & Company ( from Sam’s Club) similar & similar here.

The tops can be any tank or t-shirt.

The first sweater I have featured previously: Cabi, the other I picked up at Burlington.

I like the idea of light-weight sweaters because air conditioning can be cool indoors sometimes.

They also can be taken off,  so more versatile.

TIPS

  • Add bright color accessories

  • Try sneakers or any sandal to dress it up or down

  • Use mixed textures of similar hue

    HAPPY SHOPPING!

Fashion on the Fringe

Hey Fashion Ladies,

 I’m a sucker for trendy and a bit edgy fashion.  I think it brings a lot of fun into any outfit.

My new obsession is a cropped length jean with no hem, just frayed on the bottom.  Nothing too extreme.  I also love some fray in the legs but again not too bare. I have seen several styles for example:

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Some of the jeans are too torn, especially in the knee area.

But some styles are so fun. They are not too torn, just slightly.  I also believe they look great with sneakers or you can dress them up with heels. Either way I think the look is workable.  Here are two examples I have seen:

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I think even at my age I can definitely pull this off!

So, here is how I styled the frayed jean look for a casual look.

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Jeans – Zara           Shoes – Adidas

Or a little dressed up

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Shoes – Nine West (Older style)

Either way I think it looks great.

See you next time.

HAPPY SHOPPING!