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










Summer 2 Fall

Hey Ya’ll…

It’s the end of summer. I know for some of us the weather is still very warm. That said, we can add pieces to summer styles to take them into Fall.

For example – Hooded sweatshirts. My new favorite!

Long or cropped in length it all works.

This lightweight navy hoodie from Old Navy  works well when the temps just begin to go down.

(on sale for $7.99)












So many different ways to wear one.  Layered over a shirt like this one I saw in a Nordstrom ad.

My Version:











(Hoodie from Mango $39.00)

(White button-down shirt)

This tunic length hoodie can be worn  by itself or over something.

A younger me would have worn this!!












But now I would pick one of these options.

  • Leggings

  • Skinny jeans

  • Skirt












(Hoodie – H&M $24.99)

Or even layered under a denim jacket for cooler temperature times when you still don’t yet need a coat.

There are so many options to try.

Go see what you can come up with.

I would love to hear your ideas.


Happy Shopping!


Transition To Fall

Hi Ladies,

You know it is almost the end of summer. However, here in Texas it is still really warm. I could keep showing styles for summer temperatures but for many the days and especially nights are becoming cooler.  So let’s talk about transition options.

I am loving two new Fall trends, one is carried over from the summer, which is the classic shirtdress.  They were shown all summer usually in a light color or white cotton. I just picked up a military green shirtdress, which is the 2nd of the two trends I mentioned.  It has been called the “Utilitarian”.  That can refer to uniform like. Anything in that green or khaki color is big for the season.

This dress is really versatile and can be worn with flat shoes for casual or have some fun with it.

For example:



  Or more edgey and fun add some chunky bootie type shoes


Here another idea. Let’s take this same dress and use it as a coat.  Fall styles have shown wearing a dress over pants.  In this instance it is similar to a classic trench, lightweight, for a typical fall day. Then to dress it up throw on some heels.  Again in the beige or nude color that is really in and makes you look taller and thinner in my opinion. And why not add a belt!



I picked up this dress at T J Maxx for $34.99 which I thought was a deal considering it’s a Kenneth Cole Reaction (with a price tag of $89.99) or similar here.


Play with different options of a classic piece

Dress it up or down

Keep it simple – use accessories to update

Until next time