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Sleeveless dress that can be dressed up or down! $21

8 Aug

Look at me posting about dresses back to back! The truth is….I can’t get enough of my Who What wear dresses from Target. They are flattering and super affordable! This is one of my favorite brands to ever be featured at Target and word on the street is….. the collection is here to stay!! Let me share with you one of my favorite dresses below which is on sale for $21. It can be worn with flip-flops, wrap up sandals or heels! It’s so cute for summer and can definitely be worn into Fall as well. I own the denim version, but it comes in three other prints as well. I almost forgot to mention that it has POCKETS!!!! I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets! It’s so versatile and you can’t beat this price!

Shop this adorable dress HERE! Available in sizes XS-XXL.

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Ankle Strap Must Haves!

3 Dec

I can’t get enough of these cute closed toe ankle strap heels!!!  Ankle strap heels are about as feminine as they come, the strap is a very flattering feature and in this case the dual tones and textures are an added oomph!  Perfect for Winter, they can be worn with dresses and tights or jeans!

MIA ‘Bennett’ $69 pump available at Piperlime.

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Steve Madden ‘Triumph’ $169 available at Macy’s.

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Marc Fisher ‘Kiley’ pump $79-$89 available at Macy’s.

Marc Fisher

Carlos Santana ‘Gaia’ pumps $99 available at Macy’s.

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The Year Round Blazer: White

13 Aug

Looking for a trans-seasonal blazer that will complete any look?  Look no further, a crisp white blazer will be there for you when you’re in fashion need and  can be dressed up or down.  White blazers are just as much a wardrobe essential as are black blazers and can be worn over dresses, with shorts, with jeans(wide leg or skinny) or anything really.  With Fall just around the corner, there is no need to put away your white blazer, this is a great piece that carries over into Winter and beyond.  I know we’ve all heard the saying…. but, no white after Labor day is an outdated fashion rule that’s not only been broken on countless runways in the last decade, but has practically been re written; hello! Winter white. It is A-okay to wear white after labor day!!!!!! 

Below are some great ways to rock a white blazer anytime of the year.

Some blazers for you to shop.

1. Linen blazer($88) 2. Cropped blazer($59) 3. Knit blazer,petite($59) 4. Patterson J. Kincaid blazer($198) 5. Blazer,plus($54.90) available at Nordstrom.

6. BarIII Sheer blazer($54.99) available at Macy’s.

5 nail colors that look great on all skin tones!

11 Jun

I had to share this little tidbit that I read today on Allure. It lists the 5 nail colors that look Fab no matter what your skin tone is.

 

Fashion over 50? YES!

13 May

Ladies, forward this to  your mom:)

In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to do a post on stylish moms. My mom is in her mid 50’s so this is aimed toward the 50+ crowd. Can you be stylish after 50? Absolutely! Older women can be just as fashionable as younger gals. Though women’s bodies are ever changing, there are many flattering options to accentuate and disguise areas as well. ATTENTION MOMS: Do you find it challenging finding age appropriate, modern, stylish clothes that fit your body type? Look no further….I have some easy tips and ideas for looks and places to shop.

 

Lets start with some tips.

Tunics: Get at least 1 tunic. Tunic are cut close and narrow to the body without being tight in the torso area. They are effortless and go great with jeans and as a bathing suit cover up.

Accessorize: Make a statement with your jewelry. This is the place where you can do most of your experimenting with color etc.

Skirts: skirts that fall slightly above the knee or longer are most flattering on a mature woman.

Mock Turtle Neck: mock turtle necks are flattering . Not over the top coverage as a normal turtleneck would be but enough to camouflage the neck area if so desired.

Baggy: there is a difference between baggy and loose fitting, baggy is never flattering.

Shoes: Flats, sandals, wedges and low heels look best.

Handbag: Watch your handbag-it’s usually a dead giveaway to your age. you’re never to old to have fun with your bag, try different colors and shapes.

Arms:  Shrugs and Cardigans NEED to be in your closet NOW!  They allow you to keep your arms under wraps while remaining stylish. You can wear tanks, dresses and all the sleeveless tops you love but don’t ever wear because your uncomfortable. Shrugs and cardigans are great because they provide enough coverage without taking away from your garment beneath it.

Classic button up shirts: button up shirts are crisp, clean and timeless.

Pants: Capris & Cropped ..the just above ankle cut is extremely flattering and can be worn with sandals, low heels,wedges and flats.

3/4 length: 3/4 length anything(shirts/dresses) is your best friend. They are slimming and while providing complete coverage , just enough arm is exposed to not overheat and you have room to add your favorite bracelets to your look as well.

You don’t have to cut your hair: A bun or sleek ponytail looks stylish and chic at any age.

Age is all about mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  At the end of the day, age is just a number.

Now that you have your tips………..

Where to shop: as in actually make a purchase, find something that will actually fit and flatter your figure without the FRUMP! YES!!!!!!!

I find that the over 50 crowd isn’t extinct in the eyes of the following retailers…

Spiegal

Chicos

Talbots

Coldwater Creek

Boston Proper

Newport News

J.Jill

New York & Co.

Check them out:) you can come across some finds at Department stores as well if your willing to hunt.

Flattering looks and pieces.

White embroidered tunic($99), pink flowy open front cardigan($65), Tan cropped pant($75) and Salmon button up($69) all available at Chicos.

Cream shrug($59.50),navy mock turtleneck($28.99) and cropped pant in navy($99) all available at Talbots.

White cotton skirt($109) available at J.Jill.

Red shirtdress($148) available at Nordstrom.

White tunic ($238) available at Saks.

Let’s talk JEANS.

I have heard nothing but great reviews about Not your daughters Jeans. Known as the tummy tuck jean, these stylish jeans contour the tummy and lift the backside while remaining stylish and comfortable. Not your daughters jeans are available at the NYDJ website as well as Nordstrom and Zappos.  They come in a variety of styles and sizes including plus sizes but the fit throughout the hips and thighs is always the same. Click Here to watch testimonials. Women are obsessed with these jeans.

and now the shoes……

Teal sandal with stone detail($79.95) and nude flat($89.95) both available at Nordstrom.

Cream peep toe wedge with cutout detail($25.48), peep toe wedge in cognac($24.99), red patent low heel pump($24.99), sand espadrille wedge with ankle wrap detail($24.99), Teal low wedge with bow detail($24.99), white thong with rhinestone detail($14.99) and yellow fabric thong($14.99) all available at Target.

Trends with Benefits: The Fit & Flare Dress

10 Apr

Fit and flare dresses have been around forever and are making a comeback in the high fashion world. The fit and flare dress is a trend that is your friend!  If you do not own one, RUN to the mall now and try one on. Fit and flare dresses, sometimes called skater dresses(as in ice skaters) have a classic 50’s style silhouette and are extremely flattering on all body types. The snug body and short flouncy hemline create the illusion of a little waist and long legs. Adding a belt only helps:) Being the belt lover that I am, I don’t where my fit and flare dresses without one. shop these adorable looks right now! Any shoe from a peep toe heel to a strappy flat sandal to a wedge work with these dresses, they can easily be dressed up or down making for a nice transition from day to evening.  As for beltsI find a lot of cute belts at H&M.

Navy ponte dress($13.80) and teal one shoulder dress($12.50) both available at Forever21.  Floral dress with crochet detail($68) and yellow dress($68) both available at Nastygal.  BCBG white lace shirtdress($268) and Rachel Zoe black lace dress($425) both available at Nordstrom.  White cutout dress($57.30), striped dress*Plus size($80.57),Blue long sleeve dress($25.28) and red ruffle detail dress($62.67) all available at Asos.

The Dress for EVERY size and shape!

10 Feb

A dress that flatters ALL body types?  Does that even exist????  YES it sure does:) The wrap dress was first  introduced in 1973 by Diane Von Furstenberg,  with No buttons or zippers, it was the first of its kind but definitely not the last.  They come in all variations, ruffled, short sleeve, long sleeve, printed, faux wrap etc. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, this dress style will flatter your body. Perfectly sexy, yet sophisticated, this  is the go to dress for the office, date night, weddings, anything really.  Here are some wrap dresses you’ll love,  All prices and all sizes.  Mossimo Printed dress blue ($14.98) available at Target.  Just Cavalli animal print dress($515) available at Nordstrom.  DKNYC dress in black PLUS SIZE ($63.90) available at Nordstrom.  Red wrap dress($29.94) available at Old Navy.  Diane von Furstenberg dress in black($325) available at Saks Fifth Avenue.   Diane Von Furstenberg Printed pink dress($385) available at Saks Fifth Avenue  .That’s a wrap!