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Nordstrom Sale!!!

18 Jul

My favorite sale of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I’m so excited!  There was early access for card holders but now it’s open to the public! Hurry up and get to your local Nordstrom or shop at Nordstrom.com.

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‘Pass The Love’ Pledge

11 Oct

In this whole fashion and blogging world, opinions and commentary can sometimes come across as plain old MEAN, not to mention hurtful!  I was reading a fellow blog today and came across some of the unnecessarily rude comments and they were all from women directed toward other women.  I’m all for constructive criticism and giving your point of view on an outfit, idea, body type, hairstyle etc. however it saddens me to see such a lack of respect and decency for one another. I have never encountered any such problems on this blog and I’m grateful for that, but I recognize that it’s a recurring problem and think it needs to stop. Ladies, think before you type!  Remember that there is an actual human being on the receiving end of everything you write. Today I decided to take a pledge…..a pledge to respect my fellow fashionista and anyone for that matter. Hopefully you’ll take the pledge too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Love Kate

27 Jul

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.

Random Fashion Quotes, Thoughts.

20 Mar

 

  • Fashionistas only buy designer. FALSE. Real fashionistas buy what’s cute, period
  • Money can’t buy style
  • “Fashions fade, style is eternal”-Yves Saint Laurent
  • “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams”-Ralph Lauren
  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”-Marilyn Monroe
  • “Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead” -Susan Catherine
  • Nobody forgets the overdressed women in the room
  • The sidewalk is your runway
  • “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud”-Coco Chanel
  • “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”-Coco Chanel
  • “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch”-Gilda Radner