Sep 9, 2019

Flat out Fabulous

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Hello Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are greeting your new week with gusto.

If however you find yourself feeling a little flat, because let’s face it… it’s MONDAY, I may have the perfect “pick me up” to help you get going.

Image courtesy of J. Crew

Truth be told, my antidote is not Earth shattering but merely a stylish solution to perk up your day. Ready? Here it is. How about putting on a perfectly stylish and BONUS comfortable pair of flats. It’s a “Put your Pumps Away” kinda day and wearing a comfy pair of flats brings a bit of happy and allows you to pick up the pace and still stay in a comfort zone of style.

Affordable Flats & Loafers

Franco Sarto Susie Loafer @ DSW $69.99
Sam EdelmanLloraine Loafers $140.00
ONSALE:$84.00 SHOPBOP.COM
J Crew Navy leather D’Orsay flat $168.00 (40% off with code SHOPMORE)

Affordable early Fall Options below:

Flower Embroidery Point Toe Flat Mules $52.00
@ cuteshopp.com
Jeffrey Campbell Olden Flats @Anthropologie
$118.00 On sale $39.95
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Sep 5, 2019

Thursday-Trend Report

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Fall 2019 is almost upon us and I’m here to give you fair warning that you’re going to be seeing allot and I do mean allot of Python Prints.This snake print has taken over for Fall and it is everywhere, dresses, coats, bags, skirts pants…you get the drift.

Like most every year since I can remember, the fashion forecasters deem that animal print will be BIG for the fall season ahead. Hellllllo. Animal print never goes out of style-I mean…EVER. It’s like saying that basic black is back. I ask you: When did it ever leave?

Animal print is back and it is here to stay. This season the python seems to be the “print of preference” when it comes to all the fashion ads I’ve been viewing. .

When it comes to wearing animal print, I have a few “suggestions” to bear in mind so you can look chic and sleek and still on trend:

  1. Rule#One: Only wear one animal print at a time. Please remember that any type of animal print is an accent and the only place there should be more than one animal print together is at the Zoo.
  2. Speaking of any animal prints including python-Faux is the only way to go. Please spare our beautiful wildlife (yes, even slithery snakes) no one will know the difference.
  3. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and streamlined (translation-go for solids and keep all other accessories simple)-it will give you an elevated and elegant look when adding that pop of animal print.
  4. Below are a few of my favorite items for Fall 2019..especially love the Marc Fisher boots at Macy’s- affordable and comfy!
Alice & Olivia Pre Fall 2019
Boston Proper Python Print Cross Body $79.50
Marc Fisher Retire Booties @ Macy’s $129.00 LOVING!
Image Courtesy of Zoe Report
The Attico@ Matchesfashion.com (Python-print Belted Leather Coat)
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Aug 31, 2019

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
I picked up these little beauties on the sale rack
Marc Fisher Camela Slingback

Orig: $150.00/Marked down $98.00 Final Sale $17.95) Macy’s.

I cannot believe that we’re already celebrating Labor Day! Seriously??? Where did the Summer go?

Bearing in mind we are at the end of another season, I thought now might be the perfect time to review our Summer wardrobe before we pack it away and take note of any items we might be needing to replace or replenish for next Summer.

Items of note to review in your closet before the last hurrah of Summer sale shopping ceases might include:

  • Figure flattering Summer Dress (A simple white dress is always a good choice)
  • Floral Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Great fitting white pants
  • Swimsuit// Chlorine and salt water create havoc on a swimsuits.
  • Beach cover up
  • Summer handbag
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
Likely Terry Dress @ Shopbop ($198.00 Sale price $99.00)

Labor Day Sales are the perfect time to review and replenish your Summer wardrobe for next year… Note to self when shopping at any time of year… only purchase item in the size you are now..not the size you hope to be.

*Here’s the short list” of Labor Day Sales & codes for deep discounts.

J.CREW:
40% off full-priced styles with code SUNSET
J.CREW FACTORY:
Extra 60% off clearance with code FALLFUN
L.L.Bean
20% off your order with code GREAT20
ONEKINGSLANE:
20% off sitewide, no code needed
ANN TAYLOR:
40% off your purchase with code LASTHURRAH + 50% off all sale items
LOFT:
50% off summer styles + 40% off everything else w/code LONGWEEKEND
MARK & GRAHAM
30% off sale styles + free shipping on everything using code LABORDAY
GAP:
40% off everything with code DAYOFF
BANANA REPUBLIC:
40% off purchase, no code needed
SERENA & LILY
Up to 30% off dining
My picks: this / this / this

WIlliams Sonoma Instapot Duo60 (60% off) $200.00 now $79.95

WILLIAMS-SONOMA:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
My picks: this / this / this

WEST ELM:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVENOW
POTTERYBARN:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
MADEWELL:
20% off summer must-haves with code SEEYA
CRATE & BARREL:
All upholstery 15-20% off
ANTHROPOLOGIE:
20% off home + 50% off sale items
HORCHOW:
25% off sitewide, no code needed

On my way out the door couldn’t pass up these ….
Surprisingly comfortable
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Aug 26, 2019

Summer Whites

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Time is ticking away to wear these feminine and fabulous white tops.Below were a few of my favorites from the Spring Summer 2019 season.

Orseund Iris New York Victorian Cotton Top $445.00
Self Portrait
Jonathan Simkhai Spring Summer 2019

A few verrry affordable options still available for purchase below…

Floryday Blouse $60.00 Sale price $39.99
Floryday Stank Up Collar Blouse $81.00 on Sale $44.99
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Aug 22, 2019

TBT… Swimsuit Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Wonderful….one piece swimsuits were all the rage in the 1950’s.

Below are a few images that I hope will give you a “very vintage visual” on just how lovely this look can be today.

1954 Jantzen Swim Suits
Anne Gunning 1954
Dior 1954 by Henry Clarke

And…just in case you’re looking for a current one piece wonder might I suggest this little beauty on sale!!!

Rockstud Mesh One Piece by Tahari $118.00 SALE $64.98
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Aug 19, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Monday Mantra

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel. Today we celebrate one of the greatest designers in history…. Coco Chanel.

Chanel was known for bringing to the forefront a bevy of style staples that have stood the test of time. I thought it only “fitting: to pay homage to this style maven.

Thank you Coco Chanel for introducing to Fashion the following:

The little black dress or LBD

Coco Chanel in her Atelier fitting a model with the LBD

Pearls and more Pearls

Pearls…. Oodles of pears

Her Signature Interlocking C’s (Coco Chanel )

THE CHANEL JACKET

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Aug 15, 2019

Meet Ulla Johnson

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight
Ulla Johnson Fall 2019
Ulla Johnson Fall 2019

Meet Ulla Johnson. This is my first feature about this lovely designer on the blog but it certainly won’t be my last. Her designs are so beautiful and feminine She is a Mix MASTER in her choice of pattern play, texture and color..not to mention the beauuuutiful detailing. To view her entire collection click on: https://ullajohnson.com/

Ulla Johnson Pre Fall 2019
Ulla Johnson Pre Fall 2019
Ulla Johnson Pre Fall 2019
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Aug 13, 2019

Fall Plaid Prep & Sale News

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If you’re getting a little antsy for FALL Fashion and just happen to be craving something pretty in plaid…I may just have the solution. Below are a bevy of blazer beauties in plaid that you can wear right this very second. Pair them with jeans/shorts/capris or skirts. All items pictured below can be found at Shopbop.com and will easily transition from Summer to Fall.

Speaking of Shopbop.. this brings me to my next bit of GOOD NEWS. Shopbop.com is having a two day sale (August 13 & 14) where you can save up to 75% off on a selection of Shoes & Handbags!

Click on any image below to go directly to site. Happy Sale Shopping and Plaid Prepping!

Paul Smith Plaid Jacket $695.00
Edition 10 Check Wales Blazer $670.00
Alexander Wang Peaked Lapel Jacket $1395.00
Veronica Beard Moroso Dickey Jacket $650.00 SALE $390.00
Agnes Blazer $174.00
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Aug 10, 2019

Saturday Shade

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Summer Sun calls for 2 things..sunscreen and shade. If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors but don’t want your face to become one giant sunspot ,might I suggest throwing some MAJOR shade and sporting one fabulous OVERSIZED hat.

After reviewing numerous sites- where you can find a bevy of beautiful options, I came upon one fabulous find via ASOS. For a mere $45.00 you can oversize but not overspend and throw caution to the wind as you bask outdoors in the Saturday Sunlight. How’s that for throwing some shade?! Happy Saturday. Have a great weekend.

FABULOUS FIND VIA ASOS..Click on image and go directly to site

My Pick….The Oversized turn back brim straw hat @ ASOS $45.00
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Jul 28, 2019

Swing Time

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

When temps hit 100 and you just don’t know what to wear to “beat the heart” might I suggest the perfect Summertime solution..the comfortable and oh so easy breezy swing skirt. It’s comfortable, cool and stylish.

Here are a few stylish solutions that I hope will inspire you!

Skirt courtesy of Flirtyfull.com (Additional options on website)
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Beautiful Skirt Set on sale for $47.99 (originally $89.00) Click on image for details
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