Posts Tagged ‘FASHION’

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I am a professed bag lady with more handbags and totes than the average woman really needs.  One of the reasons I have so many bags is because I love handbags and think of them like I do jewelry, an essential accessory to my wardrobe.  The other reason that my bag collection is always growing is because I am always on the hunt for bags that serve different functions in my life.


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I love a great open toe or slip-on sandal but sometimes I feel like those styles are a bit too casual when I’m heading out to meet with a client or have an appointment.  When I dress for business during the spring and summer my favorite work shoe is a slingback sandal.  I love the more polished look they give an outfit and the low heel makes they easy to get around in.  I so glad that slingbacks are a big trend for spring and summer 2014, which will make footwear shopping a breeze.

My personal requirements for a slingback sandals are…

**they must have a pointed toe (makes you legs look longer)

**they must have some style (a bow, pattern or fun color)

**they must be affordable (long are the days when I felt I had to spend $$$ for a pair of shoes) 

During a recent on-line shopping exploration I came across some really cute slingbacks that meet all my requirements and are the perfect way to infuse this spring footwear trend into my wardrobe.

Take a look and tell me which is your favorite?


Nine West AnyaMarie Slingback / Nine West Kilianna Flat / JCrew Lucie Printed Leather Slingback / Kenneth Cole Mercer Flat / Nordstrom Chelsea Tri-Color Slingback / Loft Dylan Slingback

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One of the good things about having more than one passion is that you stay busy. With three maybe four things I’m really passionate about,  you can only imagine how busy I’ve been since the new year.

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Happy Friday!

Just a few things I’m loving for Fall and Winter!



Zara Two-Sided Scarf
C. Wonder Tres Chic Gloves
C. Wonder Mini Appetizer Plates
Anthropologie Marbled Glass Ornaments
Anthropologie Felted Bow Garland
Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Cases

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The other morning I took an early morning stroll around one of the largest malls here  in Atlanta and spotted what is going to be one of the biggest fashion looks for all.  I am all for this look because it is the perfect blend of sporty and causal, colorful yet classic and tailored yet edgy.


 This look is going to be so popular that even the Color of The Year and the Print of The Year are getting in on the fun!_7927164
St. John sweater available at Nordstrom for $495.00!
 The good news…I saw this look in just about every store in the mall and in lots of different price categories, so you have lots of shopping options if you want to get in on this trend.
What do you think of this fall fashion trend?  Will you be sporting a colorblock sweater?


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Good Morning!  I hope you weekend was super.  Mine was great and I got lots done around my abode and even squeezed in a little outdoor time. Did you feel the change in the air? I surely did and can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to fall arriving in full force.  One of the things that I’m most looking forward to is adding a few new pieces of jewelry to my fall wardrobe. I’ve seen such fabulous looks in all the fashion magazine and it has me in the mood to shop.  Good thing one of the items on my to-do-list this week is a trip to the gift mart.  Just so happens that on the 7th floor of building 3 there lies an enormous showroom full of on-trend fashion jewelry. I wish I could take pictures of the showroom to share with you but it is strictly forbidden.  But I can share a look at three fall fashion trends I’ll be on the hunt for, Bold, Bling and Bodacious!








With the jewelry trends for fall such statement pieces, you’ll only need to wear one or two pieces to complete your outfit.  This is the season to Go Big, or go Home and I for one will be going BIG!

Chain Jewelry: Left and middle from Nordstrom, right from Stella and Dot
Rhinestone/Glass Jewelry:  All from Zara
Rings:  Top row all from Macy’s, Bottom row from Kohl’s


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I know coats and outerwear are the last thing on your mind given that it’s probably 85 degrees where you are right now, but whether we want it to happen or not, fall and winter are coming and we all need to be fashionably ready.

So I thought I’d pop in today and share one of the hottest  fall fashion trends of  with you, OUTERWEAR.  Fall and winter outerwear often gets the short end of the style stick with function trumping fashion but for 2013 coats are making a major fashion statement.   The trend is boxy, slouchy, plaid and stripes, with just about every color on the color wheel being popular. So grab a glass of ice tea and take a look at what you’ll be seeing in the coming months in magazines, store windows and on the street!


Grey, black and white have always been top colors used in outerwear but when combined into a stripe they take on a fresh appeal.  The classic double-breasted car coat silhouette is one you’ll see a lot of  as always.


 Here’s the slouchy approach to that classic car coat style.  This is a tricky silhouette to pull off and if not done right you could look like a balloon.  The key is to keep your top and pant slim and close cut.


This plaid coat is awesome! The kimono style is really fun in this red and white plaid and the black piping helps to give the coat structure. {fyi– I’m pretty sure if you found this coat in a store it would come with a finished hem}


 Classic black and white tweed in a raglan sleeve coat.  Stripes mixed with tweed are one of my favorite pattern combos.


Even long coat styles are more relaxed for fall!


The color camel is also a hot trend for fall and works great as a stripe paired with black.  You’ll be seeing wide and narrow stripes so you’ll have options.


 I love anything in red so this coat really appeals to me.  The fur collar is fab and the bell sleeves and oversized pockets give this coat some playfulness.


 If pastels are your thing you’ll find outerwear in those colors too.


 This look is so beautiful.  I’ve always been drawn to a head-to-toe color palette and the ice blue is so chic in my book.  And the tapered silhouette really helps with the shape of this coat.


 Hum?  At first glance I really liked this coat but the more I look at it the more I see “fire fighter”.  The orange however is fab and will be a big color for fall and winter so keep your eye open for less industrial looks in that color.


There you have it, your first look at fall fashion trends.  Since I’m a fashion fiend, I’ll be sharing some more fall looks with you over the next few weeks so getting your shopping list ready.  Until then enjoy your glass of ice tea and the last bits of summer!


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Gone are the days when a simple chain necklace was the accessory of choice.  The trend in jewelry has shifted to “more is better” and “bigger is best”.  In 2013 it’s all about statement necklaces, bold bangles, multiple pieces and lots of layering.  Sound like an easy look to pull together?  Well, I’ve seen many a woman try to pull off this look with no luck.  There’s an art to layering all those beautiful necklaces and bracelets you’re seeing in stores and on-line and I’m here to share a few styling tips with you, so you can layer your jewelry with confidence.















With so many summer sales going on, now is the perfect time to pick up a few bold colored necklaces that can carry you into fall.  Be creative with mixing and matching your pieces and have fun creating looks that show off your personality.

all images via my Jewelry and Baubles Pinterest board

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