Thursday, November 17, 2011

What to wear - What to Store

What's in, and what's out, is the usual fashion buzz for a new season.  However I like to think that nothing is completely out unless you just hate it. Fall has provided a landscape of many themes and of course fashion is forever changing, but often it is a revolving door.   In that sense, I like to think of wearing things now, and storing things for later.  Remember this season's outcast.... may be next year's hot trend!

Let's view a few fashion changes:

1.  Store your short dresses - Wear a longer pencil sheath dress slightly below the knee.

2.  Store your plain sweaters - Wear a vibrant stripe or black & red.

3.  Store your shiny tight pants - Wear a pair of ultra glam menswear slacks or wide leg pants.

4.  Store some of your solids -Wear a graphic or artistic motif.

5.  Store your heavy platforms - Wear a ladylike pump or Slingback.

6.  Store your cropped jacket - Wear a tailored pantsuit with a slightly longer jacket.

7.  Store your turtleneck sweater -Wear a bulky trimmed sweater.

8. Store your understated dress - Wear a vibrant print or tribal motif dress.

9.   Store a your blazer - Wear a faux fur sweater

10.  Think of any excuse to dress up!

                             Most of all infuse some glamour....let it begin with red lips!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Party Statement

My sister, one of Daisy's Girls, looking elegant wearing black.  Her earrings were beautifully made from feathers!

Black & Gold graphic Bag, very cool trend!
Everyone loves a great party!  For one, it gives me a chance to style-watch at evening events and see what my friends and others are wearing.  It's always fun to get dressed-up (and to receive compliments!) It is also exciting to compliment others as they arrive to a gala looking beautiful from head to toe!

Take a look at a few party pics from some recent special occasions:

Her dress was quite interesting - Beautifully glistening under the light1 
The detail of this belt is very hip -  Black & Silver look great with Grey
I love accessories!
A white suit is always a winner!  The detail of the jacket has sequin trim -very pretty!  
The button detail is more like a beautiful brooch!
A beautiful smile and a classic LBD (Little Black Dress) perfect for a party!

Pretty Party Glam! (The lady on the left is my sister once again!)
This jacket makes a strong statement - it's simply beautiful!
Parties are great for scoping out chic clothes, pretty shoes, gorgeous handbags, cool accessories, and let's not forget...Beautiful People!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Late Post: Fashion Night Out!

The first week in September ushered in the excitement of a Fall Season event.  It's called "Fashion Night Out."  Not surprisingly, it was launched two years ago in New York.  This event applauds the fashion designers, while offering retailers a chance to promote the new season.  Guests enjoy a fashion show and a few refreshments....all provided with a hint of "red carpet".

My daughter and I attended "Fashion Night Out," hosted by Neiman Marcus (Somerset Collection in Troy MI). We had a great time and indeed, I took a few nice pics:

Neiman Marcus Fashion Show- Look at the crowd!

My daughter wearing her grey pearls and black trench, greeting  a friend (Denitra Townsend) who is a stylist - I loved her pixie hair cut!

Very classic and very classy!

A pair of Manolo's are on my wish list!

Gorgeous boots! 

Beautiful Rhonda Walker (news anchor WDIV) modeling in the fashion show!
Mother & Daughter having so much fun standing in the Chanel Boutique - Neiman Marcus,  My hat is vintage with a veil - Rachel's Place - vintage black lace gloves - J. L Hudson's, Sonya's trench coat - Loehmann's

I love the model's wide belt - She looks great!

Miu Mui by Miuccia Prada - Neiman Marcus

J Crew Window -  Great clothes - Classic Cool!

Lilly Pulizer!

Well known status symbol  of luxury!

Beautiful Louis Vuitton Bag in Black Patent

The Iconic "It Bag" Classic Louis Vuitton
Good Looking Clothes,,,,see bottom!

This label speaks for itself!

Celebrating 60 yrs. of Italian Fashion - They have beautiful Coats!  I purchased a MaxMara  Camel Colored Alpaca Coat years ago.  My daughter borrowed it, and of course wore all through college, returned it to me.....which I continued to wear many more years.   Beautiful Coat - Great Investment!

Sales associate in MaxMara - I had to take a picture of her necklace....she confided  that  it  is from  Bebe!

Model captured walking around the fountain!

Another Italian Luxury brand!

This model had on the prettiest shoes!

This sure puts me in the mood to shop....I guess that was the main objective of Fashion Night!


Retail Shop pictures courtesy of Somerset Collection, Troy, MI.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stepping Out with a Pop of Color

Sonya arrived originally with a black trench and adorable LBD enroute to a coctail party!  Being the creative Mom (or at least I try to be,) I encouraged her to try on my turquoise topper.  I thought about  Jil Sander's dramatic color vibe.
Coat - Ellen Tracy (Rachel's Place), Dress (LBD) Adrienne Vittadini

I added this vintage Chanel Inspired belt for a little more glamour!   Flower is genuine fur
Belt - Saks Fifth Avenue!
Rich color palette is on Point!

I added  crystal and sequin earrings...more glam! 
...And I tossed her my black  fur and rhinestone evening clutch bag!
Bag - Lord & Taylor, Novi

The bag compliments the rhinestone bracelets I placed on her wrists!
Bracelets - Macy's
These gorgeous blue leopard satin shoes belong to her!  (Lucky for me....we wear the same size)
Shoes - Carlos Santana
Sonya has her own personal stylist....her MOM!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Chicago: Shop til' you drop!

What can I say?  I love Chicago!  The clothing scene is exciting and people watching is awesome.  Michigan Avenue a.k.a. "The Magnificent Mile" featured some amazingly stylish people.  The people and faces are very diverse, but they all seem to have one thing in common.... great personal style!  The sales associates were very helpful and they love to hear that you're a visitor.

Spending is fun, if your wallet allows....however enjoying the the scenery with my sister (who is also my best friend) is priceless!

Fashion pics:

Beautiful Cuff Bracelet, Betsy Johnson  - Macy's

New Store Opening from U.K.

We'll take a ride later!

The Armani store is across the street

Black Drama!

The Mad Men Collection - Banana Republic

I love leopard !

And leopard loves me!

Lady like!

The look of Chanel - Neiman Marcus

Destination:  Luxury!