Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Chic: Statement of White

Regardless of your favorite color....we all look great in white!  Honestly, it can be worn all year, while snapping more attention in Summer!  White feels cooler and more comfortable in hot weather, and provides a  base for drop dead accessories.

I love white, whether it's a classic shirt, tailored pantsuit, dress, or a casual mix, the outcome makes a strong clean but bold statement.  It's classic, uncomplicated ....and a passport to chic!

Cool white statements:

A few of my personal looks:

White Tee - DKNY, Belt - Hermes - Neiman Marcus,  Gold & Pearl  Bangles -  Macy's,  Mirrored  Cuff - Loehmann's, Sunglasses - Arden B.

Tank -Express, Skirt - Treasure Trunk,  Birmingham Mi. , Necklace - Chico's, Earrings - Estate Sale

Poncho - Arden B. , Linen Pant. J.C. Penney's, Hat - Gift from Mother

Bangles  - Macy's

Sunglasses - Arden B. , Somerset Collection , White  Jacket - Sunshine Thrift

White Shirt -Tahari,  Capri Pants - Ann Taylor Loft

Sonya's personal looks:

White Blouse -  Thakoon GAP Design Edition,  Necklaces - St. John, Fendi,  & Carol  Lee

She is definitely my Muse!

She inherited her love of pearls from her Mom & Grandmother

  Green hat - Marshall's, Green Shades - H&M

Green Bag , borrowed from Mom, Cuff, J.C. Penney's

This color can move right into Fall!

White takes on any color!  Crochet Sweater - Ann Taylor Loft

Designer Cuffed White Pants - Thrifted from Regeneration, Ferndale, Mi., Leopard  Mules  -  Loehmann's

Clean, simple, and stylish!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beautiful Hand Adornments

Nothing is more chic, than beautiful hands adorned with eye catching jewelry or a great watch.  I for one don't necessarily have a standard appointment for a mani every week, that's why I've learned to take some time out, in a relaxed moment and do it myself.  Another alternative is to have coffee with my daughter and allow her to practice new colors on me, which is a treat....she's pretty good and has a steady hand!

You don't have to add jewelry to your hands, however it can instantly elevate your look to fabulous.  Also try mixing your pricey jewelry with inexpensive pieces, perhaps creating an unexpected vibe.

The current trend is glitter rings and vibrant bracelets.  Personally, I love bangles and collecting watches of all sorts.  I suggest you attack your jewelry box, grab a few rings, add a watch or a few bracelets, and do your thing.

Fashionista's remember, department & specialty stores are having great jewelry sales....seize the moment! 

Doing our thing:

Bracelet, Loehmanns - Ring, Macy's 

Gold Bracelets, Macy's - Fuchsia Bracelet, Sally's on 4th - Gold  Chain Ring, Banana Republic - Pink Stone Ring, Macy's 

Moon Ring, Nordstom - Vibrant Bangles, Sunshine Thrift

Watch, Target - Bangles,  Forever 21

Vintage Sheffield Watch, Estate Sale

Bracelet, Forever 21 - Ring, Nordstrom

Wooden Bangles, Loehmann's

Black Bracelet, Macy's - Animal Print with Stones Watch,  Loehmann's

Classic Cool Chic!

Gold Bangles, Arden B. - Watch, Loehmann's - Gold Ring, Banana Republic

Bracelet, Rachel Roy - Dinner Ring, Macy's 

Blue Topaz Bracelet, David Yurman (Gift from Daughter)  - Ring, Loehmann's

Multi-Colored Bangles, Forever 21, Turquois Bracelet Macy's

East Indian Bracelets - Gift from Daughter In-Law - Ring , Banana Republic 

Assorted Mirrored Bracelets, Ebay ( Gift from Daughter) - Ring - Nordstrom, Gift from Sis

Crystal Bracelet, Vintage (Mother Fletcher's) Gift from Daughter - Ring, Banana Republic

Birthday Gift (from Son & Daughter In-Law)  Pale Green & Silver, purchased in New York

Pearl Bracelet, Tiffany's, Xmas Gift from my Children - Bracelet, T.J. Maxx

Sonya's Blue polish - OPI , Deborah's Lavender polish - Essie - Adorned Hands, our very own!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Mad Men Collection Available Fall 2011 at Banana Republic

Although the new season of A&E hit cable show "Mad Men" has been pushed back to next year, you can get your wardrobe ready this fall as Banana Republic will be featuring a new collection inspired by the series. The collection promises to include pencil skirts, leopard prints and cigarette pants along with feminine dresses that showcase that 60's silhouette - one of my personal favorites that is flattering on many body types. 

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the collection (Daisy's Girl Deborah has dibs on the hounds tooth sheath dress!):


Images Courtesy of

Banana Republic will also offer "Mad Men" inspired clothing and accessories for men who would like to dress like Don Draper (but hopefully behave better!)

- S

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday Celebration: Destination Chicago!

After celebrating my birthday, I was surprised to be taken on a weekend trip to one of my favorite places -Chicago.  I enjoyed the great food, boat ride, site seeing, people watching, and of course the fashion!

Fall clothes are available for early buyers, but the summer sales were the featured attraction.  Some of my favorite stores were on jam, serving fashionable customers who waited patiently in long lines to snap up some good deals.  Bloomingdale's, Banana Republic, J. Crew, and H&M to mention a few....were definite hot spots!  Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue had sales and beautiful fall clothes in their windows.

My eyes purchased many wonderful things, however my wallet kept me grounded in reality!

Pics from my trip:

Riding the Metro-Train
My Husband and I, on the Taxi Boat
We are listening to the tour guide announcing the stops
A relaxing ride and great view
A great way to travel ...the Taxi Boat!
Chicago's skyline is awesome!
Neat Parking Garage!
It's the 4th of July!

My Husband wearing his golf gear, Shirt - Macy's, Short's - J.C Penney's, Straw Hat - H&M
Wearing White Tee - Armani Exchange,  Straw Hat  J. Crew
I purchased this nice bag at Macy's - olivia + joy  New York
Gift from Husband , My favorite Shalimar fragrance from Guerlain - Paris
I had a wonderful time!  And FYI ,"Top Shop" is scheduled to open on Michigan Avenue Sept. 2011.


Kamya's Love For Costumes!

"Hi!"  My name is Kamya.  I'm ten years old and this is my first time blogging, but I have great knowledge of fashion from watching my family!  I'm into performing arts, so my favorite things to wear are costumes, but that's not the only reason why I love costumes.  Costumes are great because they can express creativity and tell a story with one glance.

Here are some pictures of costumes on celebrities and everyday people:

Lady Gaga in her music video "Poker Face"

Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in "Alice In Wonderland"

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

This is me dressed as the Red Queen for Halloween this past year.

Costumes allow you to express yourself though fashion and embrace the fact that fashion is an art.