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Flowers are popping up everywhere in fashion this spring. This trend is one of my favorites (see my other favorite of black and white here) as it’s hard to wear flowers and be depressed.
I’ve combined this flower trend with a very hot color right now—cobalt blue.
Some of you might be saying that the heels on these shoes are too high and that you couldn’t wear them. Actually, the trick to wearing heels like this is to make sure the platform is an inch or two so that it gives you a solid base, and that you wear them to an appropriate event where you don’t have to walk long distances. I wore this outfit out for drinks and dinner.
Many of the trends this season are a win/win for women over 40 and women who have a little junk in the trunk. Case in point is the fit and flare dress. Reminiscent of the days of wearing a corset and flowing skirts(without the pain of the corset), the dress nips you in at the waist and then flows out to hide any imperfections in your lower half. See, that’s a win/win.
Why not wear some flowers this weekend. At the same time, get out there and smell the roses and have a fabulous one!
[Outfit details: Dress is Nine West; blazer is Tahari; shoes are Heart Soul; Sunglasses are Coach; earrings are Brighton; bracelets are from Fannies Finds]
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Look no further, there truly IS a dress for everyone and every occasion. Demi Barnes, a 15-year old art student created this dress for her GCSE final exam. It took her ten hours to make.
The frame of the dress is created with wire and all the papers are stapled together.
I think it would be great for a newly-divorced lady. I’m picturing her wearing it to court and then coming home, disrobing, and throwing it into the fireplace. I can see a certain amount of satisfaction coming from her watching it go up in flames as she starts her new life….
No word on what Demi received on her final exam…
Black and white is all the rage right now. This is one trend that has made many of us very happy. Black is slimming and paired with white, the look is so classic. And we all have plenty of black and white in our closets already. Yipppeeee! For once, a trend that all ages can throw themselves into with wild abandon.
Here, I’m wearing a form-fitting banded knit dress from White House Black Market.
I’ve added a polka dot bow belt to give it pizzazz and define my waist, and some simple bow jewelry to complement the belt.
Of course, it’s always about the shoes for me and I think these toe cap Luciano Padovan zebra print babies are perfect with the outfit.
How do you feel about the black and white trend? Are you embracing it?
[Outfit details: Dress and belt are White House Black Market; purse is Fendi Baguette; shoes are Luciano Padovan; Sunglasses are Coach; bracelet and ring are Ann Taylor]
To be perfectly honest, I don’t like stripes. I find them jarring to the eye and I always feel like I should be on a boat when I’m wearing them. I have very few striped items in my wardrobe and at some point, when I entered a challenge for stripes I had a very tough time finding something to wear (here’s that post).
Never-the-less, stripes are in and I did see this little number at Kohls for less than thirty dollars and I thought…Why not? I’m at the age where I no longer wear shorts and, instead, wear easy dresses that I don’t have to worry about wrinkles or damage. It wasn’t a big investment and I can easily donate it after the season.
I also took this opportunity to wear my new Tiffany aviators. I’ve had trouble finding a pair because they are usually too big for my face. But like Goldilocks said, “I think these are just right!”.
Also, I love the little Tiffany lock on the arms of the frame.
Now I KNOW you’ve seen these shoes before. They are the ones that everyone scooped up last year from Zara. They were so cheap and we all loved the orange on the heel area. I was one of those people and I have certainly worn them a lot. You can find a lot of copies out there right now. Here, they add a bit of color to my otherwise conservative outfit.
I decided to throw in the orange-ish Coach purse to complement the color in the shoes.
BTW. I did actually wear this outfit in a nautical setting. While I wasn’t exactly on a boat, Tim and I lunched at Houston’s in Pompano Beach, Florida overlooking the intracoastal and some pretty nice boats.
How do you feel about stripes? Are they a “must have” or not?
[Outfit details: Dress is Kohl's; shoes are Zara; purse and scarf are Coach; sunglasses are Tiffany]
Those of you who follow me on Twitter will remember that I tweeted that I would be posting pictures of some of the magnificent hats that were worn this past weekend at the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. If you watched the race, you’d have seen the rain pouring down. My first thought was, “Oh no, not the hats!” Fortunately, many of the ladies braved the rain to show off their fine millinery. Here are some of the pictures:
You might recognize some of the faces…
My favorite hats are in the picture below. I love the detail on these over-the-top hats and the way the women wore them with such confidence. Bravo! I guess I wouldn’t want to be sitting behind them though.
Which one is your favorite?