February 28, 2015

Weekend Inspiration ~ Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

It's no secret that I am in love with Ralph Lauren.

That is, the clothing line. Not the actual man.

I think what I love most about his designs is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. The classic styles paired with ultra flowing fabrics. This time he mixes neutrals with brights and I am in love! Watch the Ralph Lauren 2015 Spring/Summer fashion show below and let me know your thoughts!

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February 27, 2015

"What will you buy?" FRIDAY!

 I just knew I had to have it. This denim peplum top from GAP would work with just about everything in my wardrobe. It creates the perfect balance of causal & dressy and I just love how opposites attract! Below are a few ways I plan on wearing it but the sky's the limit!
What will you buy this Friday?

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February 26, 2015

Stripes, pearls, ribbon and lace. Oh my....

To some, these textures and designs may seem like too much or too many to wear all at once. 
But I happen to love mixing patterns and textures. 

However, I can see how someone might be afraid to mix it up. You don't want to appear to be a crazy person or anything. That is why when I mix it up, I tend to stay with the same color scheme. I have been known to wear flowers with stripes or big flowers and little flowers together, but I always make sure the colors work together. This might take some experimenting. There is nothing wrong with that! It seems like that's all I ever do........experiment. 

I know it's hard to tell in the photos, but I am also wearing shimmery black tights. 
Yet another medium to add to the mix.

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Get the EXACT necklace I am wearing at my online thrift shop by clicking HERE.

February 25, 2015

It starts with a suit................

I was so thrilled to find out that TALBOTS is now partnering with Dress For Success, a non profit organization that helps disadvantaged women get back into the workforce with confidence and style.
It may seem superficial to some, but how we look really does affect our spirit in this world. I am true believer in that. I feel good when I look nice. All it takes is a little make-up, a great hairstyle and an awesome outfit to give us the certainty that we are strong enough to make it through our day with poise and grace. 
There are women who are just as smart as the rest of us, but they do not have the money to get themselves up and running. We don't know what life has thrown at them, but we all know that life can be extremely rough sometimes. Frequently I wonder why I have been so lucky in my own life. 
All it takes is just a little help from someone like you or I to help a lady who wants to work but does not feel confident to do it on her own due to the fact that she cannot afford make-up, a good hair cut or professional clothing. She cannot afford internet to job hunt or to fill out applications. 
All TALBOTS stores will  be taking monetary donations now through March 22, 2015 and will begin taking nearly new wear-to-work clothing donations March 5-8.
Watch the Dress For Success video below to learn more:
And on March 7, 2015 all TALBOTS stores will be hosting a spring shopping party!

February 24, 2015

Ladylike Oxfords

Who says that men get to have comfortable feet and not women? Why don't men wear heels? 
These are some of the questions that go around in my head when trying to find a pair of chic yet comfortable shoes.

The answer to those two questions are, no one actually says that only men get to have comfortable feet and some men actually do wear heels. Ewww.

So anyway, oxfords are very chic and so comfortable and not just for the boys. And on a lady, they can look very ladylike. Women are so lucky that we can wear just about anything and make it look fantastic!

I will even wear these oxfords with a skirt in the future. I'll be sure to post my look when I do.

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February 22, 2015

Model Monday



It has been said that Trish Goff has the face of a porcelain doll.
I think we would all have to agree on that.

I first discovered Trish back in the early 90's when I was working at a trendy clothing retailer in my local mall called Canadians. Not many people remember that store. In fact I couldn't find any information on the internet either, so if you find something, please inform me! I absolutely loved that store. It was kind of like a Forever 21, only better quality. But remember, this was back in the early 90's. I believe that Canadians was happening before their time and they ended up filing chapter 11. But anyway, Trish Goff was all over our marketing for that store. I believe that we were carrying Calvin Klein at the time and she was modeling for the brand. I just thought she looked so different than any of the other models I was seeing at that time. There she was with her dark brown hair and big brown eyes and the other models seemed to be blonde and Barbie-like. (No offense Barbie;) Trish is a natural beauty from northern Florida. She dropped out of school at age fifteen after being discovered by a modeling scout. I love the part in the video at the very end where she says that after she is done with modeling, she wants to just study everything. And guess what? She did and she received her real estate license from New York University and now works as a broker for Douglas Elliman. Trish is now 38 and has probably had more life experiences than someone who was a straight A student graduating from Yale. Life is our true teacher and I am sure that Trish would agree with me on that.

Watch the video below and get to know Trish Goff: