Friday, January 9, 2015

Plaid Me

I know the holidays are over and usually Plaid is the most sought out print in the market during the Christmas season but did you know that the Plaid print is original to Scotland. They actually call the print "Tartan" but here in America we call it the "Plaid Print".
It was mostly seen in Scottish clans throughout history until the middle of the 19th Century.

This once symbolized print became a crazy trend during the 1990's- Indeed I wore the print! Every girl, woman, man, boy had Plaid in their closet. Bands like Nirvana became the culprit of the plaid return, in my opinion. The 90's had movies like "Clueless" and " Heather" sporting it.
I don't remember the exact year that Plaid sizzled for a moment but fast forward to 2014/2015, Plaid is BACK! The comeback is nostalgic to the past but for the past 4 or 5 years now, the print is slowly taking over the fashion world once again. Hey the Scottish men are wearing their Plaid kilts with pride and recently, I have fallen in love with the print all over again.
"Clueless" 
Just got this shirt from J. Crew







Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jeans

  Who doesn't love jeans? The way to dress them up or down is endless!!!  If you grew up in the 80's, you probably recall the denim options available -acid wash, colored jeans, jeans with ankle zippers, jeans called"Chicklets"( super tight-legging like).
Hey, the 90's weren't so bad either- flared, denim trousers, distressed jeans ( grunge), overalls and straight- jeans.

I, honestly, don't think there was a time that I didn't wear jeans but I can say that buying jeans today is a real pleasure. For the past 3 years or more, I have been a loyal customer to the brand
 "Kut from the Kloth".  Currently, skinny jeans has been my favorite style.
The fit of the jeans and the price isn't so bad comparing them to other designer brands.

Now if I could get a job where  jeans are always an option, I would apply immediately!







Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Saratoga Springs

Only 2 1/2  hours away from home, this quaint little city was full of beauty, art, and architectural amazement!






La Cape

A cape by definition means a sleeveless, outer garment, poncho like piece of clothing.

In fashion history, capes were common during the Medieval period throughout Europe. Capes were worn with hoods and specifically worn to protect you from the elements. The capes were very popular in the Victorian era as well, adorned with trims and done in opulent fabrics. The cape trend lost its memento in the 1920's.
Fast forward to 2014, it is now the "must have" piece of outerwear. As for me and capes, I am obsessed!
 It is by far my favorite piece in my closet!


 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What to Wear After 40

So you have reached the big 40 and you ask yourself if what you have in your closet is still age appropriate...I've been there!!
Now that I am somewhat comfortable with my age and who I am, I have learned to embrace looks that will not age me or make me look like I am trap in a time zone.
The only rules I can definitely say is a NEVER are:
1. No micro mini skirt even if you have amazing legs-sorry a no, no
2. Hate to break this rule to you, but leggings are not your new skinny slacks..yeah, No!!!
3. Following the trends is all good and dandy but please don't wear them all at once!
4. Leave the denim short-short, daisy dukes to the young girls
5. If you grew up in the 80's, please try not to keep the hairstyle...the 80's wants it back!!

I am loving these looks that will definitely keep you looking super CHIC at 40!

All images were taken from my board on Pinterest.

"See in Fashion"

Since 4th grade, I have been wearing glasses.  I remember going into the eye doctor and getting the news that I indeed could not see from far. Choosing a frame that was suitable for me-a then 9 year old, was not fun at all. Looking back at pictures, I had bulky frames that was so unflattering...ugh but it was the 80's and "BIG" was in.

Presently, I still wear glasses; well, I actually wear contacts in the day and glasses at night or when it's just a 'glasses kind of day' because it looks fabulous with an outfit.
I am always on the hunt for glasses that are classy, flattering and ultra fashion forward!

Check out the uber chic collection from Warby Parker that will have you "Seeing in Fashion"!











Click on  WARBY PARKER to purchase any of these beauties!




Fall 2014 is available online and in stores and showrooms; 
www.warbyparker.com/eyeglasses frames starting at $95. 




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SJP

I was beyond excited when Sarah Jessica Parker announced her exclusive line via Nordstrom this year.
The shoes are just beautiful and the craftsmanship is to a perfect!
I have requested a pair for the holidays. Will I get it? -not sure but a girl can wish, right?


Note: Pictures from Nordstrom.com and google images