February is the best month to spread a little love around! Valentine’s Day is all about spreading joy to those around you. Hearts… and red! Who doesn’t love red? It’s not only about getting a gift for your significant other, you can also get one of a kind trinkets for your favorites – family members, kids, besties, or even your…
We are knee-deep into awards season. We just through the glamour of the Golden Globes and there’s much more to come before we even get to the grand-daddy of them all – snagging that gilded statue at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. So, we know the question you are really asking yourself right now is: How can I put together a lavish party so my friends and I can sit around, get a little tipsy and judge the actors mercilessly in the comfort of my own home? For a surprisingly detailed question, I magically have the answer for that!
When this holiday season first began back at the beginning of December I noticed a sign along a road selling Christmas trees. It had such a nostalgic look it caused me to pause and reflect. It made be think I did not want this season to rush by too fast. Unfortunately the older we get the faster the season goes. So this year I vowed to try to slow it down and try to take in all the little fun moments of the holiday, the way I did in the past.
Depending on where you live, you may not be too excited to put on a pair of glittery strappy sandals for your next holiday shindig. I can’t quite bear the thought because if you live in the midwest like I do or the northern regions of the country, you will simply freeze your toes off! Well the good news for cold weather dwellers (or those of you who are always chilly) is you have plenty of holiday party options this season.
Lauren wanted to recycle an old Louis Vuitton bag she had collecting dust in her closet. She had the idea to add a guitar strap, fringe and some fun custom motifs, but admits she is not very artistic. Since I am the crafty artist of the two of us and I have designed in leather before she asked me to “have at it!” and embellish the bag.
I have been noticing and admiring many of the season’s midi-legnth bias cut dresses and skirts and was reminded of some pieces I wore in the 90s. One plus to growing older is going through a second or maybe even a third recycle of a trend. But what era did this style really originate? I did a little research to see if it was the 20s, 30s or 40s but most of what I am seeing (and liking) is inspired by the 30s
Yesterday, a 16 year young lady I know exclaimed to me, “I have a leather jacket just like that!” She was referring to the oversized black biker jacket I was wearing (and lately have been wearing it practically daily). For a brief (and I mean very brief) moment I thought, “Am I dressing too young for my age?” But then quickly I thought of Diane Von Furstenburg, who I had the exciting opportunity of meeting just the night before at Neiman Marcus in Chicago, and I thought of what she was wearing – leather and lace! Yes Diane von Furstenberg wore a black biker style jacket with an olive lace skirt, both from her collection of course
A few years ago I stated, “I will never wear spaghetti straps or racer back tops or dresses – ever again!” Back in my 30s my arms and shoulders were my best features, and even though they are still not bad, my aging skin (and face!) no longer look appropriate in skinny shoulder straps. The look is just too bare for me and makes me look like I’m trying too hard. If you are well into your 40s you may feel the same way! But this season I am happy to announce a new trend – layering a slip dress over another top
At Fountain of 30, Lauren and I are huge proponents of dressing in a mix of high low fashion. It simply makes sense. When it comes to styling, I like to strike a nice balance of luxury vs. steal! My rule of thumb is to showcase special investment designer pieces by surrounding them with low priced items that do not…
Everyone has a classic jean jacket, right? Great! What? You didn’t keep your jean jacket? Well don’t worry because there are plenty available to shop this fall, and they offer the endless styling options. I noticed how they layered the same basic jean jacket at Zara in several different ways. This inspired me with ideas for styling women over 40! I love layers because we get to hide our body flaws underneath them!
One good thing about getting older is you know what you like and you know what you will wear. Every day I tend to wear a “uniform” that can go from the office to evenings to weekends. And each season I try to update my look to include a few new trends I see, adore and know can work with my standbys or basics I wear year after year. Since fall is finally here it’s time to switch out my closet and revamp my uniform for the cooler days ahead. If I plan this correctly, I will be able to mix up the pieces so my outfits will look different and I won’t get bored either. On the other hand, I will be able to get dressed quickly (even when I am half asleep) and be ready for anything each day
I spotted the 40s trend many times on the Fall 2016 runways and noticed the look popping up again and still going strong for Spring 17. So it is pretty safe to say this trend is here to stay for a while. It’s easy-to-wear for most body types and works for all ages
It’s no surprise fashion designers draw inspiration from the past, as the New York Fashion Week Spring ’17 runways once again confirmed. When you watch and then look at photos of the shows you may be thinking, “Haven’t I seen that someplace before?” and of course, you are right! Some of these looks date back to 40s and from every era since. So I put together a little match-up of the spring ’17 trends with some of our favorite fashion icons from decades past for proof. Whether it was intentional or subliminal perhaps the New York designers were inspired by these legendary looks
It’s September and the kids are back in school, summer work hours are over and the stores are chock full of new fall fashion! But it’s 200 degrees out (yes, really!) but it doesn’t quite look right to wear white sandals, eyelet, summer neon colors and Lilly Pulitzer prints. This kind of weather may hold on through October, too! So what are we supposed to wear?
This week I was surprised to find myself looking at dresses (more than shoes) during my daily fashion browsing allotted time (hey everyone needs a break and this is how I spend mine, don’t judge). It is probably because I’m looking forward to a few weddings I will be attending and even though the dates are set for 2017, I am already thinking about what to wear! My eyes were transfixed on few dresses I adored and I sighed, “I would have so worn this dress! It is so me.” But that was the me about 20 years ago