Can’t stand all this gloom and cold either? Yeah, we know. We got a taste of the warm weather but it appears it didn’t hold out for very long, and now we’re all back in winter jackets for the time being. So, it can’t hurt to dream about hitting the beach, right? Maybe now we can think about future purchases for the 90 degree weather that will be here fairly soon.
Yeah yeah, global warming is a myth. The groundhog and his shadow are in a constant, never-ending battle for deciding the future. Whatever the case may be (and however long it may take), the weather is getting warmer. Minus Chicago and a sudden snowfall this weekend, the skies are getting sunnier and the days are heating up. For a few…
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!
Finally! It seems like this has been the never ending year but alas, 2016 is almost over. What better way to shake off the old baggage and change it up for 2017 than to completely change your outlook?
Where has the year gone? It feels like just yesterday we were popping bottles for New Year’s Eve and a few days later, celebrating the beginning of patio season aka summer. And now, it is time for families to gather for the holidays. First up on the list – Thanksgiving! You might be lucky enough to head out of town for some free food, as well as room and board. But you might be having Thanksgiving in your home.
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