Fall Fashion Transitions

Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scary with silver and white jewelry.
Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scarf with silver and white jewelry.  The most expensive item in this set is the scarf.

You may hear the phrase being thrown around now Fall Fashions  and feel like everyone is jumping the gun when it’s still too hot outside to do anything.  Let me guide you through some easy fashion transition tips that will help unclutter your closet, but also re-use a lot of your Summer favorites for the rest of the year.   This is the time of the Summer when most, if not all Summer items are going on sale.  Not just a 10-20% savings, we’re talking almost 50% off the retail price.  Most stores are getting their Fall items now, and will get their Winter items at the end of August here in the states.  What does this mean for us?  Aside from a bathing suit, you can stock up on a lot of great items that can turn into great layering pieces as the weather cools down.

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A closeup detail of the dresss.

New dress I got through Avon. I was worried about the length and fit, but this worked out.  I wore tan heels with this dress.  The material isn’t very breathable though, the only downside but it’s comfortable.

Weekend Warriors

 
“Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking…” 

I hope you had a beautiful weekend filled with love & hugs.  That was my outfit from a Mother’s Day brunch on Saturday. It was very sweet!  

Let all the joy from the weekend spill over into this week.  💖
 

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the women out there that have had children, are raising kids (maybe not your own), or took in that kid down the street, lost their children too soon, or are the cool aunt – you all deserve recognition for all that you do half tired, half showered, half the pay, with double the stress. Have a very happy Mother’s Day!  💐

I got my Mom and I new Anne Klein bags.

 

Stay beautiful! xo

Fabulous Friday – A Cold Cool

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I’m sure you have heard it a million times so far this week – it’s bitterly cold almost everywhere in the US!  I think I have packed on a million layers of clothing just to stay warm.  It’s times like this that I miss summer, and the smell of sunblock for a moment.  Ah, the memory of ice cold drinks on warm nights with friends laughing as the sun finally set close to 10pm (minus the humidity).  I know it can be hard to find something stylish to put on because being warm is more important.  The best way is to dress up in layers.

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Topical Tuesdays – High Cost of Brasier Living

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We all have that drawer or space devoted to our bras.  Whether they are fancy, high end, or barely being held together by the last bit of elastic and cheap wire, we rarely feel right in them, and tend to have so many that parting sometimes can be a sweet sorrow.  Each store has numerous styles, names, and fits to hold up two friends of ours that barely get along.  They don’t even look the same, let alone want to be held up all night by a sometimes constricting torture device.  They make us feel sexy, scared, supportive, yet most of us have no clue what we are doing in the lingerie department.  I know some women wish they came with instructions, or at least let there be more of a standard across the board when it comes to fits and sizes.

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Target’s “Pure Energy” Plus Size Line Review

Target has a somewhat revamped plus size line called, “Pure Energy.” Naturally, this line comes in items that are not cut well for a plus size shape (surprise).  I went to two (yes two) Target’s in my area just to see if there was a variety of items for this line.  Not every store carries the same items, and both locations for me aren’t far from each other.  Of course they have the usual suspects, dresses, tops, pants, jeans, blazers, blah blah blah.  Price points? When a top is almost as expensive as a dress, it’s okay to skip on this collection.  I really miss the way Target used to be.

My favorite trick now at Target is waiting until their maternity clothes go on sale, and going on a small shopping spree.  My favorite time is when everything is $15 and under.  Their maternity clothes fit a lot better too, and the tops are longer.  Another gem of good news is they mark their stuff down a lot faster lately.  Take advantage of this!

Let me be clear:  not that I think plus size women are shaped like pregnant women, but until plus size retailers understand that just because a woman is plus size, she isn’t built like a box, or she actually needs longer sleeves, not a wider midsection – plus size clothes will never fit well.  This also goes for some of those plus size boutiques that sell dresses that look like sausage casing.  Clothing should frame your shape, not squeeze you.

 

Have you tried this line from Target yet?