Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

The Ralph Lauren Ready to Wear Collection has always been a standby for me. The fabrics are solid, sizing a little roomier for a fuller figure, and colors classic. This year’s fall collection was true to the Ralph Lauren roots:

“The show opened with a passage of neutral looks, and the first models came out wearing billowing high-waisted pants and neatly tailored blazers in shades of beige, a color that has long been a Lauren signature. That monochromatic styling made way for more distinctive themes, starting with the plaid-on-plaid knit tube skirts and fringed capes, and a Navajo-inspired jacket that managed to conjure the outdoorsy spirit of the English countryside and an arid landscape of the American West all at once. One of the most appealing coats in the collection had a cozy, robelike silhouette and was cut from a patchwork of tweeds that could have been swiped straight from Sherlock Holmes’s closet.” Vogue

(For the full show click -> Ralph Lauren.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. I have always loved high waists
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

High Waist

2. Gauchos or a full skirt?

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Midi length skirt

3. Beautiful blue

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Beautiful Blue Brocade Coat

4. Perfect Fringe

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Just enough fringe

5. Assymetrical bodice – classy

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Asymmetrical Bodice

Column Dressing – So Easy!

column dressing exampleLast week I attended a business luncheon at which I was seated next to a future Hall of Fame athlete. I wore a black column (black slacks and black knit sleeveless sweater), topped with a cobalt blue jacket. Pulled together very nicely, if I do say so. But, there is a funny story behind my ensemble. I was wearing my black column, topped with a lovely winter white double breasted jacket when I left the house that morning. Just before leaving my office to head over to the luncheon, our Executive Director walked by my door, and I caught a glimpse of the back of her jacket, realizing we had the EXACT same outfit on – black columns and winter white jacket. I immediately let her know that I would leave right away and stop by my house for a quick change  on the way to the luncheon.

Because I had my column on, it was so easy to run in, make a decision between a cobalt blue and kelly green blazer, and back out the door. Phew! Column dressing is so versatile, I highly recommend you have a few in your wardrobe for any occasion. [Read more…]

What Are the Right Colors for You?

Color selection is very personal, yet we sometimes allow fashion trends and our peers to have a great influence in our choices. A perfect example of this is the color black. Afraid to be caught in bright pink, vibrant turquoise or lime green? Then choose black to be safe. Maybe you don’t have a clue what a good color is for you, or you have had your “colors done” in the past, only to realize they really weren’t that complimentary on you.Rainbow Parrots by MikeJonesPhoto

Take a very good look at your skin, hair, eyes and hands to determine colors that will make you come alive and bring your image together.  Once I began to see the colors that are in your skin tone, you can discover the most flattering colors and the colors that coordinate best with them.

Even if it doesn’t sound easy, it is. [Read more…]

Loving the Chanel Spring Collections!

Boat necks, dropped waists, hidden pockets, poofy sleeves and pearls!!  Gorgeous.

Lovin’ me some Chanel this spring and wishing I was a lot younger!!

Spring and Summer 2012 Ready to Wear Collection 

2012 Spring-Summer Ready to Wear Show

Spring and Summer 2012 Haute Couture

Spring and Summer 2012 Haute Couture

Stunning!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy the shows!

How About a Faux Fur Vest for Fall!

Thinking of adding a faux fur vest to your fall wardrobe? I am, but I need to be careful, with my height (5’11”) and age (let’s just say over 40), I don’t want to look like a Sasquatch or a snowball!

Here are a few styles I’ve come across while browsing around… [Read more…]

It’s an Arm Party and You’re Invited!

Yes. I said ARM PARTY. Honestly, I have no idea what on earth you think that means, but allow me to clarify.

Arm Party: an extensive amount of bangles, watches, bracelets, rubber bands, etc located on your wrists, preferably.

All of the above together creates a party, of accessories, on your arm.

Now, you might be tempted to say ‘pish tosh this is old news, there were arm parties when I was in high school…middle school even!’  read more…

 

 

(*This is a guest post by my daughter, Lis Dye! Go, Lis!)

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