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Do you love the cool look of pattern mixing but aren’t sure if you’re doing it right or you just don’t have the time to bother with it? This top is the perfect solution! The patterns are pre-mixed! Stripes on the front with a leopard herringbone pattern on the back. Love this! Of course like most style bloggers, I’m happy to mix patterns on my own, but I still love this top!
And hey, I finally found some boyfriend jeans I really like.
Yay Old Navy!
Mixed pattern top – Charlotte Tarantola (Details Willow Glen) (exact sweater here, two other cute sweaters here & here)
This weekend I spent one lovely evening with Rommellyn of The Stunning Post at her event at Calypso St. Barth. I’m always happy for girl time and shopping. Plus I hadn’t been to the Calypso St. Barth boutique at Santana Row and was excited to check it out.
The gorgeous Rommellyn is a sweetheart and a wonderful hostess.
So many lovely things and beautiful displays at the store.
And would you believe that the manager of the store, Leslie, was a former student of mine? How fun is that? We remembered each other after almost 20 years!
All the Calypso gals were sweet, adorable, and helpful.
And I never miss a chance for a make-up tutorial. Here the lovely Madeline of 100% Pure cosmetics is picking out a blush shade for me. (I’m loving my delicious 100% Pure Vanilla Bean hand cream!)
Then it was time to try on some clothes!
Here’s the beautiful Nicole (contributor to The Stunning Post) looking like a chic ballerina in this pretty dress.
I tried on this velvet embroidered tunic. It was luxe and beautiful, but not the most flattering shape on me and a little fancy for my lifestyle.
Rommellyn suggested I try on this pretty cotton maxi skirt with beautiful stitching and embellished tassels. It was a hit! And on sale!
And I couldn’t resist these snakeskin flip flops!
(And gee, I can even look posh carrying them on the beach in this cute little sandal bag.)
A very fun night and I’m so pleased with my purchases!
I felt a bit like Goldilocks recently looking for a chambray shirt. The shirt was either too big, too small, too dark, too light, too short, too stiff, or too boxy. So this middle-aged Goldilocks was thrilled to finally find this shirt that was just right! It’s Cloth and Stone (an Anthropologie brand) and I found it at Crossroads Trading, a store with new and gently used clothing to buy, sell, or trade.
It was the perfect color and length for me and so soft too. Isn’t the back detail cute?
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Plain white tee – Old Navy
Shooties – Madden Girl
Black straw bag – Vintage
Necklace – Lucky Brand
Earrings – Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses – Readers.com
Denim with denim? Of course! We all know those old rules no longer apply!
And this little guy wanted to come see what Mommy was up to.
Sending out a huge thanks to everyone who has been participating in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! I’m having tons of fun and I hope everyone else is too!
Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired looks from last week …
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust is looking hip and chic in her plaid sweatshirt and leather skirt.
I’m modeling the Wrap Over blouse in super soft, comfortable MicroModal fabric, with a touch of Spandex … very flattering and forgiving if you need to hide your Valentine’s Day chocolate indulgence (guilty!). Check out the whole MicroModal collection here. I picked this pretty neutral, “malt,” and there are many other beautiful shades to choose from.
This brand is made in America with free shipping within the US (prices for international shipping on website).
Outfit details: beautiful blouse – Covered Perfectly, hyper-stretch skinny pants – Royalty for Me, red patent leather heels – BCBG, snakeskin cloth – vintage, sunglasses – Ralph Lauren, necklace – Zara
Need an excuse to shop? How about a 20% discount?! My readers use the code FSBF20.
Isn’t it nice to find a new place to shop that caters to our more mature bodies and sophisticated sense of fashion? Be sure to check out the selection at Covered Perfectly and don’t forget to read Pauline Durban’s inspirational story.
Do you buy souvenir tshirts and never wear them? I’m so guilty of this … on vacation, at a concert … any excuse to shop!
So I decided to add a little edge to my outfit and wear this Alice Cooper shirt that I picked up at his concert this summer.
I love that it’s just black and white. And I love the cool graphic Alice Cooper eyes. I just wish eyes were placed somewhere else. I can’t wear this tee without feel like everyone is starting at my “girls” … and to make it worse, my “girls” are staring right back!
Leopard coat – BB Dakota (Details Boutique in Willow Glen)
Sneakers – Converse
Always Skinny jeans – Gap
Sunnies – Ralph Lauren
Alice Cooper tee – Alice Cooper concert!
Here’s a few of my fabulous favs from last week …
Glenda of So What to Twenty is wearing a cool graphic shirt from Chaos NY, looking sporty and effortlessly chic.
I love when a fashion risk totally works, and I think these hot pink socks are fun and fabulous! And who looks that cute in BF jeans? Bravo, Trina of Tea Time with Trina!
Here’s another lovely lady looking adorable in BF jeans. How pretty is that beautiful tweed blazer, especially with that gorgeous red hair? Loving Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish!
The tweeds seemed to steal my heart this week … also loving Nora’s (Jacket Society) look head to toe! The structured blazer looks so hip with the layered necklaces and those stunning shoes!
And last, but never ever least, Rachel of Rachel the Hat is looking so pretty and on point in these glam floral trousers.
What a bunch of gorgeous dolls!
Time to link up, my lovelies … and wishing you all a lucky Friday the 13th and a romantic Valentine’s Day!
Chaos NY is truly a special place to shop for truly special items! This cool funky boutique in Bronxville, NY, is built on the philosophy of women supporting women. They carry designs from around the globe, including partnering with women’s cooperatives in South Africa, India, and South America. Check out their website for unique and artistic clothing, accessories, and gifts. Much of their jewelry is one-of-a-kind and/or fair trade … and gorgeous!
I was thrilled when I was invited to choose something to feature on the blog. With such an amazing selection of extraordinary items, it was a hard choice indeed.
Isn’t it special and beautiful? It’s obviously made with care and craftsmanship.
Outfit details: fringe sweater – Free People, bootcut jeans – Gap, suede booties – Michael Kors, fringe bag – Carlos Santana
Along with styling it with a boho look, I also tried it with a more sleek, modern work-appropriate look.
Outfit details – blazer – Karen Scott, print blouse – Chicos, skinny pants – Royalty for Me, red bag – London Fog, pumps – Apt 9 Kohls
And because I’m in love with this necklace and couldn’t stop styling it and wearing it, here’s one more fun look …
Outfit details – Southwestern blanket cardigan – Piperlime, suede boots – Adrienne Vittadini, jeans – Old Navy, bag – Carlos Santana
The wonderful team at Chaos NY is offering my readers a generous discount, 30% off with the code FUN30 (February 9-23)! Go find something unique and precious to add to your wardrobe … or for an unforgettable gift!