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White is Okay...any Day or Season!

White is Okay...any Day or Season!

For some reason, generations past have so decreed that white shall not be worn until after Memorial Day and put away promptly on Labor Day. For those who live in warm climates all year round, what's up with that?  Maybe white needed dried outside in the sun to keep it's crisp lack of color, but folks, white is as much a staple as black or navy. White makes all colors pop and appear fresh. White sets of black like no other color. Don't pack away your whites a few months from now....keep them in the all year round closet. Now...

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Two Tones Tied Together

Two Tones Tied Together

Block color styling was in about two years ago as a way to keep you thinking items go in and out of favor (no longer "on trend"...a term we despise). Block colors are a staple of styling because many women won't venture beyond two colors in any outfit....if they match, then most are comfortable. The key to not looking cut in half however (thus increasing your visual weight) is to pull one color into another creating a visual line that lengthens the body instead. Our blouse does just that with hand printed fabric panels by Art of Cloth. The small...

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Choices

Choices

Just about anything goes in today's fashion world. It used to be that a style was "in" and you had better be wearing it to look cool and hip and important. I no longer see the "whats in and whats out" columns as often as even a few years ago. Why? Because we grew up.  The fashion world runs on money just like any other business. As consumers, we no longer feel ruled by somebody else's whims. Personally I don't like skinny pants or tights (yoga pants or leggings if you will) because my body type is not enhanced by...

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Simple isn't always so....

Simple isn't always so....

What may appear to be a "simple" ensemble of two colors, black and ivory in this case, is really a more complicated combination. Our feature item is this silk tank that has a texture of layered silk squares in the same fabric and a matching shoulder embellishment. Eliminating the need for a necklace is a great way to elongate your face and neck area, for a more youthful appearance. The black skirt has a floral pattern in ivory that is equal in scale to the texture of the tank. Spectator pumps carry this combo to your toes and the bag...

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How to handle several bold pieces at one time.

How to handle several bold pieces at one time.

A hot pink dyed jacket would be enough for most people to wear at one time. But "go big or go home" applies to fashion as well as sports. This look may be overwhelming to many but lets break down why it works. The skirt is not as colorful as you may think. The pattern only echos the three colors found here, pink, green and brown. The scale of the pattern in the top (a green and brown zebra print) and the multi-floral skirt are equal. A brown jacket would have toned down the "heat" but hot pink plays up...

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