Fashion Friday: #23

If you read my last post, Out With The Old, I shared Regina Brett's 45 Lessons Life  Taught Me. I will now direct your attention to #23 on the list, "Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple."

How about if we swap "stylish" for "eccentric"?

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New Year's Day was miserably cold and drizzly but I wanted to return a few things. Okay, exchange a few things is more accurate. At any rate,  I braved the cold and damp and ventured out.  It's not possible for me to negotiate an umbrella so good rain gear is a must. The hat is weather resistant acrylic/poly blend by Betman New York and the wide brim keeps the rain off my hair and glasses. The Vertigo plum trench is several years old. I had to have the sleeves altered to fit my petite proportions but because the coat only cost me $30 it was well worth the investment. I wear purple and blue together often so this Allison Brittney sweater dress was my first choice for today's chill. I bought it and the violet tights several years ago as well. It's always been difficult for me to find rain boots that fit properly and don't get snagged in the sides of my wheelchair. I had to go online to find these navy opaque Capelli mademoiselle booties complete with tassels but they were under $25 and are perfect for my circumstances.

I know most of you would never wear this much color but I got compliments on my outfit from no less than five total strangers. I'm not waiting, I'm wearing purple now!

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!

Fashion Friday: Christmas Day In The Morning

Early next week many of us will be celebrating Christmas in one form or another. Some of us will stay home to open presents and spend time with our immediate families. Others will invite extended family members over for the day. Some will go to religious services or less casual family functions. No matter how you celebrate I've got a great outfit for you.

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If you're just lazing around the house, maybe cooking Christmas breakfast, you should still look cute. Start with a pair of flannel leggings - these have a Christmas deer pattern. Top them with a "Mistletoe" novelty knit, and pad around in these ivory cable knit slouch booties.

If you're hosting or visiting family try this Blue Canyon Christmas Snow Town Tee over a great pair of jeans with red Bronx brogues. The outfit is comfy enough to play with the kids and cook Christmas dinner without being dowdy.

Finally, if your plans are more upscale Santa has you in mind. How about a McQ Alexander McQueen knit and lace sweater dress and a pair of red Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-embellished suede ballet flats?

Naturally, before you leave the house you'll need to add a coat to the second and third outfits if weather demands it . In my opinion outfit number one is strictly a stay-at-home ensemble.

However you celebrate, I hope Santa has left you wonderful fashionable goodies underneath your tree!

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!

Fashion Friday: Downtown Downplay

How about something a little low-key this week?

This autumn palette of neutrals gets its visual interest from the variety of textures and combination of styles. Start with an unstructured, lightweight black Warehouse Feather Embroidered Dress. Add a structured military jacket in olive drab for the early morning and evening chill. I have a similar jacket in black and blue denim from Stein Mart - where else? Keep the footwear casual with Roxy Sloane booties that have crocheted flower side panels. Grab a print canvas messenger bag from Shi by Journeys, add a fern spiral ring and a metal leaf headband. Even with this demure mix of colors you're sure to look chic and put together!

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!