Fashion Friday: Falling Leaves

Here in Middle Tn the leaves have just started turning colors from bright green to waxy shades of olive, brown, and rust. It's not quite fall but the temperature is approaching chilly and we're due for our first frost next week. I'm sure most of you can't wait to break out the fall wardrobe. I know I can't - so why wait?

I love the shape of this green asymetrical sweater dress. It's perfect for most body types and looks effortlessly chic. The equestrian look is a big trend this fall and that is reflected in the accessories. The boots are ECCO Hobart Buckle leather knee-high riders. ECCO shoes are expensive, these are $230, but are well made and comfortable which are serious considerations if you're on your feet a lot. My exercise walking shoes are ECCOs and I wouldn't have anything else. A violet infinity scarf adds a necklace effect without risking snagging the dress on an actual necklace. The messenger bag is in rich saffron suede which is one of this season's trendy colors. Top it off, literally, with a felt riding cap. This one is Ralph Lauren but I found one at Target for about 75% less than this one. All I have to do now is grab my green walker and  admire the falling leaves.

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: Retro '70's Lib

All this talk of platform shoes got me in the mood to go retro this week.

The seventies brought us stronger women through Women's Lib and less structured clothing via the likes of Halston and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few. It also ushered in the leisure suit and Disco - but I prefer to focus on the positive influences of the era. This set pulls together a romantic yet sophisticated blue jersey dress with a silver chain accenting, but not cinching, the waist. The dress is the perfect canvas for the accessories I've added. The silk velvet shawl is admittedly too heavy for summer but is ideal for the transition into cooler weather. I couldn't resist pairing this with low-heeled white oxfords and vintage shoulder bag. Both would work beautifully with the blue rolling walker, complete with built-in seat if you need to strike a pose. The earrings, vintage ring, and retro shades round out the nod to a bygone era.

Next week's Fashion Friday will serve as a companion to the weekly post. Both will focus on, what else, shoes!

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!