Fashion Investment Pieces

Outfits Don’t Have To Be New To Be Current!

 Fashion Investment Pieces Are Timeless!

Because an outfit is fashionable it doesn’t mean that it has to be new. By purchasing good quality, well made items a basic and lasting wardrobe can be easily built. Consequently, a summer material such as  linen is an excellent example of this practice. Today’s featured outfit from my closet is nine years old.

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Casual Friday

The Short And Sweet Of Casual Friday

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Casual Friday is much needed today.  Because there is a lot to do. It’s the Friday before the July 4th holiday weekend! So, how do you manage all the errands and holiday prep while still remaining stylish? Always, my best advise is to keep it simple. Since, casual Friday means casual dressing and that’s one less thing to attend to on that never ending to do list. Today’s outfit is as casual as it comes. A white pocketed tee shirt, cropped white girlfriend jeans, canvas boat shoes, a couple white accessories, a messy bun hairdo and I’m out the door.

At last, the long 4th of July holiday weekend has arrived!

Be safe, have fun and enjoy.

Happy 4th of July!

Rosemary

 

Labels:  Shoes: Keds, Slacks: Chico’s ,Top: Target,  

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A Shirt Dress On A Rainy Afternoon

Sunshine and Rainy Days

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The Little Black Shirtdress

Do you dress for style or do you dress for the weather? Because, sometimes stylish dressing for the weather can be a bit challenging. Usually summertime heat and bright vibrant colored clothing quickly come to mind as the typical choice in choicing one’s outfit. In the meanwhile, there are those mornings when the temps are rising, the sun is shining and yet thunder claps in the distance. Finally, the heat will build and the afternoon rains will come. In this case my choice is a sleeveless cotton shirtdress. 

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3 Summer Styles: All In White

White Summer Styles

3 Pieces – 3 Styles

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What can be cooler than wearing white in summer? Here in Florida it’s not uncommon for summertime temps to soar into the 90’s. How does one stay cool and fashionable at the same time? One of the best choices is to dress in all white summer styles. Then add a few accessories for some added pizzaz! Let’s take a look at three different looks combining the same turquoise accessories.

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Life In Yoga Pants

Life Is Good

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Life is good and even better when it is experienced wearing yoga pants!

Why?

Because, the older we get the more important it is to stay active. The health and beauty benefits of regular exercise are amazing. Lower blood pressure, stronger bones, better balance and flexibility are only a few of the benefits of staying active. And healthy life style is my goal in life. Although adhering to a regular schedule of exercise is challenging to say the least. Some of the ways of  being active in my life include walking, biking and yoga. I could very easily walk and ride my bike in various forms of attire. But I have found that once I have dressed explicitly for exercise I tend to do it. So I dress in my yoga pants ( the new trendy term is Athleisure wear) and I know that I will do some type of exercise. I’m a lot like my dogs, Jake and Rex. Once they see me put on my walking shoes they are determined that it is walk time and we are going to walk. Guilt is such a great motivator. So if you happen to see me in my yoga pants you know I still have exercise on my to do list for the day. My final thought on the subject is that yoga pants are so darn comfortable it is so easy to stay in them all day long.

Thanks for stopping!

 

Rosemary

 

Labels: vest(Talbots), shoes (similar), pants (similar)

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The Kimono

What’s Old Is New

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Kimonos are front and center of the fashion spotlight this season. The term kimono actually means “a thing to wear“.

Well, what a fantastic thing to wear! Wearing one is great!  I’m loving this style in jackets and cover-ups. My first purchase of the kimono style was last fall. I purchased two French terry kimono style sweatshirt jackets from the Gap. (here) I wore them constantly all winter. So, when I started finding all these soft silky kimonos in the local shops I was over the moon. I found this blue one in DSW shoes. Go figure. Well, I have worn it with jeans, shorts and a green dress so far. That’s the fun of this multi colored pieces. They can be worn so many different ways and as an added bonus they can be easily folded and tucked inside a tote or bag.

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Remember to always have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

 

 

 

Labels: kimono (DSW), espadrille (kellie & katie), cami(Chico’s), shorts – older similar (here)

 

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Casual Dressing For Everyday Life

In And Out All Day Long

 

Casual dressing, what do you wear on ordinary days? I want comfort along with style. And so my answer is keep it as simple as possible.

 

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Because I have a home office, most of my days are just generally casual dressing days! I always have lots to do with nothing in particular that is calling out for special dressing concerns. Many times I call that day Monday.  Since I’m busy clearing up all those loose ends from the weekend and preparing myself for the coming week, I never really know what my day will hold. And so my dressing style needs to be simple and casual.

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Today I am wearing an outfit that has been in my closet for ages. It’s simply shorts, a top and flip flops. That’s one of my definitions of casual Floridian dressing. Sloppy doesn’t do it for me, but simple and comfortable, that’s my attitude.

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

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labels:shorts (older Chico’s similar)here, tote: (older Sac similar)here,top ( older similar) here

Springtime Red Dress

Coral Works For My Red Dress

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I have several upcoming social events on my spring and summer calendar that are described as cocktail attire.  I am growing a little tired of my “little black dresses”.

As I am watching spring unfold with color is all around me, I am feeing like some red. Because of  my hair and skin tone, red is a hard color for me wear. Some shades reds work, but when shopping I find that they are far and few between. Lately I have discovered the color coral. It is great! It has the bright fun of red with just the right tones of peachy pink.  My coral neck chain dress  is by Cache’. I purchased it is several years ago. So, I have linked a couple dresses that are somewhat similar down below. What I love about this particular dress is that it features a bold gold-tone hardware around the neckline which eliminates the need for jewelry. The sheath silhouette makes this an easy piece to wear and is the perfect go-to for any casual occasion. What do you think of the color coral instead of red for that red dress feel?

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I always love hearing from you.

Remember to have always have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

 

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