How To Dress For Black Tie Events

Black Tie Events Require Formal Attire


Black Tie Events

Formal black tie events happen throughout the year. But, with the coming of springtime, they seem to come around more often. Many local charity events are scheduled early in the calendar year.

It is always fun to have a good excuse to dress up. And it is even better when it is an event that is going to help others.

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Basic Outfit On Any Day

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Wearing basic items of clothing has always been my best formula for dressing and building my wardrobe. I almost always wear solid colors but there is always an exception to every rule. I found this black and white print blouse at Chico’s this season. It has become another staple for a go to basic outfit.

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The slacks and belt featured in my outfit are several years old.

They were purchased from White House – Black Market.

My black boots are by Tommy Hilfiger and the small clutch is a from the Michael Kors brand .  Both pieces are several years old.

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The Gap’s French Terry Kimono Cardigan

Plain and Simple Days


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Most days for me are just plain and simple when it comes to dressing. Jeans and tee shirt and I’m out the door. Not hard at all.

Are you looking to step up your casual sweatshirt style? Today is your lucky day!

I’ve found a great solution at the Gap this fall. It’s a soft french terry kimono style cardigan.  

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How to Wear Animal Prints

Animal Prints in My Closet

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The news this fall fashion season is lots of animal prints.

As always what is old is new again. Before shopping, I head to my closet to see what I have from prior seasons. Yes, I have found some animal print items. I look forward to sharing them with you.

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Yellow The Current Fall Favorite

Yellow Is Trending This Fall



Wearing yellow is the latest current trend for fall 2016. I’m loving it! It’s a fresh splash of color for fashion and accessories.  The late summer sun flowers and blooming hibiscus of September are the perfect inspiration for the bright sunny days of fall.

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