I’m a big believer in investment shopping and in finding and keeping a few essential pieces in my closet. When I find a piece that’s a keeper, I don’t mind paying more for it. But in return I expect it to become a wardrobe workhorse. I want it to last a long time and work with what I already own.
One thing that is essential in my closet is a good, black jacket, preferably a blazer.
Throughout history many marriages were more of a business arrangement between families than a marriage of love. If the bride came from wealth, her dress reflected her status, otherwise, most brides wore the best dress they owned. It wasn’t until the marriage of England’s Queen Victoria in 1840, that white wedding dresses came into vogue. Since then styles and traditions have changed. First-time brides no longer feel they have to wear white, and choosing a dress for a second wedding—especially if the bride is a certain age—is often more challenging.
Months before I married James, I hadn’t given my dress much thought until… One morning I awoke with what can best be described as a strong message.
As clear as can be, my little voice said, “Your dress is waiting for you. Go find it. Today.”
Photo by Cathleen Trainor
There’s something so fabulous about faux fur. It can be chic, sophisticated, even a bit glamorous! From vests to coats, I own way too many faux fur pieces, but I just can’t help myself. I’m a faux fur addict! Continue Reading
can you believe we are in the holiday home stretch? in case you need a reminder, this sunday is christmas day. yessiree, in six days all of our christmas presents will be wrapped and sitting under the tree. raise your hand if you’ve donned your gay apparel. ha. you thought i was going to say finished your shopping, didn’t you? but this is a style post, after all, so discussing all things apparel is a must. but with christmas day and new year’s eve on the horizon let’s see how we can transition a holiday outfit to a weekend look. Continue Reading
this week’s style challenge is for anyone who finds themselves racing against the clock this holiday season. when you find yourself on the go, the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear. especially if you are running straight from work to an after hour holiday party, drinks, or dinner. Continue Reading
a well-balanced closet is certain to include the classic leopard print and with the right styling, it can elevate your everyday look. accessories like handbags, belts, and shoes are a smart and easy way to infuse a little pizazz into your outfit. note the leopard shoes! a metallic block heel keeps this outfit grounded. the gold metallic belt adds symmetry. Continue Reading
Image courtesy of Chanel
Middle age kind of snuck up on me, and along the way I neglected to read the memo about thinning hair and eyebrows. One afternoon I was staring at my reflection in the mirror, wondering why everything seemed a bit… off. I looked like myself, only sparse and faded. Later I ran into a friend who’s a few years older. She looked so bright and awake. “I just had my lashes done,” she breathlessly informed me. “Don’t they look great!” She batted her eyes at me, and I had to agree she looked fabulous. Everything about her seemed more vibrant and intense. Of course you know what I did next…
After a 60-minute session that was surprisingly relaxing, I walked out of the salon with a full set of “permanent” eyelash extensions. Continue Reading
last time on style challenge, our illustrious leader, brenda, posed a style question: would brogans be appropriate footwear for a speaking engagement? a few thoughts… for those not familiar with a brogan, they are traditional work boots used by the irish and scots in the wet and boggy countryside. Continue Reading
Last time here on 1010 Park Place I promised to discuss what’s on trend for 2017. Seeing as I’d just returned from NYFW, it only seemed fitting to discuss spring fashion. For an entire week, the New York runways depicted all things spring. But wait. What about fall fashion? Didn’t the temps finally drop after a long hot summer? I for one am dying to wear sweaters, scarves, and booties.
Shouldn’t we at least dip one big toe into the ‘what’s trending for fall pool?’