Items to wear this Fall are:
Over the knee boots
Wine colored anything
Off the shoulder sweaters
Athletic hoodies & pants
Monochromatic top and pants or dress and duster
Pastel outfit with gray or black boots
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Old Hollywood reminds me of hair pinned up, bright lips, gold shoes and fur. When I dress for a special occasion, just putting on a pretty dress is not enough. I enjoy having a vision and this time my vision started with wearing a fur. I didn’t own a fur, or any of my look but I get jazzed by the challenge of finding my outfit. The fundraiser was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston for Jaden’s Ladder. When I’m at a classy hotel, I like to dress the part.
The skinny on my look~
I found this simple brown DVF dress at a friend’s shop for $50! The next thing I found were these gold and black sequence shoes from J. Crew. Over time I found the fur vest on Ebay but with the shipping time, it would arrive with only 10 days to spare. I really wasn’t sure if it would be perfect, but to my surprise it’s gorgeous.
I picked up the clutch on winter clearance at Lord & Taylor. I chose it to tie the black and gold together with a bit of hard to play off the soft fur. The last item I picked, which didn’t really end up showing is my gold and Swarovski crystal necklace. But, I love it and am glad I bought it. The symbol means, “double luck” in Chinese.’
Hair styled by Salon Sabeha, make up from Modern Priscilla, teeth whitening by Super Smile.
Dress $50, J.Crew Shoes $32 (clearance), Fur $75, Swarovski necklace $60 (outlet), clutch $28
Total cost $245
When it comes to giving a gift why not give something handmade. When someone is taking their energy to create a handcrafted good, I call it Art. There is nothing I find more beautiful than when I know someone handmade a great gift.
Birch bark Journal by Three Trees Bindry
Layered Wooden Cross Candle Corset by Fine and Funky Designs
Linen Napkins by Pillow Link
Gold, Pearls & Leather Necklace by LiatGiladJewellery
Gold Zag Try by Up in the Air Somewhere
Faux Wolf fur Pillows (set 2) by Salvani
Last May, I attended the 10th annual “Benefit by the Sea” for Crossroads House in Portsmouth, NH. Crossroads House provides a safe, transitional shelter and program that helps its residents move with confidence to stable and worthy housing. It was an impressive event of beautifully dressed people and pretty touches all around. As I looked around, some were dressed in formal black tie and others in slacks and the ladies were mostly in cocktail attire with some being more or less formal.
It was my first time attending, so when looking for my dress I went for a long classic style, but the fit was close and the color was nude. I feel that if I attend an event, then why not go for it….have fun with it, be different and be on trend with a twist.
Went with simple hair with a bit of curl
Necklace was gold with purple large stones
Raw silk fitted dress with a slight mermaid feel
Paired the dress with a vintage 3/4 length velvet coat with fur collar
Handbag was a hard coppery clutch that played off the gold colors and my skin
Shoes were black, gray and purple. Large ring had beads of pink and purple.
Nails were in a gray putty.
The outfit was a big hit. I felt a little ‘dressed up’, but that was what I was going for. Next month we’ll be attending this wonderful event once again. I’m thinking of going with a short dress or long and lace!
I know what cold winter weather feels like, being born and raised in Alaska I know how to dress for the Cold! We Alaskans know how to stay warm, mostly by wearing fur, down and wool. Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors even if it was cold. As and adult I still crave being outdoors, but now staying warm must be functional and fashionable! Here are some Alaskan inspired parkas.
Growing up in Alaska spending time play in the snow while parents ice fish.
A bit older, maybe 5 but this time I have on my homemade Alaskan fur parka to keep warm.
Wearing my aunts full length parka, wishing I had my very own. Beautiful!
My son John, wearing a down snowsuit and me in my northface coat and fur headband while hiking.
A good friend wearing her cousin’s Athabascan Alaskan parka.
If you are in need of a good looking parka, fur, wool, faux fur or down parka, here are a few of my favorites!