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A Dash of Paisley This is the other blouse that Tim gave to me for Mother’s Day this year.  As with the watercolor blouse in my previous post, it is not something that I would normally buy for myself, but I do wear this paisley blouse when I am in the mood for printed and flowy.  The deeper muted jewel tones keep it from being overwhelming with the main visual being dark navy blue.  It brings to my mind the Lily Pulitzer prints that can often be too bright and busy on me.  In that case, a printed skirt with a solid top would work better than so much pattern near the face. A Brief Paisley History Paisley is an old classic pattern that originated in India with their woven textiles.  Imports of the fabric made way into Europe in the 1600-1700s with many believing that the pattern was a protective…

Watercolor for Multiple Seasons Ya’ll, I usually don’t wear things too splashy or loose, but Honey bought this watercolor crepe blouse for me back in May for Mother’s Day.  I don’t like to wear too much extra fabric, but this seems like just enough.  He has NEVER read my blog and has cotton in his ears when I talk about it, LOL.  But, he must have been paying attention to some of the things I have been wearing.  Although, he prefers that I not show my “body outline” too much.  Well, as long as I have some type of figure left, I will “show it” with discretion, for the sake of style and my Flair Seekers who need inspiration, right ladies? The lightweight crepe material gives the blouse movement and the muted edges of the watercolor print keep it from being too bold and overwhelming, soft and flattering for most.  The…

Styling the Accent Color Dressing with an accent color as the third piece can really make your wardrobe more versatile and interesting with so many possible combinations.  This post shows how to build different looks from two different types of jeans with the same top, and then layering on a lightweight cardigan in the accent color.   I have minimized the jewelry to show more of the two base pieces that build up to the third piece that completes the outfits. The choice of colors in this Taylor and Sage Tank  can lead to several different accent choices.   For the main accent color, I chose the peachy-coral since that is a color that is flattering to most skin tones.  I found a similar top in this brand on Amazon.  The tank has a soft pleat in the front that adds a nice flow to the style. // Taylor and Sage Tank // …

But First, Before the Faux Suede for Summer First of all, today is AMAZON PRIME DAY!!  Great Amazon deals that are amplified when you are an Amazon Prime Member.  I have truly enjoyed my membership which is well worth the annual fee.  It includes free 2-day shipping, special coupon offers, free book and music downloads, free streaming Prime movies and television shows, and so much more including easy returns when that rarely arises.  Click here for a 30-day Trial Prime Membership.    AND, College Prime Member accounts are 50% off the annual fee with a 6-month Trial College Prime Membership.  Click here for the College Prime Trial Membership! Faux Suede for Summer Putting together interesting combinations is all part of enjoying your clothing, especially if you are reinventing your style and making new discoveries.  I discovered this fun faux suede top at a vintage store last summer, and then was…

What is Monochromatic? Monochromatic simply means all one color.  Wearing all one color is not only easy, it is also a quick and stylish way to obtain a timeless classic look.  I have chosen basic simple white pieces to build this look from dressy casual to complete chic.  Have you tried this front tuck look with your shirt and jeans?  It also adds some extra style to a dressy casual look. How to Wear Monochromatic White and Why Wearing all one color, or monochromatic style, is simple yet instantly sophisticated.  The look of white monochromatic is eye-catching and flattering when you choose pieces that are also flattering to your body type.  I started the outfit with my casual white Old Navy jeans and white Old Navy V-neck t-shirt.  Especially with white, I would recommend wearing somewhat body skimming pieces and avoid too billowy or flowy so it does not look…

Swimsuit Perfection, at Least for Me There were three things that I used to hate shopping for:  Jeans, Bras and SWIMSUITS — I gave up on bras long ago, I don’t have “much” so just soft and stretchy does the job fine.  Old Navy jeans seem to be my true fit now.  And then there was the dreaded swimsuit, but no more! Finally, I found a swimsuit that does it all for me, plus it is very affordable!  I am talking about feeling comfortable and confident, nothing too sexy nor frumpy either — good coverage, no gaps, plus nothing tight or binding.  You don’t have to look matronly or covered up once you reach a certain age – a modest, flattering swimsuit style is completely possible for those of us beyond our bikini years.  I can sometimes get by with a 2-piece style, but it is really a hit or…

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