Category Archives: Trends

Falling in Love with the ’40s

I’ve been inspired by the 1940’s and apparently I’m not alone.  I came across this window at a Max Mara store in Piacenza last month and was so taken with the image that I had to snap a photo.  The … Continue reading

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Italian Vintage (Not Wine)!

After falling in love with a Comme des Garçons jacket at an outlet store then realizing the dollar equivalent was almost my entire shopping budget, I quickly made a strategic shopping decision: focus on accessories. In Milan I purchased a … Continue reading

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Fear of Fashion Failure

There’s a snarky little voice inside all our heads that helpfully informs and reminds us what we cannot do. I still remember the time that voice spoke so loudly I’d swear an actual person was attached to it.  It was … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Colored Denim

I’m nothing if not persistent. All summer I’ve searched for the right pair of brightly hued jeans – a big trend this year.  I tried on countless pairs of yellow, blue, orange and green denim in an assortment of styles: … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 Trend: Menswear

One of the trends for Fall/Winter 2012 is menswear.  I’ve always liked menswear touches in women’s fashions and, occasionally, I dabble in the look myself.  These wide-leg, navy Anne Taylor trousers are definitely inspired by menswear yet they’re so elegant.  … Continue reading

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The Deals Just Keep Coming…!

Even though I just told Carrie last week that I should be more dignified about finding great deals…. $20!! This lovely dress is proof that it sometimes pays to sign up for store emails.  My favorite Austin boutique, Langford Market, … Continue reading

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It IS Easy Being Green

This week conspired against me. I have a very strict “twice a week-ish, if I can” publishing schedule.  But between work and technology issues (a camera battery that inconveniently died at the worst possible time and the whole iCloud/Mobile Me … Continue reading

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