Post from Steve:
I can’t think of anyone that I know that is happy about the Presidential election and more importantly, the two main candidates. Never in recent history have we been faced with having to elect the lesser of two evils for one of the most powerful offices in the world, I am not sure we got to this point.
One of the more entertaining events that came out of the debates didn’t even involve Hilary or Donald. It was Melania Trump’s pink blouse. To show you the power of just one event, Melania’s blouse became an immediate internet sensation. The blouse, which sells for over $1,000, sold out immediately after the debate. Needless to say, that is one expensive blouse!
Everybody has a style or a fashion item that makes them feel comfortable or even special. Mine used to be lipstick – I knew if I wore the perfect shade of coral, I was going to have a wonderful day! I’ve now moved on – but I still like a fun bracelet or a quirky necklace – they always pick my spirits up. I don’t necessarily like ones that clink when they move, but I do like ones with bright colors. The more color, the better! Which surprises me, because I guess that should draw attention to me, which doesn’t sound like me. My daughter is a little different – she always wears some type of jewelry, no matter what, but her choices tend to be a little more subtle.
I was heard it described this way, you’re either a splashy chromo or a pastel water color. Which one are you?
When you were little, didn’t you always wish you could name the colors in the crayola box? I always did! To me that would have been a much better job than tasting ice cream flavors.
Now I’m looking at the names given to the “in” colors for this fall chosen by Pantone and I wish I could have that job – or at least get to name one color! But I have to say some of the names of this season’s colors are pretty good. How could you not like “Bodacious” to describe a yummy pink, or Potter’s Clay – a lovely terracotta color, Spicy Mustard – can’t you just picture that shade of yellow? And Sharkskin – who couldn’t envision that tone of gray!
The rest of the colors include: Lush Meadow, Riverside, Airy Blue, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, and Dusty Cedar. I bet if I put the color swatches on one side of the page and the names on the other, you would be able to figure out what name went with what swatch without much trouble.
I like to think of myself as creative, but I just don’t think I could have come up with names that painted such exact images without the picture.
Which color is your favorite? And which color will you be wearing this fall?
Post from Steve
It’s hard to tell, but my guess is that in the next 15 years the traditional business suit will continue to be phased out. From someone that lives in Texas, a suit in the summer months doesn’t make any sense at all. Having to wear a jacket when its 90 plus degrees with high humidity, is just torture. While I know the appearance of a suit conveys some type of professionalism, I think society has or is changing, to the point that wearing a suit is viewed as old and antiquated.
I believe that the evolution of business casual will only accelerate with the newer generation growing up. All you have to do is to look at the newest trendy companies like Google and Facebook to see how their business culture is all about being comfortable and in fact, their dress code is almost “wear what you want”. I do think the day is coming when suits will be outdated.
I have to agree – even though I hate to see it disappear altogether. Just look at the amount of space now being given to both men’s and women’s suits – its almost gone. It does seem like an end to an era.
Post from Julie:
Just got another Stitchfix update – 5 Ways to Wear Plaid and I can’t wait to give them all a try!
- How to wear Plaid every day
- How to wear Plaid like a professional
- How to Wear plaid on the weekend
- How to wear Plaid low-key
- And my favorite – How to wear Plaid like a rebel
I think I can wear my beloved boots with almost any of these looks! Hope you’ll check out their site and enjoy this article as much as I did!!!! I think I am becoming a little “Plaid Obsessed!” Anyone else feeling the Plaid?
According to Stitchfix – this fall’s top 10 essentials are as follows:
- Chunky Sweaters
- Ankle Boots
- Sleek Leggings
- Fall Dress
- Cozy Ponchos
- Relaxed Moto
- Textured Scarves
- Plaid Button Downs
- Puffer Vests
- Colored Denim
And what did my latest Stitchfix box contain – a beautiful, soft and comfy plaid shirt – great job Tia!
I expect to make great use of it this fall – most especially with a worn pair of jeans and my favorite boots! They suggest to make this more of a 9-5 type piece – that you wear it with a tonal pencil skirt – never would have thought of that – but willing to try it out! For more info – check out Stitchfix and their blogs.
Post from Steve
The hottest new trend for Fall and Winter 2016 is Fringe. Let me give you a little more detail on the type of fringe I’m seeing – it’s the type of fringe you might remember from the past that decorated an old western style jacket. Yes, that leather jacket that was lined with leather fringe on the sleeves, on the back yoke, anywhere they could put it – that’s what I’m talking about…..But take it one step beyond that to other accessories. Purses, boots, pants, all with fringe are the hottest new trend.
And for those of you, not into leather or suede – we’ve seen it in all type of faux -leather and faux suede – enjoy!!