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The Print Pant

4/29/2013

 
We are seeing prints everywhere-especailly in pants. What I like so much is how beautifully the prints are engineered to flatter your figure. NJDJ has come out with a great crop print jean and Michael by Michael Kors has some winners. They all look good and these are only a few!
$250.00-Tory Burch. I prefer this with a solid white top.
$216.00-Clover Canyon. These are wonderfully engineered pants.
$99.00-Vince Camuto. These are really pretty with the side stripe.
$245.00-Haute Hippie. A skinny jean so there is stretch.
$328.00-Lafayette 148. Cute pant that goes up to a size 16.
$125.99-Kors by Michael Kors. Someone is going to look really great in these(and it won't be me)! 
$120.00-NYDJ. These go up to a size 16 and we know they will fit well!
$169.00-Pency. These leggings are made of ponte fabric so they are bound to be comfortable. I would wear these with a white shirt or a white sweater or navy.
$198.00-BCBG. Pretty following pant by BCBG.
$264.00-Joie. A very pretty silk pant.
$275.00-Robert Rodriquez. I think these are gorgeous!
$179.00-Joe's. I can just imagine these with a turquoise top! Love the way the print is placed.
 
 
Our tops on this page are from Soft Surroundings, New York & Company and Macy's. Soft Surroundings is a great website for a woman who wants to be fashionable yet not cutting edge. If you are heavier-they offer up to a size 18. They also have some useful items like the tape below and some fabulous jewelry. New York & Company's items can sometimes look cheap. But if you find the right styles-they are winners and so inexpensive!!! Macy's has great items but you have to sift through them and that is what we are doing.
$7.95-Mishap tape. I really needed this last week when my blouse opened. Avoid fashion disastors with this tape! Double sided tape is perfect to help falling straps, gaping blouses and necklines that are too low. This product gets fabulous reviews.
$16.00-On Sale- NY & Co This is a really nice top. I just bought it in black. It is a spandex jersey fabric. Last year I bought a sleeveless top from NY & Co in the same fabric. I wore it constantly and threw in the the washing machine and dryer all the time. This comes is great colors. 
$69.95-This top spells comfort, ease and style at the same time-especailly with white jeans.
$34.50 and an additional 20% OFF!-
everyone needs a great stripe top in the summer.
$12.95-Nipple covers. If you are wearing a bra with no inside foam these are a must! 
$29.95-I bought this style on sale last year. It is very flattering and looks much more expensive than it is.
$89.95-Wear this vibrant silk shirt with jeans or white pants. Nice, long and it goes up to a size 18! Avaliable in black, green, red and blue. 
$49.50 and an additional 20% OFF!-
This is the perfect everyday summer top. Wear it with jeans or white pants or a white or brown skirt. If you are cold throw a white sweater on!
$49.95-a bold and beautiful necklace.
Soft Surroundings has a good selection of smashing jewelry.
$59.95-this comes in lovely color combinations however I like this one the best. It looks wonderful with white. 
$44.95-buy one and get one at 50% off. This has stellar reviews and looks like it will be flattering for most figures.
The perfect jewelry top!
$89.95-this top is highly rated. I see it with white jeans or slim pants.
$89.50-This is such a pretty shirt that will work with a blue jean, a white pant or a white skirt. Just fabulous!
 

Spring favorites

4/25/2013

 
$445.00-Catherine Malandrino. Having designed knitwear in the past, I really appreciate a beautifully engineered knit and this is one.
$49.00-Land's End. This comes in very nice colors and it is well priced.
$320.00-See by Chloe. Wear with a skinny jean.
$299.00-Mara Hoffman. This designer is really standing out. She designs gorgeous bathing suits and has expanded into dresses. This is a dress I would like to own.
$178.00-J Brand. I like the slouchy look. I started buying J Brand 4 years ago and I wear their jeans and pants season after season.
$54.00-Land's End. I would wear this with gladiator sandals to make the look more hip.
$195.00-Vince. Love the shape and the color of these shorts.
$98.00-Land's End. Another winner, simple, chic and well priced.
$119.00-Bernardo. Bernardo sandals are the best!
$118.95-Bernardo. Nordstrom's and Zappos have a good selection of this brand.
 
 
Dresses under $130.00 and shoes under $101.00-what is not to like? The Tildon sandals are a must for anyone who spells style!
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$118.00-Donna Morgan-cute dress and it goes up to a size 16.
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$59.00-By Tildon-this is a such a great sandal and the price is amazing. It comes in gold and silver.
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Was $166.00 Now $74.99-55% off!
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$119.00-Vince Camuto. This dress has lovely detailing.
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Was $330.00 Now $81.99-75% off and lots of sizes left!!!
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$52.95-So perfert for the summer and we like this sandal in brown.
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$129.00-Tahari-really a fantastic price for a dress that looks very expensive.
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Was $335.00 Now $100.50-70% off!
These come is black also. I think they are really cute.
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$118.00-Donna Morgan. This dress is 18" from the waist so it will be above the knee. It's very smart and gets excellent reviews!
 
 
Pants are becoming slouchy and more figure forgiving-wider in the hips and narrow in the legs. I have a 'curvy' figure and this pant looks great on me. Then we are seeing a lot of beautiful wide leg flowing pants with a waist that remind us of Katherine Hepburn. They come in prints, often with a side stripe(a huge trend), a crossover front tab(Zara has many of this look), or a gathered slouchy waist. The great thing about pants in the summer is that you can dress them up with a cool sandal or fabulous wedge and the perfect top and you will look amazing!
$1,025.00-Chloe-gorgeous pant and below you have the Zara version for 
$59.00-Zara-these come in great colors!
268.00-Joie-Smart and sophisticated and the coor is fabulous!

$350.00-Tibi-A sharp looking pleated pant.
$238.00-Joie-This pant is a must have basic in every closet.
$398.00-Lafayette 148. I have this pant in black and it is very flattering. Great to wear with a cute wedge.
$228.00-Eileen Fisher. This has an excellent review.
$495.00-M Patmos.. 
$295.00-Robert Rodriquez. This pant has every trend in it-a print, a stripe and pleats.
$297.00-Alice and Olivia and below is the Zara version.
 
 
Spring to summer is the perfect time to wear a skirt-short or long. 
$265.00-Diane von Furstenberg. This lovely top would be a fresh alternative to the leather top below.
$350.00-3.1 Phillip Lim. This is a sophisticated length and has fine detailing.
$595.00-Chloe. This ballet flat shoe is a favorite of mine.

$198.00-Joie. Pink looks great with brown!
$260.00-Gerard Darel. I love this line. They make a lovely detailed skirt all the time! The line is not easy to find.
$398.00-Stuart Weitzman What a great looking wedge!

$218.00-Eileen Fisher. This handkercheif linen jacket will look very pretty with the skirt below if you want a covered look. 
$328.00-Eileen Fisher I think the cut of this skirt is striking. 
$470.00-Pedro Garcia. I like this heel and height and the neutral color will go with nearly everything.

$248.00-Lafayette 148. This blouse will work with everything in your closet and look fabulous under a jacket.
$144.00-Nic & Zoe. Wow-what a great price for this beautiful wrap around skirt.
$650.00-Prada. Worth the investment as these will last season after season.
$278.00-Lafayette 148 I like this top with the skirt below (however, any white top will look great with this skirt).
$335.00-Boss Black A very smart skirt. It will work for many occasions.
$298.00-Cole Haan. You can wear this with anything and everything.

$368.00-Elie Tahari. This is a pretty outfit. You could also wear the skirt with a silky off white blouse.
$350.00-Aquatalia by Marvin K. A very pretty feminine pump.

$395.00-M Missoni I like this skirt with a M Missoni top or a black tee shirt. This skirt will travel very well!

Eileen Fisher-this outfit looks great just as it is. It covers the arms yet looks casual and chic.
$78.95-Corso Como-great shoe and even better price! It comes in two other colorways so make sure to check them out.
$79.50-Kors by Michael Kors This top will go beautifully with the skirt below or it will look great with jeans.
$150.00-Kors by Michael Kors. Casual and a no brainer slip on for summer evenings.
$218.00-Eileen Fisher Sleek, simple and chic. 
$258.00-Eileen Fisher You could wear this skirt day or night.
$268.95-A pretty sandal by Mephisto, so it's bound to be comfortable.

$168.00-Eileen Fisher Chic and flattering.
$268.00-Eileen Fisher This is a beautiful skirt in a fine gauge linen and lace.
$650.00-Prada. You will want to wear these embellished sandals everyday.

$248.00-Lafayette 148. This is a really cute sexy top. It is versatile, it'll work with a pant and a skirt.
$525.00-Milly. This contemporary skirt can be casual or dressy depending on the top you put with it. Wear it with the one shoulder top above (tucked in) or a tee shirt. 
$460.00-Prada. We love this flat platform wedge.
$238.00-Joie This top works with the skirt below or jeans or shorts.
$99.00-Adrianna Papell. This has a real Dolce & Gabbana look to it.
$440.00-Prada. Very few sizes left-sorry!
 
 
You just have to hunt for deals and it is work. This is what we are here for. I look at everything so carefully, read the description, reviews, length and fabric content. Here we have found great well priced dresses that emit expensive and we have paired inexpensive designer looking shoes with them.
$129.00-Anne Klein. This dress is made of cotton spandex and it has the same detailing as a Donna Karan skirt from last spring. This is a fantastic price and has great simple styling. It goes up to a size 16!
$118.00-it comes in black too. Just can not beat this price!

$150.00-Michael by Michael Kors. To me this is the perfect vacation dress. Throw is on and you look chic and still casual.
$99.50-Calvin Klein. Just very smart and the price is unbeatable!
$99.00-Sofft. This easily could be a 
designer shoe.

$129.00-Anne Klein. This dress has all the bells and whistles of a designer dress without the price-the fabric, simple styling and the exposed zipper. It is a winner!
$130.00-Rockport. Another Prada clone-very close!
$134.00-Lauren by Ralph Lauren. I think anyone will look good in this dress and it goes up to a size 16!
$139.00-Lauren by Ralph Lauren. This dress has a lot of class. It is simple and very sophisticated. It also comes in a gorgeous blush color.
$69.00-a great well priced wedge!

$90.30-By Jones New York on sale.
With the right shoes no one will ever know how cheap this dress is!
$139.95-Sam Edelman. Lovely sandal for the price!
$149.00-Lauren by Ralph Lauren
I really like this dress. It is on my list to buy.
$69.00-this sandal gets great reviews!
 
 
Dresses really are dominant this season and we see them in every single length. The midi or maxi works really well with a flat sandal. Throw on an oversize sweater if you are cold.
Inexpensive dresses can look great-just make sure they fit and you love the dress-then you will wear it all the time. The same theory applies to a designer dress. 
Closet advice-if you see something on line or in a store that you like-buy it, bring it home and try it on with everything(yes, time consuming). I bought an orange lightweight Vince sweater on sale and wondered what I would wear it with. When it was home, I realized it was the same color as a leather skirt I have had for ten years and I always wonder what to wear with this skirt with aside from black. Now I wear this sweater with the skirt and jeans. It was a find! 
$69.00-Christin Michaels. You can't beat the price here!

$385.00-Mara Hoffman. This dress is engineered to be so flattering.
$790.00-Bottega Veneta. These are classic like the brand.

$495.00-Halston Hertiage. I love the sleeve length and the sophistication of this simple hip dress.
$498.00-Diane von Furstenberg. This will look great on most figures. Great summer dress.
$450.00-Burberry. Great flat!

$168.00-Tommy Bahama. Nice detailing and the perfect price.
$295.00-Loeffler Randal. This sandal looks really new. It is sweet, feminine and flat.

$69.00-Christian Michaels. Just really cute!
$240.00-Pour La Victoire. These look good from every angle and they come in a nude color.
$120.00-Michael Kors. Very smart and we love the price.
$295.00-Loefler Randall 

$194.00-T Bags Los Angeles. This is going to be more figure forgiving and it is a great price.
$375.00-Sigerson Morrison Well priced for a great looking sandal that will work with almost everything!

$185.00-Three Dots. Great price and we know it will fit.
$340.00-Maison Martin Margiela. Just a great sandal and remember sometimes it is better if things do not match-but it has too work.
 

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