Spring into a Midi Skirt

What is a midi? A skirt that hits anywhere from just below the knee to mid-calf. The flattering length first became popular in the 40’s, was revived in the 60’s and is coming back in a big way. For a modern look, pair the midi with ankle boots, cropped sweater and a fun accessory like a bold purse or pointed-toe pumps.

Take a look at how these celebrities rock their midi skirts…

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This is how everyday fashionistas wear their midis…

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Here’s what I will be looking for on my next shopping trip…

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Happy midi shopping!

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Bridesmaids in Boots

Somewhere in the wide, open west there is a place where brides wear boots without a hint of irony.  With the popularity of barn weddings, western boots instantly set the tone for a country-chic party. 

When I told my family and friends that my bridesmaids were going to wear boots, they were excited!  It’s a fun way for the each of the bridesmaids to have a little individuality.  Just look at these rustic wedding pictures…

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Country music icons, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s bridesmaids and groomsmen wore Old Gringo boots at their Texas wedding in 2012.

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As you can see, one of the hottest emerging wedding trends is cowgirl boots.  Giddy Up!

Monogram Necklaces: Perfect Personalized Presents

Give the gift that will not be regifted!  The monogram necklaces are personal gifts with designs to fit every unique style.  With Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood showing off their monograms, celebrities have confirmed these necklaces are one of the hottest jewelry items trending today.  These artistic necklaces are unique and fun to wear.  They can be simple or intricate and range from $20 – $200.  Order early so the personalized gift can arrive in time for the holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marmot’s Furlong Winter Jacket

Last year, my boyfriend surprised me with the Marmot’s Furlong Jacket in olive green.  I loved it so much; I purchased the same jacket in black for the upcoming season.  This jacket redefines comfort and style for the modern outdoors woman.  The form-fitting jacket features breathable, stretchable nylon that’s wind- and rain-resistant.  If it rains or snows, I simply put up faux-fur lined hood and I stay warm and dry.  With a variety of colors to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect jacket.  It goes well with jeans, cords, khakis, and casual business attire.  I’ve even worn the jacket skiing during a mild day on the slopes.  Priced from $100 (on sale) to $165 (full price), Marmot’s Furlong Jacket offers warmth with style all winter long.

Specifications
• Sized specifically for women
• Designed to fit over a light layer
• Soft-shell fabric with 4-way stretch
• Breathable warm fleecy interior
• Attached faux fur lined hood
• Marmot M2 soft-shell is a super comfortable fabric designed for many activities
• Fabric: 100% modacrylic Marmot M2 soft-shell bonded; 85% nylon, 15% elastane stretch
• Abrasion-resistant, wind-resistant, water-repellent outside
• Inside zip pocket
• Zippered hand warmer pockets

KEEN on Summer Hiking Shoes

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This summer, I’ve been trekking around in KEEN hiking shoes and I absolutely love them!  These lightweight shoes propel me up the trail and I’m instantly transformed in to an expert hiker. The rugged women’s shoes provide the needed stability and flexibility for all types of terrain.  The innovative, breathable KEEN.DRY technology allows my feet to breathe and stay dry all day.  When I get home, I simply spray down the shoes and they are ready for the next adventure.

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Trina Turk for Banana Republic: Rescue Dogs Perfect the Look

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My answer to fun, colorful summer clothes is here!  Banana Republic has collaborated with designer Trina Turk to launch a line of bright prints at reasonable prices ($34 – $150).

Trina Turk’s swirly patterns and bold colors are popular among celebrities from Taylor Swift to Eva Longoria. By partnering with Banana Republic, the designer is bringing her Palm Springs inspired looks to the masses. In addition, she is expanding the Mr. Turk menswear collection and she recently rolled out jewelry, sunglasses, stationery and bedding. The Trina Turk lifestyle has endless possibilities!

This ingenious video adds a playful element to Trina Turk’s prints and brings awareness to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). After watching the clip, I’m not only motivated to browse Banana Republic’s newest collection, I’m tempted to adopt a greyhound from the local animal shelter.

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Timeless Jewelry with an Edge

When I saw Ashley Schenkein’s jewelry at a local trunk show, I instantly became enamored with her simple, elegant designs. Based in Denver, Colorado, Schenkein traveled the world to find inspiration for her collection. Her handmade jewelry has a fresh and modern take on classic pieces. She uses organic shapes in a variety of asymmetrical compositions to create a distinct brilliance.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, Schenkein’s designs can take anyone from ordinary to chic in an instant.

These pieces are fun and easy to wear, featuring day-to-night necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. “With a sense of style that embodies individuality, confidence and beauty, Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design is quickly becoming a favorite among style-setters from coast to coast.” – Ashley Schenkein Website