Thursday, October 27, 2011

ROSEy's Rags (more seasonless style)

Dress Old Navy(similar); Shoes Steve Madden;
Bag Coach(similar)Necklace Stella and Dot(now on sale!!!!)

 Last week we had a bit of indian summer here in San Francisco, with the cool mornings and the hot afternoons, it was time to whip out the summer dresses.  But for me,  a "Jersey Girl", it is difficult to dress like summer in October!  What's a girl to do?  Well, I'll tell you. I pulled out my old Fave summer Maxi from Old Navy and instead of pairing it with my flip flops, and straw bag for a boho look,  I paired it with my ballet flats, cardigan, fave coach bag (remember Oprah's favorite things? Mine too!), a Statement Neclace and Voila! My maxi was born again.

Coach bag (remember Oprah's favorite things?) Steve Madden Shoes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy 65th Brithday to My Stlyle Icon!

I read many fashion blogs each week(each day really), and I notice whenever fashionista's are interviewed, they are usually asked who their style icons is. They all typically have the same answers.

Although, there is no arguing that Bridget Bardot, Jacki O and Marilyn Monroe have paved the way for many a woman's personal style. I don't think they hold a candle to my Mom! She certainly did not have their budget, or designers dressing her and molding her image, but she did have a style all her own.

Armed with piles of magazines and catalogs giving her endless ideas my Mom had a style to envy and copy. And although she may not have been adored and followed by millions. She raised two fabulously stylish daughters(if i do say so myself).

So where do I get my personal style? Isn't it obvious? (and look at Dad! Not to shabby either).

Happy Birthday Mom. You still are and will always be ahead of your time. I love you.

Who is your style icon?  Let me know.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ROSEy's Rags...(Seasonless Style)

I have noticed that many fashion blogs feature their authors sporting fabulous looks.  Most of my current Faves have their outfits posted almost DAILY. WOW!  While I am not going to go that route, I am going to post some of things I am wearing out and about town.  I hope to post my new series  ROSEy's Rags weekly, in addition to my regular posts.   It will feature yours truly in real outfits from my own closet. 

I posted about this Jcrew dress way back in the summer when I got it at a great sale price!!! Yay!  I wanted to show you all how great it is transitioning into a San Francisco fall piece.  Even though it is lightweight cotton, when paired with leather boots and a biker jacket,  it transitions easily to cooler fall days.  

I bet you all have dresses hiding in your closet that you can wear a bit longer.  So before you move you closet over to fall/winter, take the ROSEystyle challenge and keep some of your spring/summer favorites going just a little bit longer.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Plum Crazy!

My love affair with purple started with Helitrope. It was my favorite color in the pack of crayola (48 count box I think). I could have just said purple, but that would have been too easy. And saying heliotrope really threw people for a loop(fun!).

At 13 I was allowed to redecorate(with my Bat Mitzvah money of course) and I promptly turned my childhood bedroom on Pleasant Drive(yes that really is the name of the street I grew up on!) into my own purple paradise. My mom not only allowed me to paint the walls a shade of lovey lavender (almost heliotrope), but also signed off on a fab purple carpet.

Although, I don't think I'll be doing any redecorating, I am excited to get some of my old fave color into my my wardrobe this Fall. 

Let me know what favorite color you will add to your wardrobe this season! 

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

MIssoni Accomplished!

The fashion and business world is still abuzz about the success (or failure), of Missioni for Target.  Even the NYT has chimed in this week (WOW)!

Out in the fashion blogosphere many have been asking the big question "Was it worth it?"  My answer is YES! Just look at that smile on my budding fashionista! 


And I didn't do so badly either(check back for pics of me)!  IF you missed yours and are still pining for it, you can get almost everything on EbayBut you will have to pay steep markups starting at 25%!!

Happy Shopping.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red hot too!


It is still raining here in San Francisco!!

I know we are all tempted to go dark on these dreary days but I took this car I parked next to at Trader Joe's as sign to step into the the light!

Since I can't get this candy apple red punch buggy ( not practical for carpooling).  I will stick with a fun pair of red shoes!!! I am  LOVEing the red rain booties so much I might have to trade in my black ones!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Red Hot!!!

As the rain begins....(really San Francisco, rain in October?!!!)  I have made a promise to myself to add some color and pizzaz to the sea of black and grey that my closet transforms into each fall and winter.  This season it should be easy with so many rich colors and fun animal prints to choose from. 

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I've always LOVED red! So let's start with these "red hot" bags....Check back soon for some more ways to add color to your Fall.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ROSEYstyle goes animal style!

Notice dress, Calvin Klein boots
Etcetera skirt, Calvin Klein boots

Sam Edelman flats, Hudson Jeans

This week marks my first entry into Bloggers Do it Better! 

Bloggers Do it Better is a blog with in a blog that features real girls, with real style, wearing real trends. This time the assignment is animal instincts!  I knew this  assignment would be a snap for me, as animal is always a part of my fall repertoire.  I pulled together some outfits using something old, something new and  something borrowed (well snatched from one of my bff's closets).....and voila!

How will you show your animal style?