Your Weekend Forecast

Your Weekend Forecast
I love the look of all shades of gray. But with it, I really like a pop of color. Here, I've added the lovely scarlet handbag and jewelry. The jewelry is colored stones for sparkle. The color and the sparkle draws the eye. You want your accessories to draw the eye to you. Not to your accessories, but to you as a person. Your accessories are your tools to achieve this. So, your best accessory should always be in place - your smile!
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Your Weekend Forecast

Your Weekend Forecast

Pink and pretty shades of green and teal are so great together! The blouse itself is so pretty with its silky floral print. Add the striped sweater and it's like a pretty package waiting to be unwrapped. The scarf is like the bow on top! I love to see soft florals and stripes combined this way, like flowers behind a garden fence. In the middle of a winter snowstorm, sometimes I have to have a reminder of warmer seasons.
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December 2014

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Santa's List

Santa's List

According to my calendar of Wacky and Bizarre Holidays, December 4th is Santa's List Day. Which side of Santa's List is your name on. To be sure your name is on the Nice side, rather than the Naughty side, do something nice. Acts of kindness can go a long way at this time of year to cheer someone and to make you feel good about yourself as well. Saying "good morning" to someone and smiling. That smile can really add a lot to a greeting. When you ask someone how they are, really listen to what they say, look into their eyes. Hold a door for that woman with the stroller. Pick up that book the man with several packages in his arms dropped. Give up your seat to someone who looks like they really need it due to age or infirmity or just being overburdened. This is the season of giving and we need to give of ourselves. It won't cost you anything but a moment of your time.

Thanks-giving, to give thanks.

Thanks-giving, to give thanks.

I wish those of you in the USA a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

How Did That Go SOOOO Wrong?!

I find it fascinating to look back at the reviews I've written for books that have since had sequels published. Sometimes, it's just a fun experience to relive my thoughts and impressions ... other times, it's me screaming at myself, "HOW DID THAT GO SO WRONG?!?!"

Let me share an example with you. For the past several years, Kristen Britain's Green Rider series has been a personal favorite. She kind of has the Martin Syndrome, leading her to release a book only once every 5-7 years or so (UGH!), but she's always presented me with something that made the wait worth it. Is she the next Tolkien? Not by a long shot. She knows how to tell a fun story, though.

That is ... she did before she published Book #5. Oh, my friends, it was awful! I wanted to scrub my brain cells out after I'd finished. The worst is that I'd kept on reading right to the bitter -- very bitter -- end, hoping that it might just save itself. IT DIDN'T. It was such a waste of time, money & devotion. I really wish that you could return Nook Books for a full refund. It stinks that Britain is profiting despite my disappointment ... my rage ... my utter despair!

Skip back a few years, and I find a review that I wrote for Blackveil, Book #4 of Green Rider. When I got to the end, I found that I had given false hope (I'd lied!!) ... read on and please forgive me.

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Okay, so Kristen Britain is getting a lot of grief over a certain scene in "Blackveil" that has the K/Z Fandom outraged (no spoilers, I promise!). Let's admit it, it's a doozy whether or not you're rooting for Karigan! Some are enraged, some disgusted, some pleased, some confused ... that's the point! A good author will throw curve balls at her readers in order to generate a reaction - any reaction. Whether it's positive or negative, it tends to have the effect of baiting the audience into sticking around for the next book. It also gives us a romance that isn't just sugar and sunshine (a strong literary relationship needs some speed bumps to shake things up and keep things interesting). P.S. I'm a K/Z Fan too, so stick with me here.

As for the length of time we have to wait in between books: yes, I agree that it is AGONIZING!! It won't stop me from continuing to buy the books or suggesting them to friends, though. So long as Kristen comes up with another great read, I think it's worth the wait.

Finally, the CLIFFHANGER. Yes, like that certain scene I mentioned already its a doozy (it deserves to be referred to in capital letters). In proper die-hard, can't-put-it-down fan fashion I promptly screeched at the top of my lungs when I found that there were no more pages after that last sentence. It killed me. I wanted to rip the book to shreds and track down Kristen so that I could kick her. I cried ... but what an ending, ladies and gentlemen! Let's face it, "Blackveil" is a middle-of-the-series book. It isn't going to let us off the hook or feel satisfied. Someday (hopefully) Kristen will publish the last book in the Green Rider series and all those fascinating, irritating, nail-biting plot lines will converge and we will be able to let out a collective (and long-held) sigh of relief.

Stick with it, everyone! If the future books are comparable in quality to what we've gotten out of her so far, Kristen will make it worth it.
 
 
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AHHH!! How could I have said that? I was so young and naïve ... I feel as though I've lied to the world. I humbly beg your forgiveness, friends. Let there be no such disappointments for us as we move forward!


Always include an element of fun!

Always include an element of fun!

So many of the designs I see for home decor are so formal and serious. I look around my own home and realize that in each of my rooms, I have included some element of fun or whimsy. So I designed this set with a "touch" of a holiday theme and some fun. 

I love throw pillows, so I always put lots of them in designs. I've been saving this pillow since last winter to use in a design and here it is. It's not red and green and shouting Christmas, but with its snowflake and Christmas quote, it's a bit understated and pretty. I also love snowmen. In fact, I collect them to the point that I have more than I can possibly display around the house and my family teases me about them. But, I saw this snowman picture on Pinterest and had to use it for the artwork here. It's so cheery and fun! But it doesn't scream in red and green either. That's the reason I chose that Father Christmas figure - no red or green. And the tree certainly isn't traditional.

Is that enough fun in one space? But what about when you pack all that away for the season? Well, you'll still have your wonderful little friend at your feet! That sheep ottoman was the perfect touch of fun and whimsy for the space (year 'round). Without him, it would be a slick, serious space in turquoise and grays. These touches are what give a space personality! They add the fun! And at the end of a weary day, you can put your feet up and smile!
How do you add fun to your spaces?

Party at Your Friend's House!

Party at Your Friend's House!

This time of year friends are having house parties on the weekends. You don't need to be rushing around buying dresses for all those parties. You'll look fantastic and be much more comfortable sitting around the living rooms in slim fit slacks and a slinky blouse. Add some glittery earrings to bring all eyes to your face and you'll be the hit of the party1

It's coming whether I'm ready or not!

It's coming whether we're ready of not!

Here I sit with a forecast for 7 or more inches of snow and I am in denial! Never mind that the rest of the country has already had more than that! I'm not ready for it to be snowy and blowy, so it won't snow! How's that for denial?! But I do it in great style - a silky blouse in dark teal and a soft sweater in pale aqua over straight leg jeans in a dark wash. A really great look! I'd have to make those lovely nude stilettos flats, but it's a look anyway! Drape that scarf around my neck for accent and it couldn't possibly snow, could it? We'll see! Let me know if you get any!

The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

This is one of those dresses that needs a body in it to take shape. A body in motion will make this dress fabulous! The cut allows for comfort as well as good looks. Topped with a bright clear red coat with black cuffs, this is irresistible! Add mary janes, but not like the ones  you wore in grade school! These have a great shaped toe and heel for real character and sass!

Your Winter Wonderland

Your Winter Wonderland

Just in case you get some snow, wearing a cobalt blue coat over a scarlet dress will keep you from being lost in all that white. And you'll look fabulous, too! I chose these lower heels with a chunkier heel for their sensible aspect and their great looking bow! As if the scarlet skater dress weren't enough on its own, add a statement necklace in dark blue to set off your face. You always want to draw attention to your face. To you and who you are.

Art imitating Life OR Life imitating Art?

Art imitating Life OR Life imitating Art?

Can home design such as this be intended for real living? Could you live with furnishing such as these? Or is this just meant to be an interesting picture with home furnishings in it?

A rainbow is a promise...

A rainbow is a promise...

Fashion Trend: Wrap Dress
Diane von Furstenburg did them years ago and we all had them. The little wrap dress in polyester with the long, long wrap around belt. Everyone looked good in it! Even if they didn't!
So now the wrap dress is back. This one doesn't have the long belt. This one wraps with just a brief leather belt on one side. Very classy and sexy! Add a statement necklace and some great booties to take over the world, or at least your corner of it!
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You're Beautiful, Head to Toe!

You're Beautiful, Head to Toe!

Fashion Trend: Camel Coat
This fall, camel coats are a big trend. Seems this classic is with us each year at this time. So again, this year we see them. All styles, classic trench styles, wraps, buttonless, poncho styles, any style at all. Bundle up and keep warm!
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Drama & Comfort

Drama & Comfort

Black, gray, and ivory are a lovely rich mix. It's a strong, bold palette for a room. To keep it from going modern on you, try traditional shapes in furniture pieces like this chair. A nice solid, comfortable chair. Add in rounded decor pieces that aren't too modern in tone such as the mirror and watercolor painting. The throw pillow adds another casual touch to the overall tone. This allows the drama of the color palette to stand, but doesn't let it get out of hand. It stays comfy! What do you think? Drama with comfort?

Your Weekend Fashion Forecast

Your Weekend Fashion Forecast

Great weekends and great looks just seems to go together! So pull together some great jeans and bulky sweaters and plaid shirts for the weekend! Forecast a great weekend!
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Your Weekend Fashion Forecast

Your Weekend Fashion Forecast

Weekends are made for casual living. So are jeans and warm bulky sweaters. So enjoy your weekend in great looking jeans and sweaters as both are fashion trends!
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Celebrate Life's Little Moments

Celebrate Life's Little Moments

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Midnight Velvet

Midnight Velvet

What could be more lush than Midnight Velvet? Nothing! Slip into your velvet, slide on some stiletto heels, grab a sparkly little bag and wrap yourself in a faux fur... the night is yours!
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SNOW

SNOW

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A Heroine Worth the Hero Worship

World War II was a time of heroes. Titans arose and took their places in the pantheon of the world stage - soldiers, politicians, spies, and the average citizen forced to defend his own. Whole nations went to war from the professional army right down to the farm and factory workmen, even the women and children. In this unique juncture between an old era and the new one to come a woman stepped forward to defend her homeland, her people, her political beliefs, and to grasp at glory.

Natalya Stepanova Azarova ("Natasha") grew up during the prime of the Soviet Union's Socialist age. A chance meeting with Joseph Stalin as a girl led to a strong case of hero-worship that colored the decisions she would make for the rest of her life. When war broke out and the Soviet Union faced the deadly and immediate threat of Nazi invasion, Natasha wasted no time in joining the air force. In a time and place where female pilots were fewer than their male counterparts, but no less valued, Natasha became the best and brightest in her command. At the same time that she achieved her sought-after fame, Natasha found a worthy ally and lover in her Captain. At Valentin's side, and her trusty bomber in fighting form, it seemed that nothing could stand in her way ... until a heretofore unknown ghost from the past creeps up behind and shatters her world.

For a valiant heroine such as Natasha Azarova the ending to her story should have been grand and as spectacular as her life. But when she simply vanishes without a trace her lover, her best friend, and the people of the Soviet Union who worshiped her have no idea what to think. How did her story end ... or did it?

Russia, 2000. Lily came from Australia to escape painful memories. When chance and circumstance land her with the care of an elderly lady whose identity is as much an enigma as her history, Lily finds herself working to piece together the ending historians, conspiracy theorists, and intelligence officers have debated over since the Azarova bomber flew off and didn't return. Was Natasha, the Socialist golden girl, a Nazi spy as many have supposed? Is the recently discovered corpse originally found at the location of a crash site hers? Did she die, or did her legend continue on along some unrevealed route lost in time?

Lily is not the only one searching for Natasha, as the love once so fierce but left behind without warning or reason has not dimmed. Valentin Orlov is an old man, but he has refused to leave the love of his life buried in the obscure grave of history. To the Russian people she was a star, a bright hope, but to him she was a woman his heart could never let go of.

The truth of Natasha's fate is revealed in time, though it is not from a source Lily would ever have believed it to come from. Nor is it what she could have thought possible for so treasured a heroine. A shattering betrayal, loss and crippling grief, oppression and hatred, and a journey both epic and utterly tragic. It is a story that shows the worst of mankind -- and the very best.

Belinda Alexandra has crafted a masterpiece! Sapphire Skies is a brilliant story which illuminates a corner of history rarely explored in historical fiction and clings firmly to the historical record, which isn't always as clean-cut or as laudable as we might wish. Humanity has committed heinous crimes against its own throughout time, but WWII is a seemingly unending mine of atrocities, tragedies, and horrors out of mankind's repertoire.

While Natasha is fictional, her character and her struggles are all based as loyally as possible on the factual record of the place and time. (view spoiler) It's a harrowing story, and one that is difficult to read at times. Natasha doesn't just struggle, she suffers. It is all the more intense because the reality of the Soviet Union at that time held that many endured -- were broken and destroyed by -- the selfsame indignities and brutalities described here in prose.

Soul-deep and moving, this work strikes gold on so many levels. On the surface it is a Class A historical mystery/adventure with fabulous characters, but the depths demand readers to consider hard questions and analyze some of the seedier tidbits of history, human nature -- and the inner fire that enables the spirit to survive against all odds. Bravo!

Your Wednesday pick-me-up!

Your Wednesday pick-me-up!

Outside it seems to be all cold and blustery, inside we can warm it up with our own sunshine! This long cardigan shines its own light with bright yellow to cheer us up midweek! Layering is always a great way to stay warm and add color to an outfit. Adding a scarf near your face brings color and motion and draws the eye towards your face. Always a good thing!
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Match or Over-Match?

Coming up Roses

All matched up and looking...what? Is it too matched up to look good? Is this attractive and active looking? Or is this what I call "the little old lady look"? This is how my mother dresses at 87. She's a little old lady when it comes to fashion. She hasn't bought anything to add to her wardrobe other than pajamas in years. She thinks what is sold in stores is horrible.  She thinks fashion is awful and wants nothing to do with it. So she dresses just like she has for years and years. It's fine! It's attractive and it's her style. It's even pretty, on her. It's all matched up! But it seems to scream "little old lady"! Why is that? Over-match!

MS Love in Purple

MS Love in Purple

This set is dedicated to a lady we know on Polyvore who is dealing with a long-term struggle with MS. Her favorite color is purple.

Only 38 more days until Christmas...

Only 38 more days until Christmas...

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On the Line...

On the Line...

I'm on a roll today with the t-shirt dress style. This one is striped, but don't hold that against it. It's still comfortable! I've styled it with a great vest in a dark ribbed gray knit for comfort and warmth. It's cut long to elongate and warm all those places that need to be kept warm on cold days. I tied a pretty gray and pale pink silk scarf at the neck to lighten the tone and for motion near the face to draw the eye. I've paired this with suede and gater patterned booties in a medium gray. And for the fun of it, I added a pretty pale pink handbag! So, try it out and have some fun! How about it?
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Feeling Happiness...

Feeling Happiness...

Feeling Happiness? You bet! In an outfit like this you can't help but feel happy! It feels good to wear and it looks good on. The dress is straight cut, long sleeved, t-shirt style basically. No waist or belt. The vest is cut straight and slim. It has a cinch-string at the waist if you want more definition, and pockets. It's cut long to draw the eye down and elongate. The scarf is medium bright multi-colors to bring a touch of warm color close to your face and draw the eye as well. The shoes are flat, so no sore feet at the end of the day. But they have a mild pointy toe to elongate the legs and are shiny patent to catch the eye! The handbag is a light neutral beige with both a shoulder strap and a handle for comfort and choice. With all of this, why would you not be happy? So strut your stuff ladies!
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Anticipation...

Anticipation...

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you one of those really organized people who are already more than half done? Do you find yourself humming Christmas music along with the commercials on TV? Have you caught yourself thinking about putting a little of this or that out around the house. STOP! DON'T DO IT! It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Let's take our holidays one at a time, please. We had Christmas in the stores the day before Halloween this year and my heart sunk! I used to work in retail and we never set up Thanksgiving before Halloween. Always the day after when the Halloween candy went on sale. Now, they don't even do Thanksgiving on its own. It's a tiny display stuck on the end of Christmas, which is put up the day before Halloween!? Why are we in such a rush? Yes, I do realize the retailers have to make their money. But I like to enjoy each holiday as it comes, on its own. Is there anyone else out there who feels rushed to get to Christmas, or at least give up her hard earned buck earlier and earlier?

Define Good

Define Good
Wonderful rich colors make for a warm and welcoming home. Don't be timid about adding these rich colors to your rooms to bring life to them.

Be Remarkable!

Be Remarkable!
In this outfit you can't help but be remarkable.  So, what remarkable  things are you going to accomplish today?

It's Monday, be awesome!

it's Monday, be awesome!It's Monday and there's  absolutely no reason to be glum. Fix that attitude! 

Fashion Trend: Aztec Print

Fashion Trend: Aztec Print

Over50Style: Just because the calendar says you are a certain age, doesn't mean you have to act (or dress) a certain way! Have you had your Frosted Flakes today? Well, maybe not, but you can still have fun, even in the way you dress! A statement tee can carry your message easily enough. And if you have to be trendy, wear a very trendy Aztec print bulky sweater over it for warmth! And remember to have fun every day!

Seasonal Globe It's not snowing, yet!

Seasonal Globe It's not snowing, yet!

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Your Weekend Forecast

Little Girls and Hens

A casual and comfortable look for the cold weather forecast for New England this weekend! But warm and comfy doesn't have to be dull, a bright cherry red cable knit sweater will cheer you right up!

The Little Things...

The Little Things...

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LBD Has Memories...

LBD Has Memories...

The Little Black Dress, a classic. Usually a woman buys a black dress and keeps it for several years, because the LBD never goes out of style. So your classic LBD does tend to gather memories. Look for a dress in a class sheath or shift style for longevity. A slip dress or T-dress would also stand the test of time quite well. A woman with a very busy social life may have several styles of LBD in her closet so as to have a choice depending on the event or weather. If you are thinking of adding to your "LBD collection", consider style and fabric to add variety to your choices.

A Purple Kind of Feeling

A Purple Kind of Feeling

This fall try some of the more potent shades of purple that are available. Try them as an accent. For instance, do your regular make-up and add the pink-purple lipstick! Wear a subdued gray outfit and subtle make-up and paint your nails this rich fuchsia! Or try one of the brighter/stronger shades of eyeshadow in place of your usual shade. Use it in place of your eyeliner, for instance! A pop of color, not a total look.

Movember for Men's Health Awareness

Movember for men's health

Movember is for Men's Health Awareness
Hey, guys, are you listening?

UF Done Right -- Huzzah!

Imagine a world where humans aren't the dominant race. Here, survival depends on walking a very fine line, and maintaining peace with a race not at all averse to slaughtering an entire town for the slightest offense. The terre indigene were here before the humans were, and they have learned how to assume the form of mankind in order to interact with them – but never presume to think their interest is benign. Humans create useful and fascinating things, and since the terre indigene control the resources needed to manufacture these items the two races have formed a business arrangement which benefits both sides. The “Others” get the products that come from the inventive minds of the human race, and the humans get to keep on breathing.

In a world like this, the gift of prophecy carries an expensive price tag.

Meg Corbyn named herself. Until now, she has only ever been known by the designation: cs759. She is a cassandra sangue – a blood prophet – born with the ability to foresee events. There is a cost to using her gift, however. To see the visions, Meg must cut her skin. It is a dangerous talent, and therefore meticulously controlled. The cassandra sangue are bred and raised in the protective custody of men and women who sell their prophesies for a fee. Every waking moment is strictly regimented, learning is kept to those images and concepts which will aid in the translation of a prophecy, and they are allowed only enough exercise to keep them healthy – but not enough to build either muscle or stamina.

Refusing to live in this slavery any longer, Meg escapes and runs for everything she's worth.

Simon Wolfguard is the leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, the carefully respected and guarded home of the local terre indigene. He doesn't care much for or about the humans he must interact with, but everything is turned upside down when Meg walks in and asks for a job. Who is this weak young woman who travels in a snowstorm wearing nothing more than a jacket to keep her warm? Though he allows her to stay, he is deeply confused by the new addition to the Courtyard. Meg doesn't act as humans typically do. She's simple, inexperienced and sweet, completely unguarded, and oddly innocent.

But she's also lying.

Meg knows her new boss isn't buying her cover story. Secrecy is the best way to prevent her former keepers from finding her, but she may not have the choice to keep the truth hidden. At the first indications that the keepers are moving closer in search of their lost property, it becomes more likely that she'll have to trust Simon and the other terre indigene – and hope they won't use her blood and exploit her gift as her own race has.

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I loved this book! Anne Bishop is a master craftsman when it comes to world-building – her Black Jewels books are exceptionally intricate. I was a little leery about picking up her new urban fantasy series, but reading this story set any and all such skepticism to rest.

The characters! I'm all about the characterization, and when it comes to an urban fantasy I am very difficult to please. I am so sick of the tradition the likes of Harrison, Hamilton, and others like them have formed: making any book that so much as mentions werewolves, vampires, or other supernatural beasties automatically turn into a smut-fest with no real personalities involved. I'm disappointed, disillusioned, and totally scarred by some of my experiences with this genre. All I can say now is, “Thank you, dear Anne!”

While it's very clear there will be a romance at some point between Meg and Simon, this book had 0% romantic tone. They've learned to live with each other – very important when they're practically co-habiting – they have come to respect one another, and there is even a tentative bond forming between them built on a friendship that is completely alien in this world. Will they end up head over heels in love? Oh yeah. Will they have sex at some point? I have no doubt. But it's not insta-love or the unhealthy S&M relationships of other series. Setting aside the fact that she is human (a special sort of human who can cut her skin and foretell the future, but a human nonetheless) and he is a Wolf, they are two personalities that have found balance. No heaving of bosoms, no horny moon puppies, and no ridiculous sex positions. It's nice.

As for the rest of the cast, there are some stereotypes, admittedly. However, it's a nice blend of traditional and revamped. I can't say any of the creatures themselves are original, as they are drawn from established lore – vampires, werewolves, elementals, the coyote trickster, and so on. Their backgrounds involve an interesting twist, though. The wolves and other shapechangers are wolves, crows, and other beasts who have learned to fit themselves into the human form. They're not a hybrid blend of monster and man, they're actual sentient animals that simply change their shape. It creates a very different dynamic for the world.

Tess is mysterious, kinda creepy, and nearly explosive most of the time. Vlad is laid back and cool, but leaves no doubt that he could slaughter a Coach bus-full of Sumo wrestlers if he was so inclined. Jester is fun, colorful, and – of course! – mischievious! Mr. Erebus is the perfect aged Dracula-type, but the soft spot he has for Meg is really sweet. Then there're the ponies, Henry, Jake & Jeni, Nathan, Blair, and the lovable Sam! They're a fun crew to hang out with, and as the story goes along it's clear that they are the perfect people for Meg to have run across.

Are there faults and shortcomings in this book? Probably, but I really don't care about them. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this world with Meg, Simon & Sam, and little speed bumps didn't spoil it for me. I immediately dived into and devoured the sequel, and duly bawled my eyes out when I discovered Book #3 isn't coming out until March 2015 … AAAARGH!! That tells you how much I loved this story. So, my final word on the subject is download it, go out and buy it, order it from your book club, steal it from a friend, or grab it at the library. I hope you enjoy the fun!

Bravo!

B&W, Blue all over!

B&W, Blue all over!

Fashion Trend: Dress worn as Tunic. This great comic print dress is slim and short enough to pop on over a pair of leggings this fall. Top it with a great oversized ombre sweater for warmth and some WOW! suede booties and your Over50Style is complete!

Soft with a Dash!

Soft with a Dash!

Soft turquoise walls with white woodwork. Soft gold trellis print upholstery and lighting. Add a dash of bright turquoise and gold in accessories and your room is fun and exciting without being overstimulating!

Enjoy Your Day!

Enjoy Your Day!

A T-shirt dress paired with a soft, oversized sweater for warmth and some great chunky heeled low boots are just the thing for running around doing all kinds of things this fall! Belt the dress for a closer fit or leave it loose. Bring in more color with a scarf and coordinating bag. And hide behind super sunnies just for the fun of it!

Style Trend: Wide Leg Slacks

Style Trend: Wide Leg Slacks

Style Trend: Wide leg trousers are a hot item this fall and winter. The style tip to keep in mind when pairing bottom with top is this: with a wide bottom, keep the top slim. The wider your pant leg, the sleeker your top should be.

Ted D. Bear to the Rescue!

Ted D. Bear to the Rescue!

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Cozy & Warm for the Cold

Cozy & Warm for the Cold

Red is a power color, but it can also be a cozy color. Especially during the cold weather we look for warm colors such as red to feel warmer. Used with dark colors such as brown, it can make a room nice and cozy, especially if it's your wood stove that's red! That's a pretty big accent. Underfoot, the rug is another big accent. Done this way, actually, the red doesn't take over the room, because the brown (as in large blocky furniture) grounds the room, as does the warm beige on the walls.

Style Trend: Wide Leg in Leather

Style Trend: Wide Leg in Leather

Over50Style: Style Trend - Wide leg trousers in luxurious leather! Keep in mind to pair them with a slim, sleek top. Even coats or sweaters should wrap, tie or button close to the body to keep the proportions correct.

Autumn Awesome

Autumn Awesome

Over50Styling! looks so good in reds! Did you know that all reds go together? I learned that when I was a quilter. You could put all those different reds together and they would get along just fine! Try it! Here I've shown an oxblood red coat, a fire engine red dress, a rust red handbag, and a scarf with a couple of other reds. Look, they all get along just fine on one figure! And you can add leopard to anything since leopard is considered a neutral. Did you know that? I didn't until today!

Your Monday Morning Look for Success

Dressed for Success

Fashion Trend: Over-the-knee boots are popular this fall! Show up Monday morning ready to take on the world!