Beach, please

Over50Styling! Anything is possible with sunshine and a little (?) pink! Beach, please

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A blue, yellow & pink hi-waisted two-piece bathingsuit on a pink & white striped beach towel.
Jamaica shorts and a loose t-shirt with an adorable stylin' kitty on the front. Top that with a pink tunic length shirt with the sleeves rolled up once the sun goes down.
Pink flip flops on cork. Be sure you're wearing some pretty pink polish on those toes! Blue sunnies. And a pink polka dot tote to carry whatever you need, like your sunscreen!
That's stylin'!

footprints in the sand

Over50Styling! Flowers and butterflies and rainbow stripes for the beach? footprints in the sand

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A pretty tropical floral print two piece bathingsuit. A green and white striped beach towel. Denim shorts, a soft green shell, and a bright pastel striped sweater. Pale green sandals. And a tote that explodes in butterflies.
That's stylin'!

Ocean breezes and the warmth of the sun...

Over50Styling! Beach weather is rapidly moving towards us. Bathingsuits are already on sale, in fact!Ocean

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A high waisted bikini and sunglasses for while the sun shines. Shorts and a t-shirt for sitting in the shade once you've had enough sun. Sandals and an oversized shirt for later around the fire when the sun goes down. And a large tote to put all the extras in. Don't forget the sunscreen.
Denim shorts will go with anything! So I based this whole thing on the bathing suit colors: white, black and aqua.
That's stylin'!

It looks like a black, black day.

Over50Styling! Yup, it's Thursday! An expression of who you are...

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Not exactly a little black dress, but there's a whole lot of black here, so maybe you'll forgive me for slipping it in on Thursday instead of waiting until Tuesday.
A leather pencil skirt. A striped blouse with large patch pockets. A sleeveless coat with patch pockets. Add substantial gold hoop earrings, a stack of gold and black rings, and a substantial gold cuff bracelet. Make sure these are substantial as something small will get lost here. A leather clutch. And the edge - add black and leopard heels with studs and zippers.
That's stylin'!

How many of you can do this outfit from your own closet? Send me a picture @ judieasley@gmail.com

You are amazing; Remember that

Over50Styling! If you've still got great legs for short skirts and can wear the higher heels, this one's for you! You are amazing; Remember that

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A mini slip dress with a sheer sparkling overdress. Stiletto sling backs. A gold box on a chain for your incidentals. Gold hoops at your ears. Stacks of gold and black rings on your hands.
That's stylin'!

LBD in Lace & Pearls

Over50Styling! Lovely for almost any event! LBD in Lace & Pearls

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Start with a scoop necked skater dress. Top it with a 3/4 sleeved  lace shirt. Add lace booties and a satin pouch purse that closes with a huge crystal. Finishing touches of black pearls are just the thing.
That's stylin'!

Live in the moment and be happy!

Over50Styling! Is green a neutral? Be happy

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Yes! Green can be a neutral. This whole outfit is neutrals. The taupe silk t-shirt. The tan shorts. The nude woven leather shoes. The green jacket. The straw tote. The nude leather clutch. The straw hat. And the gold earrings.
That's stylin'!

Keep it Short and Sweet

Over50Styling! No need for shorts outfits to lack style. You can put them together as well as any other outfit you put on. Keep it Short and Sweet

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Cuffed short with a self belt through a large washer. A little cotton floral camisole. A soft blue cardigan sweater. Nude tone sandals. Polka dots on a clutch. Pretty blue stones to sparkle in the sun.
That's stylin'!

Boudoir Style

 Over50Styling! Style starts with what you put against your skin. You can't look good if you don't feel good!Boudoir

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I'm no expert on lingerie, but I love wearing the best that I can afford and it has to look pretty! I like my bras and panties to go together, if not match. And I get a bra fitting every year of so or when I have lost of gained weight. Most department stores have a bra fitter on staff these days. And places that specialize in lingerie usually train their whole staff to fit bras. If you have a local shop that you like, get to know one or two of the sales girls. This usually leads to your knowing ahead of time about sales and new merchandise.

Light up the Whole Town

Over50Styling! Mixing colors and prints is getting easier and easier! Light up the Whole Town

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Start with the B&W striped skirt. Remember, think of it as a solid. That makes it easier to mix with prints and patterns. Add a green jungle print camisole and an oversized green cardigan with the sleeves pushed up. Slip into green seude sling backs. Grab a great green clutch. Pop on wonderful sparkling green earrings. Then last, but not least, your animal print sunnies!
That's stylin'!

I use the designer items available on Polyvore to provide you with outfits that look great and bring together today's trends and reality. However, it's up to you to decide how much of this fits your budget. There are things here that are outrageously expensive. Sometimes I use them even though they are so expensive that it's ridiculous to expect anyone to buy them, but they are the best example of what I am trying to show you. Look in your local stores and online for similar items at better prices. If you can afford these items I'm showing, great! If you can't, I'm giving you ideas to go shopping with. Have fun!
Hey! When  you put your outfit together, take a pic and send it to me so I can see what you did with my ideas! I'd love to see what you styled! Send it to me at judieasley@gmail.com.

This is the time...

Over50Styling! Light and bright colors make an elegant combination. This is the time...

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A solid skirt, a floral print blouse and a cardigan sounds pretty basic. Make the skirt ivory. Do the print of the blouse in ivory with violet and a touch of aqua. And add the cardigan in aqua. Add earrings in a shimmering combination of the two colors. Step into seude kitten heels in bright aqua. A clutch in the vivid violet. And sunnies in an ombre combination of the two colors.
That's stylin'!

Smile Style for Fun in the Sun

Over50Styling! Casual and comfortable denim on the go again! Smile Style for Fun in the Sun

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Every closet should have at least one denim dress. Mine has several, but now that I see this one, I think maybe I need another one! With the shirt tail hem and sleeveless top, it's perfect for this warm weather. Sand dollar earrings to put you in a beachy mood. Cute woven flats for some soft color and comfort. Woven tote to carry everything you need, including the high top bikini to take along for pool or beach. Taupe sunglasses go with everything. A lightweight sweater for after the sun goes down. And don't forget your sunscreen!
That's stylin'!

It's Monday and I just know you're going to be amazing!

Over50Styling! Coral and blue in a ladylike pairing. People often forget...

A flower covered sundress and a structured coral sweater. Add blue pointed toe flats. A ladylike handbag. Some pretty floral-like earrings. And you're stylin'!

Be Yourself and Win the World

Over50Styling! A long line of one color goes a long way. Be Yourself and Win the World

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A long stretch of pale gray unbroken by style lines or belts will create the appearance of height and slenderness. Top it with a long 3/4 sleeve jacket, that has no closings, for flair. Metallic pumps. Silver jewelry. A vivid violet clutch for a shock of color. And metallic gray sunglasses. This makes for an amazing Monday!
That's stylin'!

Worth It

Over50Styling! It's Monday again and time to shine! Worth It

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A sheath dress in an abstract print, long sleeves meant to be pushed up for a casual carelessness. Just add a substantial pair of silver earrings. Animal print black pumps and a black clutch. You're all set to be amazing on Monday or any day of the week.
That's stylin'!

Your Weekend Forecast is Style!

 Over50Styling! Jeans and a great top - add silver shoes and you're looking snazzy!Laugh More


...you just have to live.

Over50Styling! Jeans and a white blouse get a little dressed up! ...you just have to live.

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Girlfriend jeans and a simple white blouse with a shear insert seems basic enough. Add a blue print kimono for flare! Blue and metal flats for comfort and style. A colorblock blue bag to carry whatever you decide to take along for the fun! A multi-stone, multi-blue earrings for dazzle!
That's stylin'!

Buttoned up Breton

Over50Styling! Love the little extras even in a casual shorts look? Here it is!Buttoned up Breton

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A casual shorts look with all the little do-dads that you love in a regular fully styled outfit!
A striped Breton shirt and a pair of comfy denim shorts are the basic. Add a buttoned up black vest. Pin on a cute faux medal. Strap on multi-color jelly sandals. Pop on a trio of bangles. Slip in crocheted earrings. Grab a great statement clutch.
That's stylin'!

I always wanted to wear a top hat!

Over50Styling! I'd love to go to an event dressed in an outfit with a man's top hat! I always wanted to wear a top hat!

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A silky white camisole and a swirly black skirt. Top with a fitted black tuxedo style blazer with 3/4 sleeves. Dark cherry red kitten heel pumps. A glittery cherry red clutch. Sparkling jewelry in red and black. And a Top Hat! Ready to celebrate and dance!
That's stylin'!

Life is Sweet...

Over50Styling! LBD recall the casual glamour of Hollywood's lost shine.Life is Sweet...

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Yes, a dress that recalls the days of Hollywood's lost glamour.
The LBD is a glitter knit that drapes and hugs the female figure to show it to its best advantage. Add black d'orsay pumps with a crystal buckle. A piano clutch for some fun. And some lovely sparkly black and diamond jewelry.
That's stylin'!

If it's Thursday, it must be a Little Black Dress!

Over50Styling! You saw this awesome dress but the price tag is super awesome as well? Take a look at this. LBD lust/must

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The lovely little number up the the left hand corner is a Zac Posen creation that sells for almost $10,000. It is gorgeous! You can just picture yourself on the arm of some tall, dark and handsome dancing the night away. Reality check: your bank account doesn't stretch to $10,000. So, look at other dresses.

The Marchesa dress in the lower left has very similar lines with the fitted waist and gathered high-low skirt. The bodice doesn't have the drama of the extreme neckline, but it is lovely. It is for rent for a very reasonable $195 for the night. But you have to give it back the next morning.

The shorter high-low dress on the right has a similar silhouette. Not as dramatic perhaps. Its length is off to the side and the skirt is not as full. It has beading at the waist and bodice. And the fabric has a lovely flow. And it is a nicely reasonable $139 and you get to keep it. No returning it to the Fairy Godmother.

The last dress has a similar silhouette with the fitted waist and full skirt. It has a full bodice with a rounded neckline rather than strapless. There is a belt at the fitted waist. It is a straight hem at cocktail length. The skirt is full enough to swirl nicely when dancing. And its price is super reasonable at $66.

Accessorizing for all three dresses would be very similar to what you would do for the lovely Zac Posen dress.

So, how special is this event? And how flexible is your wallet?

Is it raining where you are?

Over50Styling! We spend a lot of time putting together an outfit and then we just grab a coat and toss it on without giving much thought to what we look like in bad weather. When it rains, you need a raincoat, an umbrella, boots, a hat, and a tote. Well, you may not need all these things, but this is a very complete list of what you could need. So here are three examples of what you might want to put together so that the next time it rains, you have a pulled together ensemble to put on to cover your fabulous outfit! Look good under and over! That's stylin'! Is it raining where you are?


live, laugh, love...

Over50Styling! Outfit yourself with pretty rain gear so that your all set when the sky opens up! live, laugh, love...


In my own little world...

Over50Styling! Sometimes walking in the rain when you have nothing to do can be an intimate experience for one, a good time to think. In my own little world...


Happiness looks gorgeous on you!

Over50Styling! Give everyone you pass today a smile. It will cost you nothing and may make someone's whole day! Happiness looks gorgeous on you!

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It's true, you know. Giving someone a smile will cost you nothing. But it may make their day! So go ahead and smile at each person you pass as you go about your day! 
A long swirl of red. A fitted stretch of red and white stripes. Add some more stripes for your head. Some flowers at your eyes. A couple more red flowers at your ears. Some polka dots on your toes. And a sweet statement in your hand!
That's stylin'!

Believe in Yourself

Over50Styling! A simple, basic outfit and a full load of confidence can carry the day. Believe in Yourself

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No matter what you wear or where you are going, always do it with your head high. Believe in yourself and be the best you that you can be.
Here I'm showing leggings and a window pane plaid tunic blouse. A simple outfit. Add an adorable pork pie hat. Hexagon earrings. Herringbone sunnies. Black bangles. Snakeskin print clutch. Black print flats with a bow. Hardly a simple or basic outfit now, is it?
That's stylin'!

Choose to Shine

Over50Styling! Subtle and tasteful tops it everytime! Choose to Shine

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Audrey Hepburn maintained that the prettiest girls were the ones that smiled. Even better, I think, are the ones that laugh. The animation and sparkle of a woman who laughs is irresistible.
A taupe camisole edged with black. A black and taupe print skirt. A small black cardigan to flutter open. Add nude kitten heel pumps with a black bow. A black clutch on a gold chain. Nude chandelier earrings for sparkle and motion.
That's stylin'!

An Amazing Monday Look!

Over50Styling! Welcome to the new week and another Monday! What happens when you mix the basics? An Amazing Monday Look!

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You take a basic navy blue tank dress. Add a beige sweater. Classic pointed toe flats. A straw clutch. Hoop earrings. Navy blue sunglasses. What does it give you? This is a case of being more than the sum of its parts. All these basics should just look basic, but what you get is a smart, clean, and chic look for a spring or summer evening!
That's stylin'!

The Rules of a Lady

Over50Styling! Polka dots really add to a spring or summer look! The Rules of a Lady

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A polka dot dress and blue suede kitten heels make a smashing combination! Add a clutch in a strong shade of fuchsia and jewelry to blend the two. Pop on sunnies in a similar shade.
That's stylin'!

Lots of Spots

Over50Styling! The spring trend for spots and dots continues! Lots of Spots

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Slip into this dress and you're almost ready to go! Just add the finishing touches of pretty red bow pumps with kitten heels, blue sparkling jewelry, a floral clutch and blue sunnies!
That's stylin'!

I hope you will have a great weekend!

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you all have a great weekend. I plan to certainly. My office took one day more than planned, but it has been moved and is up and working again. Buggy and I are back in business! I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Make the most of your weekend. I plan to sleep late both mornings and do a lot of relaxing!

Buggy, who gained 3 pounds in 3 months awhile ago, has been on a diet. She had a check up with the doctor today and has lost half a pound! Visiting the doctor is very stressful for her, so she intends to sleep ALL weekend, starting Friday!

See you all Monday!
Judi and Buggy, the blue cat

Weekend Forecast is Artsy

Over50Styling! A great weekend to walk around downtown and drop into your local art museum! Weekend Forecast is Artsy

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Pale distressed jeans with a black cold shoulder top deserves accessories in shades of gray and silver!
That's stylin'!


Topshop polyester shirt, $18   /Distressed American Rag jeans, $308 / Cole Haan pointy toe flat, $140 / Furla slouchy hobo handbag, $498 / Robert Lee Morris two tone jewelry, $28 

Commune with Nature this Weekend!

Over50Styling! With spring spring-ing out all around us, it just seems natural to wear the colors we see! What a wonderful world!

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Distressed jeans with a folded cuff. An army green sleeveless top. Keep warm with a floral print hoodie. Cute and comfy woven oxfords tied up. A green bucket bag to handle all your gear. Pale pink sunnies for fun. Pretty pink butterfly earrings to sparkle in the sun!
That's stylin'!

Your Weekend Forecast!

Over50Styling! The subtlety of greys and beiges mixed together is very sophisticated and usually saved for more formal wear such as work. It's great with denim, too! please

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Greys and beiges together with denim make a very nice subtle look. Here I've mixed the two in pieces that are so close, that at times I almost couldn't tell which was which. But it really didn't matter.
I started with the straight leg, dark wash jeans. I then chose the three tone color block cardigan - and this is where the idea really solidified. Then I added the drapey gray top. The shoes and then the handbag came next in their greige tones. Then I added the print frame sunnies and silver and gold jewelry.
That's stylin'!

No posts for the next three days at least!

Good morning Blue Cat Review followers! My office is being moved and some wiring work done over the next couple of days. I will not be posting for the next three days at least. I expect to be able to post again on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience! Have a great week!

See you Thursday morning!
Judi and Buggy

Stripes on Stripes! What fun!

Over50Styling! A beautiful weekend is forecast! Look great and enjoy it! Stripes on Stripes! What fun!

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Mixing patterns is still very much a trend. During the warm weather when sometimes you have less space to spread out those patterns (skimpier clothing), it can get difficult to do that. My theory is to keep your color palette limited and your patterns similar.
Color palette: B&W and green
Patterns: solids and stripes
Solid white shorts with an oversized striped top. Add B&W striped shoes in a different stripe pattern. Round stud earrings in a saturated green stand up well to all this B&W. So let's do the same green in a bracelet that mimics stripes. And we'll add a clutch in a solid green with a black strip that mimics a stripe as well. To finish this off, add on the B&W striped sunglasses. That gives you 3 different stripe patterns, 3 colors, and many ways it all relates and looks great!
That's stylin'!

I could walk in my garden forever...

Over50Styling! The weekend forecast is sunny and warm with a few showers. It sounds like a great weekend to see what's going on in the garden. I could walk in my garden forever...

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Denim capris and a garden green camisole. Top it with a long denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up for style and comfort. Slip into comfy lace and hemp shoes. Pretty green earrings dangle for color. And if you need to make a trip to the garden center, grab your adorable Poppy clutch!
That's stylin'!

Ocean Inspiration

Over50Styling! Taking the colors of a favorite view can make a wonderful outfit! Try it! Ocean Inspiration

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I love to sit and listen to the waves and gulls at the beach. I find it very soothing. For years, one of my favorite color combinations has been denim blue, sand, and coral tones. 
Another view I love is to lay in the grass and stare up at the starry sky when it has some cloud cover and a bit of moon. It has a mysterious feel and such a sense of possibilities about it. That translates into charcoal grays and blacks with silver jewelry and sometimes some pale gray.
Try to picture a favorite view of yours and pick out the colors that attract you in that view. Put together an outfit in those colors and I'll bet you'll like the outfit!
That's stylin' from inspiration!

Thursday's LBD Day at Blue Cat Review

Over50Styling! Yes, it's Thursday and I have two LBD looks for you! Thursday's LBD Day at Blue Cat Review

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A sleeveless sheath with an asymmetrical hem and a sweater with the weight of the finest cobweb. Add this long silver and black necklace and the silver and purple earrings for some shine. Slide into metallic kitten heel sandals. And grab this great colorblocked clutch for a bit of color!
That's stylin'!

Timeless Elegance

Over50Styling! A little black dress that will draw all eyes. Timeless Elegance

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If money were not a consideration, this would be the outfit to wear to that special event when you want all eyes to turn to you, or perhaps just one special pair of eyes.
This midi length Haney dress will hug your figure in all the right places. One-shouldered, it covers the upper arms, is fitted through the waist and has gathers across the front. It has a modest side slit for just the right amount of reveal. Slide into red satin mules with a bow that look like they can create magic. A small black starred clutch with a satiny tassel. Slip on a fantasy ring like this 4 carat ruby surrounded with diamonds to bring sparkle to your hand. And bring sparkle to your ears with these cluster drop earrings in white gold with white and black diamonds. You'll be breathtaking!
That's stylin'!

Tea Time in the Garden

Over50Styling! For those of you who don't do a lot of black, here's a lighter look! Tea Time in the Garden

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A skirt scattered with musical notes and an off-the-shoulder pink top with 3/4 sleeves. Top it with a B&W striped unconstructed blazer. Kitten heel black sandals and a black and silver clutch. Pretty pink heart earrings for romance, sparkle and fun!
That's stylin'!

no doubt, wear red anyway...

Over50Styling! You always see that saying "if in doubt, wear red". Well, we have no doubt and we're going to wear red anyway! Ruby red! no doubt, wear red anyway...

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A ruby red silky camisole tucked into a pale gray asymmetrical skirt topped by a white sweater with ruby flowers and white leopard prints. Just add ruby colored earrings. Ruby colored pumps. A ruby colored handbag. And silver trimmed sunglasses for shine!
That's stylin' without a doubt!

so good together...

Over50Styling! Some things just seem to be made to go together! so good together...

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This hi-lo slip dress in soft coral and this 3/4 sleeve floral cardigan are just made for each other. Add blue flower earrings and a sparkly blue handbag. Pop on a floppy hat and blue starred sunglasses. Slip into nude sandals.
That's stylin'!

Down by the Sea or Lounging by a Pool

Over50Styling! Take a cruise, go to the beach, or sit by a pool. It's time to get in the sun! But don't forget the sunscreen or your watch! Down by the Sea

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It seems that we have skipped right from deep winter to late spring -  early summer! With temps in the 80s, it's very easy to think about the beach and the pool. Just don't forget the sun and its damaging effect. Use sunscreen liberally everytime you go out in the sun.
If you still have a fairly firm middle, wearing a two piece bathingsuit is great. I'm not saying that larger gals can't wear a two piece. Many larger gals wear them and look wonderful. It's not the size, it's the condition of the body. A two piece that reveals much of the middle really requires a firm midsection. If your midsection isn't that firm, try one of the higher cut bathingsuits or a one piece. There are so many cuts for suits around right now, there's something for everyone.
Always rinse off sunscreen and salt water as soon as possible after exposure and apply moisturizer. If your hair has been exposed, treat it just like your skin. Rinse and moisturize. The sun can damage hair just as badly as skin and do awful things to chemically altered hair. Wearing a hat to cover colored or treated hair is a good idea. Hydrate your skin and whole body by drinking lots of water. Hydration is something we tend to forget when we are having a good time. Ask someone to remind you or set a timer on your smart phone. Have fun in the sun the smart way! 

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's party!

Over50Styling! Yes, today is May 5, Cinco de Mayo. A day to celebrate and remember. So grab the chips and salsa. Mix up the margaritas. And let's enjoy ourselves. All three outfits today are great for celebrating. They are comfortable to wear and look great! Just watch out for that salsa! White

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White! If you want to make a statement, do it in white. All over white. The short white camisole. The long white slacks. The long sleeveless coat. They create a long, slim statement that no one will miss even at the most crowded Cinco de Mayo party. Among the sophisticated, you will stand out as a breath of fresh air against all their predictable black. Add pearl earrings and necklace to let them know you're a lady not to be trifled with. Add gold sandals and clutch to tell them you have an edge as well. And leopard framed sunglasses for fun! Wear your loveliest red lipstick and dance!
That's stylin'!