Hostile Takeover: A Love Story by Phyllis J. Piano

29332830 hostile takeover: a love story
                                            by Phyllis J. Piano
Paperback272 pages
Expected publication: October 4, 2016, by Sparkpress

GoodReads Summary:
Long-lost love, a hostile corporate takeover, and the death of her beloved husband turn attorney Molly Parr s life into a tailspin that threatens to ruin everything she has worked for. Molly s all-consuming job is to take over other companies, but when her first love, a man who she feels betrayed her, appears out of nowhere to try and acquire her business, long-hidden passions and secrets are exposed. Can Molly trust the man who broke her heart years ago, and who may be manipulating her now to get what he wants? Further complicating matters is the reemergence of her lost love's brother, who was a dear friend and knows the shocking truth about their past. As Molly painfully revisits the old betrayal, she partners with her boss and mentor to fight the takeover at all costs and the chaos that ensues forces Molly to chart a dramatic new direction for her life. She must decide: does she have the courage to follow her heart and expose her painful past? A decision that may cost her everything.

My Review:
This was sent to me by NetGalley and the publisher as a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~Judi E. Easley

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as a cozy read. It didn't strain my brain any or challenge me in any way. It was just a really good read. Here's a gal who's working in her field of taking over other companies with her boss, who's a mentor and friend. Then along comes a bigger shark to take over her company. Then the shark turns around and she sees his face. A face from her past!

She's a widow. But now this beloved face from her past is suddenly in front of her. He betrayed her. And then there's his brother, who was like a brother to her. He says she needs to listen and trust. She wants to believe, but can she trust?

The author does a really good job of blending stories from the past and present and helping the people involved heal and go forward. It has been said by another reviewer that this is a bit like Robyn Carr, and I must agree. There is that softness to it that she brings to her books even in the worst of situations. And the knowing that you'll have a happy ending. And there is, a happy ending. I recommend this one! 

By Your Leave

This week's pieces all have leaves in them. That's the only thing they have in common. And onto the show...
Fairies Come in All Shapes and Sizes!
Fairies Come in All Shapes and Sizes
by mrscharley
Autumn Joy
Autumn Joy
by skpg
by mrscharley
Gypsy Autumn Witch - in practice
Gypsy Autumn Witch
by no-where-girl
Blending the Autumn Hues
Blending the Autumn Hues
by mrscharley
Autumn Picnic
Autumn Picnic
by kateo
by mrscharley
A Little Fairy Dust
A Little Fairy Dust
by judymjohnson 

Hope you enjoyed today's selections! Tomorrow's book review is a fabulous love story called Hostile Takeover. Don't miss it!
Have a great Thursday and Friday! And do enjoy your weekend!
Judi and the Blue Cat

Golden Tones

Golden 1

Use fall's golden tones to warm and add welcome to your home. Add it in large pieces or small items spread throughout your house.
Golden 2
The color can be added using either the warm tones of camel and honey or the metallic gold hue itself.
Happy Wednesday!

Guest Book Review: The Bands of Mourning

Hello again! I hope you enjoyed my visit last week. I enjoyed bringing you guys a new book review and sharing my thoughts on an author who's gained some standing in the SFF community over the last few years. I know my review wasn't a glowing recommendation for the book, but I promise you all that it isn't meant as a bash to the author and his reputation. The book business is a tough one involving heavy competition, a careful balancing act when it comes to agents, editors, publishers, booksellers, and an expectant fanbase. It's a hard road to travel and my hat goes off to any who pull their big girl panties up and set out on it. I genuinely hope Bennett continues to write and publish, and that his gift grows. He has some fabulous story ideas in his head and it would be a shame for them never to hit the page. Keep the books coming, Bennett!

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Let's switch gears a bit here and I'll share with you a book that I absolutely LOVED! I'll confess up front that I am a huge fan of this crafter of stories, Brandon Sanderson. He has become my all-time favorite author, surpassing David Eddings, Terry Pratchett, and George R. R. Martin on my Top Five list. If you are familiar with him, then you are probably aware of the Cosmere, but for those who aren't, let me 'splain...

Sanderson has a universe that he keeps in his brain and the steady publication of his books is the manifestation of that internal wonder. He calls it "The Cosmere," and the majority of his books are part of it. Each of his series takes place on worlds within the Cosmere and, while you can certainly read each of his stories/series independently of one another, there are tangible connections that bind the various story lines together if you choose to look. What has Sandersonites all fired up is that after reading a number of his books you begin to see the connective tissue that he's woven into the stories, including a character who appears in every single Cosmere book. Readers get to play 'Where's Waldo' with Hoid, the character who is the common denominator of the Cosmere stories, as he always puts in an appearance, but is rarely obvious about it. Sanderson likes to be sneaky about when he brings Hoid in for a cameo and fans sometimes comb the pages of a novel trying to run him down. It's a fun game Sanderson loves to play with his readers, and it serves to help cue followers of the overarching canon that what is happening matters in the grander scheme of things. It's cool! He isn't the first author to have done such a thing -- I think Asimov did something similar -- but it's a treat for fans who like to dig more deeply into the books they read.

Meme of Bert for Sesame Street

Earlier this year, Brandon Sanderson released the most recent addition to his first major fantasy series, Mistborn. The book is The Bands of Mourning, and it is the first book set on this particular world which reveals significant hints at the overarching story of the Cosmere. It's thrilling to see things connecting, but also subtle enough that readers unfamiliar with the other stories could still follow along and enjoy themselves.

So, here it is! What I thought of Sanderson's latest Cosmere novel...

Book cover

Wow! While I'm reminded of it every time I finish one of his books, it never ceases to floor me how remarkable an author Brandon Sanderson is. The third installment in the Mistborn: Era Two series is an exceptional work among his portfolio of exceptional works. It, at once, adds a new adventure to the record that features some truly lovable and sympathetically-flawed characters and draws more closely together the elements that tie all the worlds of the Cosmere together. It really delivers in a big way. True, the beginning is a touch on the slow side, but once we get our dear crew of adventurers on the road -- or rather, on the tracks -- and throw in a nice little train robbery, life is sweet indeed. Something that Sanderson has consistently written well are his action sequences. From the train robbery to the fiasco at the party in New Seran, the daring rescue of someone from Wax's past, and right through to the epic battle at the mountain temple, the scenes of high-flying action and derring-do are masterfully crafted! I've always felt that Sanderson would be an excellent stunt choreographer for big-budget adventure films; his almost cinematic approach to describing the ebbs and flows of Allomantic battles is breath-taking and supremely satisfying for the imagination. 

Waxillium and Co.
I could stop gushing about Sanderson's gifts as a writer, but .... yeah, nope. Characterization! Ahh, I just love how he pulls together such dynamic and bold personalities. Wax is a phenomenal main character and does a lot for the genre by being one of those protagonists who resists being the young, naive farm boys who gets handed a magic sword and sent off to do goodiness by a benevolent, bearded know-it-all. He's a rough, rugged, set-in-his-ways lawman who resents having to return to the constraints of a society he'd run away from years before. He's already lived a vigorous life of adventure and romance by the time we meet him in The Alloy of Law, but his story is most certainly far from over. 

His trusty side-kick, Wayne, is a delightfully quirky character who continually surprises both his in-book friends and those of us reading along. MeLaan is a fun and humorous continued presence on the team, and Marasi has become a much stronger character through her misadventures with Wax & Wayne, developing her sense of justice and learning just how far she is willing to go to see it done ... and being comfortable with it. I was so stinking proud of her when she realized the crush she'd had on Wax through the first two books was something that she could let go and be stronger for it. It's not that I didn't want to see them end up together, as I'd honestly thought they complemented one another rather well, but Marasi deserves to stand tall on her own. If that turned out to mean there wouldn't be any rekindling of the attraction with Wax, then I suppose I can live with it.

The one exception to my approval of the characterization in this book is Steris. This is entirely personal preference, but I really just can't stand her. I get the concept of a character who is socially awkward and dealing with it the way Steris does ... but she's a caricature! When I imagine her in the scenes of the book I just picture this robot lacking facial expressions and spouting her lists all over everybody. What depth Sanderson tried to write into her just didn't cut it for me. I get the nails on a chalkboard sensation when she starts talking. True, Wayne is sort of a caricature as well, but he works because of what we get of his inner thoughts in his POV chapters. Perhaps if we actually heard from Steris's perspective and got in her head a bit I'd feel differently about her, but I can only think of one POV scene she had in the book, and it was only about three or four paragraphs long. I hate that I feel this way about a Sanderson character -- particularly a Mistborn character. 

Okay, moving on...

The Ending!
Have you read any other reviews I've written? Do you get by now that a well-done ending just fires me up and sends me into transports? Yeah, it's a thing for me. And Sanderson's done it yet again! The conflict that gets us to the lead-in for the next and final installment of Mistborn: Era Two is lengthy, stressful, complex, and revealing. It features a race to beat the dastardly forces of The Set, a punishing journey through an Indiana Jones-esqe temple of booby-traps, a whole series of near-misses (one of which turned out to technically not be a miss at all ... technically), a battle of wits and will, and a whole heap of revelatory discoveries that will keep us guessing until next time. Oh! And did I mention there's a cameo appearance by one of our nearest and dearest from Mistborn: Era One?There is! Who is it, you ask? Well, you'll just have to RAFO, as Sanderson himself would say, though I'm sure veterans of the books will manage to make some educated guesses.

It's a thrill ride that's jam-packed from start to finish, defying you to put the book down and walk away. But Sanderson wasn't done yet? Oh no! There was one more maniacal little hint about that bigger picture I'd mentioned earlier that he threw in right at the very end. And, delightfully, it ties in what we learn from Mistborn: Secret History, if you've read it. Want a little clue? There's always another secret...

Thank you for dropping by again with this exciting review to share with us. It's always great to hear from you and get your take on what you've been reading. Your reviews are always so insightful about both the book and the author. Hope to see you again soon.

Judi and the Black Cat

Golden Autumn Looks for You

Since we are past the first day of fall according to the calendar and the temperatures are showing a cooling (?) trend, we can now continue on with our autumn style discussion. What do you call that yellow color that occurs in the fall color palette? Mustard? Yellow-brown? Brown-ish yellow? I like Golden. It seems to go with the season so well. That's the color I've got for you today. Golden.

Golden Autumn 1
A long golden dress topped by a fabric moto-styled jacket. Shoes and handbag in lighter golden tones. Gold hoop earrings and a scarf in soft fall colors.
Golden Autumn 2
Cocoa brown trousers topped by a golden sweater that folds down to create a wonderful cuff-like neckline and shoulder. If you don't like the bareness at the top, a scarf would fill in nicely. I continued the golden tone in suede pumps and handbag. And lovely amber chunks for earrings.
Golden Autumn 3
A black tee and skinny trousers topped with a bright golden cardigan sweater. Shoes and handbag in black and cheetah print for fun. Earrings in black and gold. Multi-toned scarf for accent.
Golden Autumn 4
A golden A-line skirt and a cream top with bell sleeves. Cream pumps with a bow accent and a golden bag keep it very ladylike. Multi-colored stone earrings for accent.
Golden Autumn 5
Black slim trousers and a golden camp shirt are topped with a black slouchy cardigan sweater. Light golden shoes and golden bag. Black and gold earrings continue the color scheme as well as echo the shape of the collar of the shirt.
Golden Autumn 6
Golden cropped trousers and a golden chiffon top with bell sleeves are topped by a shaggy golden overcoat. Orange flats with cut-out accents and a boxy orange handbag compliment the outfit perfectly. Golden orange earrings for accent.
Golden Autumn 7
Dark charcoal slim trousers and a golden cowl necked top are topped by a black zipper accented blazer. Black metallic accented sandals and a faux black fur bag add excitement to the outfit. Multi-colored stone earrings add accent. 
Golden Autumn 8
A golden suede pencil skirt topped by a chocolatey brown sweater flecked with metallic gold is topped off by a long bronzey gold bomber jacket. A warm brown handbag and leopard print pumps. Gold earrings for accent.

Now it's time to look through your closet for some of this golden goodness and see how many ways you can style yourself golden! Have a happy Tuesday! 

Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell

30623998 Bitterwood
                                                   by Rowan Speedwell
ebook2nd Edition167 pages
Expected publication: September 19, 2016, by Riptide Publishing (first published September 24, 2011)

GoodReads Summary:
Outrunning a winter storm in the north, Captain Faran of the King's Guard leads his men and a young mage named Meric to shelter at Bitterwood Manor, the ancestral home of the Daenes. Faran and his troops have been searching for weeks for a mysterious, lion-like beast that reportedly haunts the uncharted northern woods. For Meric, finding that prophesied cat is a matter of life and death.

Though Faran is deeply focused on their mission, the enigmatic Joss Daene, Lord of Bitterwood, fascinates him. Strong and proud, Joss is everything Faran wants in a lover. More, if he were honest. But Joss belongs to Bitterwood and Faran to his duty.

Together they will need to brave the oldest, darkest part of the Bitterwood in the coldest, deepest snows of winter to find the legendary cat. But time is running out—for Meric, for the kingdom, and for Faran and Joss’s fledgling love.

My Review:
I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~Judi E. Easley

This was a pleasant read. It is what I call light reading. A novella? Only 167 pages, but still a full story, just not too deep. I don't usually like this sort of book, but this is an exception. It is also about a gay relationship, in case that's not your thing. It's done very well and is very sexy. 

The characters are attractive. I immediately wanted to pay attention to them. They looked good, they sounded good. They had good ideals. There was questing for a "great cat". There was a mystery involved about this "great cat" and, obviously, someone knew it's secrets. There are magic and adventure all tied up with love in a small package with hunky, loving men. What's not to like? 

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Cool and damp around the house today, so I'm cozy in my sheepskin lined slippers!

The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

27840535 The Wedding Shop 
                                                     by Rachel Hauck
Kindle Edition352 pages
Published August 16, 2016, by Zondervan

GoodReads Summary:
From New York Times, bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.

Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.

It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. 

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora’s and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.

My Review:
I requested this from NetGalley because I had loved The Wedding Dress and thought this book was a sequel. Well, inspite of the fact that it does follow the story of the dress, it is actually the sequel to The Wedding Chapel, which I haven't read, yet. Of course, I am going to as soon as I have a moment. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~Judi E. Easley

I classified this as both an historical and contemporary romance in my GoodReads lists because both of the love stories are so deeply involved and so well told. I also classified it as womens' lit because it was women helping women throughout. You had mothers helping daughters. Bosses helping employees. Employees helping bosses. Experienced entrepreneurs helping newbies. Richer ladies helping helping younger striving women. Shopkeepers helping brides. And brides helping dreamers. When women reach out to other women, they can really change the world, or at least their little corner of it. And I think that's all you can expect to change on any given day.

All the characters are well developed and explored. I held out hope until almost the last minute with Cora. I dreamed about the shop right along with Haley. Rachel Hauck has created another gem in this line of wedding dreams. I very much look forward to reading The Wedding Chapel. I'm sure it won't disappoint. And I feel confident recommending it to you along with both The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Shop. These both are also on my Favorites list on GoodReads.  

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Time to get all those book reviews written and get my NetGalley % back up there! I've been reading some really good books lately, so lots to share!

Autumn Paints Its Own Art

Continuing my theme of the week, I have autumn colours in art!

Raven's Moon
Raven's Moon
by mrscharley
* A u t u m n Music * Contest! Enter! ♥
Autumn Music
by nonniekiss
Scarecrow's Cottage
Scarecrow's Cottage
by mrscharley
falling leaves us autumn
Falling Leaves Us Autumn
The Spirit of Autumn
The Spirit of Autumn
Autumn Opus . . .
Autumn Opus
by kateo
Autumn collage
Autumn Collage
by raamen365
The Door
The Door
by chileez

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Thank you, Sarah, for dropping in with a book review on City of Stairs to share with us! Great review, as always! Don't miss tomorrow's book review on The Wedding Shop. An outstanding book by Rachel Hauck. Enjoy your Thursday!
Judi and the Blue Cat

Guest Book Review: City of Stairs

Hey there! Sarah here. I know, it's been a little while ... well, a long while ... since I last checked in with a guest book review. I know, I know! I apologize. I've been hard at work on my graduate program in English Lit and while that means plenty of reading happens, the reviews get side-lined in favor of papers and discussion board posts. It's not as much fun, but there's a nice pay-off at the end of it when I get to nab my Master's degree. 

I wanted to take some time away from that, though, and stop in at Blue Cat Review and say "hi!" I also wanted to leave you all with a review that I managed to find some time for after reading a book that I'd heard a lot of hype for. I was curious to see whether it held up. It's something of a cross between urban fantasy and classic fantasy, and earns major points for blending a multicultural cast of characters that work effectively. As some professional literary critics, various "puppy" groups, and amateur reviewers tend to argue from time to time (particularly as awards season comes around), the fantasy genre is dominated by white, male authors. This is a truth in many respects, the greats traditionally being recognized as Tolkien (white male), Jordan (white male), Card (white male), Brooks (white male), Martin (white male) and their like. 


And thus, as authors tend to write from perspectives they know and are comfortable with, fantasy story protagonists are largely white, if not also male. Evolution is taking place, though, never fear! Women have broken into the pantheon of famous fantasy writers. J. K. Rowling, anyone? Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, and Juliet Marillier? N. K. Jemisin even claimed the Hugo for Best Novel this year, showing that not just a woman, but a woman of color could write every bit as powerfully as the white males she beat out on the ballot. 


Now, this isn't to say that fantasy is a "racist" genre, by any means. In fact, it is an excellent arena in which to take on such social issues. This is showcased rather well by Bennett in City of Stairs, and is one of the finer points of the piece, IMHO. I think it's important to remember how young the fantasy genre is and that it got its start with Granddaddy Tolkien's Euro-centric creation of Middle-Earth. As the genre gains greater age, we'll see more authors who both divert from the "white male" demographic themselves and who write about characters who aren't the traditional Arthur's, Aragorn's, and Rand al'Thor's. It will make for a richer, more diverse collective of creativity we who flock to the SFF shelves at Barnes & Noble can appreciate.

So, leaving the ramblings behind, here are my two-cents after reading Bennett's work...

Book cover

I was excited for City of Stairs, looking forward to a completely different take on the fantasy genre. While the underlying story of the Continent, the Saypuri, the complete reversal of power dynamics, the look at issues of racial prejudice, and the exceptional take on religion were worth the full weight of their ideological heft in gold, I was sadly disappointed by Bennett's book. There were a lot of excellent elements in play, but he failed to support them with solid writing and consistency.

Some Background...

The Continent was once home to the dominant race of mankind. Here, the people were ruled over by present Gods who tended them and offered succor. As the "sanctified" race, the people of the Continent held the power to rule the world. They oppressed the Saypuri of the South, as they were people who had not been chosen as they had. A Saypuri rebel discovered a way to destroy the Gods of the Continent and, in time, the Gods were decimated and Saypur claimed dominion. 

Generations later, the murder of a notable Saypuri historian in Bulikov, the most sacred city of the Continent, brings Shara Komayd to search out the ones responsible. One of the most effective intelligence officers Saypur has ever seen, she uncovers a plot that speaks of hidden Gods, a return to power for the Continent, and death for those who dared claim what was not theirs.

Good Stuff! So, What Went Wrong?
Bennett came up with a great story to tell. He truly did! He asks some of the same questions that N. K. Jemisin asks in The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms regarding divinity, how might society be affected by the presence of gods within it as opposed to absent deities, and what is the Man-God relationship really about? Great, deep questions! He just didn't tell the story well. His writing, turns of phrase, delivery of profanity, and sense of consistency tripped the story up endlessly until I just couldn't enjoy it. For instance, there came a point mid-book when there needed to be an info dump in order for readers to understand what was coming. Bennett knew that Shara was the one capable of delivering it since, you know, she's smaht. He didn't want to just have her standing around and talking at her audience, though, so he decided to have a little activity going on as background in order to frame the conversation as well as reveal a deeper part of Shara's personality. What did he choose to do? Shara cooked curry. Ta da! No really, this was presented as a huge revelation about her character that was supposed to clue us into the fact that she is a many-faceted persona ... and, of course, it was the bestest curry anyone had every eaten. Like evah! *eye roll*

Okay, sure, frame your big info dump so that you avoid the common reader complaint about the process, but c'mon!! And, I don't know whether anyone else noticed, but Mulaghesh and Shara, who are both experienced political players, spent a lot of time "grimacing" in front of the people they were trying to outplay. Wouldn't a savvy spymaster guard her expressions and school the messages she gave in front of a crowd? *sigh*

And the profanity that I'd mentioned? Well:

"...I'll f**k your ancestors' mouths..." 

REALLY?! I'm not against profanity. It can be an effective vehicle for emotion and expression in a story, but it needs to be delivered well. Bennett couldn't seem to manage it. *face/palm*

In Summation...
Awesome story concept and great world-building elements come into play, but I just can't give this a glowing recommendation. It's got a boatload of great ideas in it that just want to be your next big fantasy addiction, but it's too poorly put together for it to really be what it should. However, I'm hopeful that Bennett will be one of those really good authors who learns and develops, honing his craft and publish future books that have outgrown these weaknesses. He has the imagination to do something big and awesome, and I'm rooting for him to pull it off!

ootd 9/21/2016

ootd 9/21/2016

Today I have a Tilt Table test. It should be interesting, to say the least. Let's just hope that all this testing shows something they can do something about without a lot of bother.
Have a great Wednesday! Hope you are enjoying the fall colours I'm sharing with you this week!
Best from Judi and the Blue Cat

Autumn Accents

Autumn Accents

You can either change out a few things to add some autumn accents to a room, or you can totally redo a room for fall.
Autumn Accents 2
Whichever you do, the colours for fall will look fabulous around your house!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Judi and the Blue Cat

ootd 9/20/2016, OOPS! Missed this one!

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8 Great Fall Looks

With mid-September upon us and Halloween already in the stores, it's definitely time to look at fall looks. The colors of fall are so rich that I like to spell it the British way with the "u", colours! So let's look at some looks for fall and see what we've got.

Fall Colour 1

An Army green skirt (the Army calls it "OD", olive drab) with a vintage print top and a gold cardigan. Add olive green peep toe booties and a caramel color suede and leather bag for a great look. Nice gold hoop earrings finish it off.
Fall Colour 2
OD chinos and a boxy turtleneck sweater under a camel coat. Tuck into fringed ankle boots and grab a caramel tote. Asymmetric gold leaf and green bead earrings add a pretty fall finish.
Fall Colour 3
And there's always the classic leopard print for fall. I really do think that this is better on older women. I think you have to have a certain je ne sais quoi to wear it well, that young women just haven't developed, yet. They can wear it, but I think it takes a mature woman to do it justice.

I do not like colored leopard print such as pink or blue. Stick with the rich, natural tones of the original.
Fall Colour 4
The drama of black with the richness of fall's orange and red tones is a fabulous look, as you can see here. Combining the tones is what makes it so rich.
Fall Colour 5
The rich burgundy of fall with neutrals is also a great look. When you combine black, gray, cocoa and cream with burgundy, you get a great fall look. Combine more of the tones and you just get more good stuff.
Fall Colour 6
What says fall more than burgundy plaid? Maybe matching it with burgundy satin and suede and bright red croc!
Fall Colour 7
Red and green don't always say Christmas. In this case, it definitely says Fall! Putting the taupe tee shirt with the OD jeans and jacket seems to tone them down a bit. Then add in the light green booties and the fab bag, even the buffalo check coat can't make this Christmas!
Fall Colour 8
And here's the OD with two strong neutral tones, dark brown and charcoal gray. And see how classy it looks. Totally ready for fall! So check through your fall wardrobe to see what combinations you can come up with and what you need to go shopping for to step up you look. Have a great Tuesday!
Judi and the Blue Cat