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Wearing White before Memorial Day

Fashion, Favorite Products, JewelryJan Correll2 Comments

A new acquaintance recently asked me if I was a "rule breaker."  My answer to her was no, most of the time... unless it is a silly rule.  I went on to explain that I do like to challenge the status quo.  For the most part, I follow rules but also would consider myself a bit of rebel when need  be.  What do I mean by rebel?  If someone tells me there is only one way to do something, I'm all for finding a better and faster way to do it... or shall we say... my way of doing it!!  My daughter gave me a card long ago, which I proudly display on my bulletin board today. See below:  51% Good Girl/ 49% Outlaw.  If you change Outlaw to Rebel... you get the picture.  

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In my humble opinion, I am a big proponent of wearing white year round.  According to fashion reporters, it began in the 1930’s with the ultra-rich wearing only white in the summer. Light clothing gave the look of leisure, while dark clothing was mostly for working people.  Silly, yes! I am breaking this rule.  Are you?  How do you feel about wearing white year round?  

You may have already seen me wearing all white this spring, or all winter white over the winter.  In these pics, I am wearing Chico's with the exception of the shoes, which are the Limited brand, from Belk.  Unfortunately, the top sold out quickly but I have linked others on LIKEtoKNOW.it, below.  You can find me here for shopping details or below on my Instagram or LTK.it.  

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My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!   

My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!

 

Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!   

Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!

 

So back to the question at hand?  Are you a rebel?  And how are you rebelling?  

Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I truly really appreciate you!

xx

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Four Fab Spring Looks

Fashion, Purses, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan CorrellComment
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Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  We had a blast with our son, daughter-in-law and two sweet grands.  Both my son and my daughter are not fond of social media so you won't see much of my grands except for maybe legs, backs of heads, etc.... which I completely respect.

The weather at the beach was still a bit rainy on Friday and chilly on Saturday.   So we did not get a lot of time in the sand and sun but we did get to do a little shopping during naps at the local TJ Maxx.  And let me tell you, this TJ's has fab finds... any time of the year.  

So I thought, I would share 4 spring outfits built from this quick shopping trip.  The best part is that every piece is under $40.  Unfortunately, there is no way to link to the clothes as they typically stock different items online than in the stores and even so (as you well know) if you don't by it when you see it at TJ's or Marshall's, there is no going back, cause it's gone.  

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The first outfit is a casual sweatshirt with pouffy cotton sleeves perfect for spring weather.  I am wearing my favorite converse tennis shoes and a pair of Articles of Society frayed jeans, which I linked in my Pearls post here.  

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Second is a pretty rose-colored tee/top with gold thread around the top.  I am wearing jeans from the closet and gold espadrilles bought last year at TJ's.  

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My third look is a blue and white striped bell sleeve shirt, on sale for under $20, Free People jeans from the closet and my favorite JSlide blue suede shoes.

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Last but not least is my favorite of the bunch, tencel joggers in a color I love but find difficult to describe.  The tag says "toast" but it is closer to a "buttered rum with a twist of orange."  These cool joggers can be dressed up or down.   I added black strappy sandals and a black bell sleeve shirt from the closet.  The fun, clear bucket bag was also under $20 and a fun accessory for the spring.

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The moral of this post is don't shy away from the discount stores, when shopping for your seasonal wardrobe.  For just over $100, I found four spring looks that I will wear through summer/fall.  

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Have a great week!!

XOXO

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DVF

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Most people know the fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg, who revolutionized the feminine wrap dress back in the 70's.  Today, this fierce woman that built a fashion empire is so much more.

These days Diane is embarking on her "third act or her fulfillment phase"... and her mission is to empower women and help them find their strength! You can read more about her recent interview here with Poppy Harlow and Haley Drazin from CNN Money.  The interview is definitely worth watching, reading or listening to.  One big point Furstenberg makes is that "the most important relationship in life is the one we have with ourselves.  It's very important because if you lose yourself, you have nothing."  I love this advice!

DVF has always been one of my favorite designers, and her line has expanded greatly since a rebranding!  I recently found this beautifully detailed blouse and want to share it with you!  Notice the ribbon on the cuffs and down the front.  I believe it is simply spectacular for a simple white blouse.   I paired it with red slacks but you could wear it with anything.  

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As always, thank you reading and stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style and relevant information as we share this journey together!  I so appreciate you, my friends and readers!  XXOO

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Ready for the New Week...

Fashion, Lifestyle, ShoesJan Correll1 Comment
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We all have those weeks! And I am glad to put last week behind me and move on but thought I would share with you a little with you. 

Last Sunday night after watching our team's awful playoff game, I got that terrible stomach flu.  I barely surfaced till Tuesday afternoon as it hung around.  That night my Mom had a mild heart attack and we quickly met her at the hospital.  Thankfully, after two procedures, care and rest in the hospital, she is back home and feeling much better! 

Mom is a strong, independent, fierce, 80 (plus) year old that does things her way!! She still lives on her own with her two little dogs, drives herself, plays bridge 2X a week and enjoys life with her family and many friends.

My Mom and I

My Mom and I

My family is so blessed to have her in our lives and what a loving person she is.   Who was she worried about last week?  Not herself but me!  She was worried that I had not gotten enough rest after the flu and spending the night and days with her. Talk about a mother's love! 

Hoping to get back to normal this week but will be spending a lot of time with Mom till she is back in the driver's seat...so to speak.    

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I am wearing a cute plaid shirt from one of my favorite boutiques, Luxe Angel in Charlotte, a grey Eileen Fisher sweater from the closet, #ftc and jeans, also from Luxe Angel, which happen to be some of my new favorites.  The brand is Articles of Society and they are a dark gray with a raw/cut hem.  The fit is great and so is the price.  In fact, they are still available here.  My boots are Ralph Lauren from the closet, which I bought on sale at Belk last year for $7.  They have the best sales.  I have linked some similar boots for you.  

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Hope your week is great and thanks for stopping by as always.  XXOO

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One of a Kind Jeans

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Hi Friends,

As you may know, my family is everything to me and I count myself one lucky girl that I recently got to spend extra time in Texas, with my daughter and her family. So while there, got to do a bit of sightseeing, which included a visit to Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.  If you like music like I do, this place is one for the bucket list.  You can read more about it here  but the likes of Loretta Lynn, Willie, Lyle Lovett and Leon Russell are just a few of the artists that have performed there.  A couple years back, my daughter, husband and I did enjoy a band there one evening and a couple of beers....what fun evening.   But this particular day (for the photo shoot), the Bacon Brothers (Kevin Bacon) were playing that night and had just arrived in their motorcoach.  I tried everything to get my kids to go with me... just in case Kevin broke out in a Footloose dance... but it did not work out.  Next time!!

The town of Gruene, just outside New Braunfels, offers a quaint perspective of small town Texas.  Fun shopping, good restaurants and the chance to tube in the cold, clear water of the two local rivers.  

For my visit to the one and only Gruene Hall I chose one of a kind jeans.  Who can truly say they have "one of a kind" jeans.  Luckily, some of us can say,"I do!"  These "holy" jeans are from Punkie's Place and feature Our Lady of Guadalupe and serape print fabric! Contact Punkie for adding these awesome jeans to your wardrobe! This black silk blouse is from the closet but find similar in the here.  My espadrilles are Sam Edelman and if you missed them in a previous post, they are super comfy... I would grab them while you still can as they will take you through the fall!  These cool Quay Australia Vivienne Aviator Sunglasses are a wardrobe staple and at this price... I am adding them in Metallic, too!  This snakeskin Hobo clutch is a classic and can compliment any outfit... and after 10 years continues to offer style.  Similar styles below.  Last but not least, the skull bracelet by Tarina Tarantino is over the top! Check out all these items in the gallery at the end of the post!

Even though I did not get to see the Bacon Brothers, every time I go to the New Braunfels area, Gruene Hall will be on the list; good music, good bands and good company!  And maybe, just maybe, I will be footloose!  

Until next time and as always, thanks for reading!

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