Next high heels? Maybe!

What is it about red heels? My first pair of shoes that had any kind of a heel on it were red. They were my favorite pair until I couldn't wear them anymore. Then somewhere in the 80's I had a pair of red heels that I wore with mini dresses and lacy socks. I had some big fun in those shoes.
We were all styling in the 80's for sure!

I watched the movie Kalifornia over the weekend (you know it's that movie where Brad Pitt is his nastiest ever..yuck!) and noticed Early got Adele a pair of red heels for her birthday, of course he killed some poor girl for them but Adele thought it was the best present ever. She was an innocent but she said she felt just like a princess. Made me remember my red heels. I think I may just have to get myself a new pair.
Don't worry I'll be going to the mall. high heels

Did you ever own a pair of red high heels?

High Heels - Modcloth

Sytle Tips To Get Into The Now

Here's the article by Sarah Bernard of If you want to click here five-fashion-mistakes-that-age-you you can see how her advice looks in action.She gives a before and after look and I must say they all look much better after.

The name of the piece is Five Fashion Mistakes That Age You...all of them good advice for us stuck in another era or in no era at all, just boring. I found this article this morning and was struck by how all the looks looked so much better with just a small change. I was excited and wanted to share! Sarah always has some good advice!

A loose-fitting pencil skirt:The whole point of a pencil skirt is to look polished and slyly sexy. We count it as a wardrobe staple, but not if yours doesn't fit properly and looks more like a frumpy, boxy table skirt. A quick trip to the tailor can take care of this problem. Make sure the hem sits at (not below) the knee and the skirt fits snugly at the hips. Wear it with a tucked-in shirt to show off your waist.

Matching shoes and handbag:
Your grandma probably told you about this "rule" because when she was in her stylistic prime that's how ladies turned it out. Today, we'd put it in the same category as matching your lipstick to your manicure or wearing coffee-colored pantyhose. DON'T DO IT! The modern view is to create fresh pairings that make people think, "Wow, I never thought that would go together, but it looks fantastic!"

You should be suspicious of anything that's a set. Twinsets lack imagination and personality and can be put in the same category as "mom jeans" -- which means, "I've given up on style." Instead, go with a printed shirt under a cardigan or a striped sweater over a simple, solid tank.

Chunky heels:
Especially low ones. If you're wearing these for comfort, that's no excuse because there are many different types of heels in fashion right now, such as kitten heels, wedges, and platforms. You're sure to find something that provides stability and style. 

Oversized, tailored men's shirt:
Can we get you some Reebok high tops with that? Maybe some leg warmers? Baggy button-downs give the impression that you're trying to hide your body. Go for a menswear-inspired fabric, if that's the look you love, but choose a shirt that's tailored with seams and darts to accentuate the positive.

I'm buying a new pencil skirt!


The Sun Shining Has Me Thinking About Color!

Don't you find when the sun is shining all the colors are so much brighter? Some not so nice (as in all the mud from the rain and snow) but mostly everything looks so much better. It may just be me since I am so tired of winter that I'm getting a bit too excited about a sun shiney day but I am excited. I'm going to have to stop and get me some new shades somewhere :o)

Along with the sunshine bringing out all the colors I have recently realized practically every piece of clothing I own is black. I certainly need some new colors in my wardrobe. I always check the pantone chart in the fall and spring to see what the colors of the seasons are so I can make some crochet baby items in those colors so baby can match their stylish mom but have never followed the trends myself. Time to change all that. If you are not aware of what the pantone color system is, it is  largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another. In the spring and fall a number of colors are picked to be the colors of the seasons for clothes and home furnishings, anything that has to do with color. The list this year includes Honeysuckle, Regatta, Coral Rose, Beeswax, Peapod, Blue Curacao, Russet, Silver Peony, Lavender and Silver Cloud.

The most popular color of spring 2011 is Honeysuckle which I would have probably thought of as orange if I hadn't checked the chart but apparently it is a sort of pink. Very pretty I think!

Runway images from

I must go shopping for colored items! I'll have to keep telling black, no black! Peapod made the list and green is my favorite color so there I go. A vist to the mall is in my future for sure.

Just in case you are planning an occasion where something matching with your significant other is in order here are the most popular pantone colors for men this spring season. They are Regatta, Barberry, Turf Green, Flint Gray, Russet, Blue Curacao, Firecracker, Beeswax, Linen, Lavender. Of course, you don't want to wear the same exact color unless it's a wedding party or some event like that. Otherwise, someone like me will be laughing but all these colors were picked to mix and match so have some fun with color this spring and buy yourself a new dress and that man of yours a new shirt. You'll end up with some great photos!

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