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Faux Leather

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Faux Leather
How many of you have leather jackets in your closet? I still have a leather jacket and used to have a leather coat. The problem with leather is that it can be too warm and has to be dry cleaned. Living in Florida, leather is not a smart choice. Rarely does it get cold enough for it.
However, I love the look of leather. Thank goodness for fashion innovation. Today we have faux leather jackets, coats, hats, and faux leather clothes. It's lighter and not as stiff as some real leather items.
If you haven't tried the new faux leather, consider it. My faux leather jacket is one of my favorites. I bought it online at Christopher and Banks. It came in handy during January when the weather cooled. It's light and it can be washed!

The jacket is on sale for $24.99. You can check it out here.
I have also discovered clothes with faux leather trim. I picked up these jeggings at Walmart. I love them, and again, the faux leather is machine washable.

Look for faux leather trim on …

Thinking Spring

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Thinking Spring
I know it's only February but parts of the country are starting to warm up. This is true in Florida. Yes, if you live in Northern or Central Florida, you do experience considerably cold days and evenings during winter. Certainly, it's nothing compared to the northern part of the country, but we do get temps in the 30s, occasionally.
This week the temps are rising, so I'm pulling out spring and summer outfits. The outfit I'm sharing today includes one of my tops I have on the Daisy Street Boutique site. It's a fun top that allows you to wear tanks underneath, without showing too much. It's a sheer tunic pull over.

Whenever I want to look taller, and hence, slimmer, I rely on wearing the same color on top and bottom. For this outfit, I chose a white tank top from Chico's, white jeggings from Walmart, and  bronze sandals from Beall's. The sheer tunic top accents the outfit and allows me to feel comfortable wearing a tank top. I included a laye…

Outfit of the Day

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Outfit of the DayMany of you know that I love to shop. I've always loved the adventure of looking for new clothing items from jewelry, shoes, purses, to lovely jackets. So it was no surprise to me that I fell in love with a Cali and York jacket I just had to have.
Cali and York is an online women's clothing company that shut down for a short time, but reopened a few months ago. When they became active again, they started a clearance sale, which is still going on. I'll give you the link at the end of my article for those interested.
But first, a look at my outfit of the day created from my Cali and York purchase.

My classic styled animal print safari jacket is perfect to wear dressed up or with jeans. I chose to wear cream slacks and neutral shoes. I accented the outfit with black jewelry, including a cluster of bracelets on my left hand.
 A variation for this jacket would be all black, which would look really classy. Because the style is safari, this is a great jacket to we…

The Little Red Dress

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The Little Red Dress
We use the phrase Little Black Dress to refer to the versatility of the black dress. But, what about the little red dress? The red dress is as versatile as the black dress. The key is to find a shade of red that works for you.
Warm reds have a yellow undertone, so they are perfect for ladies who look better in browns, golds, and cream. The cool reds have a blue undertone, so they are perfect for ladies who look better in blues, greens, and bright white.
A quick way to find out if your skin tone is cool or warm is to study the veins on your wrist. Veins that look blue means you likely have cool undertones. If the veins are somewhat greenish, you likely have warm undertones.
My recent purchase of the little red dress was just after Christmas when I found a Liz Claiborne dress on clearance. The fit was perfect, so I bought it. I knew I could dress it up or down to create some fun outfits.

I like the cap sleeves and high neckline. In this look, I went for classic. I simp…

Change is Good

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Change is Good
I took a break from blogging and my shop. It was a much needed rest and a time to regroup. The result was a change in my shop's name, a more active role for my sister, and some updates for myself.
My shop is now Daisy Street Boutique. The name is based on the simple fact that I live off of Daisy Street. I also loved the sound of the name with the word Boutique, which is more descriptive of the new shop.
Barb and I are expanding our shop to include varied women's accessories, and perhaps, some items for your home. The items are all creations made by two sisters. My sister loves to create jewelry as well as blown glass and painting. I love to sew and knit. Between the two of us, we are full of ideas for the shop.
I will share some of our new items, but first, let me share my personal change. My hair is turning more gray everyday. I decided to get away from the blonde highlights and go with a more natural look. My hairdresser recommended that I highlight by bleaching …

Re-creating an Outfit

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Re-creating an OutfitI've been having fun lately perusing outfits on Pinterest. When I find something I like, I pin the outfit to my Pinterest page. Sometimes I save the outfit in my phone's gallery, as well. I then decide if I can re-create that outfit with my own clothes, and most importantly, what would I change about the outfit.
Re-creating an outfit helps you use your imagination when putting clothes together and helps you work your accessories. It's also fun to come up with fresh ideas using older items.
My first creation is below:


I love black, so the challenge to re-create the model's outfit was easy for me. I had the black top and the black slacks. Instead of high heels, I used block heels. I also opted for a long necklace to break up all the black.
With my next outfit, I made more changes:

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I wanted to create an outfit with a red jacket, skinny jeans, and heels. My red jacket is more of a blue/red, and I didn't have the blush colored shoes. I chose a black …

Keeping it Simple

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Keeping it Simple
There's nothing like a pair of jeans and a shirt. And, Baby Boomers know that jeans are our staple. Today, we can wear jeans for daytime activities and feel comfortable wearing them in the evening for a special occasion. All we have to do is add some accessories, and we are ready to go.
Today I decided to show you a simple outfit I planned for a daytime of activities. The jeans are my girlfriend jeans from Chico. The shirt and tank are via Susan Street's closet. I've mentioned that I follow her blog. The necklace is from my sister's recent collection. I topped off the outfit with a simple silver belt and flats.

The handbag holds my small crossover purse I will use for shopping later on. But for now, it holds all my other items I need for a day of errands. The flats are taupe color, a perfect color for all outfits. In fact, these flats are Jellypop with memory foam, super comfortable!
The blouse is sheer, perfect for Florida weather, and the tank has a tou…