SHOE OF THE SEASON: FLAT MULES

The weather is warmer, and you want to wear a slip-on shoe that’s a step up from flip-flops.  Consider the shoe of the season, the flat mule.  This style looks great with any length pant or dress, and pairs well with both casual and dressy outfits.                      …

CLASSICS REFRESH: THE TRENCH COAT

The trench coat was named for the waterproof garment worn by British officers fighting in the trenches of World War I.  Formerly made of wool, the overcoats became heavy when wet.  With Thomas Burberry’s invention of gabardine, the military was able to have lightweight waterproof coats for their military officers, who had to buy their own clothing.…

BELLISSIMA!

One thing I like to do when shopping in Cincinnati is to discover small local businesses, particularly female-owned.   While at a bridal show this past winter, I met Amy Girardot who owns Bellissima Veils & Headpieces in West Chester.  This trendy unique boutique is one of a kind in the bridal industry.  Amy creates a vision…

CLASSICS REFRESH: DENIM JACKET

The denim jacket is found in almost every woman’s closet.  Evolving from the original working man’s garment created by Levi Strauss around 1880, it has transitioned through several identities, including the jacket of choice for the rebellious, hipster and nonconformist youth of the 1950’s into a favorite garment for the antiestablishment in the decades immediately following. Now considered a classic, the Levi’s trucker jacket…

FIND OF THE WEEK: BAUBLEBAR AT TARGET

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar is Target’s latest fashion collaboration.  BaubleBar, known for fun and trendy jewelry, is typically found online or at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.  There are over 100 items in this  limited edition collection of earrings, bracelets, rings, chokers, and necklaces for Target, priced between $9.99 and $29.99. I bought these earrings at my local Target:  …