designed and hope to have some items available late spring. Meanwhile, it's a lot of fun to play dress up with the clothes I have. But soon mine will become available. It's a long process and a difficult one to undertake because of all the magazine work I am involved with. So, one day at a time...but keep checking my blog because I will announce the Prarie Couture™ line as soon as it's ready.
Today: Not quite warm enough to wear the lighter sweater I planned on. Rummaged through my drawers and found this cropped white cashmere (about 10 years old). Combined it with the Free People top, navy leggins (same as the mustard ones of yesterday) and a pair of thigh-high flat black leaher boots (from Dillards on sale). That's good enough for inside (since I don't want to turn on the heat!) but for a trip to the store I needed to add the little leather jackets and a soft-as-a-cloud and white-as-snow scarf.
Yesterday, my friend Miranda was over so she took the photos but today I am alone, hence the shots in the mirror. Not so glamourous but will just have to do! Oui?
in front of the mirror in my bedroom....
Standing up on a little bench so you can see the boots....
with the jacket (also from Dillards--2 years ago)
and the complete Prairie outfit with the scarf (from Charlotte Russe $10.00)
I got the leggins at DILLARDS (they come in sevral colors including this mustard-like shade, dark blue, plum, red and bottle green.) They are perfect for these boots because they are skinny and not bulky like my jeans are).
The white fluffy sweater/cardigan is from STEINMART (also came in black but I prefer white.)
This sweater below is also from FREE PEOPLE but they are out of it right now.
Tomorrow it will be warmer so I will go back to lighter clothes like this cotton sweater (TJMAXX) and long top from FREE PEOPLE, jeans and boots.
The pearl "collar" is from BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY ($9.99)
LOVE this collars and those below
This one from BETSY JOHNSON (a splurge...)
and these 2 from CHARLOTTE RUSSE ($5.00 each)
That's it for today's "Florida Winter Fashion show"
I do wish that everybody travelling will not have to miss Christmas with their family. I will be spending the holidays with my kitties. Not going anywhere for a chnage. It's good to be home.
No, not snow, after all this if Florida where it's 78 today, but this wreath does have a lovely wintery/snowy feel that says "Christmas" to me.
We are supposed to get a "cold" spell this weekend. That means the temperature will be in the low 40s at night and low 60s during the day. I am happy because i will be able to wear my boots and a fluffy sweater.
I know there is a bad winter storm in the Midwest so I don't want to appear insensitive with my self-centered "fashion focus". In fact, I do care and hope that all those affected by the storm will be OK.
You know how it is: with the end of the year nearing it's only natural to look back. And the older one gets the more one tends to look back further than the passed year.
I was trying to figure out how many homes I have styled over the past 10 years (and before---going back when digital didn't even exist....where did all the years go and how did they go so fast!) but I lost count after 500. The thing is that I actually do remember each home and each gracious homeowner and each one holds a special place in my heart, and always will.
While attempting to classify the homes by locations and dates I felt overwhelmed by the gigantic task at hand and, instead, went back to some favorite details.
Thank you to each of you would have allowed us in your homes and made us feel so welcome.
Thank you for making my work such a pleasure.
Thank you for making my life beautiful.
Thank you for making me feel useful.
Know that, though you are all far away, you are always in my heart.
I look forward to the opportunity of visiting more homes and making new friends.
Wishing you all the very best for 2013....and beyond!