Polka Dots are a big trend and lucky for me this very cute polka dot jacket is on sale now since it took me so long to get around to writing this blog post. How many times have I told you that I am trying to get more consistent with my blog posts – like my goal is 3 per week. Do you think that is too many? What would you like to know about fashion, beauty or life after 40 (well maybe 50). I hope you have had a wonderful summer full of time to relax and enjoy your friends and family. I look forward to summer and am alway so sad when it comes to an end. Even though I don’t have kids in school any more and it’s been a long time since I was a teacher and had time off in the summer, I still love the “lazy days of summer”. I did miss the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (as usual) but my jacket, jeans and shoes are all on sale. Woohoo!! Maybe it pays to procrastinate!!! Haha
I just read in InStyle that one of the trends that Victoria Beckham is sporting for Fall 2018 is the long line blazer. Maybe it looks a bit like the boyfriend blazer with a little more structure. My clients always want to cover the derrière so this will do the trick for sure. I still love skinny jeans, they give a nice balance to your total look with the longer jacket. It is just an easy style and great to throw on as your third piece wherever you are going; you can dress it up or down. This polka dot version could be a great transition piece to take you into early fall. It is crisp, not too heavy and paired with black it looks really sharp. How easy is it to get dressed in black skinny jeans, black tank and fabulous jacket!! Add a slide or mule that is still very on trend and you are ready to step out in style. I found this peep toe knotted mule at Banana Republic and love it (also comes in nude) (40% off with code BRFRIEND) but I also like this one from Ann Taylor.(also comes in wine) (40% off with code HELLONEW). I actually have it in silver, really comfy. (now $59.98)
I have to say that I love black and white dressing. You just don’t have to do much to look very chic. Mules are a huge trend and a clutch is always a great choice. I think this white clutch with black trim from Sole Society is so great looking and it comes in 4 colors – black, white, ginger spice and blush (($49.95). If you follow my blogs you will notice that I don’t have a lot of sunglasses and mainly wear these classic Wayfair Ray-Bans. They fit my face and when my purse was stolen I thought they were gone, then I was so happy to find them on the floorboard. Yay!!! I wish mine were polarized, I’ll upgrade soon but I just thought all Ray-Bans were polarized!! I think that I have told you before that I have come to the conclusion that trends don’t go away too fast these days. They seem to roll over from season to season and the most extreme trends take longer to catch on for more conservative types like me. So I feel quite sure that polka dots will continue to be a trend in the fall but I am sad to say that one of my favorite accessories, the ball drop earring seems to be on the way out. Too bad for me because I have really enjoyed mine (I have so many pairs in lots of colors) and still wear them all the time. They seem to be replaced by fringe and other large earrings that are also lots of fun. But I just had to wear them with this – Dot Dot Dot. (remember from Mama Mia – “We danced on the beach, and we kissed on the beach, and … dot, dot, dot.” I’ve included a few more of my fave polka dot looks on my Shop the Post.
Well that’s it for today and I hope you are having a lovely weekend and looking forward to a fun and relaxing Labor Day holiday before gearing up for September. I have to say that sometimes I look at my photos (like this one) and think what was I thinking!!! Oh well, the plight of being a fashion blogger. Thanks so much for reading and let me know what you think. How was your summer? Any fabulous vacay ideas or tips for travel? Feel free to share your thoughts. XO Debby
PS – If an item is ever low in stock online (like my black mule – the sizes are going fast) you can always try the store. Sometimes the hunt is worth the effort. You can always google the brand and see if it is available at another store like Macy’s, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, or Bloomingdale’s because a lot of the retailers carry the same designers.
PHOTOGRAPHY – Danielle Sabol