Channeling Carolina Herrera

Channeling Carolina Herrera: Wearing a shirt from the CH Carolina Herrera White Shirt Collection and a vintage Carolina Herrera sweater vest

Channeling Carolina Herrera: Wearing a shirt from the CH Carolina Herrera White Shirt Collection and a vintage Carolina Herrera sweater vest

Jury Duty isn’t all bad. Sure, there is a lot of waiting, but much good came from my day: I met two new friends, Donna and Maalika, with whom I shared the hours of waiting; I made headway reading Billy Crystal’s new book, Still Foolin’ Em, which had me laughing and crying the entire time (I highly recommend it); and on my chair I discovered an old Elle Magazine, which contained fashion treasures and inspired me to channel one of my all-time favorite designers, Carolina Herrera.

In the spring of 2013 Carolina Herrera introduced the CH Carolina Herrera White Shirt Collection. She has been designing classic white shirts since her first collection debuted in 1981 and has featured at least one white shirt in each of her collections, since. Continue reading

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Consignment treasures

My consignment treasures: a Hazel sundress and Tory Burch gladiator-style sandals with gold detail

My consignment treasures: a Hazel sundress and Tory Burch gladiator-style sandals with gold detail

Change is here – welcome to Turning Fashion Inside Out! New name, new weekly podcast (launching soon). I made the name change because … fashion is not always for those on the inside. Many of us feel left out of the fashion industry if we don’t look a certain way or purchase certain clothes or travel in the fashion circles … what’s inside is expressed by our fashion choices on the outside … and because some feedback from participants have noted that “your blog is really helpful to understand that fashion and confidence go together and always involve change.” What will never change, however, are my guiding principles and who I am. On to consignment treasures …

For my birthday, my mom treated me to some treasures from a new consignment shop in her town. I was reminded once again of the value of consignment shopping. In today’s world of ‘cookie-cutter’ department store fashions where so many stores carry the same look, adding a consignment shop to your shopping repertoire is a must. You can find one-of-a-kind things that simply aren’t available anywhere else and if you happen to love labels this is the most cost-effective way to buy a specific brand. You can get luxury goods at a fraction of their original cost. In the past I have purchased beautiful handbags that I could never have afforded otherwise, including a classic black Prada, shoes, and several high-end designer brand named items, including Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino (seen here), Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, and Theory. Continue reading

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Hit the Target!

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My Skaist Taylor faux fur vest from Target/Neiman Marcus
Photo taken at Neiman Marcus – Photo Credit: Myriam Alvarez

The Target/Neiman Marcus partnership story continues ..

There is one thing I’ve noticed about these designer/Target partnerships; like a good cookie, it’s difficult to stop at just one visit, and the Target/Neiman Marcus pairing was too enticing. I returned to Target and now in addition to my Judith Leiber compact and Carolina Herrera journals, I own a Skaist Taylor black faux fur vest. I didn’t know who Skaist Taylor was; I wasn’t even sure about the vest until I tried it on. But it had a certain whimsy, a luxurious quality, and the price was right. Three is the charm.

California designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor were the co-founders of Juicy Couture. Together they created Skaist Taylor, a collection of California-chic designs and a mix of glamour, simplicity and cool.

Go hit the Target. There is something there for you. I know it!

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