Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The bootie:  Pair with everything, really the most versatile of all boots and well priced!    Booties are often similar in size to heels, so they go with any dress!  The look above is perfect for work.  It's also a great piece to wear to take a Summer look to Fall or Winter.  Below I paired it with a shirt dress I wore this Summer and added a blazer.

You can wear the half boot or bootie with skinny or boot cut jeans. To wear with boot cut jeans, just wear under the jean.  For an edgier look, get the fringe bootie and pair it with the skinny jean! 

Here is another look for the shoe lover that I call the statement bootie!  Keep the other clothing pieces simple and pair this faux fur bootie with a skinny pant or jean.  Balance the heavy bootie with a piece to bring the eye to your face with a statement necklace.  You can even make more of a statement with the faux fur bootie, by choosing a pant lighter than the bootie in color, such as grey or tan!
In general petite women want to choose leg covering that is in the same color as their boot, or bootie and their dress or skirt to keep the look long!  Want to find some booties on sale?  Check out this page!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

#StyleTheSaleSweater Saturday

It's Style the Sale Saturday and I have great looks with sweaters for Fall and Winter ON SALE!  Did you know that Labor Day weekend is a great time to find clothing deals?  Be sure to check out my two August Lookbooks for great sales here and here.  Now onto the "Style the Sale" Sweater looks.
The first look is a great layered look for those times when you are not sure how warm or cold you might be!  I started with a white blouse with an embellished collar.  What a fabulous piece for the woman who loves just a bit of sparkle.  You can even skip the necklace if you like, or add a necklace for another layered look!  Add the edgy tunic sweater with zippers at the hem.  This is a great way to look classic and trendy for seasons to come!  And finally I found a great half boot to add to this look.  Add a pant, jean, or skirt to finish the look from your closet, or pick up the jeans in the second look below!
For the second look, I styled a Nic+Zoe printed cardigan.  I love this subtle garden print!  It is a great way for someone to try prints, as it is so subtle the color looks tonally as one.  To show off this long cardigan, I have layered it over a lighter color raglan sweater with feminine classic style.  One of my favorite sweater this season, the two other colors are already sold out!  Add the edgy skinny jean under $35.00 and the black bootie.  These booties are so versatile and can be worn with everything from dresses to pants!  Get both of these fabulous Fall/Winter looks here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#Howtowearthetraditionalboot: Trendy Tuesday

Do you look at fabulous boots and wonder how to wear them?  Well this week I am talking all about the fabulous boot trends for Fall/Winter and how to wear them!  Along with that I am talking about styling resources for your questions, like "How to wear a boot?"   The four major boot trends for this Fall/Winter are:
1)  The over the knee boot.
2)  The below the knee boot.
3)  The bootie.
4)  The rain boot.
I started this post and realized that it was getting long, so each day I will focus on one boot trend.  Today's boot is below the knee.  The below the knee boot has classic timeless style and great coverage and protection from the elements.  It is not as expensive as the above the knee boot, but generally more expensive than the bootie.
So, let's get started on how do you wear the below the knee boot.
1)  The below the knee boot:  Pair with slim pants, leggings, skinny jeans, shorts or above the knee skirts.
2)  Wear with slim dresses that fall above the knee, such as the shift dress, shirt dress, body concious dress.
3)  To style with shorts, add tights in the same color as the short and the boot to keep the look long (like the photo above).

Now where do to find information on how to style with boots?
1)  Contact your fashion stylist!  That's me at Keaton Row here.
2)  Fashion magazines, and trend reports
3)  Pinterest is a great source, just visit the site and search for "How to Wear the Boot."  Look for boards, or pins!    I made my own "How to Wear the Boot Board"  Start your own Pinterest boards with styling trends or follow me on Pinterest.  I will be adding this type of board for my Keaton Row Clients now that my boys are headed back to school and I have more time!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#StyletheSaleSaturday Lace Poncho

I have to confess, I have had my eye on this Free People lace poncho all season!  I found a great option for less at Nordstrom and snapped one up for a Jimmy Buffett outdoor concert.  Today, I was considering wearing it over a camisole dress and got back on Keaton Row to see what I could find.  The less expensive option sold out, but Free People's version is ON SALE!  And I found a great deal on the camisole dress too for under $22.00!  So, I am styling it today for Style the Sale Saturday! All the items in my Style the Sale Saturday Lookbook are ON SALE!   Below are the ideas for a more casual styling on this item.  The lower photo was the lower priced lace poncho which is no longer available.  I love the Free People version for it's more delicate lace and the stair step hem!  And the dress is such a fabulous deal you need to pick one up too!  Cash in on these items ON SALE here!  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


One of my favorite trends for Fall 2014 is Modern Victorian.  I would describe it as Victorian and Dickensian style with a darker feel and or more modern silhouettes.  Lots of lace details with black and other dark tones, or silhouettes that are current, like the jumpsuit. I have made up a lookbook with some of my favorite looks with this trend and you can find it here.  Don't see what you want?  Just request a lookbook and let me know what you would like to see!
For my over self, I would choose this modern Victorian look for a casual day.  I love a bootcut jean on my pear shaped figure and love the Lacy top and sling back booties!  You can find my casual day look here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

#Stylethesale Saturday: Summer Trends to wear through Fall ON SALE

Welcome to another installation of Style the sale Saturday!  I love to purchase clothing that can be worn for more than one season and works with what I already have.  This Fall Cosmopolitan say some of my favorite Summer  trends continue to be hot for Fall.  So, I have styled some of these trend for you this Saturday!  The A-line skirt in the dress above is perfect for every occasion and work when paired with this black blazer.  Both the dress and blazer are under $50.00 and the tasseled bag is just over $55.00!  All pieces above are ON SALE, with free shipping and returns.  You can find them here! 
How about the jumpsuit, floral, & oversize clutch  trends ON SALE in this fabulous outfit?  You won't believe the jumpsuit under $30.00 and the clutch under $17.00!   Find all these fabulous pieces here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Frugal Friday Goes to Work

For today's Frugal Friday, I would love to share some work looks I put together for a client.  There are some great frugal finds in this lookbook with jackets/blazers from just under $37.00 to $46.80! And this striped dress has such classic timeless style for under $50.00 that I had to have one for myself.  Even the back cutout is do able for my over 40 figure and I can wear my usual bra!  Pair the tops and blazers with trousers or a skirt for work, and jeans for the night out!  You can find all these great frugal finds here.  Just click on any thumbnail to shop!


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