Fashion

Here are all of my posts featuring my personal outfits and looks, plus style tips, and iconic women to inspire women over the age of 50 to be their most stylish self.

Go-Go Boots; Cold-SHoulder White Dress Fashion Over 50

White Cold Shoulder Dress with GoGo Boots
Are you ready for go-go boots this fall?  I know I am!   The warm temperatures of August shouldn’t limit our footwear to sandals. It is easy to slide into cooler weather with these polka dot snake print heeled go-go booties from ASOS.

White Cold Shoulder Dress With GoGo Boots

Catherine Catherine Cold Shoulder Aline White Dress; GoGo Boots
Wearing: On Repeat Catherine Catherine Malandrino Zito White A-line Cold Shoulder Dress, Sol Ana Alicia Polka Dot Ankle Boots from ASOS, Random Tassel Handbag.

ASOS Sol Sana Alicia Polka Dot Snake Print Leather Heeled Go Go Boot
After I read Cherie James’s blog, Style Nudge’s, Shoe and Tell post on the white ankle bootie, I was inspired to relive a childhood memory of wearing go-go boots.  I purchased a pair of white booties that I found refreshing chic to sport now.

Go-Go Boots
Are You Ready for Go-Go Boots This Fall? 1960s Young woman is wearing a mini skirt with white go-go boots.

The 1960s was a tumultuous but adventurous time for the United States: President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline were in the White House, the Civil Rights Movement, Kennedy’s assassination in1963, Beatlemania, Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Andres Courreges Hat worn by AudreyHepburn
Are You Ready For Go-Go Boots This Fall? Actress Audrey Hepburn in Andrè Courréges Hat. Photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1965/

The fashion reflected this time of change especially when Andre Courreges debuted his first line to include mini skirts, helmets, goggles and cropped jackets.  We know that Chanel epitomized the little black dress.  Well, André Courrèges (March 1923- January 2016)  was another French fashion designer introduced the little white dress.  The LBD displaced in 1965 when the French designer launched his first line with white dresses.

Go-Go Boots; Nancy Sinatra wearing Go-Go Boots
Are You Ready for Go-Go Boots This Fall? Singer Nancy Sinatra is wearing mink dress with go-go boots.

He also brought the world go-go boots along with Mary Quant and the mini-skirt in the1960s.  Ah, the sweet memory of wearing my white go-go boots while dancing to Nancy Sinatra’s hit song, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin.'”

What’s your fall shopping mindset? Reworking what you have in your closet? Have any fond memories of donning white boots? Do tell me in the comments section.  

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous stylish week.

 

Boy, do I have a question about fashion and appropriateness question for you!  Are tulle skirts still chic?  Am I too mature to rock tulle?  Can a woman of a certain age pull off the look of tulle (especially if she’s not a millennial)? Let’s be honest here.

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Birken Basket; Jane Birken Basket; Fishing Basket

Who knew carrying a fishing basket could be so chic?  The answer is Jane Birkin, the British actress and singer.  You know the mademoiselle of the ’70s with that certain je nais sais quoi.  Her last name inspired the eponymous Hermès Birken. I get it, Jane.  It makes sense to tote a functional bag to carry all our many necessities.  Not […]

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#NSale; Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Many brick and mortar stores are currently facing challenges to keep their business alive and growing. In the first six months of this year, retailers announced plans to close more than 5,300 stores. However, the Seattle-based department store Nordstrom doesn’t seem to have that problem. It’s the retailer’s biggest, most important sale of the year: the anniversary sale. […]

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Jon James Agency; Chico's

Anybody remember my buzz and excitement about going to the casting agency in New York City in April?  That occasion conjured up memories of my experience in a 2010 Estroven print advertisement.  It also brought dreams of stylists, makeup artists and what will I wear in the fall campaign to the forefront.  Screech, stop, and hold […]

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Are Chic and Sustainable Mutually Exclusive; Laura Tanzer

Are chic and sustainable mutually exclusive?  Recently, award-winning designer Laura Tanzer emailed me to see if I was interested in selecting one item to share on my blog.  Laura is known for her modern and sustainable fashions. This blogger’s dream is to experience custom eco-friendly clothing.   How did the environmental movement evolve to include sustainable fashion? Well, let’s […]

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