Spring Blues

So, Lady Gaga may not have won Best Actress last night, but I think you can argue her dress was the one that grabbed most of the attention. And speaking of Golden Globes dresses, I totally agree with my friend H that the whole “drants” look that was popular last night is puzzling. I mean, is it so hard to choose one or the other, pants or dress? Well, Julia Roberts looked gorgeous, so whatever.

Anyway, InStyle magazine is naming Gaga’s baby blue hue as one of Spring’s big trends this year. Because you know, the minute after you celebrate the new year, all stores are ready to sell you spring. Yet, I have a much easier time embracing this over the other new “trend” this Spring – acid wash denim. Yep, it’s back. I can’t deal.

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The Holiday Jumpsuit

The perfect thing to wear to your holiday parties…Looks amazing on every body type. Covers, camouflages…makes every part of you look amazing! You can find them right now at Dillards, New York & Company and, of course, online.

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Trench Coat as Dress

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Ever since actress Priyanka Chopra rocked this trench coat gown at last year’s Met Gala and the Duchess of Sussex wowed the world in a sleeveless Burberry trench dress this summer, I’ve been curious to know if this is a look that’s accessible for the masses. It’s what I do when the steady days of 100-plus-degrees have relegated me to yoga pants.

One search on Shopstyle.com (which by the way, everyone should do…so efficient!) answered my question. There are many affordable options of this look, which is a stylish alternative to the plain Jane dress–you can click on the store names below to go straight to the dress. Anthropologie carries my favorite version by Eva Franco, while Saks Off Fifth has a crisp, white Calvin Klein trench dress. Finally, Nicole Miller has a detachable crop top to help style this off-shoulder version.

Especially in the desert, the trench dress is a more wearable option than its long-sleeved, bulky big brother–which doesn’t have a chance until our three days of winter.

 

Tommy Hilfiger is SO Back!

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Tommy Hilfiger must be a happy billionaire these days because his red, white and blue clothing is trendy again with the younger set. The display above is from Urban Outfitters, and the line is showing up in millennial boutiques everywhere. I once bought a navy TH rain jacket in 1996 when I was living in Atlanta and it was a warm, rainy day and I wanted to look as cute as a drowned, frizzy-haired rat could look. I kept the jacket, wore it on my honeymoon in Hawaii and it has since stayed in my closet for the last 22 years! My teenager found it the other day and I’ve never seen her so happy. The other teen isn’t so happy, but I think they’ve agreed to share it. Bravo Tommy for staying relevant all these years! Can’t say as much for Guess jeans.

Desert Summers Get You In a Knit…

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When it’s 100 degrees and above here in T-town, there truly is one thing I long for….a knit dress. (Read: T-shirt material). It’s the most forgiving thing you can wear when your butt is sticking to your car seats, you’re sweating more than you’re hydrating, you’re makeup is melting off, you wish you’d shelled out the money for eyelash extensions and you just want a break already!

So, I’ve been searching for these magical knit dresses and they are not easy to find here! You really have to hunt. But it’s worth it. Here are a few T-town places where I have found them and please feel free to msg me yours. Girls gotta help girls!

Nordstrom Rack

Posh Boutique 

Dillard’s

Old Navy

Athleta

Francesca’s (if you are tiny)

Target

Good Knit Hunting!