Monday, September 30, 2013

"By Invitation Only" Year 3, Chapter 2, FASHION

International Blog Party

I wish to say a grateful "thank you" to all of our loyal readers,
as well as the new ones.

this series has been successful beyond my wildest dreams
& those of our membership as well.  it is with gratitude that we acknowledge
none of this could happen with all of you.

something fun for today, something all women can understand,
and something seriously important:

an outfit we love
an outfit we don't love (hate).

needless to say, even this subject required much attention.
so I thought I should choose an event, show you how I would dress
for this event, and then show an outfit which I consider hideous for any event.

the event, of course, is lunch !

& since money is no object (for this project) & the fact that we're in Houston,
where our current daytime Fall weather is in the 80's F,
I've chosen something which is not knock-your-socks-off styling,
 but something that is right off the Fall 2013 runway.

if I owned this outfit and, believe me, I would love to,
I would wear it to pieces.  
this is perfect for my lifestyle and with the printed skirt it is also
happening fashion. 
I seriously love the choker for today's styling.
cashmere pullover, cashmere skirt from Chanel.

& this one below, which is Fendi, makes no sense to me at all 
even if it is just a runway outfit.
ladies, this is something I would never wear, not even as separates.
& those shoes?

and to think, Karl Lagerfeld designs for both collections


"Grande Robe de Soiree"
Rene Gruau (1909-2004)
via Christies Auctions

please scroll down to check out the others who have joined us today, they are
on the Mr. Linky site below.  

LaPouyette has done a masterful job, you should not miss it.


other NEWS

Vicki Archer of French Essence 
has a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY going on

 a chance to win
 a week's accommodation 
at Le Petit Bijou, her holiday rental house in St Remy de Provence. 

I cannot imagine a more generous or wonderful gift for one of our readers to win.


ladybugs, this is open until October 8th


Tish Jett's
book is now available for purchase, click on the icon at top right to take you directly to 
the publisher's website. 

This divine book will make great Christmas gifts for all the women in
our lives.