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Monday, October 13, 2014

"By Invitation Only" October 2014

International Blog Party

We had an amazing turnout for September's post,
and a huge readership.
Thank you to everyone !! 

this month most all of us are feeling the Fall Season in the air,
seeing pumpkins and halloween things everywhere...

so we thought it would be fun to share our thoughts on what,
to each one of us,
is our "take everywhere,"  "can't leave home without it,"
item of clothing or Fall accessories we know
will serve us in good stead.


Central Park Near The Pond, NYC

as most of you already know, I tall 5'7," so I can carry off the bold looks.

this ruana just reached out and grabbed me, I had to have it!!

& also most of you know I live in Houston where we have almost NO winter,
so this little number will get used quite a lot, worn with soft little turtlenecks, 
and some slim legged pants.

& my jewelry & handbags, naturally.

I don't wear my fur coats any longer, unless I'm in ski country,

& I have a black cashmere long double-breasted coat which suffices
for almost anything dressier, city-wise, etc.

I also have 2 fox flings, one gray and one red, both very long, both from
my days at Sak's 5th Avenue.

like this one, but gray and red.

they can go over the ruana, or over the coat if I'm really feeling glamourous.
& when I'm in NYC or Chicago or San Francisco I feel glamourous.

the ruana can also go over my coat if it's REALLY COLD.
I do this all the time with beautiful shawls, pashminas that are over-sized,
and you know what, everyone compliments me!
& I do love that.

now for the one and only shoe I've really fallen in love with

the heel is a bit lower, it's comfy, and it does make a big statement.
seriously, I think I could wear this with almost everything.

& BTW, I do have a long long boiled wood RED COAT,
with matching red turtleneck,
so with those black leather pants, and my red handbag I think I'm styling pretty well.


via hernewtribe

I think this is Rachel Zoe,
just beautiful.

this is supposed to be a "fun" post
with NO message of importance.

please scroll down to see all the other ladies of our membership who are posting
on this seriously important topic,
and hop over to see what they think is way-cool this season.

&, as always, thank you thank you thank you for reading our blogs
and becoming our friends.
we love U 2


Our local Wildlife care center owner with his wolf

a big lovable WOLF gives his keeper a big hug,
you see, we can live side-by-side.

even us humans.



  1. Oh Marsha. I'm so envious! At 5' tall (if I tease my hair), I certainly cannot carry off those bold looks - but I imagine you look fabulous in them. Now that red bootie with sexy slice of leopard is another story. Love, love, love... and I would wear it in a heartbeat!

    A demain!


  2. Hello Marsha,
    Like D.A, I can't carry off a coat like that either... but you will look fantastic... and the boots... they are an absloute must... with everything... :) xv

  3. I have never heard of a "ruana" so today I have learned something! I think we probably call it something else here, possibly a wrap?

    Love the boots.....I was browsing boots last night, saw some fabulous leopard boots & honestly, thought of YOU!!

    Looking forward to all the posts today, well done Marsha Xx

    PS Have been listening to your music for the last hour, great choices :)

  4. Beautiful.......I have the FOX flings from I.Magnin days!!You will get a lot of compliments with the shawl and the boots NO DOUBT!
    Now I will try to LINK UP!

  5. Ah Marsha, you are so fortunate to be 5'7". I myself am in the no-man's land of 5'6"... not short, not tall. You wouldn't think one once would make a difference, but it does! Of course, heels can get me where I want to go.....

  6. Love this post! I, too, am "vertically challenged" and could not wear the beautiful ruana....but I can dream! It's beginning to feel like fall here on the island as well....here's to cooler weather!

  7. Marsha …… you will be the toast of Texas in those outfits !!! Beautiful and SO Marsha.
    Enjoy wearing it all this Autumn. XXXX

  8. I love imagining you in that wrap! And those boots! Alas I would feel like a walking zebra in the first and would totter in the second so I will stick to a far simpler take on this months subject (I am even scared of the wolf! ;) but appreciate your amazingness in your choices. Lots of Love to you, wonderful Marsha...

  9. Oh,my.....
    How gorgeous is this poncho and the booties,Marsha!!!
    LOVE those long skirt -Rachel Zoo SO very much....
    I am absolutely fan of Autumn,because of colors and the mood and the feeling bij:)))*

    Finely,Marsha I have made my new post,my dear friend about a really beautiful Giveaway,which I've won- your sweetest bag!!! And placed him today:)*

    Hugs and many thank's to you,

  10. Hello Marsha and Hello Houston.

    I love your style for winter in Houston. Those boots are wonderful and what a statement.

    Helen x

  11. You're so lucky to be tall! I can just picture you looking stunning in that poncho with red and leopard boots. A perfect combo. At 5'4", with bad feet that can't tolerate heels...I'm envious. xoJennifer

  12. Didn't know there was such a thing as a "ruana", and interesting that other commenters have referred to it as a wrap and a poncho. Whatever one calls it, I love it and would wear it in a heartbeat. Now of course we on the opposite side of the planet are packing away all of our autumn/winter wraps as the days melt into the tingling warmth of spring,so this is all a bit topsy turvy for me! But I did wear a similar sort of a garment this winter, with a black and white pattern, and felt very glamorous in its long sweeping curves. (Like you I am tall so can get away with it.) There's nothing so wonderful for one's state of mind as wearing statement pieces, I think! x

  13. Hello Marsha,
    WOW those boots are absolutely sexy! Love the photo of the foyer, the architecture is amazing. Especially the ceiling.

  14. I love a stylish wrap, not only are they practical and good looking but so comfy too! Great picks Marsha sorry I could not be part of the fun this month, will be there for next months with bells on!

  15. Marsha these a beautiful picks for Fall. I love the boots!

    Looking forward to reading all of the other entries.

  16. It's fabulous Marsha...I can see you in it...stunning!
    I'm sorry not to have made this month's post...will be with you in November ;)
    I love the long skirt Rachel Zoe is wearing...would like that in my wardrobe, please!


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