It’s always flattering when a Designer contacts a blogger to feature their clothing on their blog!! And so it was when the Design House and Catalog Company, Foxcroft, asked me to choose some things to feature here on my blog. As it turned out, I was going to be in New York at around the same time that Alicia from Foxcroft contacted me. Because I am petite, we determined that it would be best if I came in and tried some things on. Alicia had no idea how excited I was to go in to New York City’s Fashion District and try clothes on that I was going to model for them. My mom was in fashion and we used to go almost every year and do a shopping trip. But, never had I been in the actual Fashion District, let alone for me to select clothing that would best represent this wonderful Design House. I won’t assume that everyone who reads fashion blogs has been to NYC. For anyone who has never lived in or been to NYC, it is unlike anywhere else in the world. There are throngs of people everywhere. As you can see in the photo below, LOTS of people cross the street when you do. There are crowds on sidewalks where you literally have to weave in and out just to get through. More than that though, the energy of the city is electric. Everywhere you turn there is something new to do, a new vista of high rises, or someone interesting to talk to. Creativity abounds almost everywhere and for those who don’t mind the crowds, it is one the most inspirational cities in the world. Here I was at the Foxcroft Office. It was incredibly hot and humid while I was there last month in September, so rather than fight with my hair to keep it straight, I let it do it’s own thing!! And I did not get dressed up to run around the streets of NYC. So, here I am in all of my hot and messy self. Those women with straight hair will probably love my curls because we always want what we don’t have, right. Trust me, having curly hair is a huge HEADACHE!! But, go ahead and think what you want!! I look pretty relaxed in the photo, but you can’t tell how excited I am on the inside. Oh, the travails of a blogger!! Okay, get ready for a huge shock. In fact you may not believe the photo above is the same person as the photo below. But, yes, that is another feat of a blogger. An even bigger feat for an Over Fifty blogger!! Well, this animal print cardigan below is one of my favorite things from this Fall. You will find the link to the sweater beneath this photo if you love it as much as I do. The slacks are the techno pant in black and you will find the link at the bottom of the next photo. The shoes, which match almost perfectly, were a great coincidence. They were purchased at Primark in Danbury Connecticut, but that is for another blog post.
If you are reading this fashion blog, it an be assumed that you follow fashion? If so, you know how very “IN” animal prints are this Fall. They never really go OUT of style, but this year you can be a COUGAR or TIGER as much as your heart desires. I can tell you, this will be one of my favorite looks this Fall. It is just my style. My colors tend to be like the colors of autumn, and so camels and browns go great with my complexion and hair. The style of the sweater is versatile enough to be worn with slacks, jeans, or a skirt. Cardigan sweaters are my favorite because you can wear them buttoned or unbuttoned or thrown over your shoulders.
Well, it looks like it’s getting dark so it is time to wrap up this photo shoot, one of my favorite of all time. But, believe me, I will be wearing this cardigan with red, teal, and even orange. The possibilities are endless!!
This next outfit is Foxcroft’s faux suede tunic and the straight and narrow pants are once again, the techno pant in black. In this photo below, I am wearing it as a jacket over a turtleneck and the techno pants. The fabric of this shirt is thick and very plush. It is a high quality “ultra suede” as we used to call it in the ’80’s. It can easily be worn as a jacket and look very stylish, as you can see below.
Below, I have belted the tunic/blouse. It is one of my favorite styling tricks since I am Over Fifty. I never had much of a waist, however, now, I am petite everywhere except my tummy. Belting a shirt or even a coat gives the illusion of a waist and if you belt it below the waist it even makes those of us who are short-waisted appear longer waisted.
As you may or may not know, over the knee boots are very BIG this Fall. They make for a very agelessly chic look when you wear leggings tucked and a tunic or long shirt over it. This look above and below is Uber chic, if I do say so myself, which I do.
Well, I can’t thank Foxcroft enough for giving me the opportunity to have so much fun. I will also enjoy wearing the sweater, tunic and leggings/pants. The good thing about black and brown is you can mix them up, which is exactly what I plan on doing. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask, I am always happy to give an opinion!! Wendy Xox