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Fashion from the runway to the stores, what a great concept!

The high-end stores (Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom) have the fashions available soon after they appear on the runway, but there are a few affordable stores that have them fairly quickly as well. Target, the Gap, and Anthropologie seem to be the quickest to get them on the shelves.

1st “must have” Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Jeans are jeans with patches. Of course, none compare to the Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren jeans ($398) that I think I saw in Glamour magazine. They are beautiful! I tried to locate something similar, but couldn’t find anything like them! I even searched on-line and in local stores, but no luck. So I decided to copy the concept and make them myself. I use the word “make” very loosely. Attached is a picture of the Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren jeans so you can see what I have been searching for.

2nd “must have” are jeans that have a metallic look. I bought a pair last Fall at Guess. I really like how they fit so I wore them quite often. This season (2014), I found a comparable pair at Target (right now, August 21, 2014, you can purchase the second pair for 50% off, which brought them down to around $22.00). The jeans are actually jean leggings. They look and fit great. They are part of the Mossimo collection and they come in three colors, which are black, navy, and burgundy. I bought the burgundy color (one of my most favorite colors). Now all I have to do is wait for the cooler weather. It will be here before I know it!

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Last week, my girlfriend, Murisa and I met up for lunch.  She is the type of girlfriend that you never want to be caught dead on one of your “bad hair” days or “I hate all the clothes in my closet” days.  I always think that it could not be possible for Murisa to look any better…. that was until last week.  She showed up wearing a black top (with a zipper in the front), tuxedo pants (of course JCrew), and leopard print heals (I am sure JCrew as well because they were so cute).  This sounds like a simple outfit right?  WRONG!  It looked amazing and so did she!  Simple outfit, but it had great impact.

Since our lunch, I have been researching where you can purchase the pants.  Here are a few places at different price points:

  • Of course JCrew priced at $98.00
  • Sanctuary at 6pm.com priced at $41.99
  • Macy’s  Juniors Skinny Tuxedo priced at $49.99
  • Forever Tuxedo Strip Skinny Pant priced at $24.80

This is a “must have” that you can wear Fall, Winter, & Spring!  Like I said, an outfit that is simple, but has great impact!  Leave it to Murisa!

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I love shopping.  Most people think I love to shop because of being able to purchase a new item.  This is actually not the case.  I love shopping because invariably every time I go shopping I meet the most interesting people and see the latest fashion.  (I mean interesting in a good way.)

I was in Colorado Springs yesterday visiting my family.  It was a typical Sunday.  A day where all of the men in my family were watching a full day of football.  Now I have nothing against football, but my limit is about two hours (one hour of eating delicious snacks while watching the game and the other hour spent taking a nap while pretending to watch football).  After putting in my two hours, I decided to go to my favorite store to see what was new this season.

The store is called Terra Verde.  Terra Verde is a beautiful privately owned boutique that sales unique home goods as well as up-to-date fashion, shoes, and accessories.  I love visiting Terra Verde because the entire staff understands the mentality of a boutique shopper.  As a boutique shopper, I like great customer service (the kind that you get from Nordstrom sales people), fashion that very few people will be wearing, and affordable prices.  This, in a nut shell, describes Terra Verde.

The sales associates know this season’s “must haves”.  I bought leg lingerie yesterday in three colors (white, antique beige, and black).  You ask what is leg lingerie?  Well it is lace that you wear under your fashion boot (ankle boot, Frye boot, tall boot, etc) but shows slightly above the top of your boot so that people can see it.  You can wear it on bare legs or you can wear it over your jeggings (just below the knee, but above your boot).  It brings another dimension to your fashion!  This is what I like about Terra Verde.  When you want fashion that is fashion forward or you want an outfit that you won’t see repeatedly on another person, then Terra Verde is the boutique for you!

Enjoy the Fall season!

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If you are going to purchase one item to keep you up-to-date with fashion, you must invest in leggings.  They are the hot accessory that will elevate your outfit to another level!  For the past couple of weeks I have been seeing beautiful leggings and every time I have stopped a person to ask where they purchase the leggings from,  it was the same store over and over.  It was Urban Outfitters.  Yesterday I went to Urban Outfitters to see what they had in stock and was blown away (Anyone that knows me, knows that it has to be great in order for me to be blown away when it comes to fashion!).  As soon as I walked in the store the most darling (very fashionable) sales associate greeted me.  Her name is Kaylah.  Yes, of course, she was as pretty and as darling as her name sounds!

Kaylah, was beyond helpful.  I could show her any pair of leggings and she could create an outfit from it.  If you knew how many different designs and colors Urban Outfitters carries, you would be truly impressed by Kaylah!  She not only knew what to pair each legging with, but she also had great vision and creativity.  Kaylah, is essential in the fashion world!  She helps people like me who want to look fashionable but not put any effort towards creating it.  So if you are like me, then Kaylah is the person to see at Urban Outfitters in Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colorado.  If she is not there on the day you visit, then ask for Chris.  He was extremely kind, gracious, and willing to help.  He would be a great substitute!  Oh I forgot to tell you the leggings were extremely affordable so I bought eight pair!   Blessings to you & your dreams!

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