As much as summer sucks in Houston (the heat?!), I do love the fact I get to wear all my summer dresses :) Have some fun with prints & keep them semi fitted because we all know we'll sweat! ~ Andrea.
In continuing our white-on-white theme, I opted for comfy jeans from Chico's and an embroidered top from Nordstrom. I added some brown sandals, my new blue fringe purse, and favorite Kendra Scott earrings. This outfit kept me cool for a casual summer dinner with friends! ~ Pat.
#asburylanestyle #chicos #nordstrom #kendrascott
Don't be afraid to mix colors. Experiment a little & you'll find some great combinations. Here I have a bright fuchsia top, but even though I have a few other colors in the outfit, they are all neutrals: light olive, tan, & blush pink (in the bag). These neutrals keep the outfit from being 'too much'. Top & bag are Banana Republic; pants are CAbi.
#fuchsia #bananarepublic #cabi
Have you bought a fringe purse yet? They are everywhere! I scooped up this fab find at a local Houston boutique called French Cuff. Bonus: it's a beautiful powder blue, which is a trending accessories color this season that I absolutely love! Score one for me. ~ Pat.
#asburylane style #fringepurse
I have a drawer full of utilitarian and rather homely tote bags. Recently some sweet friends gifted me with this lovely bag. It's roomy and stylish and even has an Italian flag, a nod to my heritage. I plan to use it as a cute and unique handbag this summer as well! Wear only things that make you smile. 😀 ~ Pat.
It's this time of year that I start looking at my dark brown/black bag and long for a more perky number to prepare me for the spring season. Now that we are about to spring ahead, I am excited about finding a new bag to celebrate the warmer days ahead. How about this pretty one? I just love it ~ Cathy.
I have a fabulous friend in Nashville, who is a gifted and talented published writer as well as a gal with a strong fashion sense. We trade our newest finds back and forth pretty often. Here is her latest treasure - this Sturdy satchel bag is a hand stitched dream. ~ Cathy.
#sturdy #satchel #handbag
One thing I really look forward to as the weather cools is the fact that I get to pull out all those items that are red. I'm talking about both bright & bold reds through to rich dark reds such as burgundy. The colors make us feel warm & you can pair them with black jeans, blue jeans, winter white trousers.... ~ Andrea.
... you can have both! Take a pair of straight leg black jeans, add some comfortable thicker heeled black booties, a flowy blouse in a neutral color such as this pale blush pink, add your necklace & bracelet, then finish off with a lightweight faux leather moto style jacket, & a cute purse such as this 'go with everything color' one we have here. Easy peasy! ~ Andrea.
As the weather warms I think tan is a great neutral accessory color that works with almost anything. During the cooler months my go to neutrals are the browns, taupes & beiges, but as it heats up I like to choose warmer looking options: enter tan. Use it in your bags, shoes, belts & jackets, & this color will go with everything from white & ivory through to blush pinks, turquoise & royal blues. ~ Andrea.
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I have a great job that gives me the option to dress up or down depending on my plans for the day. Some Fridays, I opt for a casual look, but I really feel my best when I am dressed up. I love the fit and flare style of this very pretty and feminine floral dress. And I find the princess seams in this design to be most flattering. I was not familiar with the Eliza J brand until recently, but this line has really caught my eye. Paired with some classic nude tone Nine West slingbacks and a sassy pink purse and here I go! ~ Cathy.
Do you love buying purses or hand bags? We do too! And what a gorgeous array this spring has brought us! I am loving the delicate colors of these beauties. Do you have a favorite bag? Why not post it here and tell us why. It will be fun to see everyone's favs. ~ Cathy.
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