Blue Belle

  Here is the tale of how a potential fashion disaster became a fashion success. I found this beautiful Sandro dress at Bloomingdales. I loved the lace brocade and the sheer back panel, all of which I found to be very francaise. The only problem was the plunging neckline and unpadded front cups. In days of yore, I might have been able to get away with this free and breezy cut, but at the age of 57, it was definitely not a green lit fashion situation. Not one to surrender without a fight, I had an idea. If I asked the tailor to sew padding into the cups and close up the front to reveal only a slight amount of cleavage, perhaps I could then solve the revealing problem. As you can see from the finished product, the task was accomplished successfully! Below is a selfie I took in the tailor's dressing room. The look on my face depicts my reaction to the revealing nature of the dress.

See how reducing the plunging neckline and adding the padding transformed the look.

See how reducing the plunging neckline and adding the padding transformed the look.

It's In The Bag

Cabi top, Current Elliot jeans, Bally Shoes, (also on sale at the Beverly Hills store), goldno.8 bag, Christian Dior Sunnies, Robin Terman hoops, Gucci Belt.

Cabi top, Current Elliot jeans, Bally Shoes, (also on sale at the Beverly Hills store), goldno.8 bag, Christian Dior Sunnies, Robin Terman hoops, Gucci Belt.

This post focuses on the crossbody bag by Goldno.8, but also features a potpourri of Spring/Summer trends, starting with this off the shoulder blouse, by Cabi, and ending with the gold hardware and chunky heel of these Bally shoes. I love this blouse for its lightweight fabric and flattering cut. The "cold shoulder" remains strong this spring and summer, and you will see it everywhere from beautiful blouses to black tie gowns. It always tops my must have list, as it reveals the part of the body that is ageless and feminine. I have been living in these cropped, frayed flared jeans, by Current Elliot. They are cut a bit looser and fit in a more relaxed way. Again, the frayed edge and cropped jean are both trending and remain strong going into fall. I just scored these fab shoes on sale at Bally's in Beverly Hills, and they are so incredibly comfortable, that I also purchased them in red! 

This Crossbody bag was featured in my Mother's Day Gift Ideas post a couple of weeks ago. Goldno.8 bags are my new obsession. Created and designed by Ariane Gold, these lightweight and functional bags are perfect for travel or everyday hauling. What makes the bags unique is their versatility. Each bag is made of a reversible fabric. You can personalize the bag by adding details such as tassels, hardware, snaps and pins. They come in a range of styles, from totes to backpacks to crossbody, and suit all ages. I am in love with this crossbody version because you can add one or more pouches to it depending on your needs. Moreover, the fabric and hardware are incredibly lightweight and comfortable; your shoulders will thank me! 

This purse is a must have for everyone.  In addition, it makes a perfect gift as its price point is fabulous a $125.00. 

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