Fashion News Roundup: November 2019

The Met Gala 2020 theme, a new Celine fragrance, a big Prada exhibition, and more news from the November fashion trenches.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that the British Queen has someone break in new shoes for her. In her new book, the Queen’s official dressmaker, Angela Kelly, revealed that she wears in the monarch’s new shoes for her: “The Queen has very little time to herself and no time to wear in her own shoes, and as we share the same shoe size it makes the most sense this way.”

Weekly Roundup: Party Pieces

I’ve been doing holiday party shopping with clients recently, across a range of price points and dress codes, and here are some of the winners. Some casual, some formal, and lots in between. I’m enjoying the less severe and more playful approach to holiday dressing these days. There is a lot more emphasis on comfort and warmth, instead of the plethora of skimpy sleeveless dresses we’re used to seeing at this time of year. Do festive YOUR way. Some items come in petite and plus, and often there’s more than one colourway. Let the festivities begin.

Go to the collection page if you would like to see the images alongside my descriptions.

Eloquii
Drama Fringe Pant
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3
Zappos
Ash ASHVirgin
$185.00
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Boden
Mabel Sweater
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27
Boden
Ellie Velvet Wrap Top
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9

Nordstrom Black Friday Sale: Top Picks

End-of-season sales are upon us in the US, and there are few sale days as big as Black Friday. I browsed Nordstrom’s offerings, and these are the items that caught my eye. Some of them have been winners on my clients. All items have rave reviews.

You can also see the pictures alongside my descriptions on the collection page.

Roundups

Fabulous Fabrics

The tops picks this week showcase great fabric, and there’s a fun roundup of shoes too.

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Assorted Items

A few fab items that worked well on clients and forum members.

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Dog Days of Summer

An assortment of casual and dressy top picks for warm weather.

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High and Low

This week’s top picks range greatly in price point and quality.

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Comfy White Sandals

My Summer top picks for white footwear.

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Cute, Casual and Comfy

This week's top picks in tops, toppers, bottoms, dresses and shoes.

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Team Black, White, or Red Shoes

On this Thanksgiving Eve in the US, we’re going to poll your footwear preferences. You are on Team Black Shoes if you prefer wearing black shoes to red or white shoes, and vice versa. Note that white shoes refers to any shade of white, and that white sneakers count. Red shoes can mean any shade of red so burgundy shoes count too. Because it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, you can bat for one, two or three teams. No sitting this one out on the bench which means that everyone can play.

I have one pair of black shoes. A old pair of hi-top Converse with cream soles and laces that have been demoted to very muddy walks and trails. I do not enjoy wearing black shoes, and do not purchase them. I have an old pair of burgundy boots that come out from time to time. I have two pairs of bright red shoes that have seen a lot of action this year. An old pair of classic loafers, and a new pair of trendy patent booties. I have many, many pairs of shoes in shades of white because white shoes are my thing. I’ve been wearing white shoes all my life, and they’re part of my signature style. I have white boots, shooties, pumps, loafers, sandals, ballet flats, sneakers and snow boots. In fact, most of my footwear is some shade of white.

Although white shoes are very heavily represented in my wardrobe, I’m wearing my bright red footwear as frequently this year. I wore my red loafers more than my white in Summer, and my red boots get as much action as my white boots. So I’m batting for Team White and Team Red Shoes. Greg has multiple pairs of red sneakers that are signature to his style, and he likes to wear black Dr. Martens. So he’s batting for Team Red and Black Shoes. My clients probably bat for Team Black and Red Shoes, although Team White Shoes is gaining momentum because of fabulous white fashion sneakers that can be worn with just about anything. 

Over to you. Which footwear team or teams do you bat for, and tell us why?

We at YLF also wish our American Fabbers a happy, fun, peaceful, delicious, safe and festive long Thanksgiving weekend. We will take a break from posting tomorrow, but are back on Friday with a sales roundup. 

Weekly Roundup: Assorted items

Here’s a short roundup of items that have recently worked on clients, or that caught my eye. Lots of modern classics, with a sprinkle of trends for good measure. Do not underestimate the power of a classic, especially when it allows a statement item or accessory to shine. Be sure to browse the extended sizes and colour options.

Go to the collection page if you would like to see the images alongside my descriptions.

Boden
Emilie Blouse
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Boden
Anita Shirt
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6
Boden
Lara Sweater
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12
Nordstrom
Vionic Jayce Bootie
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14
Boden
Helena Low Heels
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7