Friday, February 24, 2012

My Love Affair With Men's Shirts

So I have to tell you women are not the only ones that can be fashionably obsessed. I have plenty of guy friends who are just as crazy as me if not worse.  Today we will focus on mens shirts!  I am loving the dress shirts that are striped or plaid with a different cuff – like this !

Instead of the usual solid colored dress shirt, patterned mens shirts create a nice play of colors and textures.   Honestly, I don’t think many men will jump outside the box and head into the unknown. But there are a few of my fellas out there that I know will take the plunge. Stripes, checks, gingham and paisley ~ I love them all . I think they are fun and different and bold! 

My most favorite look ~ nice jeans, cowboy boots and an untucked shirt like these!
Guys I am telling ya! Really! Take a walk on the wild side and have some fun!

Find out more fashion tips and fun talk each Friday as I visit with Trent Loos on Rural Route Radio Fashion Friday - you can listen here - and click on Fashion Friday!
Guaranteed a laugh and maybe a pointer or two each visit!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The “Rag” ~ a fashionable accessory on and off the Farm

I have worn a “rag” for quite some time . What is a “rag” you ask? Rag= a large square of material that can be wrapped around the neck numerous times and then tied in the front with a classy knot.  Rags have been used for years worn by cowboys in the winter pulled up over their face to protect from the elements or in the summers dipped in water to keep cool. Rags come in all colors, patterns, textures and designs.  Traditional cowboys tend to have their rags handmade or purchased through western magazines or retail outlets.

Me? My rags for day to day use on the ranch are usually the traditional red or blue bandana that can be bought anywhere for under a $1.00. I do use these to keep the hay dust out of my nose or I have dipped it in the water trough a time or two to keep me cool and yes just sometimes I have used it to blow my nose – I know gross it may seem but when you are out and about and you don’t have a Kleenex the rag comes in handy and don’t worry I don’t tie it back around my neck – ewwww! However  when I dress up a bit and want to wear a rag I tend to go towards fashionable retail stores. I love silk rags or ones that are bright and cheery.  I pair it with my carhart coat and voila – instant barn chic!  I use my rags as a fashion accessory!  Here is an example of me and my rag along with some good friends  ~ 

One good thing about wearing a rag, if your hair gets a bit out of control like mine tends to do a time or two I can use it as a hair tie or head band !

Until next time ~

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Peek into Fall ~

I always enjoy checking out the new colors each season! Yesterday the Panatone Color Report came out ~ What does that mean for you and me?  A peek into the colors of Fall - Yes Fall already - Can you believe it ?  Fun to take a look at what is in store for us and our wardrobes!

And dont forget to tune into Fashion Friday with Trent Loos at Today we talk college fashion with Oklahoma State Animal Science Professor, Jerry Fitch! Its a good one ~


Pantone Names Top 10 Colors for Fall 2012

Rachel Roy
Photo courtesy of Pantone
Pantone's Pink Flambé
Tangerine Tango has found a few friends to play with for Fall 2012.
Named 2012's Color of the Year, the "spirited reddish orange" has been listed as one of the top 10 most popular shades for next season, according to the just-released Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012.
Inspired by the Fall 2012 collections hitting New York Fashion Week, the report gives the nod to intense brights like Pink Flambé, Olympian Blue, Bright Chartreuse, and Ultramarine Green alongside more muted tones like Honey Gold, Rose Smoke, the pale purple Rhapsody, Titanium gray, and French Roast.
"By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says in a press statement.
Look for Rhapsody and Olympian Blue to surface inTommy Hilfiger's prep-meets-military offerings, while Nanette Lepore, Peter Som, and Rachel Royare all drawn to Pink Flambé.
And what will constitute as a "must-have" for Fall 2012? For Betsey Johnson, it's "hot pink hot pants" (big surprise), while NAHM is all about the shirtdress and Tracy Reese is big on printed pencil skirts.
We'll take 'em all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wow Wednesday~ Fabulous Find!

Each day is a brand new canvas, a new start, a chance to start again.
I like to start each day with my favorite saying ~ Its that simple!

Shameless plug for the Pink Armadillo – find them on Facebook!
Amazing leather cuffs with personalized messaging !
I love mine!
Do yourself a favor and get one – a great piece to add to your arm party!