fashion friday

Irma G: A Century of Hats and Spirit

This was a shared project with my mother during the final year of her life where I photographed her in a century’s worth of hats. To say that Irma G. was an animated subject would be an understatement. When she donned a hat, her anxiety disappeared and she beamed. In front of the lens, her moodiness dissipated like heavy fog. She laughed, she posed, she flirted and teased. At times her eyes closed as though she was elsewhere and she raised her hand upwards as though grasping for something unknown. The project transported her back in time physically and perhaps spiritually, as well....
Bell bottoms and accessories

5 Chic and Flattering Outfits with Trendy Bellbottoms

Remember the bellbottoms we wore in the 70's? They are BACK in a big way and there are so many fun ways to style them! This retro-inspired aesthetic was seen on many recent runways and looks great on us BA50's as long as we don't dress head-to-toe like a 60's hippie! Flares elongate our silhouette so they are flattering and easy to wear. Read on for 5 fashionable outfits that all start with a great pair of bellbottoms. ...
High Waisted Straight or Relaxed

Tips for Buying and Styling Denim for Petite BA50’s

We all know how important a great fitting pair of denim is, but for many of us, the struggle to find the "perfect" pair is real. With more relaxed styles now on trend, many of us BA50's want a jean refresh, but aren't sure where to start. And when you are 5'4" or shorter like me, you may have even more difficulties finding denim that fits properly. If you are tired of buying denim online and having to return it since the style doesn't look anything like it did on the fit model, I'm here to help....

Make Your Closet Casual Again: How To Feel Fashionable When Stuck at Home!

rom breezy button downs to timeless sweaters, its officially time to wind down with our casual styles as they are simply fabulous without trying too hard. We love these chic essentials to be the statement making basics of your fall wardrobe. Easy to thrown on, easy to style, and looks that you'll never get tired of. What more could you ask for? Here are the top wardrobe essentials to make your fall style casual yet cool! Shop our picks here. ...

A Gift For Every Type of Girlfriend: All Under $100!

Gifting your girlfriend after the Holidays may feel like the biggest challenge! Whether your girlfriend already likes to shop for herself or seems to have received everything on her wishlist for the holidays, it may feel intimidating to give her something she'll love. But have no fear! Because we have compiled a list of gifts under $100 that are unique and fitting to every type of woman! Whether she loves to workout and is in need of new workout gear or loves to spend her pass time puzzling, we have included one of a kind selections that show thought and consideration in your gifting process. Here are the best gifts for every type of girlfriend - all under $100! Shop our selections here! ...

European Trend Report: Hip Blouses in Sophisticated Prints

One of my favorite 40+ fashion bloggers, Erin Busbee (www.busbeestyle.com), recently did a video on what is trending in Europe right now. The trend that caught my eye is sophisticated, beautiful patterned blouses in paisleys, geometrics and florals. Whether your style is bohemian, classic, modern or preppy, there are printed blouses that would work well in your wardrobe....
Blazers

Trending: Feminine Flowy Blouses With Oversized Blazers

Pairing a loose-fitting blazer over a feminine blouse can help to make us BA50's look and feel more chic and confident. Next time you are trying to decide what to wear, whether you are attending a holiday gathering, going to the theatre, or meeting friends for lunch or dinner, consider trying this winning outfit combination which is flattering on everyone. ...
fur

Warm and Stylish Faux Fur Coats and Accessories

Plush, stylish faux fur coats and accessories add some pizzaz to a cold-weather wardrobe. This season we are seeing chic faux fur jackets in fresh silhouettes, including bomber and shacket styles. Whether you like fun bright colors or easy-to-wear neutrals, there is a faux fur coat for you! From budget-friendly Target finds to trendy ones from Anthropologie and Free People, I have found a great selection for you to browse....