Showing posts with label Cali and York. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cali and York. Show all posts

Friday, May 6, 2016

Classic Casual, My Way

Give me the perfect white shirt and a softly faded pair of jeans and I am ready to attend any casual event.



It's no secret that I am a lover of the classics. From music to home decor and handbags I am drawn to the elements that withstand the test of time.




When I began my search for the perfect summer handbag, I knew it needed to be classic, versatile and durable. I am not interested in disposable fashion. I prefer to invest in one timeless, well-made piece that I can carry for several summers. When I saw this one from J. McLaughlin in Town and Country magazine, I knew right away it was the one for me. I was thrilled to learn that they had just opened a store in Blowing Rock, North Carolina!




Sometimes all you need is the perfect white shirt to get the day off to a great start. This one has enough substance to be worn layered over a slim fitting tank, which is the perfect way to wear a classic white shirt with my button challenging figure.




The blended smooth fabric looks crisp and feels comfortable. A sheer light weight fabric isn't as forgiving or smooth flowing over a tank. I like the fact that this shirt holds its shape to keep me looking freshly turned out all day.



No jiggly bits in sight! 
Success!




The cuff and faded ankle jeans are old from Chico's. The BCBGeneration sandals are from Saks Off 5th.

Today I am using my new light tent for the first time. This lighting system was a gift from my friends at Fabrizio Gianni. Now I can shoot detailed accessory closeups for you even at 4 am! I am grateful to the whole Fabrizio Gianni team for this very thoughtful gift.










The earrings and dome ring are both from B'Dazzled in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.



Cali and York sent me the perfect white shirt. I am wearing a size medium over a white Clara Sunwoo tank top supplied by ShopMyFairLady.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Created in collaboration with Cali and York, Fabrizio Gianni, and ShopMyFairLady.
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cali and York Boots

Wearing black, brown and animal print boots with gold details can elevate your look to a whole new level.



These Blingiton Boots are from Cali and York.



This is a timeless silhouette with a modern twist. The boots have gold zippers on both sides and include two-toned kidskin on the front with leopard-print velvet on the back.



I paired the boots with a quilted Chanel inspired gold chain trimmed black jacket, black tank and a pair of ivory denim jeans.







A tip for putting on boots worn over jeans is to roll your socks up over your jeans first. This makes putting on the boots easy and quick.




This post is sponsored by Cali and York.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Cali and York Animal Print Bag

Animal print continues to be extremely popular for all seasons but especially in fall.



This animal print Blingiton Bag is from Cali and York.




My love of animal print is no secret, however I limit myself to one piece per outfit. I also wear it with solid neutral basics most of the time.




Animal prints with a lot of gold in them are not good with my cool complexion but I do love a belt, shoes or bag as interesting additions worn away from my face.




The style and size of the this bag lends itself to the perfect workday bag which can take you right into evening.



I am wearing it here with black jeans, a gray long sleeve tee and a white trench coat for a late day lunch with Mr. Mickey.



Be sure to check out all three Wear It Wednesday posts for today! 
All sponsored by Cali and York.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Cali and York Vest

For Wear It Wednesday I am sharing style tips using items from Cali and York.




This dark denim Cupertino Vest has suede-like trim and equestrian detailing.




I wore the vest on this day with black denim jeans and a three quarter sleeve white tee. I chose my customary black heels but you could certainly wear flats or boots with this look.




A light with dark combination is a more attractive way for us to wear denim on denim rather than both pieces being a similar color of blue. The contrasting color is also more slimming and interesting.



The vest would look great with white or khaki jeans as well.




Adding this vest to your jeans and tee suddenly elevates the look to one that is appropriate for any casual event. Denim is one of my favorites because it flatters our softer rounder bodies so much more than other casual fabrics.

Be sure to check out all three Wear It Wednesday posts for today! 
All sponsored by Cali and York.

Thank you for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wearing White

Wear white all year long!



An old etiquette rule from the early nineteen hundreds which states you should only wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day still persists today. That is an outdated idea that came from wealthy women who lived in the city during the winter and summered in their second homes by the sea or in a lodge on a mountain. Most people now dress for the weather, not the calendar.



Straight leg off white jeans are timeless and seasonless. I've paired them with an off white tank and a fabulous metallic white lighter than air sweater from Cali and York.



When you wear one of these delicate sweaters you get the added bonus of coverage without the weight and formality of a jacket. This one was perfect for an early casual dinner at a new local cafe'.



Since the sweater is almost sheer I opted to wear the same pale creamy white colors underneath for a long lean unbroken line from the metallic sandals up. 

Another tip: Pushing or rolling up your sleeves and wearing a scoop or V-neck top makes one appear taller and more slender. 

The bold statement necklace stands out so I kept all the other accessories minimal.



Wearing jewelry or bags that tend to pick or snag can be disastrous with a delicate sweater such as this one.



This fabulous Broadway Nights Sweater is now on sale for a very limited time at Cali and York. It is a very flattering and versatile piece which can be worn almost year round.



These photos were shot by Mr. Mickey in Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. 



 Being small business owners who are also very involved in the political process, Mr. Mickey and I always try to support new businesses in our area. We visited a new cafe' in Jonesborough called the Black Olive last evening. It is a lovely family style Italian restaurant with great service and a huge menu. We wish them success!



It is an honor to partner with Cali and York the company which sponsored this post.



Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years really are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Into The Wind

Sometimes the early evening lighting is perfect for a photo shoot but this wind is blowing way too much.


This fabulous white eyelet shirt is from Cali & York as is the beautiful silver necklace seen below.


We visited Gourmet and Company for dinner this evening and attempted to take photos to show you these great pieces from Cali and York but the wind quickly changed our plans. 

Later we sat in their lounge for an after dinner drink and visited with friends. This is the sofa that Mr. Mickey and I sat on until the wee hours of the morning talking and getting to know each other when we first met.



The following photos were taken in my home after we returned from dinner. 


The tank and pants are part of a previous color offered in the Travelers collection from Chico's. 
The shoes and bag are old.


I am always happy to find a light weight shirt that can be worn as a jacket with a pair of slacks and a tank when the weather is warm.


I am very impressed with the quality and variety of items available from Cali and York. I will be a loyal customer in the future! 

Thank you for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

White Shirt and Jeans

It's a classic combination... a white shirt with blue jeans.



This fabulous white San Francisco Shirt from Cali and York has gold trim buttons and three quarter length sleeves. You can find it here in three colors.



The jeans are old from NYDJ. The bag is from Coach. The shoes are from T.J.Maxx. The silver, gold and gunmetal chain necklace is from Chico's.


Cali and York is a great new company which offers many beautiful classic pieces. This shirt was a gift from them.

Thank you for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More Cali and York!

I adore this great Rancho Mirage tunic I received from Cali and York. 





The tunic comes in three colors!






I am wearing the tunic over a plain white tank and old Levis. The DVF shoes are old and they are from Nordstrom. The Alberta di Canio handbag is from T.J.Maxx.

You can find many more high-quality classic pieces like this tunic at Cali and York.


Thank you for joining me on this splendid journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cali and York Giveaway!

The challenge of finding fashionable great fitting clothing for the way we live today is often a chore.


I was recently introduced to a great new company which offers fabulous clothing in classic elegant styles. Cali and York was created by like-minded merchants with years of experience and the desire to provide something better. Cali and York roots itself in the belief that quality, style, fit and customer service are the foundation for success. With these shared beliefs, the vision turned in to reality with the launch of Cali and York earlier in 2014.

They design with you in mind, taking pride in every detail of their collections by selecting fabrics, trims and colors that suit your fashion lifestyle. Their standards of excellence will ensure your total satisfaction.



This elegant top was a gift from Cali and York. Three quarter length sleeves and a boat neck are so flattering in this casual top. The length is perfect to wear with straight leg jeans. I love that the knit is a heavier gauge so that every bump and mark of time is not on view to the world. I am very impressed with the quality and timeless design of all the items I have received.

Find your fashion lifestyle at Cali and York

They have so generously offered to also give this beautiful tunic away to one of my randomly chosen followers! 

Here's how to win:



#1 To enter, become a follower of this blog and then include your contact email in the comments below or on the Facebook post announcing this giveaway.


#2 The winner will be randomly selected and will be announced on Sunday, August 3rd.

Thank you for joining me on this splendid journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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