Ultimate Shopping – Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale!

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Today is the first day of Nordstrom’s massive Half Yearly Sale!  Twice each year, Nordstrom runs a massive storewide sale where you can score some great deals!  It’s a great time to acquire key pieces from your wishlist as well as snagging some bargains on last season’s clearance items!

There are literally thousands of sales items from Nordstrom, but I’ve done the heavy lifting and edited my favorite pieces for you in the following 10 categories: Dresses, Tops, Skirts, Pants & Jumpsuits, Jeans, Jackets, Professional, Swimwear, Handbags, Shoes, and Accessories!  I've covered it all! ?

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale – My Top Tips

To get you prepped and ready to shop, here are some helpful tips as you navigate through my edit:

  • There are quite a few items I’ve edited in each category.  Be sure to click the gray arrow to the right of each collection to ensure you don't miss any items!
  • Remember that each garment is available in various sizes so don’t overlook an item because your size may be different from the models shown.
  • I’ve included pieces at various price points so there’s something for everyone!
  • And my most important tip is this: if you see something that you really like and want, buy it at that time!  This is a HUGE sale and the hottest items will go fast!

So now that you’re armed with these tips, you’re ready to see the best of what Nordstrom has to offer in their Half Yearly Sale!

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale – The Edit

Dresses

Style Notes: Here you’ll see a nice mix of midi & maxi dresses as well as stripes (which are hot again this spring season), ruffles, and ruching!

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Tops

Style Notes: Here’s a fun variety of season-friendly tops with off-the-shoulder, wrapped, cropped, and relaxed fits!

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Skirts

Style Notes:  Ooh, this is a fun section!  I’ve curated some cute skirts with hi-lo hemlines, checks, stripes, ruffles, and asymmetry.  Do we see a theme here?

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Pants & Jumpsuits

Style Notes: This Half Yearly sale offers some great pants options this season!  Check out pants that have beautiful wide-leg options, are cropped, and have trending paper bag waists.  Don’t snooze on the well-fitted jumpsuits either!

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Jeans

Style Notes:  You always need a banging pair of jeans!  Check out some hot styles that are great for various body types!

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Jackets

Style Notes:  Casual jackets can be a nice accent piece or centerpiece to your outfit.  You have so many choices right here to create a fun, new look!

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Professional

Style Notes: Look professional and chic at the same time! Take a look at what Nordstrom has to offer for great work looks!

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Swimwear

Style Notes: Indulge in summer with delectable one-piece and two-piece swimsuits as well as some gorgeous coverups!

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Handbags

Style Notes: It’s handbag heaven at Nordstrom!  I’ve selected springtime hobos, clutches, shoulder bags, and more!

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Shoes

Style Note: I know shoes are a weakness for many of us ladies!  We’re seeing some metallic and sparkly looks continuing to trend on from last season, which isn’t a bad thing, LOL. 😉  Oh, and there are plenty of mules and slides, too!  I’m happy to share my favorite picks that Nordies has available right now!

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Accessories

Style Note: Lavish yourself with statement accessories to include jewelry, belts, hats, sunglasses, and scarves!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the collection and were able to pick up some items that represent your best personal style!  Please dish on which Nordstrom goodies did you added to your shopping cart below!

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Top 10 Tips on How to Wear Stripes

Want to know how to wear stripes the best way? Check out my Top 10 Tips on how to rock stripes in your wardrobe! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Each spring & summer season, I’m always tickled when I see stripes hit the scene!  If you’re not typically into wearing patterns, they are an easy and stylish way to introduce prints into your life. I truly feel that anyone can wear stripes and that they should be a BFF in your closet!

But there is certainly an art to wearing them so they don’t exaggerate any ‘trouble’ spots.  Here are some quick simple tips to keep in mind when wearing stripes.

10 Do's and Don'ts on How to Wear Stripes

1. Horizontal stripes are generally friendlier to ladies’ figures (regardless of one’s size). Vertical stripes can work, but you really have to be careful with the fabric.  Vertical stripes can literally stretch horizontally on the widest sections of our body.  Now, I know that sounds a bit confusing but bear with me here.  Imagine wearing a stretchy sheath dress with vertical stripes, for example.  As you visually follow the vertical stripes downward, they will expand and contract over the widest and most narrow areas of your body.  So essentially, what that’s just done is totally bringing attention to the widest parts of your body in a very unflattering way.  Do you see why this is a no-no?  You can better disguise problem areas with horizontal stripes (with one exception below).

-Okay, sidebar… I totally approve of wearing vertical pinstripes on tops and bottoms.  But this needs to be with a structured fabric that doesn’t stretch.  Generally, vertical stripes of a smaller width work much better for everyone! ?

2. Diagonal stripes or stripes in a chevron pattern are a great way to add length to your body or torso.

3. Always think about scale. For the most part, I feel that narrow stripes (let’s say about 1.5” or smaller) are more flattering that wide stripes on most women.  There are some exceptions to this rule, but that width is definitely the safe zone.  Overall, they’re just most flattering to our shapes.

4. If you have very wide hips, stay away from horizontally striped pants or skirts. In this instance, the stripes accentuate the width in an unflattering way, so it’s generally a good idea to stay away from them.

5. High-contrasting colors (like black and white) are easier to wear together; low-contrasting colors (like navy and purple) are definitely do-able, but I recommend adding an element that will pop – like a statement belt (to break up the stripes) or a scarf or long necklace.

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6. If you wear a striped jacket, break it up by adding a column of solid color underneath – this is easier on the eyes and allows you to add a fun element like a long necklace to help break things up!

7. The converse of #6 also works. Placing a solid-colored jacket over stripes is a good way to tone it down some (if you feel the need, of course)!  Also, it’s a nice way to add some pop under a solid jacket, too!

8. Want to give the illusion of a wider shoulder (especially if your hip area is wider than your torso)? Instead of wearing stripes in a crew neck style, go with a boat neck or off-the-shoulder style.  This effect visually elongates your horizontal neck/shoulder line, which is always very attractive!

9. Feel free to experiment by mix-matching your stripes! In my recent blog post about how to style polka dots, I mentioned that they could go well with stripes!  You can mix-match stripes with polka dots, florals, and other prints.  Just pay special attention to scale and complementary colors because if not, it can go really wrong really quickly!  Oh, and you can mix stripes with stripes (like vertical with horizontal) – again, it has to work just right in order to pull it off so be very mindful of these aspects.

10. Timid about incorporating stripes in your summer ready-to-wear looks? Play with stripes in your shoes, handbags, or accessories!

Check out a collection of pieces I curated that give you an idea of how to wear stripes well!

Living a Striped Life

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What's your favorite way to wear stripes?  Drop a line in the comment section below!

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In Love with Lavender

Are you a fan of the color purple? Check out my top picks of violet-inspired fashion for women! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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If you know me at all, you probably know that I LOVE to wear black, white, ivory, and gray.  Like many women out there, these are my go-to colors especially if I'm in a pinch!  But what many of you don’t know is that outside of my core neutrals, my absolute favorite ‘real’ color is purple!  Yes, purple!

Did you know that purple symbolizes royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition?  Well, it's no wonder why I've always been drawn to it!  And according to Sensational Color, the color purple naturally makes you feel uplifted, calm, and may even spark some creativity.  We can all use a dose of that, right?!

Ever since I was a little girl, a part of me has always been in love with this color, especially lavender.  I love seeing sprays of lavender in gardens and open fields (like that screensaver on Amazon Fire, LOL).  It always makes me think of spring, Easter and even Mother's Day!

So imagine my delight when the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year was announced as Ultra Violet!  Keep an eye out as I bet you'll see this color and its sister shades pop up in clothes, accessories, and lifestyle products!

As your Personal Stylist, I’d love to share some cute pieces out there that reflect this color palette.  So show off your power, ambition, and luxe aura by incorporating this color into your closet!  Three cheers for Lavender, Lilac, Orchid, Mauve, Periwinkle, Plum, and Violet! Enjoy the looks below!

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In Love with Lavender

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How do you feel about this year's Pantone color, Ultra-Violet (or its sister shades)?  Comment below!

Oh, and if you'd like to delve in a bit more about the psychology of what other colors symbolize, check out this interesting guide on ten colors that we see and use every day!  It gives some great insight that will help you determine which colors you want to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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Going Somewhere? My Guide on How to Travel in Comfort & Style!

Planning overseas travel? Find out how to travel in comfort and style by packing the right wardrobe! ~ Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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With spring finally getting into full swing, travel season is upon us!  One of my awesome clients (and RC Style Guide VIP members) is prepping for international travel and wanted to know what types of clothing I recommend for both long flights and suitcase living.

So today, I’m sharing my recommendations on how to travel in both comfort and style!  Let’s get started!

Given the time of year, I assume that most places people are traveling to have a mild/warm climate, so keep in mind that my recommendations are centered there. ?

The pieces that I recommend are suitable for both traveling by plane, train, or automobile, as well as when you’re on the go and out enjoying your vacation.  I’m breaking it down to you by clothing and accessories, and a bonus section on key that you should have in your suitcase and carry-on.  And I'm sharing examples of every section, so be sure to scroll through for inspiration or to shop!

The key to it all is packing a wardrobe that allows you to mix and match core areas.  But another important aspect is having a packed wardrobe that you can layer.  This is important because temperatures can sometimes shift up or down and you want the flexibility to add on or take off on demand. 😉  Now it’s up to you many of each item you want to take!  Make careful consideration of your actual travel time, itinerary, and activities to determine which pieces to bring along.

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Comfortable Tops, Tees, and Tanks

At the core of any travel wardrobe, you need some comfortable top, tees, and tanks.  These are great to wear on their own with comfy pants, shorts, or skirts, or underneath a light jacket.

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Light Sweaters / Light Cashmere Sweaters

Packing at least one light sweater is a must just in case things get a little chilly especially in the early morning or late evening hours.  Light sweaters are perfect for layering, too! When possible, I recommend cashmere because it generates a gentle warmth, it’s so breathable and uber comfortable!

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Dusters and Maxi Dresses

Add some length, flow, and more comfort with a duster to go over your outfit or opt for a maxi dress.  These are a great option for the travel portion of your trip and most settings on your vacation.  The best part is that they're quick and simple to rock!

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Cropped Pants & Jeans / Comfortable Shorts / Jumpsuits

I absolutely love sporting cropped pants, shorts, and jumpsuits when on vacay!  The pants and shorts are a staple when wanting to remain comfy, whereas the jumpsuits serve up a little more dressiness, but are still very chic and comfortable.

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Loungewear

When traveling for business or pleasure especially to a new destination, you can easily get caught up in a busy itinerary of exploring and sightseeing, but it’s important to try and squeeze in some R&R every now and then.  Enjoy your “me” time in comfortable loungewear while you soak in everything around you!

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Shift Dresses / LBD Shift Dresses

Another great option for daytime wear (or for travel) is the shift dress.  Look, when you’re on vacation, you ultimately want to be comfortable and a shift dress is a cute way to achieve that!  Pair it with some flats or slides (see below) for an easy look.  Coupled with that, I’d recommend also packing an LBD (Little Black Dress) for fun evening soirées – and if you want to continue the comfy vibe, go with a shift dress again.

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Light Jackets / Denim Jackets

You’ll want to pack a light and/or denim jacket for all the same reasons as the light sweater above. ?  Denim jackets are easy because you can pretty much layer them on top of anything!

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Stylish Loafers / Slide-on Sneakers / Sandals / Slides

Okay, your shoe game needs to be very comfortable when you’re abroad because you’ll likely be doing a lot of exploring on foot.  I recommend packing some stylish loafers, slide-on sneakers (I own this pair), sandals, or slides.

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Swimsuits

No matter the destination, you should always pack at least one swimsuit!  You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the pool or ocean or enjoy a soak in a jacuzzi.  (I’ll be writing a blog post all about swimsuits for this season very soon, so be sure to check back in for that!)

Accessories

What’s a trip abroad without some stylish accessories that offer function and comfort?  Always pack:

  • A straw fedora because they can pretty much match anything and always looks cute!
  • A scarf for added dimension to your look or for warmth (like on a plane)
  • A nice pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and always look chic
  • A durable leather travel bag because it can double as a flight carry-on and is handy for short trips within your trip!
  • A tote bag to hold your essentials during the trip and collect new ones along the way! ☺

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Bonus Section: Essentials

In addition to clothes, shoes, and accessories, here’s my list of essential items that you should always travel with:

  • Light Blanket – There’s nothing worse than being in a freezing plane for hours so it makes sense to pack a light blanket in your carry-on. (If you fly first-class, blankets aren’t always guaranteed, so don’t get caught up!)
  • Eye Mask – I prefer complete darkness when I nap or sleep especially when I’m trying to do so when I’m en route, so I always pack an eye mask (cashmere ones are the best because they’re sooo luxurious and soft!). Eye masks also come in handy if you have a window-seat neighbor that leaves the window up when you prefer it to be down (we’ve all been there!).
  • Ear Plugs – Yet another necessity especially for plane travel. Mute out all the noise with a high noise reduction rating.  This is the most important item on this list, LOL.
  • Wet Ones – If you’re a germaphobe like I am, this item is essential. It’s great for conveniently disinfecting your hands between washroom visits, but also useful for quickly wiping down tray tables, armrests, telephones – anything you want!
  • Compression Socks – Long hours of plane travel can do a number on your feet in terms of swelling. When possible, opt to wear a pair of compression socks as they reduce the amount of blood that pools in your leg veins from sitting so long in that environment.  You want to be able to rock your cute slides and sandals, right?
  • Good Reading Material – Travel offers the best opportunity to catch up on your favorite books or magazines so indulge yourself and pack a few to get you through the trip!
  • Portable SteamerGarment steamers are an essential item for your home closet, but portable steamers are essential for your travel bag. Hotel rooms don’t always offer irons (or in some cases, they may be gross) so to ensure that you never look like a wrinkled mess, always bring along a portable steamer.  They’re super easy to use and don't take a lot of space in your suitcase.   Just remember to pack a power converter that you can plug it into from country to country.

And one more thing…don't forget your passport!  😉

So there you go!  Those are my top tips on what you should pack to travel in comfort and style!

Do you have any go-to outfits or essentials that give you ultimate comfort?  Post them in the comment section below!

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Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2018

Looking for special Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Check out my 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide that's full of thoughtful, luxury items that will have Mom feeling oh so special! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Today is the first day of May!  For most of us, the month of May signifies spring blooms, proms & graduations, and even the beginning of grilling season!  But one event in May always takes the cake and that's Mother's Day!  This is one special occasion where we have the privilege to honor all of the awesome moms in our lives and honor yourself, too, if you're a mother!

I enjoy spoiling my dear mom on Mother's Day and I think you should, too!  We enjoy the day by getting dressed up, attending a fancy brunch, and strolling through beautiful gardens.  During this day that's all about mom, I especially love presenting her with a thoughtful gift that she can use and always remember me by.

Looking for special Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Check out my 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide that's full of thoughtful, luxury items that will have Mom feeling oh so special! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

This year, I've curated some fabulous mother's day gift ideas that have inspired me – and I hope they will inspire you as well!  I always like to give a gift of luxury or something that definitely has some panache!  From lady-like leather gloves to cashmere sleep masks, there are ideas for everyone!  For this year's Mother's Day Gift Guide, I did something a little bit different.  When thinking about moms, how busy they are, and how much they do day-to-day, I thought it'd be fun to include some gift ideas that went beyond just clothes and shoes.  I selected gifts that complement their lifestyles – so you'll a smattering of home and beauty items included in this guide such as a sterling silver hand mirror or a beautifully scented candle.

I invite you to indulge in my handpicked list of top gift ideas you can buy for mom [or (ahem) for yourself] this year!  Each item is for sale at fine retailers – just click the image to find out more about it.  But like I always say, if you snooze you lose!  The hottest items go fast and you don't want to be in a lurch looking for gifts at the last minute, right?  So if you see something you like, go for it and have peace of mind!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide – Treasures That Mom Will Love!

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I hope you enjoyed this year's Mother's Day Gift Ideas!  I'd like to know which items you liked the most?  And did you pick any of them for Mom (or for yourself)? 😉  Please share below!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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Love Denim? Discover Stylish Alternatives to Your Blue Jeans!

What's in your jean pool? Discover all the denim styles available for your wardrobe! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Have you heard of Denim Day?  It’s a dedicated caused centered on bringing awareness to sexual assault.  On Denim Day (which was officially yesterday) and for the entire week, the idea is to wear jeans with a purpose to support sexual assault survivors and educate others about this serious issue.

In support of Denim Day, I’m sharing all of the denim options you can wear this week and beyond!

What's in your jean pool? Discover all the denim styles available for your wardrobe! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

What’s in Your Jean Pool?

Now let’s keep it real!  When you hear the word ‘jean,’ you probably think about denim trousers, right?  They’ve become such a staple in our wardrobes (for both women and men alike), it’s second nature to think of them in that way!

But you’re not limited to just wearing denim trousers jeans or denim trousers at all!  Denim comes in a variety of clothing types, shoes, and accessories!  The spring and summer seasons are an especially good time to rock denim since it’s so comfortable and breathable, so why not experiment with new jean looks?

Gotta Love These Jeans

First, I want to share some hot, classic jeans that we know and love – denim trousers.  These are tried and true and can be paired with almost any look! (Oh, and if you need a refresher on different jeans styles, check out this blog post).

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Remember, You’ve Got Options

Diversify your jean pool by checking out some fun, gorgeous denim options that are available at your fingertips.  Which one of these would you invite into your wardrobe?

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Most importantly, don’t forget to wear your jeans items this week for #denimday and support sexual assault survivors.  It’s such a great cause and a fun way to raise awareness – show everyone what’s in your jean pool! ?

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Nothing Says Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Like Polka Dots!

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Each spring and summer season brings plenty of new fashion trends, many of which emerge as the weeks go by.  By now, you should be fully equipped with the top trends of Spring/Summer 2018 because you've >> downloaded my free trend report, right? << ?

As these early weeks of Spring pass by, I’m seeing a new trend emerge that I want to share with you – a trend that comes and goes every few years, but always remains classic: polka dots!  Polka dots are so fun and whimsical but they’re not always the easiest pattern for women to pull off.

Today, you’ll discover some fun ways on how to wear polka dots with style this spring and summer season!

Proportions Remix

When thinking about how to style polka dots, one fun way is to mix the scale and proportion of the polka dot patterns.  Doing so creates a graphic look that will grab attention!

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In the look above, you’ll see how well this style is applied with a lovely large-scale polka dot blouse coupled with a dainty neck scarf that has a much smaller pattern.  Create an even more sleek, striking look by pairing it with a deep magenta double-breasted trench coat (perfect for springtime), a super cute pair of cropped cigarette pants, and a classic pair of leather pumps.

Polka Dot & Stripes

Another way you can wear polka dots is by styling it with stripes!  It’s not uncommon to see this combo in all-in-one garments (like a top having dots and stripes on different panels).  Sometimes it looks great, but other times it can appear too “busy” depending on the pattern mix.  However, I recommend this classic pairing with a new twist!  I love mixing different elements of polka dots and stripes through clothes and accessories…meaning you can wear an outfit that is either striped OR polka-dotted and accent that look with an accessory in the opposite element.

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In this look, you can pair this gorgeous subtly striped off-the-shoulder romper with a Panama-style polka dot hat, stylish gradient polka dot sunnies, top handle handbags that have either a mix of stripes & polka dots or polka dots through and through, and an open-toed sandal with a polka dot knotted bow.  I’m in ? with this look for summertime!

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Reveal Some Skin

Polka dots on ladies is so feminine and classic!  What better way to rock them than by showing a bit of skin!  Revealing your neck and shoulders can be both alluring and spirited.  This season you have lots of options for polka dot tops that are more than meets the eye.

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In this collection, you’ll see these types of polka dot tops trending: blouses with keyholes (slits just below the neckline in the front or back), off-the-shoulder tops, one-shoulder or cold-shoulder tops, as well as tops with sweetheart or plunging necklines.  Style these tops with fitted jeans or pants for a fun, casual look; or opt for a flowy, wide-leg pant for a more dressed up look.

Cover-Ups

Weave polka dots into your wardrobe in creative ways such as a cover-up – but not in the way you think!  A fun way to style polka dots is by wearing them as a pareo over your shorts!

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Rock a west coast look with a lightweight tank top, choice of medium– or dark-wash denim shorts, and a polka dot wrap to wear over your shorts.  Round out the look with a classic pair of gray Chuck Taylors, smart polka dot sunnies, and a double-strand sterling silver necklace with multicolor stones (which kind of resemble polka dots, too!) ?

So there you have it!  You have four new ways you can style polka dot clothing and accessories.  Pretty sweet, huh?

Do you have another way that you like to wear polka dots?  Be sure to comment below!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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Nothing says spring & summer 2018 women's fashion like polka dots! Discover how to wear polka dots in the warmer seasons. ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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A Stroke of Luck – Dress & Impress with Bloomingdale’s

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Today is Friday, the 13th – a superstitious day synonymous with bad luck, curses, and jinxes – all in jest most of the time!  Have no fear, though!  Shroud yourself in positive energy and create your own luck with style!

It's serendipitous that there's a fabulous sale going on right now at Bloomingdale's!  ? ? ? ? I'm going to equip you with tools to pick up some new looks or glean some fresh inspiration this Friday the 13th!

A Stroke of Luck – ‘Dress' to Impress

With it being springtime, I'm so inspired by all the lovely dresses I'm seeing out and about.  When I think of spring, what comes to mind is rejuvenation, positivity, lightheartedness, and graceful femininity.  For this post, I edited some of my favorite spring items from Bloomingdale's that reflect these vibes.  I wanted to share with you because it's such great opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe, tune up your personal style, and save money, too!

[Sales Details: Bloomie's has huge Friends & Family sale with 25% off most styles throughout the entire store!  ‘Spring' for some beautiful dresses that will make you shine with style!  This sale is on through Sun, April 15 so be sure to get in while you can because as I always say, the hottest looks will go fast!]

Okay, so let me break down the edit for you: I've selected nearly 100 dresses, handbags & accessories, and shoes for you to peruse (or buy, if you're feeling lucky!).  I'm sharing pieces that represent all the best parts of the spring/summer season!  (Oh, and if you haven't downloaded my top spring/summer trends, be sure to get it right here). There are so many great dresses this season so I pulled items that are great for both Casual and Flirty Play. 😉

As you browse each category below, be sure to click the arrow to the right so you don't miss any items!  To get more info about any item, just click on its image to get the deets!

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On to the Edit…

Casual Play


Flirty Play



Handbags & Accessories



Shoes


Alrighty then!  How cute are these looks?!  Okay, so which spring items do you like the best or which ones did you buy?  Comment below and let me know!
Enjoy!
Stylishly Yours,
Roxanne XOXO
Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

Take your personal style up a notch with fabulous spring looks from Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Women’s Fashion – 2018 Spring & Summer Fashion Trend Guide

Want to know what’s hot in women’s fashion trends this spring & summer season? My Spring/Summer 2018 Trend Guide gives you great insight on the top ten looks that you can wear this season! Download your free report today for instant access! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Hello Spring! Check out Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist's top 10 2018 spring and summer fashion trends for women!

It's Spring Again!

Hey, hey, hey!  Well, hello Spring!  Ladies, it's about that time!  I can't believe how quickly the months are passing by!  First of all, spring is officially here (though the warmer temperatures are a tad slow in catching up, LOL).  But also, just about a year ago, I published my first guide for women where I shared the top fashion & style trends for that season!  I got such great feedback about that report that I did it again for last year's fall season, too!

So here we are again at the top of a brand new spring season which signals my new Spring/Summer trend guide – just for you!

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Women's Fashion – Spring/Summer 2018 Trend Report

Want to know what’s hot in women’s fashion trends this spring & summer season? My Spring/Summer 2018 Trend Guide gives you great insight on the top ten looks that you can wear this season! Download your free report today for instant access! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

I'm so excited to share my 2018 Spring/Summer Women's Fashion Trend Report!  This season is chock full of some great (and [ahem] interesting!) style trends for sure!  I've culled dozens of trends to bring you the Top Ten that you'll see on store racks and in catalogs & magazines.  To give you a little hint, the hottest women's' fashion trends this season include fun textures and looks, beautiful color palettes, a bit of glam, and more!  There's a little bit for everyone, I promise!

Oh, and not only do I share my Top Trends, but I also included examples of each trend to give you a closer glimpse of what you may expect to see when you're out and about.  Better yet, if you're in the mood for a bit of spring shopping, clicking any item will take you straight the retailer.  Can't beat that!  But I will say this: the hottest looks and items go fast so don't delay if you see something you like – it most likely will not be available to buy indefinitely!

So if you want to properly prep your closet for spring and experiment with some new looks, just sign up below!

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And once you get comfy with my fashion trend report, I'd love to know which trends are your favorite and which ones don't float your boat!  Just comment below or share your thoughts on my Facebook page.

Enjoy!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne  XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

Frustrated having a closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear? Do you crave a closet purge but don't know where to start? Join my free 8-Day Cleanse Your Closet Challenge where you discover key, actionable tips that will help you cull your closet in a way that makes sense! Sign up today! -Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

Want to know what’s hot in women’s fashion trends this spring & summer season? My Spring/Summer 2018 Trend Guide gives you great insight on the top ten looks that you can wear this season! Download your free report today for instant access! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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The 2018 Spring Edit: French Connection

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Let's continue the conversation about hot Spring 2018 edits from top retailers and brands!  In my last post, I created a wardrobe edit of Banana Republic's new styles for the spring season.  This time around, I'm honing in on what French Connection has to offer us this season!

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The 2018 Spring Edit: French Connection – A Closer Look

French Connection is a modern, contemporary brand that offers beautiful pieces for your wardrobe including clothes, shoes, accessories (sunnies, watches, etc.).  I like that their style is feminine but can surprise you with slight pops of edge, flirtiness, or a bit of something unexpected – actually, I LOVE that about French Connection!

And what's more is that they have GREAT pricing on their unique pieces so you don't have to break the bank to experiment with new, different looks.

In the gallery down below, I've curated a Spring Edit of their new season's looks for you to check out!  But first, here are some highlights of some of my favorite pieces…

Lace-Embellished V-Neck Jumper

This top is a great example of lace being done right!  Lace can be tricky to style because it's one of those fabrics that can look either really formal or really frumpy really quick, LOL.  It's all about the quality and balance.  The relaxed, long-sleeved jumper is embellished with just enough dainty lace for a pretty twist on casual wear.  See?  That's the bit of ‘something unexpected' I was talking about! 😉  This would pair well with skinny or bootcut jeans, or leggings, too!

Back Tie Jumper

And while we're on the subject of jumpers, another favorite of mine is the French Connection's contemporary tie-detail jumper.  This gently ribbed knit sweater looks business in the front, but it's a total party in the back!  The back of this jumper is everything!  It has three cute black bows that, when tied, gently leave the back slightly open.  Now pump the brakes!  Before your mind goes racing with the thoughts of being backless and wondering about your bra choices for a casual look, know that you can rock this type of top with a strapless backless bra.  😉  I don't know about you, but I would rock this jumper a hot minute!

Sheer Suiting Trousers

Sheer…suit…what?  Don't have a conniption!  French Connection has done it yet again to bring us something that's out of the norm, but really cool at the same time.  Disclaimer: these pants are definitely for the daring!  These sheer wide-leg pants have black satin strips running along the length of the legs, with an option to have a subtle slit near your ankle!  Pair this with a bodysuit and strappy sandals for a fearless, modern look!

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Leather Biker Trousers

These pants literally stopped me in my tracks as I curated this edit for you.  They blend interesting ingredients that serve up a stylish dish: leather, bold colors, color blocking, and a cropped leg with zippered side slits.  I really can't say more than that!  These pants are cute for days!  Pair them with the jacket pictured in the gallery below, or a solid or graphic tee.  Heeled pumps or sandals provide the perfect complement to these pants!

Crystal Bar Necklace

Lately, I have been really into bar jewelry: necklaces, earrings, everything!  It must be my Minimalist style archetype peeking out a bit!  Anyhow, I'm digging this pretty diamanté crystal bar necklace from French Connection.  It's a light piece that can still draw attention without being too contrived.  When it comes to style, a lot of the times, less is more.  It's a great piece to have as a subtle accent to your outfit.  I recommend wearing this with an open-collared shirt, scoop neck or boat neck top.

V-Neck Maxi Dress

Once again, simplicity rules.  I love this smokey grey maxi dress for so many reasons.  If you have a proportional figure, you'll look great in it.  If you have no defined curves, this dress especially works well!  Its plunging neckline and gently scalloped trim draw the eyes to the seersucker-style midsection and then has a gentle flounce right at the bottom of the waistline creating a very subtle flare – hence, giving the illusion of curves.   Oh, and it has a thigh-high split which is great for the lengthening the look of your leg.  Open-toed sandals (heeled or not) work well with this look, depending on the vibe you're looking for. 😉

Marble Sole Trainers

When you first look at this stylish sneakers, you'll probably do a double-take!  At first blush, you may think that these shoes have smeared soles, but that's not the case at all.  The leather slip-on trainers are adorned with a marble-style finish making it look oh so unique!  Give your athleisure look a kick with these kicks!  Another great example of an understated, yet intriguing look from French Connection!

Okay, on to the really good stuff!  Check out my Top 24 selections from The Spring Edit: French Connection just below.  (Um, yes, I really liked that many items!)

Explore or shop the looks by clicking on an item’s image below! Don’t miss out as these popular items won’t be available for long!

The Spring Edit: French Connection

Okay, there you have it!  Which pieces from this edit are YOUR absolute favorites?  Comment below or post it on my Facebook page!
Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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