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Fashion, Link Up / 07.01.2016

Hello LadiesWelcome back to the My Refined Style Linkup, the first of 2016! We are here on the 1st Thursday of each month,  spreading our joy of fashion and seeing all of your great outfits too! I can't remember when I began my Love Affair. Not of a torrid nature, mind you, but my love affair with Sweater Dresses! I have quite a few in my closet and I always have felt that "comfortable" should not be a four letter word in the fashion industry. I used to watch Stacey and Clinton, of What Not to Wear Tv fame, and...

Fashion, Link Up / 05.01.2016

IMG_0239Hello Ladies!So here were are at 2016, and what I feel to be the slowest time of the year. I do though enjoy the cold, bundling at night with the pups in their little round fur balls, or lying by the fireplace with hot cocoa in hand. This is about the time I may actually be able to wear my winter coat out, and realize that perhaps I don't need 3 or 4 coats here in Charlotte, because it only gets cold enough for one maybe 2 months out of the year. Only a few weeks ago was it almost 70 degrees, but has now dipped to about 50. I soon hope to share with you my vintage inspired Boden pink coat, as it is finally getting cold enough. My closet has more leather jackets than wool coats due to this climate, but I could not resist this vintage swing coat in leopard. 
Fashion, Link Up / 29.12.2015

IMG_0155Hello Ladies! Happy Holidays and Turning heads Tuesday. It was relaxing and a break that I needed, I am glad to be back to 'see" you all, and your fashion. I will be sharing some blog goals later into the New Year, and also sharing some of the new fashion items Santa brought.  One is this Rebecca Minkoff Jungle Green Love bag. It is Love indeed! Speaking of Love, I must inundate you will Gibson and Truffles Santa pictures. Why not right? Today's look is a bit more casual for me with grey jeans, clog boots but a touch of "jess" with the antique beaded neckline, brooch and a pop of color with my new bag.However , today I am sharing with you something new, or perhaps unexpected when you think of my shoe collection. I am reviewing and styling Sandgrens Swedish clog boots! Lets just say I feel a woman can not have too many boots! ( or is it shoes?)  I was contacted and read the website and was impressed with the history and amount of detail that goes into each pair of shoes. Quick! We are going to try something, what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word, "clog". Let's try a game of stream of consciousness. For me, it is wood. 8 yrs old, open back. I was trying to picture the last time I wore clogs and I was able to find a picture of me when I was about 8, wearing a pair of clogs with a strap on the back of the open heel. I was smiling, so I must have enjoyed wearing them then. When Sandgrens Clogs contacted me,  and after I reviewed he website; I was able to see that there were many great styles of clogs and clog boots that were modern and trendy, in great colors and workmanship, much more than the open back clog that we often think of. I had to show you the day I went out with a skirt as to what they look like with pattern tights as well as jeans. I also loved that this art was "in the family" and generations have and continue to work at the factory.
Fashion / 28.12.2015

 IMG_0062IMG_0125Hello LadiesI hope you had a wonderful Christmas vacation! We did, and i will share some pics here and there of the pups and our tree. Santa was good to me, and all of us. I think back of all of the memories I  have, and it seems we need a larger tree due to all of the ornaments we collect and give at Christmas time. Truffles and Gibson went crazy over their doggie stocking as I had put in bags of Zuke Salmon treats, squeaky balls and toys. Santapaws brought them coats to, and those pics will come later, as the weather even on Christmas day was 72 degrees!! I have yet to wear a winter coat in NC. Hubby was sick part of the day, but it was a nice relaxing time as well and I look forward to reading about your Holiday.Today, I am excited to bring to you another post of me styling this wonderful jewelry by Mother and Daughter team, Sylca Designs. This burgundy shell layered necklace caught my eye and as I continued to look, I kept coming back, as  i love the bold look and of course, the color,  made from eco-friendly material, in this case, shells. It is a piece that can be worn dressy, in such a manner that i am sharing here, or just as easily with jeans and a blouse, a bit more dressed down. The earring match, and they have the weight of metal but are made just like the necklace.
Fashion / 21.12.2015

Hello my lovely readers and friendsI want to wish you a beautiful and meaningful Christmas with your family and friends. May you have a Blessed Holiday!Elegantly dressed and Stylish is taking this week of Christmas off and I will be back with posts on Dec 28th, Monday. I am looking to relax, spend time with friends, family, my puppies and appreciate the Season.and from my pups Gibby and Truffles to yours. ( I promise I will have pics of them in their Santa Suits soon)There are just so many things I think of and memories I hold dear with Christmas....

Fashion / 18.12.2015

GIFTS OF FITNESS AND HEALTH Hello Ladies, ( and possibly a  few gents)I thought I would do a Gift Guide for people who are into fitness or want to improve it.  We know every year, people make their Jan New Years Resolutions to get fit, start to exercise, join a gym, eat better. I have loved fitness, working out, and sports since I was young. I was on the basketball team, softball team, swimming, biking and played street hockey with my brother and his neighborhood friends in our driveway, and football on the street in front of our house. Then,...

Fashion, Link Up / 15.12.2015

IMG_0043IMG_0042Hello Ladies!10 more days  until Christmas! I am like a kid when it comes to Christmas Day, minus the usual getting up at 5 am to see what Santa brought me. No! Since Gibby and Truffles do not know any better, they do not pat me with their paws in the morning,  saying "Mommy, Mommy, SantaPaws came! TIme to wake up!" I put them in their Santa Suits and we make our way downstairs. We make it a leisurely morning, brew the coffee, have the smell of pastries or bagels in the air, and take our time. We do not make it arduous and open one gift, tenderly picking at the paper as if to save it, but we don't exactly tear in to the gifts not knowing what each other was given!! The pups do have their own stockings which resemble a puppies face and they are ready when I put the stockings on the floor to stick their whole head in to find the puppy treats. I do love giving gifts! I need to master the art of wrapping a bit more, but the bar was set high by my mother in law! I have always been excited for Christmas and giving gifts. I love decorating the tree, and over the weekend we went a bit wild, and Michaels going in for two items like gift bags and tape, only to leave with a cartful of garland, ribbon for the tree, ornaments and more.
Fashion / 14.12.2015

 Hello Ladies, I hope you enjoyed the weekend!I always feel like December rushes through the month, while other months drag on. I think it is all the preparation and anticipation that comes with the Holidays. All of the memories and traditions we may try and recreate with our families this time of year. Last night, we attended a party on a boat, enjoying the lights from the houses that were waterfront. Good food and drink were offered as was the Captain's attempt at humour. He did try so hard! He did have a captive audience though.  This was one event...