Style Savvy DFW

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Wardrobe Basics

Is there one item in your closet you wear when nothing else looks good? I have a couple. My black blazer is probably number one. I know I wear it a lot, and have blogged about it before, but when something works well, looks good and makes you feel awesome when you wear it isn’t that a great feeling?

We’re still experiencing some cool weather in Texas so I needed to layer today. My office can either be really cold or really hot so layers are a necessity – even in the summer. It’s that time of year when the weather feels a little wacky – cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve left my winter coat in the closet at work only to find I need it desperately the next morning!

Of course for women of a certain age layering becomes even more important, regardless of the weather. Hot flashes (or personal infernos as I like to call them) demand several layers of clothing that can be removed without embarrassing the victim or their families. This is where the loveliness of a well fitted tank top can make all the difference. Yes, we most often want to hide our upper arms, but sometimes a tank top is just too comfortable to ignore. The top I have on today is a great example. I should have taken a photo without the jacket, but it’s got an empire waist, wide straps and fits like a dream. The bottom is loose enough to skim my waist and hips and is extremely comfortable. I plan to look for similar tops for this summer to wear with cardigans and light jackets for work. I’ll keep you posted on what I find!

Special shout out to Charming Charlie today! The turquoise bubble necklace in today’s ensemble came from the Park and Preston store in Plano. Elizabeth was extremely helpful, as are all the lovely ladies in that store. Check out all their new Spring accessories soon. And tell them StyleSavvyDFW sent you!

Today’s Outfit:
Black Blazer: J Crew Outlet
Dark Teal Sleeveless Blouse: Ross
Dark Gray Skinny Crops: Target
Black Pumps: DSW
Turquoise Bubble Necklace: Charming Charlie
Pearl strands: Claire’s


Frugally yours,



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