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Are These Top-Selling Fall Trends Right for You?
September 04, 2015


Trellised Terrace Vest  - CYPRESS
Fringe and eclectic Bohemian style were everywhere when I trolled discount stores (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory), smaller chains, and Macy's.

Fringe is most often on faux-suede vests and handbags, as well as tassels dripping from shawls, scarves, and handbags.

The Trellised Terrace Vest (cypress) is a good compromise if you don't want to get too crazy with fringe. The modest tassels are less likely to look outdated. The print is effectively combines fringe with the current Boho trend.

I did long suede in the Seventies, so vests and heavily fringed sweaters or shawls are too ingénue for me. I might try a fringed handbag or a big of fringe on boots, except I am practical and suspect this trend will soon go out of style.

I could be wrong. Faux leopard prints hung on for years past my interest in them.

Bohemian eclectic peasant blouses and tunics feature embroidery on solids or fabulous wild prints ranging from bold gemetrics in hallucinogenic colors or more traditional paisleys, often with deep ruby red a predominant color.

NY Collection Embroidered Peplum Peasant Blouse has a fitted top bodice that flatters many figures. Empire waistlines with flared bottoms are often promoted for a pear-shaped figure. I strongly advocate evaluating each garment on its own merits.

The rich red color and embroidery are certainly of-the-moment.

Bohemian blouses are a nice touch for weekends and casual wear.

But what’s a gal to do if Bohemian just isn’t you?

Stick to plain, well-fitted classics that never go out of style – and enjoy your life and your wardrobe just the way you are!


For more special offers, keep your eye on updates. One major retailer will have a Sunday night blowout sale, but I cannot post the details until the sale starts!

Extra 20% Off all Previously Reduced Sale Items at Peruvian Free Shipping on all Orders at PervuvianConnection! (Valid Sep. 4 - Sep. 7)

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"Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it." -- L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables


Sometimes the joy of being alive is more than I have words to express. Each day is filled with surprises, if only we open our eyes to them.

To savor every life's delights, we may practice being in the moment and appreciating the multi-faceted sights, smells, textures, sounds, and tastes of reality.

  1. Experience each bit of a delicious meal with full concentration. Enjoy the feel of the food textures, the mix of the ingredients, and try to separate out each flavor that has blended for your pleasure.

  2. If you do not have a garden, find a local botanical garden. Smell the roses, gardenias, orchids, or whatever the specialties may be.

  3. Every leaf is its own color, every ray of sunlight its own shaft of atoms that have existed for all of eternity. Allow the various frequencies of the colors to permeate your aura.

  4. The rough warmth of wool, the sleek slippery finish of a waxed car, the downy cheek of an infant, the silken fur of your favorite pet -- slip deeply into the moment by paying attention to the messages that are perceived by the innumerable nerve endings in your fingers. Run them delicately across a surface, relishing each changing sensation.

  5. Find a quiet place and time, put on a favorite piece of music that you have not listened to in a long time, and settle back to enjoy each precious note, each a tiny jewel of vibrations oscillating like a sparkling diamond for your pleasure.

Let time stand still, and focus for a moment on all the wonders that are here at the tip of our tongues, fingertips, and noses, in the cochlear shell of the ears, and the sensate palette of our mouths.

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Kind regards,

Enid Sefcovic, Publisher
Fashion After 50
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