Author - Sandy Parker

Day Trips

Tulips brought me to La Vernia but I’ll be back So I went to La Vernia to see the Texas Tulips.  It was enough to make the trip from Austin just to see them.  The lady at the tulips said Buffalo Joes was well worth a stop. I was not sure but I was hungry.  What I found surprised me.  Bullafo Joe’s was adorable and quaint.  When I asked if they happen to have flavored teas, the waitress said “only [...]

TRENDwatch December 20, 2018

“80s Shoulder Pads Make A Comeback” Shoulder pads renamed “STRONG SHOULDERS” in 2018 Milan – The Shoulder Pad Is Shaping Up To Be The Symbol Of The Season In 1931 designers brought the shoulders to the fashion scene. They weren’t fully accepted until a year later when Joan Crawford appeared in the movie Letty Lyon in a dress with massive shoulders. The shoulder pad revival was really big in the 80’s and early 90’s. The launch of many fall and winter collections this fall [...]

TRENDwatch December 6, 2018

The basic go-to piece for all looks – The Blazer! Great with any length, texture, fabric or color. Casual … or classy! The Blazer is back. Considering that it has been the standard working girls uniform for ages, look at as the basic go-to piece for all looks. The newest way to wear it is finger tip length in men’s wear plaid. You can’t go wrong with any length, texture, fabric or color. Expect to see it worn with everything from jeans, dresses, leggings [...]

TRENDwatch November 28, 2018

Today’s Fashion Rules……There Are No Rules! Winter White Is One of The Hot Trends This Winter Times have changed, like the antiquated notion that you can’t wear WHITE after Labor Day. It’s okay to mix shades of WHITE with cream, ivory, ecru and beige also use different textures and weights. WHITE shoes, handbags, and boots….once a no-no are now showing up everywhere this winter. If you are having a twinge of doubt just check out some of the designer and celebrity looks to convince [...]

TRENDwatch November 20, 2018

The Fashion Industry Is Ready To Make A Change From Real Fur to Faux Fur Fur has made a definitive comeback in fashion Trimmed in Fur! Most of the major high-end design houses have already started phasing it out or they are getting ready to make the switch from real fur to faux fur. This winter you will see it on dresses, sweaters, coats, wraps, and even shoes, hats & jewelry. The fastest growing category is Faux Fur trim. Why this shift? The animal rights group [...]

TRENDwatch November 16, 2018

Animal Prints Are Taking Over For Fall If You Buy One New Thing This Season…. Make It Animal Print Never forget that leopard print looks incredible with denim! Actual Animal Prints are This Season’s Wildest Trend Whether its leopard, zebra or snake, animal prints are set to be ginormous for fall. Just when you thought leopard had used up its nine lives, the popular print gets another shot at it big time….. But this go-round, the catty pattern isn’t alone. Over the past two seasons, designers have fallen back in love with [...]