What Would Holley Wear: Welcome to the Weekend

“I never look forward to the weekend”….SAID NO ONE EVER!   I love everything about the weekend! And since I just returned from a long weekend in New York, I’ve got some great city styles to share with you.

For the plane trip to New York, I suggest a blazer paired with slacks or jeans.  My favorite Pinterest pick features light blue jeans worn with a floral blazer and either sneakers, slides, or heels….you get to edit!  To get around DFW and LaGuardia, I wore espadrille loafers with white jeans, a light blue button-down shirt, and a pin-striped navy blazer.  Ready or not Manhattan….here I come!

Depending on where you are having dinner, a pantsuit is a great travel option.  Because here’s the deal…it’s the best transition from the airport to an upscale bar or restaurant.  BTW….Did you know short suiting is the latest trend? My style suggestion….a pair of paper-bag shorts paired with a white blazer, brown slides and a wicker bag….so city-chic!  

Since New York is an urban jungle, we think anything with palm leaves is ideal for street fair shopping or lunch at Tavern on the Green.   From dresses to jumpsuits, we’re “going bananas” over all the tropical choices on our Pinterest board. My street style “jungle” look was a pair of palm leaf trousers topped with a pink pin-striped blazer….“Keep Palm and Carry On!”

Our youngest son, Chris, lives in New York and works in the music industry. Friday night, he treated me to the Mostly Mozart Music Festival at Lincoln Center.  Though our first stop that evening was at The Yale Club for a fun summer soiree’! My suggestion for a “fancy schmancy” New York evening would be a slip dress or skirt….definitely “the look” for trendsetters!  

Chris and I love our museum time, so we often designate Saturday as “Museum Day”!  MoMA, The Whitney, and The Met….oh my! Anything black, tan, or white adds a cool vibe to museum browsing.  We are loving how a freelance stylist based in London styles a black and white polka-dot dress with a pair of Van’s sneakers.  White crops always look sophisticated with a black top, and when you add a black blazer…your museum style just became ultra-chic!

 “Eat, Pray, Love!”  Sunday in New York is an ideal church, brunch, and al fresco dining kind of day and pairs well with a maxi dress or skirt.  A photo that inspired my Sunday city look was a tiered yellow dress. Wearing a maxi skirt in the city with an off-the-shoulder top and strappy sandals definitely puts me in a “Weekend State of Mind!”  

Without a doubt, I always look forward to the weekend…especially when I’m spending it with Chris in New York…and wearing a cute outfit….of course!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Anthropologie Edition

One of my favorite style mottos is:  “Style is not just for the young and skinny.”  In today’s fashion world, there’s great style for all ages and sizes, and Anthropologie definitely backs up this motto!

Okay…let’s “jump” right in to this!  Jumpsuits are not just for the young, and with the right fit, they look good on everyone.  Point proven with a navy striped jumpsuit with short sleeves. I suggest styling it with Anthro’s woven circle clutch with a contrasting print scarf.  

“She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore!”  So let’s start with the trendiest look in summer jewelry….sea shells.  From necklaces, bracelets, to earrings…Anthropologie has a wide variety to choose from, so be sure to take a look at our Pinterest board.  My favorite is their Shashi Caroline shell bracelet in 18K gold…the perfect summer bangle!  

Stripes, polka-dots, and abstracts say one thing to me…“have fun!”.  These refreshing patterns are not just for the young and skinny. We are smitten with their polka-dot and striped woven bags…ideal for brunch in the city or a beach vacay.  There’s nothing more flattering than vertical stripes….point proven with their button-down red striped shirt dress or a pair of vertical striped crops. Looking good mama!  

Are you planning to party at one of The Modern’s summer soiree’s?  We suggest wearing one of their striking abstract prints. It’s like wearing an everyday dress or skirt as a piece of art.  Pair it with flats or heels and add one of Anthro’s vintage inspired wicker handbags. Eat your heart out Andy Warhol!  

Speaking of “The Young and The Skinny,” that sounds like the name of a soap opera…don’t you think?  Well just so you know….that show has been cancelled. So no more excuses for not looking stylish and on-trend!  Anthropologie has an amazing selection of tiered skirts that tend to have a bohemian vibe. Just add a pair of sandals and a flowy top or t-shirt, and the next thing you know….your mom style just got hip! 

  To wrap things up, let’s talk about Anthro’s selection of kimonos.  From a short jacket length to a floor length, they have a style for everyone.  And the best part….one size fits all. I’m major crushing on a beautiful green kimono on our Pinterest board paired with a white tee and white jeans….the ultimate summer wrap. 

No doubt about it….Anthropologie has a look for all ages and sizes.  Be sure to check out their website or click on one of our Pinterest photos to connect.  That being said, I have a question for you….what’s your favorite style motto?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Six Summer Skirts

My go-to summer look is definitely a midi or maxi skirt.  So for this article, I am highlighting 6 of my favorite summer skirts….where I bought them and where I wore them!  

My everyday go-to summer skirt is a black striped midi I purchased on sale at Dillard’s in their junior department.  It pairs well with a white short-sleeved shirt, woven belt, slides, and my bucket bag….perfect for delivering Meals on Wheels.  A little shopping tip: Dillard’s Outlet at Ridgmar Mall is a great place to shop for skirts.

A maxi Dolce Gabana look-alike I purchased at Runway 7 in University Shopping Center has been my favorite spring/summer party skirt.  Last summer, I wore it to a penthouse terrace party in Manhattan. This year, I gave it a new look and had the skirt hemmed to a tea length…perfect for this year’s Hats Off to Moms Luncheon!  BTW…small boutiques are typically the best place to find unique styles. 

And though I love a party skirt, a maxi or midi worn with flat sandals or slides is my go-to casual look.  A summer fav has been a paisley midi from Zara’s in Vegas. One way I style it is with a striped off-the-shoulder top, complemented with a woven belt and strappy sandals…perfect for a Sunday brunch look.    My blue drop-waist midi skirt from H&M has been so versatile.  I wore it to a Sip & See with a white blouse tied at the waist, block heels, and my white macramé’ bucket bag.  For a casual look, I complemented it with a gauzy black blouse and a pair of St. Agni rattan slides. And here’s a little tip:  I always check out H&M’s sales rack for cute skirts!

Target unquestionably gives high-end department stores a run for their money.  In fact, the summer skirt I’ve received the most compliments on is a Target find….a khaki skirt with black polk-a-dots.  To give it a party vibe, I wore it with block heel sandals to an Amphibian Stage Production opening night party and play….Gutenberg the Musical!   Besides staying on-trend with the latest looks, you can’t beat Target prices! 

“Who Wore It Better?”  Be sure to take a look at the striped yellow skirt on our board from ASOS.  I styled mine with a peasant top, woven belt and rattan slides. We both added a wooden bag…ideal for a casual summer luncheon.   ASOS is a great online shopping source. You can always count on their clothes and accessories to be current.

When it comes to finding the perfect skirt, there are so many shopping options available at small boutiques, online, outlets, and large retail stores.   But let’s not “skirt the issue”….it’s time to go skirt shopping!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Five Ways to Wear a Summer Scarf

Photo credit: Elizabeth Jones, Nest & Transformation

When I think of a summer scarf, Jackie O’s inspiration always comes to mind.  With a simple scarf and large sunshades, her classic style continues to influence. 

Number One – Wear A Scarf As A Hair Accessory:  So I’m picturing you motoring in a cute little convertible this summer somewhere in the middle of Italy.  Oh how I would love to tag along! To give your travel style the ultimate in chicness, be sure to add a beautiful printed scarf tied around your head, and don’t forget to add a pair of oversized sunshades.  Trust me, you will look so Jackie O chic….and who wouldn’t want that?

Wearing your scarf as a headband with a messy bun or ponytail is so easy and a perfect way to look put together on a busy morning.  Even a short bob looks adorable with a narrow scarf tied as a headband. 

 

Number Two – Wear A Scarf As A Handbag Accessory:  If you want to give your handbag a sophisticated update, wrap a scarf around the handle.  Starting on one side, simply wrap the scarf from one end of the handle to the other as loose or tight as you please.  Another cute way to dress up your bag is to tie the scarf in a bow at the base of the handle.

 

Number Three – Wear A Silk Scarf As A Bandana:  Would you like to know a trendy way to dress up a t-shirt?  The answer is simple….wear a square silk scarf like a bandana.  We especially love the look when the ends are wrapped back around the front, then tied.  Eat your heart out French girls!

Number Four – Wear A Scarf As A Belt:  We are totally obsessed with this look.  Think about wearing a scarf as a belt with a shirtdress to give your work style an updated look.  Scarves look awesome belted with jeans and can be tied in a bow or knot. For a trendsetting look, think about typing a scarf to a belt loop.  If you wear shorts, there’s nothing cuter than a scarf worn as a belt with shorts….even with cutoffs.

Number Five – Wear A Scarf Around Your Ankle Or Wrist:  Make a statement by wrapping a scarf around your wrist or ankle…such a fun way to dress up a simple summer outfit.  Plus, it will show-off how stylish you are! Another way to give your summer style a current look is wearing a scarf bracelet from Silk Philosophy.

Be sure to review the scarf tying tutorial on our Pinterest board.  And even if you want to stick with your tried and true scarf tying method…you will definitely be bringing some Jackie O chicness to your summer style!  How classy is that?

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Happy Ways to Wear Summer Stripes

Looking for a fun pattern to boost your mood?  Then “don’t worry…be happy,” because summer stripes are exactly what the style doctor ordered!

I have to admit, a striped summer dress or skirt topped with a denim jacket always puts me in a good mood.  Tuckernuck offers an adorable blue striped skirt and white t-shirt topped with a blue denim jacket. Their breezy halter dress in a vintage stripe looks great draped with either a blue or white denim jacket….perfect for rainbow watching!

Looking for the trendiest of trends?  Then striped handbags and shoes are the look for you!  For shoes….Amazon Fashion is our go-to. From a cute pair of rainbow striped Keds to a wonderful selection of striped espadrilles, they offer so many happy choices.

Planning a getaway to Mexico or maybe just to a Mexican restaurant?  Then Zara’s colorful zig zag shopper with circular wood handles is just the bag for you.  And I’m loving their striped raffia shopper and multi-colored beaded bag as well….the perfect complement to a cute summer skirt or crops. Looking for a show stealer?  A rainbow ark bag is the way to go…but only if you love compliments.

 Instead of happy pills, the style doctor is prescribing a striped skirt paired with a t-shirt.  An adorable look worn by the Damsel in Dior blogger pairs a blue striped skirt with a white tee, white Staud bag and brown slides.   Printed tees are all the rage, and what says “love is love” more than a printed tee matched with red and pink striped culottes? On the count of three, everyone say….Good-bye Prozac!    

Why not take the rainbow to the office?  We think style influencer, Eadie Blair’s striped midi skirt and belted linen jacket will bring joy to any office environment!  Nordstrom’s striped midi skirt says one thing to me….the more stripes the better! And a blue striped dress from Shopbop will unquestionably bring a dose of happiness to your work day.

What says “let’s lounge” more than a striped kaftan or maxi dress?  Nothing….right? I love how Nordstrom’s beach throw can be worn as a sarong or a maxi.  Though, maybe your lounge lifestyle is relaxing at home. I get it! Check out our Pinterest page for an affordable flowy maxi in bohemian stripes with bell sleeves…perfect for the patio.  

Isn’t it nice to know there’s a happy pattern that will lift your spirit and give you style all at the same time?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Five-Star Resort Style Musts

I have to admit…I love everything about resort style!  From lounging by the pool to lovely alfresco dinners, fashion never looked so fabulous!  Our five-star resort style musts are: a tote, a swimsuit cover up, something red, a pair of stunning earrings, and a beautiful kimono.

Truthfully, I’m not a sun worshiper these days, but sitting under an umbrella, reading a book, and sipping a delicious drink poolside is the ultimate for me.  A bag or tote is a must for your book, phone, and sunscreen. Last year I took a tasseled wicker beach bag to Encore…my favorite Vegas resort. This year, it’s a toss-up between Tuckernuck’s macramé basket tote and their crocheted carryall.

Another poolside must is a cover-up, and we think a long striped shirt is the perfect solution.  A Pinterest look I adore shows a style influencer wearing a blue bathing suit with a blue and white striped cover-up paired with a Staud bucket bag.  We are also loving how wrap skirts can double as a swimsuit cover ups. And of course….don’t forget to add a floppy hat to your luxe poolside style!

For a striking daytime resort look, why not wow them in red!  Red sunshades, earrings, and handbags are definitely resort ready!  Anything in a candy cane stripe, from a jumpsuit to a sundress, is ideal for a poolside lunch.  To add a little retro to your resort style, we think Loeffler Randall’s lined basket bag is the perfect match.   For elegant al fresco dining, a flowy red maxi in a solid or print unquestionably brings the wow factor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I’ve mentioned how much I adore anything by Cult Gaia.  For a five star look, think about taking your style up a notch or two with a pair of their fabulous green shoulder-dusting earrings paired with their acrylic Lilleth bag in malachite (on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue).  To add a little extra flair to your cabana style, wear them with a leopard print bathing suit, dress, or skirt! Another exceptional look is pairing their wood earrings with a stunning green maxi.

 

Room service please!  It never fails, at the end of a trip, all I want to do the last night is order room service….hamburger and French fries please!   Of course, you can always relax in the resort robe, but why not take your resort style to the max. A green floral kimono and matching palazzo pants is perfect for room service.  And we love how the kimono looks stunning paired with white pants or jeans…an elegant look for a night cap at one of the resort bars. How fantabulous is that?

Hmmm….I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time to make a call to my travel agent!  And BTW…where are you resorting this summer?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

It’s baseball season…which made me wonder….do you like to play it safe, or do you like to hit it out of the park?  And of course, I’m talking about fashion!

With fashion, we all start at home plate and our first goal is to make it to 1st base….right?  I have to admit, a midi skirt is my 1st base style.  When I add a shirt tied at the waist and add a pair of sandals…I know I have a hit.  Maybe your 1st base style is a cute striped dress matched with red sandals….or possibly white jeans paired with a striped shirt, a wicker bag and sneakers!  Sounds like a base hit to me!

When stepping up to home plate, do you ever feel a little style/base anxiety?  Don’t worry…because I’m giving you a “walk”! Sneakers are a comfortable option, or a pair of slides will add a trendy pop to your basic style.  In my opinion, espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe. By adding a cute pair of sneakers, slides or espadrilles to your basic style…..you will be rounding the all the bases before you know it!  

I have to admit, with my creative styling….sometimes I strike out.  But please know, it never discourages me from taking another swing. We love how the “Poor Little It Girl” blogger takes a swing, warming up to her second base style wearing an adorable red print dress.  And she hits a double when she pairs it with white sneakers and a denim jacket embellished with miniature pins/brooches. No strikes for this stylish gal!

True confession:  Something that gives me a thrill is “stealing” bases!  Show me a cute outfit or accessory from Pinterest…and it’s “game on”!  An easy summer look I recently stole features a white linen skirt paired with a blue and white striped shirt tied at the waist.   A pair of wooden ark earrings I purchased at Forever 21 for $8 was definitely a steal compared to the $100 designer pair I copied!  And my favorite summer steal is my white bucket bag from Amazon Fashion….$50 vs. the $345 designer copy. 

Want to be a “triple” threat?  Then think about adding a wicker belt and sunshades to your base style.   Any belt from Cult Gaia will take your style to third base. If you are like me and looking for a frugal find, check out some great options online from Forever 21 and ASOS. We love how a wicker belt gives a sophisticated resort vibe when matched with a white halter dress.   A cool pair of sunshades is definitely a smooth way to slide into home plate. And wearing a pair of red shades says one thing to me….home run! 

 So here’s the play-by-play….by pairing a few trendy accessories with your basic style, you’ll have a stylish grand-slam!  Game over y’all!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Red, White and Blue Picnic Style

Who doesn’t love a picnic?  For me, a picnic is the ultimate when it comes to summertime!    

Maybe you and your family are renting a beach house this summer.  Lucky you! So what’s more fun than a beach picnic? Nothing….right?  To stay protected from the sun, think about a pop-up tent….add some sunscreen, a large quilt, and a picnic basket.  My beach style requires a cute cover-up, and I’m loving J Crew’s selection. From their tunics to their tie-front beach dresses, they’ve got us “covered”! 

Two of my favorite 4th of July picnics are Concerts in the Garden and Colonial Country Club’s firework show.  From the fireworks to a sea of red, white, and blue it just makes me happy. So it’s hot…right?  For the garden concert, a cute short set in patriotic colors is definitely the way to go. Check out our Pinterest board to see how smitten we are with a red, white, and blue striped midi skirt…so easy to pair with a denim top and a pair of comfy red sandals.  

Tuckernuck’s gives us a preppy vibe showing three girls wearing adorable summer dresses….coordinating in red, white, and blue.  Last year, I wore a red checked skirt from Nordstrom’s with a blue off-the-shoulder top tied at the waist to Colonial’s dinner and firework show.  This year, I’ll be styling a navy bandana maxi from H&M. To add a little picnic pizzazz, I’m adding a red and white checked scarf to my white bucket bag.  God bless the America!

What do polka dots and Prosecco have in common?  They both pair perfectly with a picnic! For a fun summer outdoor wedding, a polka-dot dress or skirt is spot-on!  We are loving a flowy blue polka-dot maxi on our Pinterest board. The same goes for red polka dot dresses. Could someone please pass the Prosecco?  

The easiest place to have a picnic is in your own backyard, and we think a blue dress or skirt is patio perfection.  We love how Reece Witherspoon shares her style, wearing a blue striped Draper James shirtdress. And for me, it’s a toss-up between Tuckernuck’s blue floral maxi and their striped wrap dress.  

So it’s raining….no worries, just bring the picnic inside.  To make it fun, spread a blanket on the floor, add a set of dominos and of course, your picnic basket.  A blue denim shirt paired with white skinnies is a classic look and ideal for when you need to bring the picnic indoors.  Oh, and one more thing, don’t forget to include your dog. No doubt….he will help with cleanup!  

  “A picnic is a state of mind and can be made anywhere!”  Now that’s a quote to live by….Happy 4th of July!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Six Ways To Accessorize With Animal Print

The thing we love about animal print….it is considered a neutral, and it’s a year-round staple.  That being said…we are sharing six fun ways to incorporate animal print accessories into your summer style.  

One way to give your summer look a fun vibe is with animal print hair accessories.  A row of 2 or 3 hair clips is so on-trend! Headbands are all the rage and perfect for poolside lounging or a lovely summer luncheon.  I’m smitten with a cheetah-print headband from Anthropology. And ASOS offers a beautiful selection of head scarves…perfect for long ponytails and short bobs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s an “urban jungle” out there!  So for comfy city walking, a pair of Calico sneakers from Amazon Fashion will get you to and from work in style.  You can go all-out animal print with a pair of Tory Burch Miller leopard or snake print sandals….so cute paired with one of your neutral outfits.  And I love how Sam Edelman adds just a touch of leopard to a pair of black and brown sandals.

When it comes to summer jewelry, anything tortoise is the way to go.  My favs are tortoise earrings paired with a neutral outfit. Double loops from Tuckernuck’s summer collection are ideal for any summer soiree’. Anthropologie’s contrasting stone bracelet is perfect for summer and will easily transition into fall. How awesome is that?

One of my favorite accessories is a belt.  A recent online purchase I made from Forever 21 was a leopard print belt with a square wicker buckle.  I love wearing it with a black linen midi skirt and peasant top. Loeffler Randall’s scalloped edge belt in leopard will definitely take your preppy style for a walk on the wild side.  And be sure to look at all the belt options from Amazon Fashion on our Pinterest board.

A hat or cap is a necessity in the summer time.  Don’t you agree? If your fitness jam is walking outdoors, Amazon Fashion’s pink leopard print baseball cap is perfect for an early morning walk or a bad hair day.  And their seagrass hat tied with an animal print scarf gives an ultra-cool vibe. Need to stay in the shade? Loeffler Randall shares a trendy option with their bucket hat in leopard.  Keepn’ it cool!

Speaking of staying in the shade, what’s cooler than a pair of animal print sun-shades?  I’m pretty sure the answer is…nothing! We are loving Anthropologie’s awesome selection…everything from rounded to cat-eye rims.  J Crew keeps things fab with their selection of tortoise eyewear….perfect for the urban jungle!

 

It looks like we just “let the cat out of the bag”!  From hair accessories to sunshades….your summer never looked so cool.  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Home Town Style

Speckled Rooster Antique Shop

John and I recently made a trip back home to Arkansas, and Chris flew in from New York for a visit with his 89 year old grandparents.  He surprised his grandfather with a professionally produced cd called Knockn’ on 90! The lyrics were written by my dad, Jim Jenkins.

On our way home we stopped at Strawn’s Eat Shop in Shreveport for lunch, famous for their strawberry pie. So what would Holley wear on a road trip? Something comfy…of course! My travel style consisted of jeans worn with an old Gap t-shirt and topped with an Asian inspired kimono from F21, a cross-body bag, and a pair of Tory Burch gold sandals.  Be sure to check out some of my Pinterest favorites featuring floral kimonos paired with jeans and a tee shirt…great for traveling.

Our hometown is Smackover, Arkansas.  That’s where the romance began when John was a senior and I was a junior at Smackover High!  How adorable is that? For a short weekend hometown visit, why not treat yourself to a cute pair of pajamas.  I love how Anthropologie calls their PJs “sleep pants”. Bloomingdale’s has a great selection of Kate Spade sleepwear.   And I have to admit, I’m smitten with her pajama set and matching robe called “things we love”….just like my hometown!

The Willow Florist

Downtown Smackover has some wonderful shops that are owned and operated by women.  When I need a plant or flowers to send my mom, the Willow Florist is my go-to. The owners, Barbara Smith and Stacy Aycock, are a great mother and daughter team.  From a simple flower arrangement to an extravagant wedding, these ladies know how to add flair to any event!

 A high school friend, Rhanda Ray Wright, and her business partner, Lisa Lindsey, opened The Speckled Rooster Antique Shop and The Hen’s Nest just a year ago.  Not only do they have beautiful antique furniture but also an amazing array of locally made gift items, from goat’s milk soap to Smackover-made BBQ sauce.  And a bonus…The Hen’s Nest, serves homemade lunches prepared by church ladies that benefit local missions.

The Speckled Rooster – Rhanda Ray Wright, and her business partner, Lisa Lindsey.

So, what do you wear when you’re doing a little flower market shopping or antiquing?  For a hot summer day, my suggestion is a cool/comfy bohemian inspired maxi dress or skirt….also great for a class reunion.  Dillard’s offers a wonderful selection of maxi dresses in both women’s and plus-size. With a maxi, you have the option of dressing it up a bit with low heels, or go casual with a pair of sandals.  Check out my Pinterest board for all the options.

Mrs. Gussie Gray and her sister Bernice (Bea) Kinard

A lovely boutique that has been a Smackover establishment for 50 years is The Classic Dress Shop.  So of course, I just had to stop by! The owner, Mrs. Gussie Gray, is 92 years old, and she and her sister, Bernice (Bea) Kinard, still manage the Classic!  With their “classic” taste and style….not a single thing is slowing these two down!

All that being said…there’s nothing like going home!  And now my parents are “Knock’n on 90”….how did that happen?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.