Style Notes: Re-Inventing The Little Black Dress
8 March 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

Style Notes: Re-Inventing The Little Black Dress

What’s to re-invent?

The little black dress must be the most popular standby outfit of all.
It definitely is in my wardrobe.


Black dresses never seem to be too many and neither do I tire of them.
What constantly surprises me is how I can fall in love with so many “different” black dresses.

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“Wide Berth” Or “On Deck” With Sailor Pants?
3 March 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

“Wide Berth” Or “On Deck” With Sailor Pants?


Are we “getting on board” with the sailor pant trend?

Sorry for the sea puns but far too tempting to resist.


When we talked about the white blouse earlier in the week there was a lot of positive comment about the pants Olivia Palermo was wearing. They were very cute and sailor style.



Here’s what I think,

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Style Notes: Bringing Back The Skirt
21 February 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

Style Notes: Bringing Back The Skirt

Like the blazer, let’s bring back the skirt.

There was a time when all I could dream about were mid-length skirts with full twirls; think Dirty Dancing meets Swan Lake.

Like a tutu but not any tutu – a skirt with a twirl to swirl and a shape to flatter.

I had one of these.

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3 Reasons To Hoop It Up
18 February 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

3 Reasons To Hoop It Up


Think hoop earrings and our thoughts are back in the 80s and early 90s.

Not exactly. While hoops might not be new,  they are back.


Small and dainty or chunky and extreme, hoop earrings are doing the rounds.

We’ve seen many women wearing these earrings because they work with almost all face shapes and hair lengths.  They are perfect to add that something extra to an outfit without going overboard.



There are 3 reasons why.

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