Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!  I feel abundantly blessed to see another year and for the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family!  I’m most excited to finally feel well enough  to style myself and shoot pictures for the new year.  A week before the Christmas holiday I battled the flu and was totally down for the count.


The perfect NYE weather here in Texas motivated me to dress more casually for the night’s festivities. A very nice neighbor invited the hubby and I  to a small NYE get together.  Guests had the option of hanging inside or out on the patio. So my choice of outfit worked out well.  I wore a Panama hat, a long sleeved shirt, a vest, ankle length trousers, menswear style oxford shoes, and of course, minimal make up (red lippies).

I previously mentioned on Instagram that I never make New Year resolutions. I firmly believe that waiting until Jan 1 each year to set goals or to improve/make changes to ones life means ones focus or goal setting may not be as concrete as it should be.  Setting goals  and working towards them with sure fire diligence definitely brings favorable results.

Thanks a million for those who take time to follow my blog  as well as like and comment on social media. Again, thanks for your desire to see more of what I love doing in this new year.

I know my style is a bit different; however  I feel truly  blessed and  honored to have a platform to share my most favored hobby: fashion/style. I started this journey as a kiddo, collecting my favorite looks from newspapers and magazines.  I dreamed about modeling and moving to NYC; but never did.  I labeled it as a missed opportunity or a dream unfulfilled.  Never in a million years would I have a imagined life coming full circle providing this opportunity to share my love of fashion and style (while modeling too..LOL) with individuals around the world and from all walks of life.


Unlike a New Years resolution, my goal for 2017 is to continue bringing my style to the forefront and to support others on this journey as well. I wish each of you a blessed and prosperous NEW YEAR! Happy 2017!


Rene B.






Wide Leg Pants

Wide Leg Pants

Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to share my latest wardrobe addition:  A pair of bright red wide leg linen pants. Although my wardrobe contains several items of color,  I’m trying to add a bit more and create more looks using it instead of my  usual ” go to  black and white”  ones ( don’t judge) LOL!

For starters, these “medium weight”linen pants look and feel amazing!!! I recently scored them and a few more items during J Crew’s end of summer sale. Self control was a definite must;  I wanted to load my online cart with everything!!!  I definitely foresee adding miles to these with the plus of dressing them up with a pair of pumps and a blazer or down with a white tee and  a pair of loafers or sneakers.

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Now I know the wrinkled appearance of linen fabric causes some to avoid it like the plague.  Please don’t let that deter you, try wearing it the remainder of this season or even  next season. Photo Jul 29, 11 44 53 AM

So here’s a tip before wearing linen pants: Lightly starch, set the iron on the “linen” setting, then iron.  You’ll be amazed at the outcome and the added bonus of minimal wrinkling throughout the day.

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To complete the look, I added my long time warm weather staple; a MADRAS blazer.  Unfortunately the pants sold out in most sizes, but similar) here , here and here with a pair of gold slippers (Zara) similar here, and  here .

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Please know I usually style myself using items already owned and I mostly shop “on sale”.  If you’re interested in achieving the entire look in any post or just like an item or two; I’ll try my best to link exact or  similar items.

As always, thanks for stopping by,