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Fashion Files: July 2011
Image & Style Events
No scheduled events this Summer - Let's get ready for Fall.  If you need a speaker for your group please let us know.  We have various formats to fit different schedules and budgets and also offer powerpoint presentations.
Local Events
Nordstrom is having their famous Anniversary sale starts July 15th.  BUT - you can get in on the preview sale starting the 5th!  Let us know if you want to book an appointment to shop the pre-fall merchandise.  Hurry in- Prices go up August 1 (if there is anything left!) 
July 8, 7 p.m.

The Papa of Paparazzi

Bill Cunningham has been chronicling fashion trends for The New York Times for decades. Get a peek of the man behind the lens in the smash hit documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, for $7. The sure-to-sell-out screening is followed by a panel discussion with Lynn Wyatt and Chloe Dao. Additional screenings: July 15 and 22.

Here are my 10 favorite things for summer...

1.  Athleta Swim Suits - go to this great website or your catalog for mix and match pieces that give great coverage.


2.  Sunscreen- I have been putting this awesome foam from Coppertone on my kids all summer and it works like a dream.  It is oil free, and has great coverage.  Just watch the wind - it will blow your little poof away! bag



3.  My favorite sandals this summer are my Reef flip flops.  They have a built in arc support.  Go to and get 2 pair for $44.00.


4.  I am loving my Stella & Dot silver cuff.  It goes with everything.  It comes in handy for those tank tops that have embellishment at the neck.


5.  Speaking of tanks...I have found some great ones from Garnet Hill. 


6.  What to do under those tops and not show bra straps?  Go for the Spanxx strapless bra.  It has great support and a wide back band that prevents back fat!  Stays up with no pulling and tugging!


7.  White jeans - I haven't found a better one than Lucky sweet and straight.  You get the feel of a skinny leg jean without it hugging your thighs too much.  They sit just below the waist, wash beautifully, and are long enough to wear with heels!


8.  My go to heel for summer - espadrille!  I picked these up at Dillards - but just about everyone has one now.

espadrilleBy Steve Madden - $59.99


 bagMacy's on sale for $33.99.

10.  Farmer's Market tomatoes- I had to throw this in - the season for great tomatoes is almost over.  If you love this perennial fav - get to your local market soon! 


9.  My cross-body bag in pewter has been a life saver at the softball fields and shopping.  It leaves me hands-free and I don't have to put it down when I need to sit down!









 Go to the store for the best choices - Highland Village and Galleria 4


 $68.00 at  Also comes in black



  It's on sale for $44.00!


 They come in more colors - but these are brown with tan and black!


 Pick this up just about everywhere you shop!










What to buy this month

Home Decor!  Theses stores are dumping their merchandise for summer to make room for fall.   A couple of fun stores I like to peruse for accessories are The Accessory Place (Town and Country), Area (Kirby and Sunset), and in the Ballard Designs catalog.

(no comments from you interior decorators out there!)

News from Rebecca

This is a great summer so far.  I'm ready for the Nordstrom sale.  That is when I shop for myself for the fall.  They offer up to 40% off on some items that never make it to the floor.  It is crazy busy - but I am willing to take some time next week to help you if you want to go. 

Shelling on the best beach in Florida is in my future - so I hope you guys are having a fashionably cool summer.  Send me pics of your trips and your best packing tips that helped you!


Emily is raring to continue shopping.  She is a busy girl, and would love to help you or your daughters with getting ready for Rush or just cleaning out that closet before they are off to school! 


"When a woman smiles, her dress hsould smile with her."

Madeleine Vionnet


 Rebecca  713-444-0313
Emily  713-447-5879


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