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Fashion Files: August 2011
August Events
Image & Style Events
August 24:  Association of Women's Attorney's- Dressing properly for Work.  
September 15:  1st Baptist Church, The Woodlands- Fall Fashion Do's and Don'ts' 
September 17:  Christ United Methodist Church- Fall Fashion Do's and Don'ts' 
September 22:  Talbot's Shopping Event- Join me for some light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Talbot's location in CITYCENTRE.  You will have a chance to see what's new in the store and get a little help shopping from me!  Please RSVP to Emily for the event.  (emily@rebeccamatthews.com)   
September 27:  Briar Club Fashion Show- Come see the latest fashions on your friends at the Briar Club.  Everything in vogue for fall from the tennis court to the ballroom!  RSVP to the Briar Club to get your seats.  If you are not a member and want to join in on the fun, contact Emily (emily@rebeccamatthews.com) and I will have a table for you!

 

Local Events 
Houston Restaurant Weeks 2011
- Houston will be having its annual restaurant weeks from August 1- 31, benefiting the Houston Food Bank.  Find out what restaurants are participating here.
Texas Tax Free Weekend- The weekend money-wise moms look forward to will be August 19-21 this year! Make sure you mark your calendars to save that 8.25%! Here's some more info on what you can save! Most stores are running special sales with the tax free - so you get to double dip!
Tootsie's W.O.W. 8th Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree- This fashion savvy event will be held on August 17 featuring fashion designers David Peck, Shirin Askari, Claudia Lobao and Whitney Port. Proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Houston. Tickets are $45 at the door for non-members and guests. More info here!   

 

What to buy right NOW! 
With fall fashions debuting now, it's important to snatch up your favorites this instant! Flat boots are such an autumn/winter staple, that you'd be smart to grab your desired pair before stores sell out. Here are three of my favorite styles in stock right now!
Manette Double Buckle Tall Boots

 

Target- Manette Double Bucke Tall Boots, $39.99

 

 Enzo Angiolini Zemi

Piperlime- Enzo Angiolini Zemi, $129.00

 Corso Como San Angelo Boot

Nordstrom- Corso Como San Angelo Boot, $259.95



Emily's Top 5

1.  Check out these gorgeous earrings from my friend Amanda of Amanda Sterett Jewelry Design! Amanda is offering a 20% discount from August 15 to September 15 on online orders.  All you have to do is pick out your favorites and submit the code: emily2011 at check-out.

Livvy Earring

Livvy- $275 ($220 with discount)

2.  I cannot get over this gorgeous deep teal color for the fall! Look into this top from Anthropologie to incorporate this trendy color into your closet.

3.   A fall staple for me is s pair of jeans in dark denim.  My favorite is James Jeans Reboot Jewel Blue.  You can order these online or shop them at Tootsies.

4.   I've been dying to get my hands on a Missoni piece- their prints are so identifiable and the zig-zag pattern has definitely proved its longevity. Luckily, Target will be releasing their new line of Missoni products on September 13, so be sure to rush to the stores and grab your favorite pieces once they come out!
Missoni Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at what they'll have! So gorgeous.

 

5.   I love darkening my nail polish when fall rolls around and right now I am obsessing over OPI Miami Beet! Be sure to look for this color next time you're getting a mani/pedi. 

Did you know?
We all know about student and senior discounts at places like movie theaters and museums, but did you know there is a whole slew of stores giving out discounts to teachers? Here's a list of some of my favorite stores around Houston giving discounts to our educators: The Limited, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, J. Crew, Apple, and The Container Store

 

With our kids headed back to school, we're all trying to shop for school clothes for them. But teachers need school clothes and supplies as well!  Be sure to pass this info along to all your favorite teachers as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

 


Chambray shirt Dress  

The Limited- Chambray Shirt Dress, $53.94

Schoolboy blazer in velvet  

J. Crew- Schoolboy Blazer in Velvet, $168

Layered pleat blouse

Banana Republic- Layered pleat blouse, $79.50

 
News from Rebecca


We are in full swing of scheduling clients for Fall.  Please contact us soon - even if you want to wait until October.  We don't want you to miss out on the the best picks of the season- especially if you are a hard fit.

 

I am super excited about the line up of Fall color coming in.  The jewel tones always make me feel happy - Watch out for the bell, butterfly and fly away sleeves in the stores.  Make sure the tops give you shape and don't make you look like an umpa-lumpa!

 

Let's hope all of this Fall clothing will usher in cooler weather with it!

 

"While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence - which, I believe, does make the woman."  

-Mary Kay Ashe 

 

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Emily  713-447-5879

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