How to Wear Plaid Shoes

By now, considering this is my third post on the subject, one may have figured out that I’m mad for plaid!  Plaid is such a practical print, yet it can really make a statement – with simplicity and elegance.  Putting together an outfit where the shoe is the star makes getting dressed easy (and you will look pulled together effortlessly).  In all of the following instances wearing one column of color top to bottom with a plaid shoe would work.  However, imagine the following scenarios as an option for how to wear plaid shoes…all great for Fall and Winter and, of course, holiday gatherings! (Click on link below shoe for more info)
Prada Tartan Pump

Prada Tartan Pump

1.  Black, body-hugging dress with this Prada Tartan Pump…

Prada Tartan Bow FlatPrada Tartan Bow Flat

2. Black, ankle skimming pant and a short sleeve cashmere sweater with this Prada Tartan Bow Flat…

Nordstrom Kate Spade (Licorice Too)

Kate Spade New York ‘Licorice Too’ Pump

3.  Black pencil skirt with a cream colored bow neck blouse with Kate Spade New York’s ‘Licorice Too’ Pump…

Bettye Muller Ballard Pump

Bettye Muller ‘Ballard’ Pump

4. Ripped boyfriend or skinny style jean with a fitted black turtleneck and fur vest with Bettye Muller’s ‘Ballard’ Pump…

Charles by Charles David Pact Pump

Charles by Charles David Pact Pump

5. Dark ink wash skinny jean with a white turtleneck and a black leather jacket with Charles by Charles David Pact Pump…

Ivanka Trump Boni Pointy Toe Pump

Ivanka Trump ‘Boni’ Pointy Toe Pump

6. Red shift dress with Ivanka Trump’s ‘Boni’ Pointy Toe Pump…

Sophia Webster Leah Slingback Sandal

Sophia Webster ‘Leah’ Slingback Sandal

7. Elegant black cocktail dress with Sophia Webster’s ‘Leah’ Slingback Sandal…

Think you might add a plaid shoe to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Faux Fur

Fur, real or faux, is a classic and current way to add luxury and opulence to your look and wardrobe. Real fur is the ultimate, but today’s faux fur looks and feels so authentic that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all of real furs benefits.  There are so many gorgeous and affordable options!  One of my favorite stores for finding well-priced current pieces is Zara.  Adding a chic and cozy faux fur piece now will get you through the cold weather months ahead in style!!

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Faux Fur Maxi Stole

Zara Maxi Stole

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Vest with Faux Fur Collar

Zara Long Vest with Fur Collar

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Coat with Faux Fur Hood

Zara Coat with Long Fur Hood

Zara Houndstooth Cape

Zara Houndstooth Fur Collared Cape

Zara Waistcoat with Fur Collar

Zara Waistcoat with Faux Fur Collar

 

Are you ready to add a cozy and chic faux fur piece to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Accessories at Henri Bendel

welcome to your best skin ever

 

Nolita Pearl Ear Jackets

Nolita Pearl Ear JacketsFall Accessories – scarfs, hats, shawls, gloves, chunky jewelry and so on!!  Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City is Mecca for the accessory lover!  I love the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?”  Therapy for me can simply be a visit to Henri Bendel for a few hours to look around – I get lost in the sea of beautiful choices.

All of the selections here are from Henri Bendel…Fur trim is a big trend for Fall and since it’s a classic, it is a great investment. Cashmere wraps are so luxurious and versatile – the one below has something special with the simple detail and embellishment – goes from sidelines to swanky.  The Hudson cuff and stack rings (named after me of course) are updated and chic and a skinny scarf is this seasons ideal way to easily ramp up an outfit –  looks great casual or dressy.

If interested in more info on pieces click on description above the photo.

Faux Fur Long Leather GlovesFaux Fur Long Leather Gloves

Faux Fur Wrap Scarf
Faux Fur Wrap ScarfHenri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

 

Henri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

Hudson Cutout Cuff

 

Hudson Cutout CuffHudson Stack Rings

Hudson Stack RingsMonogram Skinny Scarf

Monogram Skinny ScarfPom-Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

 

Pom Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

What kind of fall accessories will you add to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

Pre Owned Luxury Handbags

Trendlee.com brings preowned luxury handbags in excellent condition to you at a discount with authenticity guaranteed and free returns!!  It offers an outstanding collection of luxury brands like: Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Fendi, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tod’s and Zac Posen to name a few.

The pictured bags that follow are available as of today (9/30/15).    If at any point you decide to make a purchase save yourself an additional 5% by using code CYNTHIAHUDSON at checkout.  If interested in checking out the website click here.

They have a partner website Rebagg.com which is a convenient and easy to use site to sell your luxury handbag that is in great condition but you no longer want or use.  They offer quick quotes, upfront guaranteed payment, no consignment and free pickup/delivery.  For optimized pricing use referral code “cynthiahudson”.

Trendlee - Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee - Celine-Phantom-Smooth-Leather-Medium_medium

Celine Phantom Smooth Leather medium

Trendlee -Balenciaga-Day-Hobo-Giant-Studs-Leather_medium

Balenciaga Leather Day Hobo Giant Studs medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Bijoux-Chain-Mademoiselle-Lock-Tote-Patent_medium

Chanel Bijoux Chain Mademoiselle Patent Lock Tote

Trendlee -Chanel-Cambon-Pochette-Quilted-Leather_medium

Chanel Cambon Pochette Quilted Leather medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Grand-Shopping-Tote-Caviar_medium

Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Caviar medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Mademoiselle-Top-Flap-Quilted-Caviar-Jumbo_medium

Chanel Mademoiselle Top Flap Quilted Caviar Jumbo

Trendlee -Gucci-Jackie-O-Ostrich-Medium_medium

Gucci Jackie O Ostrich Medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Birkin-Chocolate-and-Rose-Shocking-with-Palladium-Hardwar-35_medium

Hermes Birkin Chocolate and Rose Shocking with Palladium Hardware medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Evelyne-Crossbody-Generation-III-Clemence-PM_medium

Hermes Evelyne Crossbody Generation III Clemence PM medium

Trendlee -Jimmy-Choo-Marla-Bag-Leather_medium

Jimmy Choo Marla Leather Bag medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Monogram-Vernis-MM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis MM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-L-Hobo-Mahina-Leather_medium

Louis Vuitton L Hobo Mahina Leather medium

Trendlee -Ralph-Lauren-Hobo-Pony-Hair_medium

Ralph Lauren Hobo Pony Hair medium

 

Hope you enjoy this fun way of finding gently used, preowned luxury handbags at a more affordable price and perhaps sell one to make room for new!!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

Mini Bag – Fall Trend

Mini Bag for Fall is a trend that provides the perfect, handy accessory to update your wardrobe and to use for all seasons!  How cute and chic are they?!  Ideal size to carry just your essentials for a night out, to lunch or shopping.  Larger bags lead to overfilling which tend to weigh us down and can actually cause back problems – this bag won’t let you!!  Mini Bag for Fall and go about life with essential items, feeling light and looking chic!

For more information about the bags I’ve selected click on the description below the photo.

Henri Bendel A-List Mini Embossed SatchelA-List Mini Embossed Satchel

Henri Bendel Carlyle Mini Satchel

Carlyle Mini Satchel

Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Biker Grommet Mini Backpack Crossbody

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Domo Biker Grommet Mini Backpack Crossbody

Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Cami Mini Bag

Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Cami Mini Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs DIY Mini Tool Box Crossbody

MARC by MARC JACOBS DIY Mini Tool Box Crossbody

Henri Bendel Jetsetter Mini Quilted Convertible Backpack

Jetsetter Quilted Mini Convertible Backpack

Are you considering adding a mini bag to your handbag collection??

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Fringe Trend

If you like being current,  jumping on the Fringe Trend is an easy wardrobe update for Fall.  Fringe has been incorporated into clothing pieces, shoes, handbags and accessories so there is a plethora of options to choose from. Especially easy to incorporate with a handbag or shoe.  But, if you are bit more fashion forward perhaps choose a clothing item like a fringe skirt, vest or jacket. However, don’t overdo it — one fringe item per outfit or you risk resembling a yarn mop!

For more information on the pieces I have selected, click on the highlighted description above the photo.

Free People Blanket Sweater Coat

Free People Blanket Sweater Coat

Wanderlust Plaid Poncho

Wanderlust Plaid Ponch

Zara Long Waist Fringe Coat with Fringe

Zara Long Waist Coat with Fringing

Zara Suede Jacket

Zara Suede Jacket

Zara Fringed Skirt
Zara Fringed Skirt

Fringed Bucket Bag with Long Strap

Zara Fringed Bucket Bag with Long Strap

Leather Messenger Bag with Fringes

Zara Leather Messenger Bag with Fringes

 

Rebecca Minkoff Moto Fringe Saddle Bag

 

Rebecca Minkoff Moto Fringe Saddle Bag

Fringe Sueded Bucket Bag

Stuart Weitzman The Fringelica Pump

 

Steven by Steve Madden Dalton Tall Fringe Boot

Sam Edelman Josephina Tall Boot

Anthropologie Elyse Kiltie Heels

Anthropologie Elyse Kiltie Heels

VC Signature Yvonne Plunge Peep Toe Fringe

 

Will you add fringe to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Style a Summer Dress for Fall

Early Fall days in New York, and many parts of the country, begin chilly and end chilly but can get quite warm during mid-day.  While an Indian summer is wonderful, I am itching to start wearing my favorite Fall pieces by the end of September.  Until those leaves start to change color and cool Fall days arrive, style a summer dress for Fall by simply wearing an ankle boot!

When the Fall temperatures finally arrive add a jean jacket or cardigan sweater, layer a long-sleeved t-shirt or turtleneck under the dress, tie a scarf or hanky around your neck and add opaque tights.  Of course, adding a great pair of sunglasses always finishes off a look in any season!

By mixing summer pieces with cool weather pieces and wearing an ankle boot, you stretch your wardrobe, have an outfit that can accommodate the varying temperatures of the day and elevate your style!

Will you style a summer dress for Fall?

Keep an eye out next week for the beginning of a series on Fall Trends.  Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia
NORDSTROM - Shop Top Dresses for Fall

Modern Metal Cuff Bracelets

Minimal and Modern Metal Cuff Bracelets are great statement accessories!  They add a finishing touch that complete yet and will not overwhelm you or your outfit.

Add a Modern Metal Cuff Bracelet to your costume jewelry collection.

Welcome to Cynthia Hudson Style

Hello and Welcome to Cynthia Hudson Style!

I am a 40-something (ok, pushing 50), married, mom of 4 kids and a toy poodle and I’m a personal stylist/shopper.  I have always loved and had fun with fashion, beauty products and shopping! Most importantly, I enjoy helping women build their confidence through what they wear and help them build a wardrobe that works!

Cynthia Hudson Style will focus on fashion and beauty for the 40+ women.  Through a mix of original photography, things discovered on-line, in-store or out and about, I will bring you outfit ideas, shopping links, latest trends in fashion, beauty, accessories, shoes, jewelry, styling ideas, new products, shops and things that inspire me (and, hopefully you)!

I welcome your comments and feedback! (see Speak Your Mind at bottom)  Additionally, “Ask Cynthia” is a feature where I answer your fashion and beauty questions.  Please consider subscribing so you receive my blog into your in-box as I publish posts. (see Sign Up to Keep In Touch at right)

The dress I am wearing in the photos that follow is Madewell’s Flutter-back Overlay Maxi Dress.  I fell in love with the ease, color and comfort of this dress.  And, adore the open, but not too open back.   It is also versatile. By changing up the accessories, makeup and shoes it could work for day or evening. It is available at Madewell stores and at Nordstrom. (click on store names for link to store.)

Keep scrolling down and thank you for reading!

All photos are taken by Carola Muis…carola@carolamuis.com

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I accessorized for a casual day event by wearing a beaded bracelet and beaded hoop earrings, as well as, my grandmother’s ring.  Sunglasses are by Chanel.   My lip and nail color are my go-to summer reds: Nail color is Essie in Clambake and Lip Colour is by Laura Mercier in Portofino Red.                                                                              Carola_Muis (3 of 13) Carola_Muis (4 of 13) Carola_Muis (5 of 13) Carola_Muis (6 of 13) Carola_Muis (7 of 13)

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Madewell Weekend Dress Easy, cool, comfy www.cynthiahudsonstyle.com

Madewell Weekend Dress
Easy, cool, comfy
www.cynthiahudsonstyle.com

Classic Sunglasses

 

Classic sunglasses – the best possible accessory you can invest in!!  Wake up in the morning,  splash water on your face, moisturize, put on some lip gloss , pop on your sunglasses and you are ready to face the world looking good!!

Take the time to find the perfect pair.  You must consider your face shape and where the bridge of the glasses rest on your nose.  And, importantly, high quality lenses protect your eyes from the suns damaging rays.  So, make an investment in a quality pair that provide the dual benefits of eye protection and looking chic!

What is your favorite sunglass shape and brand?