Thursday, October 29, 2009

good LOOK for less: EXPRESS, KathySue!

Right off the bat I was super pumped when I found KathySue's email in my inbox bright and early on Monday morning (remember, if you want a FREE good LOOK for less EXPRESS consult... get on that email early - 8am sharp to be exact on Mondays!). KathySue has been reading the blog for a while - her comments pop up here and there - and she is the founding member of my cool chicks over 50 club! We won't disclose her exact age... but I love that ladies of all ages can get in on the fun here on the blog!

Here is a bit of her note to me:

I love to be fashionably classic in my dress. I am a recently retired designer, well semi-retired we creative types can never totally retire. I love to stay current, not trendy but classic. I need stay at home and going shopping outfits that are comfortable and cute. I can't wait to tell my friends. We all complain that there are no stylish clothes for the over 50 group, yes we are grandmothers but we don't want to dress like Nana's.

I love it! I can tell you have a real zest for life, KathySue! Let's take a look at the ensembles I created for you!

Lucky KathySue lives in Southern California... so layers are key and sandals are allowed year round! For this outfit I chose the Gap Long & Lean jean (I dare someone to say they don't look good in these jeans... they fit EVERYONE!!!) and a top and cardigan for layering. I love the tasteful "bling" that the cardigan has and I added the fun yellow clutch to keep the whole outfit interesting!
Gap at ShopStyle

What I love so much about this outfit is the tasteful and feminine details. Not too much and not too little. The ruffles are sophisticated and current without being overboard and the gold dangle earrings are soft and feminine.
Ann Taylor Loft at ShopStyle

The cowl neck on the tank in this outfit is again, very current for KathySue, but not overboard trendy. Paired with a comfy and flowing sweater for chilly evenings at the beach - this is a go to outfit for home or errands!
Gap at ShopStyle

Happy Shopping KathySue! I hope you enjoy your new looks!


PS~Erin said...

Going shopping today and looked at through your ensembles for inspiration. Thanks!!

Jess Constable said...

These are such great outfits, I'd actually love to wear all of them today!

Kathysue said...

Hi Jill, I woke up this morning all excited hoping my express consult would be posted. I love it, How fun, I am definitely going to get some of the pieces to add to my wardrobe. I love the sparkly cardigan, the yellow clutch, the Steve Madden Flats, the cowl neck,Oh lets face it I love it all. Thank you for such a great and thoughtful job, Kathysue

Ashley said...

Great outfits, love that purple hobo bag!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I loooove that Gap cardigan and the purple studded hobo bag. Great picks, Jill!

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christina said...

Very, very cute looks! Great work.

Elaine said...

These are awesome!! Such great otufits. My mom needs to read this...she dresses WAY too old for her age..

mbkatc230 said...

These are great! Kathysue sent me over and I just love what you picked for her. Everything really reflects her personality. And the long and lean jeans are great - my daughter (who is very long, but very curvy) swears by these jeans. She almost didn't try them because of the name, but boy is she glad she did. I will be 50 next month, so I will join the club then! Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The outfits you picked out for Kathysue are just perfect for her. She is such a sweetie and these will all look wonderful on her. Marty


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