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Pantone 2017 Color Of The Year-Greenery

Pantone is ushering in 2017 with a burst of color. Greenery is the hue upon which designers, fashionsitas and the like will build their wardrobe's, makeup and interiors around for the next 12 months.
Greenery is a eye catcher in my opinion. The color bursts open with freshness, unlike 2016's subtle hues of Rose Quartz and Serenity. With Greenery already appearing on runways and in makeup and even furniture I find that it echos Pantone's color from 2016 Green Flash. While Greenery is a bit more demure of a hue it gives a person a taste of spring no matter what the season.

 Play with this color. Don't let it overwhelm you. Not sure what to pair greenery with? Maybe a denim skirt, or a black pencil skirt or really go for a pop of color and pair greenery with something along the lines of teal. So long as you are comfortable and feel great go for it.

A Casual and Colorful Fall

The weather has finally changed to cooler temps and I can start to layer items to go with the weather. I love the diversity of fall. I can wear a skirt and tights one day and then leggings and a shark tail tunic the next.

While I do have a number of black pieces in my closet I will often pair black items with something colorful like a sweater or a scarf to give my outfit a bit of definition with a pop of color.

The first outfit I paired a beige, and gray top with gray pants. Gray can be just as diverse as black. The top and pants are from Avenue. My great patent leather shoes are from Alegria.

The outfit below is a favorite that I just pulled together from HIPS resale boutique 114 Main St.  Clawson, MI.  I bought the skirt specifically to wear tights and my Doc Marten boots. The sweater is from the Queen Latifah Collection, The skirt is Derek Lim and tshirt is from The Avenue. A fun bohemian look.

The love of purple, which is of course my favorite color. A very casual outfit for runni…

Orleans + Winder

I had the opportunity to have a chat with store owner Erin Wetzel and her amazing store Orleans + Winder.

BGB:Tell me a little about yourself
Erin:I love design in all it’s incarnations, and I love to travel and explore cities solo. I am an only child and have always had a big independent streak and a vivid imagination. Being involved in fashion and design at this point in my life made perfect sense, I’ve come full circle in a way. I have a son who is eleven, and I love introducing him to the beauty of the artisanal object and also how important it is to support that way of creating.

BGB:What was your catalyst for opening Orleans & Winder? Erin:A need to give the designers that I was coming across a presence here in Detroit. I knew that I wanted to open a store, but it had to be a very special store, with a very particular curation.
BGB:The name of the store is unique. Is there a reason for it? Erin: Yes! We have lived here in the Eastern Market for almost 7 years and our loft is at th…

Fashionable and Cool

Being a fashion events blogger means that I attend all sorts of various social events. Those events call for all sorts of casual, upscale and black-tie fashions. I enjoy finding the right outfit for various occasions.

 Casual outfit for a indoor picnic and a pop-up artist event.

Top - Avenue
Capri's - Lane Bryant

Two basic pieces that pack a punch because of the contrast in the colors red, black and gray.

T-shirt Kmart
Skirt - Maggie Barnes
This is one of my favorite dresses for warmer weather. I love hi-lo dresses and skirts.

Dress-Ashley Stewart
Shrug - Carson's
Sliver sandals - Avenue

Spring Purs-onality

Despite the frigid temps and snow still on the ground the calendar says it is spring, even if Mother Nature has other plans.

Warmer temps and sun will be here soon enough and with warmer temps comes the chance to seek out new and vibrant colored hand bags for the warmer season.

I stopped into a Carson's store and had a great time looking at the colors and designs for the upcoming season.

 The first bag that caught my eye was this butter yellow bucket bag from Brahmin The leather is exquisite on this bag. Perfect for tossing in your sunglasses and other items you may carry.
 Next I saw this Calvin Klein Tote The gray is very light, what I would call a pearl gray. The bag features 3 detachable straps.
 Hello Spring this floral tote from GAL features a bag in a bag. As it comes with additional smaller bag inside the tote.
 Polka Dots and black and white. Whimsical and timeless. Cross body bags are a staple for the warmer weather when you don…

NM Cusp Spring Event

Spring is knocking at the door and Neiman Marcus hosted their CUSP event at Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan. The boho style is still on point with lots of vibrant colors. Add in wide leg pants in both floor and capri length and Spring is sure to sing with style. Lots of lace, and cotton tops and skirts were shown as well.

Embellished jeans and fringe are also always a good choice when dressing for what can be a fickle spring day weather wise. Accessories for the season, the always chic fedora hat, jewelry adorned with stones and tassles and scarves, not just for your neck but brightly colored wraps for your head.
Who can turn down a Chanel oxford in silver? Espedrilles abound with embellishments.

Items featured are at Neiman Marcus Somerset Collection, Troy, MI

Hot Winter Fashions

January is gone and February is here. In Michigan so far winter has been mild. We have had a few days of snow and cold, but nothing that has lasted for weeks or months so far.

So with this mild winter that we are experiencing I am able to wear items that are fashionable, warm and very versatile. I love wearing leggings in the winter. They keep my legs warm and I can wear a plethora of tops and sweaters with them.

While I have my share of black clothing, I do love colors. However, I seem to be in a gray phase. Varying shade of gray especially when mixed with other colors makes a wonderful fashion statement,

The few times that I have had to wear boots this winter, I found a stylish and very affordable pair from Monroe and Main.

 Gray dazzle top Fashion Bug
 Floral pants Coldwater Creek
Abby Rose Oxfords Alegria Shoes

 Shark tail mock turtleneck Macys
Gray leggings Denim 24/7
Black Skechers Shape Up shoes

Tiara Charming Charlie
Black v-neck top Woman Within
Tattoo Leggings Torrid

Blue &am…


Local designer Cheryl Zemke, owner of C. Creations Custom Sewing and Design presented her 5th annual fashion show fall 2015. "Uncagd" was the theme and featured designs from Cheryl, as well as hat designs by Derby Hats by Michelle.

Cheryl's designs were vibrant and colorful and most of all wearable. Yes, there were avant-garde pieces in the show. But overall Cheryl's designs are fresh and made to be worn. The show featured a plethora of models from children, teens, and plus size. There was something for everyone at this show.  You can contact:  Cheryl Zemke