Friday, July 31, 2009

Lilly Barrack Jewelry - Southwestern

Lilly Barrack Aquamarine, Sterling Silver, 14K, $399.00.

Lilly Barrack Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Amethyst Necklace -- on SALE $$94.50. WOW!!

Lilly Barrack Sterling Silver Bracelet with White and Pearl Abalone. $439.00.

Here in New Mexico, everyone wears Lilly Barrack Southwestern Jewelry. It is real stones with Sterling and 14K Gold accents. She makes the most wonderful one of a kind Jewelry. You can find her at:
Photo credits

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Sewing Patterns - 1950's to 1980's

I will be listing great Vintage Sewing Patterns from the 1950's thru the 1980's in my Etsy store over the next week or so. I love these patterns not only for sewing, but for decoupage, or even to frame and decorate a dressing space for a college student or woman. Just click on my Etsy link on the right if you are interested.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Frye Boots - Great Retro Style

Getting ready to put these great size 8B Frye Women's Boots definitely circa 1970's on Etsy. Take a look.
Etsy: Shopshelbylynn. You can just click on the Etsy link on the right to go straight to them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Movie Julie & Julia

Can you believe that is Amy Adams? What fun it is going to be to see this movie.

Julia Child's Kitchen in Julie & Julia
I love going to movies. I love the set design, the fashion, the fun. Give me a big bag of popcorn and I have it made for 2 hours. Can't wait until August 7th for Julie & Julia to come out. Loved Amy Adams in Wedding Crashers, think she will be great in this movie. Although I am so sure it will be way more about the food than any fashion it will be great. Reading the book and think it is great. What are you looking forward to?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Totes - School Bags -- Purses

With school in the Southwest starting in about a month. Yes, that is mid August if you are counting. I just had to post some more school bags, tote bags. These are all from Urban Outfitters, easy ordering online, great prices, great bags.
Deu Lux Side Zip Satchel $68.00

Kimchi Blue Menswear Tote $58.00
Kimchi Canvas Messanger Bag $58.00.

Twisted Hardware Dr. Bag $68.00.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Frozen Swirl Margaritas

Both great photos found on Flickr.

Here is a fashionable drink for your weekend. Great with or without alcohol. Reminiscent of the great ones Chuy's Restaurant makes in the Southwest.

Frozen swirl margaritas.
Two ways to make them.

Make a batch each of traditional and strawberry frozen in a blender. Then gently pour some of each in a glass and enjoy. This takes a bit of practice so they don't mix.


Make a non frozen batch of each and place in a shallow plastic container about 3" deep in freezer, alcohol will keep it from completely freezing. When ready, scoop out with an ice cream scoop and place in glass. Enjoy.

As always, please drink responsibly. Never drink and drive.

Friday, July 24, 2009

High Heeled Mary Jane - Shoe Watch - Back-To-School

Buckle Mary Jane from, Go Jane, $12.99.

Mary Jane shoes have been popular for awhile. Since mine are a little worn, I thought I would look for a new pair. Plus here in the Southwest we start school mid August. So it is Back - To - School Time here. There is no better shoe than a Mary Jane for back-to-school. Wow and $12.99. Can't pass this up.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shoe Watch - Animal Print Heels And Pumps

Satin Slit Design Zebra Heel $20.00. Go Jane Photos.

Satin Slit Design Leopard Heel $20.00.
Satin Leopard Peep Toe Heel $14.20.

Satin Zebra Peep Toe Heel $14.20.

When flipping through the latest issue of Style, I noticed tons of shoes with animal prints. What a great way to wear an animal print without a huge committment. Also, what a great pop to a plain outfit. So to asuage my latest need to shop for shoes, I went online to Go Jane. Great on trend shoes at great prices.
I should get at least 2 pairs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Swishing Parties

Bored this summer? Have a swishing party. You can host your own swishing party. What is swishing? It is simply, swaping or trading clothing with your friends. You could even do a theme one, where everyone bring shoes, or purses, or tops only. Make it personal and make it your own. Most of all you will get more clothing and so will your friends. Or go to the web site and see if there is a swishing party near you.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Totes - Totes - Totes

Uptown Bag - available at Slstyleshop on Ebay.

Bliss Handbag at Slstyleshop on Ebay.

Rebecca Minkoff Handbag at

Totes - Totes - Totes. Who doesn't need a great tote. For summer, for school, for work, for running errands. Totes for all seasons. Totes for everyday. Get a tote.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fashion - Fried Jalapenos -- Fried Pickles

Fried Pickle Chips.

Fried Jalapenos.

Food and Fashion go hand in hand. So a food post today. Saw this great retro pic from on old Women's Weekly. Don't you just love the kitchen? How about cooking in a dress with a rag tie headband? Too fun.
So for your fashionable foodie weekend here is a great recipe, and if you jalapenos are growing in your garden you are in even better shape.
Take fresh jalapenos and slice.
1 jar pickle chips.
Any way you want to fry, I like to fry outside on my bbq's side burner with a dutch oven.
Oil for frying.
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Beer
2 Eggs
Emerils seasoning 1 tablespoon, or season salt, and pepper and paprika.
Mix batter.
Pat jalapenos and pickles dry.
Heat oil
Dredge jalapenos and pickles through batter and fry until golden brown.
Enjoy with family -- friends -- and a great beverage.

Friday, July 17, 2009

All about Red! Flats, Purses, Sunglasses

Second beautiful tomato out of the garden. Yeah. It got me thinking about reds. How red is just a great pop of color for a boring outfit. Below are some great frugal "Red" finds. Enjoy.

Forever 21 both online and in store the "Perez Shine Flats" $8.50. How could you not love that?
Forever 21 online and in store the "Frame Wallet" $6.50. If you have not had a frame wallet they are wonderful. Grab as a clutch or use as a wallet.

Forever 21 online or in store Sunglasses $5.80. WOW!

The weekend is coming. If you feel the need to shop.......go for a Frugal Find!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fashion - Mad Men - to Current - Urban Outfitters

Mad Men - great retro fashion. Like they say, everything old is new again. Love the deep green color. Of course sleeveless is all the rage.

Take a quick peek at the black boatneck dress. Classic black dress, you could wear that today. Don't you just know they are having a Gimlet.......

The photo below is a Season 3 spoiler. Don't you just love the Jackie Kennedy style pink suit. Headbands, they are back again!!

This is from Urban Outfitters Fall 2009 collection, both photos show Jacket reminiscent of a Jackie Kennedy, kind of Chanel look. These are available online at Urban Outfitters.

This one is my personal favorite.

Fashion always changing, always looking to the past.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

1960's - 1970's Fashion and Cocktails -- The Gimlet

Let's face it what goes around comes around again. So it is with fashion. So it is with cocktails. While checking out the 1960's fashion of Mad Men the women were ordering Gimlets. When checking out the 1970's fashion of the now cancelled Swingtown, they were drinking Gimlets. Then when reading Julie & Julia, Julie was drinking a Gimlet. So here is the recipe for a fashionable cocktail, The Gimlet.

1 1/2 oz Gin or Vodka
1/2 oz Rose's Lime Juice
Garnish With Lime

Put into shaker half filled with ice, and shake well, pour into a Martini Glass, or shake and pour over ice into a Highball Glass. For a Fizzy Gimlet add a splash of Sprite or Soda.

Please Drink Responsibly. Do Not Drink And Drive!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1950's - 1960's The Shapes of Fashion

Browsing in an old Home Economics Textbook I ran across these pictures on The Shapes of Fashion. How fun to see the classic shapes of fashion. Most are still in use today. Look around, you will see it in dresses and tops. What is it they say?....What goes around comes around?....or Everything old is new again!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bangles - Bracelets - Tons of Bracelets

I love the look of tons of bangles on the arm. Okay I totally covet it. However, when I wear it, I do feel a little self conscious, like I might be making too much noise. ----But, the look is just fun and says summer all over it. I like to mix my tones from silver to shades of gold. I do notice in some of the pictures they are incorporating a thicker bangle, I haven't tried that yet. Another excuse to hit the stores -- larger bangles.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sherry Stein Work and School Bags Handbags

Who doesn't love a new bag, either for work or school. These bags from Sherry Stein's new collection are perfect for both. I absolutely love the photography too. What a great look.