Archive for August, 2010

Closet Therapy……….

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
How many times do you see pictures of Eva Longoria, Rachel Bilson, Giselle and Heidi and wish you could be as put together as they are?  The reality is they look put together in anything.  They pull off the effortless chic look that everyone should try and achieve! The only difference between your closets is that they don’t really have the budget that most women survive on and they likely have a stylist that has pulled their entire closet together to simplify their day! 
The question is how can you achieve this????? 
Meadow is now offering stylist services!  Call me to set up an appointment and I will come over and help you assess your wardrobe, get organized to make your mornings easier, and help you fill in the blanks.
My tips to achieving your own sense of style:
1)  Find a fashion idol – Do you lean towards Audrey Hepburn’s eternal chic, Kate Moss’s edgy simplicity…or something in between? 

Audrey Hepburn

or

Kate Moss

2 )  Pair the unexpected and take a risk

3 )  Realize that your wardrobe is a reflection of your perception and your current self…make it your own!

I realize I am no stylist to the stars….but at some point we could all use a little help!  We all know what it is like to get dressed in the morning or before we go out at night and think to ourselves, “ I have nothing to wear, and I need a new wardrobe.”  The reality is you may have a closet overflowing with possibilities that you can’t even see. 
If you have the core basics for every woman’s closet with a little fluff to make your wardrobe fun then you should have what it takes to be effortlessly chic in today’s world.   
Call or e-mail me today to set up your style assessment!
210.822.2764
All customers will receive 10% off their entire purchase at MEADOW!
~Susanna

Fall 2010 TREND REPORT…..

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ready or not….Fall is here…at least in stores that is. 

It is hard to even fathom black, sweaters, boots and scarves when it is 100+ degrees outside….welcome to the fashion world!  I have always been somewhat of a buy now wear now type shopper (except at market)…but I used to always miss some of the most sought after pieces of the season by waiting until it gets cold here in TX. 

Here are the must have items for every fashionistas wardrobe for Fall 2010…don’t miss out!

Leopard print was in just about every collection I saw at Fall market back in February.   From textured furs to trendy accessories (and everything else in between), leopard is a must have for Fall.  I ordered my fair share of leopard this season so you know where you can find it!

Remember, animal print can be flawlessly chic or turn you into a  fashion disaster.  Try limiting your ensemble to either one garment or a fab accessory to let out your inner animal!  Pair a leopard blouse with a clean pair of denim or a neutral pant….or throw on a scarf to jazz up your look!

Coming soon….

"The Blouse" by Tucker

Leopard Scarf - By Malene Birger

 

The color of the season is army green! 

Army green is not new this season, but it is still a must have for Fall!  This color seems to have some serious staying power in the fashion world…we have been seeing it show up on runways for several years.  A couple of good things about adding this neutral color to your wardrobe is 1) it goes with everything…black, brown, beige, and denim and 2) you can dress it up or down for the easy day to night look.  Wear it by day with your favorite boots or gladiators and throw on your bronze metallic wedges for a night on the town.  This color has been around for many seasons…if you don’t already have it, this Fall is the time to add it to your wardrobe.

12th Street by Cynthia Vincent - WE HAVE IT!

Street Chic military looks…..

street chic!

Kourtney Kardashian

LEATHER…..available in just about all items of clothing.  You will find leather pants, skirts, shorts, jackets, capes and vests.  I mean EVERYTHING leather for Fall 2010!  Of course everyone needs a staple leather jacket in their wardrobe.  My favorites from this season are Mike & Chris and Poleci….Mike and Chris has arrived, but you will have to wait until October for Poleci…think buttery soft black leather with a touch of fur!

Mike & Chris "Russell" jacket

FURRRRRR…while I realize how controversial fur can be in todays world…I am not one that is opposed to the real thing; however I kept it clean for my Fall purchases and ordered the look for less!  There was so much fur for Fall that it was hard to choose which pieces to buy.  Here is my favorite that you will see here at MEADOW !  If you read my blog regularly…you already know this is my favorite….I think I have posted pictures of it two or three times since I found this treasure in their NY showroom!

Rebecca Taylor "Faux Fur Vest"

Worn with a simple tee and jeans….PERFECT!

On to your SOULS…..Clogs are the must have shoe for the season.  Pick a pair any pair and wear them with everything!  Here are two of my favorites with the perfect look paired with each! 

CLOGS

The DVF Octavia is a clog/wedge combo…which was also done by See by Chloe…another favorite!

See by Chloe Slingback Wedge Clog

Don’t forget to add these staples to you wardrobe and you are sure to be a diva!

1) Leopard 2) Army Green 3) Leather 4) FUR  5) CLOGS!

~Susanna

 

 

The Kurta….JUST IN!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

 

The Kurta:  a simple traditional Indian tunic that has been transformed into modern beach and resort wear.

While I realize we don’t live at a resort or on the beach…most of you know that is where my heart is after living in paradise for 7 years!  These tunics are perfect for our hot and humid TX climate…regardless whether or not you are near water!  Wear them over a skinny pair of white jeans for summer and transition them to fall with a pair of JBRAND dark skinnies….or simply over your bathing suit at the pool! 

The Kurta

Roberta Freymann is a New York based designer who has been coined “The Queen of the kurta.”  100% cotton voile, the kurta is the foundation of Roberta Freymanns line Roberta Roller Rabbit.  The Kurta continues to be the most sought after piece in her entire collection.  

Roberta Freymann

In 2003, Roberta launched her world with two complementary yet distinct signature collections: Roberta Roller Rabbit and her namesake….(both can be found at MEADOW).  Robertas designs offer a chic global style at an affordable price!

After selling out of our first summer shipment in a week we decided to place another order!  It is now on the racks here at MEADOW and the prints are vibrant,  fun and did I mention AFFORDABLE!

Below are a couple of prints as well as the one above that we have in stock…..we have several others so come by and see what everyone is talking about! 

Perfect for a UT football game!

ONLY ONE LEFT!!!!

 

After visiting her showroom last February, I was entranced by the colorful prints, the jewelry, the home goods and all of the accessories.  I couldn’t leave without ordering a few of these….

Roberta Roller Rabbit - CUFF

 and…a couple of these!

BABY BLANKET - Pink Elephant print

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ella’s baby blanket in pink elephant print!  My sister and I had baby girls 4 months apart and we love laying these soft blankets on the ground and letting them roll free (well…Ella isn’t quite rolling yet, but Lillian is)!  If anyone is looking for the perfect little baby gift that any mother would love we would be happy to order one for you!  They come in a variety of prints, are offered in every color…and are priced at $60.00!

BABY/CHILDREN PRINTS....

 

Come by and get your Roberta Roller Rabbit today! 

~Susanna

 

My Girl!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I am sorry for our lack of posts the past few months!  Things have been more than eventful in my life and the blog got put on the back burner! 

Bob (husband) and I had our first baby on June 7th! 

ELLA CLAIRE FRANKLAND

June 7th, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

7 lbs 6 ounces -  19 1/2 inches

SHE IS PERFECT!

We have been busy feeding, burping, changing diapers, giggling, smiling, and loving every minute of being new parents to our baby girl!  Never did either of us realize what a miracle a new life is until we met Ella.  She is our world and sometimes it is hard to believe that she is ours!  I won’t lie…the first few weeks were really tough….harder than I could have ever imagined….but we all survived!

She is truly my new best friend!  She goes just about everywhere I go….the store, shopping, lunch, dinner…EVERYWHERE!  Never in my life did I know how much fun motherhood would be.  I feel like the luckiest mom alive!

HAPPY MONDAY!

~Susanna