Feathers and Frills

Ginger Rogers had some serious style. Ginger Rogers liked to take part in the design of the clothing that she wore. One of the clothing pieces that she designed was an ostrich feather gown that she wore in a movie with Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers wore the most incredible satin bodice/ostrich feather dress in Top Hat.  Look how the dress moves as Ginger dances cross the floor it is incredible and the fullness of the feather skirt made it appear like she was floating on a cloud.  Ginger Rogers’s style is still dancing around and you can channel the great Ginger Rogers in these truly inspired feather skirts.   The feather skirts that Glamour magazine displayed are glamorous wardrobe piece; interesting textures and materials make for great statement skirts. There are so many ways you can wear them. You can make it into an outfit fit for a cocktail party or dress it down for a fun casual date. So many options from a vintage rock and roll tee shirt and heels to a sequined top. Frilly feathers dress down or up and will make you want to dance backwards in high heels. tumblr_njyilhn8T11u1wl2go1_400 The simple elegance dress and skirt Taylor Swift​​ & Karlie Kloss​ are wearing in the March Vogue issue have a Ginger Rogers-ness to them. I can just picture this two fabulous outfit floating/dancing stunningly a ballroom or in a modern day remake of Top Hat. tumblr_njyilhn8T11u1wl2go2_540   Now all you will need is Fred Astaire.

10 Ways to Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day without looking like a Leprechaun! 

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and whether going out for green beer or avoiding being pinched at the office, finding a way to incorporate green into your wardrobe is a must but you also don’t want to look like you’re seeking out of a pot of gold.  Unless you going for the leprechaun look I would avoid wearing green from head to toe.

The key to incorporating green into your outfit for the day is not going overboard. Remember you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style to celebrate the day.  Here are a few ways to look great while wearing green!

1. Necklaces: Don a lucky green necklace to make the ultimate statement on St. Patrick’s Day. Neutrals like white, grey, and black make the prefect backdrop for a stunning green statement necklace to be the center of attention!

2. Scarves:  A perfect spring accessory, especially when they are lightweight. A gorgeous scarf in a vivacious shade of green is just what you need to add a little “Luck of the Irish” to your look.

3. Handbags: A girl can never have too many bags, especially a stylish green one. 

4. Nail Polish: When I was younger, I remember it was tradition to always paint my nails green around St. Patrick’s Day. Changing your polish to green is the easiest (and my favorite) way to feel festive. 

5. Colored Jeans: Colored jeans are a great way to make a statement. Slip into your favorite pair of green skinnies and you’ll be more than covered on St. Patrick’s Day (no pinches for you)!

6. Stylish Top: Incorporate a green hue into your wardrobe in an unexpected way. Like a plaid shirt or bold blazer, it will look fabulous styled with a pair of denim jeans or a gorgeous skirt.

7. Hat:  Replace the U-G-L-Y beer cap with a more stylish Panama hat that will have others around you green with envy. Plus, you can wear it beyond the festivities, so the head-turning won’t stop.

8. IPhone Case:  If your are like me your phone is always with you and out so why not green it up a bit?

9. Shoes:  Let your shoes make a statement. If you have a pair of green shoes laying around, AWESOME!! If not, how about white shoes? They can be easily DIY.

10. Army Jacket:  We all know, St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t fall during the warmest of months (for most of us). Never fear; a stylish army jacket will come to the rescue.

Hello Fellow Small Town Charmers!

Welcome to my new lifestyle blog, Small Town Charm. My blog is called Small Town Charm because I am small town girl with so little small town charm. My blog is about Music, Fashion, Food and more. Please visit the About page to learn even more! I hope that you enjoy reading my post and I hope you’ll be back.

I’m dedicating my first post to
Most Have Spring Boots.
With 9″ of snow on the ground.
I thought this would be as good a time as any to think warm thoughts and start thinking about my spring wardrobe.
Now if only the snow will start melting..!
Here are my top picks for Spring 2015:
1.Weave Peep Toe Bootie. TOMS Black Leather Basket Weave Majorca’s Peep Toe Booties scream spring to me. The possibilities are endless with this ankle boot! I love the basket weave it really gives you the vibe of spring. Plus the fact that this bootie would be perfect with jeans, shorts or dresses is just an added bonus.
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2. Rustic Studded Boot. The rustic mixed studded design gives this classically styled boot a hint of edge!  The suede studded boot is stylish for any occasion. It is a great basic boot that will become a staple in your wardrobe!

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3.  Strap Bootie. Love the look of this bootie. The straps give this boot added texture and dimension.  I love that they can be worn with both casual and dressy.
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4. Moto Buckle Boot. A moto boot is perfect for spring to wear with your entire spring wardrobe. The moto boot gives you all the edge with its decorative metal buckle accents. It is a boot you’ll want to wear all year!
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5. Suede Fringe Ankle Bootie. One of the biggest trends of the winter season and moving in to spring is FRINGE!!  I am a strong believers that a little fringe (or a lot) never hurt anybody. These suede fringe boots add just the right amount of fierce going in spring! Shake your spring wardrobe up with fringe boots.
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