In my 40's, I've found myself steering away from the big box stores and getting to know all of the smaller boutiques in town. Less selection is more for me as I age. I know my shape, style, likes, and dislikes. My nevers - halters, mini-skirts, short shorts, and embellisment of most sorts. I get to know the salespersons well, and love getting the occasional phone call that my "perfect" top has arrived...as if it was ordered especially for me.
One of my favorite go-to boutiques is Calypso St.-Barth at http://www.calypso-celle.com/, an eclectic boutique selling everything you need from head to toe (think: casual & weekend wear) and exquisite home accessories as well. Calypso is only in 7 states (lucky for me, Texas is one of them), 2 doors in Paris, and locations in St. Thomas and St. Barths...not bad company! It's also (for me) best for a spring/summer wardrobe, although some of their winter sweaters are yummy. Their sizes run true to size..for any on-line shoppers.
Here's my crave list for Spring 2010:
Love it belted like this, with flats
Layer a cardi if you don't like your arms
Perfect daytime spring look
Layered Neck Tee
Other shades available
Great with white jeans or denim
Doubles as a bathing suit cover-up
Other shades available, but I love this blue
Feminine Ruffle Shirt
Casual or Work
A wardrobe staple!
Weekend wear..nautical is a big trend for Spring 2010
Wear it with denim, white or khaki
Sheer Striped Scarf with distressed tassel trims
The perfect pick-me-up
I love the grey/chocolate brown version too...
Yali Striped Sweater
Great on everyone!
Two shades available
Featherweight, Boyfriend Cardi
100% Italian Cashmere
I own these - perfection (buy one size up)
Orange acts like a neutral in spring/summer
Wear with everything!
Lizard embossed bracelet
Trendy yet age appropriate
Basket woven blanket
Perfect over a couch arm or bed
Laura Kindle Designs for Calypso
In Sand dollar motif too
Beautiful summertime party platter
So this is my CRAVE list...I'll be really lucky if I end up with a few, and I'll be looking for knock-offs of the rest! Happy Shopping! Oh - and don't let the young looking supermodels deter you...not every piece in Calypso is for us, but these selections will work like a dream.