Downtown Susie Brown

Coco's Influence



No one has had an impact on the fashion industry more than Coco Chanel.  She invented the LBD {Little Black Dress} back in 1926.  It endures the test of time and remains to be the go to item in every girl's closet for those "I have nothing to wear!!!" crisis moments.  No longer a symbol of mourning and death - Coco took the color black, paired it with a sheath dress, and made it chic, sophisticated, and timeless. 

Black and gold are very hot this season.  Nothing says summer more than cute peep toe flats, and a great straw hat.  During these rough economic times we all rely on the classics to look and feel sexy and stylish.  Track season is quickly approaching.  Although we may not all be able to go out and buy the latest trends, we may want to invest in a few key items to go with the LBD. 

The Classic Chanel Formula:

One LBD + Beverly Feldman Praline Peep Toe Shoes from 80 West + Grace Designs "Bold" Straw Hat from Violet's {in natural and black} + layered on vintage jewelry = Making Coco very proud. 

Come back tomorrow for your chance to win a great vintage jewelry piece to wear with your LBD!!!

Giveaway Wednesday is Back!   


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Stay-at-home mom who left her job in the fashion industry in NYC to raise 3 wonderful girls, but never lost the passion for fashion. My husband and I were lucky enough to move to a small town that has an amazing downtown that offers a big city lifestyle. I will highlight here where to find the latest trends, great gift ideas, and delicious food and drink! All the THINGS I LOVE about downtown Saratoga Springs. Enjoy!


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