Day Nine: Challenge OVER...But, Fashion Week off to a great start!
|The mansion was built in 1904 |
as a gift to the owner's wife.
In 1926, it became the home
of the Women's Club
I am sorry to report that I did not last very long….tonight I made a purchase!
Embarrassing, just nine days into the challenge. Here is how it went down:
Its fashion week in San Antonio ( http://www.fashionweeksa.com/) and wanting to take my role as a fashion blogger seriously, I really desired to participate in one or more of the events.
But let’s face it. The past ten years as a mild mannered high school teacher have been borderline boring. I go to bed every weeknight at 9:00 and rise every weekday at 4:30. Most ask at this point, are you insane?? Why 4:30? Journalism has been part of my makeup since I was in 8th grade and early morning is when I catch up on headlines and now prepare a daily Current Event Lesson.
Also, I have never missed election night news coverage, so this was a tough decision.
|The pomegranite tree outside caught|
my attention and Gigi
looked colorful as well!
|Hats are so much fun at an event|
like this one!
I was a little hesitant the ride down, because I just did not know what to expect. Would it be mostly younger adults… and mostly the really “out there” side of fashion…would we be obviously out of place. Well, wrong on all accounts. All ages were present, but I honestly believe, it was predominately the 40 plus crowd who held the majority. As Quintanilla said, “The generation gap has widened in fashion. The older consumers are more stylish and trendsetters.” A whole section of his presentation featured women like Joan Collins, Joan Rivers, Racqel Welch; as well as, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O. The over 50 stylish trendsetters were out tonight and made SA proud!
|Everyone looked great!|
The evening covered a wealth of information that I want to share in several entries, but for now you must know there was a magnificent jewelry sale. Gigi and I both left with gorgeous bracelets!! We just couldn’t say NO! But tomorrow morning I will get back on the wagon and continue to control my shopping. For now, shhhh don’t tell my husband!
|Gigi found this amazing bracelet|
|Plenty of BLING!|
|I like the mix of lace and with the flower on this|
cardigan by Red.
|I chose a trendy cardigan with a pinstripe pant|
|Jewelry Displays were creative!|
|Classy Looks everywhere!|
|SA has beautiful stylish ladies!|