Fashion Flash Monday and More Good News

Une femme is now part of Fashion Flash Monday! This week, No-Nonsense Beauty Blog is hosting the very fashionable roundup. It’s the best of style and beauty for the certain age set. And if you haven’t yet checked out No-Nonsense Beauty, this blog lives up to it’s name, testing and reporting on the latest in serious beauty products and treatments. If you have questions about IPL, Retin A, or even sunscreen, it’s covered here, honestly and objectively.

In other Very Good News, last week Wendy Brandes won the Fashion Group International Rising Star award in the Fine Jewelry category!!  You can read about it from Wendy here and here. She wore a dress designed by Stacy Lomman (another Rising Star finalist in the Women’s Apparel category). I have two pieces of Wendy’s jewelry, my custom re-designed engagement ring, and the lovely Diana necklace, engraved with my signature. Congratulations to Wendy on this well-deserved recognition!

For those of you who weren’t able to snag this J.Crew Leopard Tippi sweater when it was introduced last fall (sold out fast) it’s now back in stock, and as of this writing it’s currently still available in all sizes offered.

This sweater is really a winner: flattering, lightweight, and work-appropriate. (Looks great under a blazer too.)

And to wrap up this edition of Very Good News, the last couple of weeks it’s been snowing in the Colorado Rockies! We’re getting ready for our annual ski week, and until recently I was starting to worry that there would be less schuss and more (muddy) slush.  #beentheredonethatnofun

One week from today I’ll be hitting the slopes. Think Snow!!

Do you have any good news to share? Any recent fashion or beauty finds?

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  1. January 30, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    You look way better in that shirt than does the model:). *cue wolf whistle*:)

  2. January 30, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Agreed, you out-do the model in showing off this chic sweater. And I had not seen your gorgeous ring before – wow! You and Wendy did some magnificent work. Come post your lovely pic at Visible Monday too, if you have a chance!

    • January 31, 2012 / 4:51 am

      Patti, thanks so much. Wendy did all of the gorgeous work on the ring; I just gave her a very vague idea of what I wanted. I couldn’t be more pleased!

  3. January 30, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    You look fantastic! I love the length of that sweater and you have the most wonderful curves.

    • January 31, 2012 / 4:59 am

      Thank you, Tabitha! Because I’m so short, the sweater is much longer on me than on the model, but I like how it fits.

  4. January 30, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    That’s my kind of outfit, and you look very chic! Good news about Wendy B’s award. Hooray!

    • January 31, 2012 / 5:00 am

      That’s Not My Age, thanks! I was so happy for Wendy; she really does amazing work and deserves the recognition.

  5. January 30, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I love your redesigned engagement ring….very beautiful with the two metals and diamonds! Thanks also for these great links…I was not aware of them but will check them out. I think I’m going to seriously enjoy this blog. A bientot.

    • January 31, 2012 / 5:03 am

      Paris Rendez-vous, merci! I love the mixed metals as well.

  6. January 30, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    Thanks so much for mentioning me and Stacy!

  7. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell
    January 30, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    You look great in whatever you wear, but I really like this sweater. Love me some animal print!
    Congratulations to you too on being featured in Fashion Flash.

    • January 31, 2012 / 4:57 am

      Thanks Debbi! I never seem to tire of a bit of leopard print.

  8. Adrienne Shubin
    January 30, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Wow! That sweater looks so great on you. It’s very, very flattering. It looks better on you than on the J Crew model.

  9. January 31, 2012 / 5:04 am

    You look great in that shirt.

  10. Susan Tiner
    January 31, 2012 / 12:41 am

    I’ve seen that photo of you before and really love it, the slim fitting leopard top and your excellent hair cut. Tres chic.

    I’m so proud of Wendy and Stacy!

    Have a great time skiing.

  11. Terri
    January 31, 2012 / 1:07 am

    What a beautiful sweater this is…another temptation! congrats on becoming part of Fashion Flash Monday.

    • January 31, 2012 / 5:17 am

      Terri, thanks! I’m getting a lot of wear from this sweater.

  12. kathy peck
    January 31, 2012 / 2:37 am

    That sweater looks amazing on you, and I echo everyone’s sentiments, that it looks better on you than the model. Do you have it in any other colors? I love the length of it too. Might be popping into J.Crew tomorrow.

    • January 31, 2012 / 5:19 am

      kathy peck, thank you. I haven’t bought it in other colors, but may give a try. They do have one emerald green color that’s tempting.

  13. Mrs. Jenner
    January 31, 2012 / 3:54 am

    I love the sweater on you! I have three necklaces of Wendy’s and the Diana ring and I love them all. At some point I will have her redesign my engagement ring too. I have to decide what I want still.

    • January 31, 2012 / 5:21 am

      Mrs. Jenner, thanks! Aren’t Wendy’s pieces just spectacular? I’m sure she’ll do an amazing ring for you.

    • February 3, 2012 / 7:16 pm

      Ooh, dying to get my hands on that ring! You know I love a redesign! 😀

  14. January 31, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    Appreciated the new information! Have not checked out No-Nonsense Beauty. Have been following Wendy B’s well deserved success and so happy for her. And the sweater is perfect on you!

    • February 3, 2012 / 7:21 pm

      Judith, thank you! Wendy is really talented and a savvy businesswoman.

  15. Jo Frances
    January 31, 2012 / 8:14 am

    Love the sweater—I think you’ve inspired a group of women to visit the J. Crew website!

    • February 3, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      J.Crew has been hit-or-miss for me, but when they are good, they are very, very good! 🙂

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