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Fall Flower Power ~ Classic Dress

November 16th, 2013


Hello and welcome back!!

One of the fun things about being involved in the fashion industry in Austin for so long is being able to establish such wonderful and long relationships with boutique owners, salon stylists, models and more. I have known Patty Hoffpauir, owner of the Garden Room from my New 8 Austin days and we have become great fashion friends and it has been fun to feature her store in some of my television segments and her support with my travels to New York Fashion week has been appreciated. It was also such an honor last May when Patty, a 2012 Trailblazer introduced me as a 2013 Austin Fashion Week Trailblazer.

It was a natural fit for me to choose Patty’s boutique as my first place to shoot some of some of the latest fall trends for gals over 35. She not only carries items with a more expensive price tag, but she also has some super affordable sportswear lines as well. If you need an upscale, fashionable look, Patty is your go-to gal.

This Tracy Reese dress really caught my eye because not because it has a classic shape but if you’re going to do a floral why not do it BIG!! This is the perfect dress for an Austin holiday party or just a night out for a quiet dinner. Throw a simple shawl over your shoulders to ward off the chill and you’re done. The look is accessorized with a mix of bracelets and the red and gold bag is that unexpected accent. My simple patent leather pumps is the classic polish to a timeless look. I love this dress and was the inspiration for my Fashionably Cheryl logo.

TIP: You can’t get as classic as this dress shape. It stands the test of time, is flattering on any body shape and you will have it in your closet forever! Hope you like it as much as I do!

Clothing from The Garden Room

Tracy Reese Floral Dress – $498
Black bangle bracelets: $210
Handbag: Micky London $42.00

Black horseshoe earrings: Caroline – $165.00
Fendi Sunglasses: Borrowed from Joan at the store (thanks!)

Photos:  Gregg Cestaro – www.GreggCestaro.net

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Hi! I’m Cheryl!

          You know the saying, age has its benefits and I am living proof that experience, drive, faith and a little bit of luck will take you places you never imagined.  I can certainly say that being over 50 has been an exciting time for me. I am Austin's first television fashion reporter starting back in 1999 for News 8 Austin and have continued to report on fashion ever since. My sister website, Fashionably Austin continues to be the only all-fashion online fashion outlet allowing me to feature local events, designers and all things Austin Fashion!  I have had fun incorporating my love of fashion, photography, videography, writing, producing and all things creative at all levels of my business. Let's connect, share and have fun during the best decade of our lives!! Cheryl  


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