Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mission Shopping - RL Denim

I am a huge fan of denim and Ralph Lauren fashions. I have a good collection of dark, medium and white denim skirts; pencil, a-line and flair. I am always on the look out for the perfect length and perfect shape. Ralph Lauren seems to have the edge on the best denim skirts. The above RL pencil skirt hits me at the perfect spot, just slightly above the knee, petite and is a shape that flatters showing curves and style. A timeless piece from likely five plus years ago.   

This skirt and several very much like it are permanent fixtures in my closet. I am constantly in search of the perfect pieces to go with them. They can be casual to dressy depending on my mood. The Palm Beach, Worth Avenue Ralph Lauren store is unique. It typically carries only the top designer, "Purple Label" thus catering to the Palm Beach crowd. Not an outlet by any stretch. 

After all of the snow-birds head back north, I always check in for sales, and they are good. To go with my denim skirt I found the above CELIA BLEACHED DENIM PUMP, and the  Indigo Flag Cotton Sweater.  I know thinking sweater in July is silly but this girl does plan ahead especially when 40% off an already almost 1/2 price.  Mission shopping.    

Ralph Lauren’s “Rivera” gingham evening dress
I have tried these on together and they are a great combination. The heel on the shoes are a bit higher than I usually wear, 4 inches, however after giving them a good test drive in the store, I believe I can manage for a dressy outing. They certainly elevate the skirt and sweater look.  

I love this type of shopping. You are adding to and enhancing your wardrobe with brands, labels and styles that are timeless and can be worn many different ways. These are not thrift store items and I will take quality over quantity any day. You are worth it and investing in your wardrobe enhances your self-esteem and femininity. Head high, smile in place and with a "look at me" confidence.  

Just look at First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices.  A look, confidence and attitude to emulate.   

Escape into a beautiful style.  

Note: There is an interesting side story on why Ralph Lauren feels free to merchandise with the American Flag. According to Wikipedia: In 1998, the Star-Spangled Banner, the original 1813 flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem, was historically preserved by a $10 million contribution to Save America's Treasures from Polo Ralph Lauren. The flag was then unveiled on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in a new gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, in Washington D.C.  



  1. Hey, Rhonda,

    As always, an excellent article... especially for us girls of, shall we say, a certain age who still enjoy dressing nicely and fun.

    As for the inclusion of Melania, I am of two minds. While on the one hand I can appreciate your sense of inclusion, knowing you believe as you do--as I do, as well--I would only call your attention to this article by Robin Givhan, The Washington Post's fashion columnist:


    But as always, thanks for your wonderful blog!