“I worship Grace Kelly and Jackie O. Both women embodied femininity, were impeccably dressed and maintained a timeless sense of style that could be contemporary in any year.” ~ Elizabeth McKay
I’m always on the look-out for great style and recently discovered designer Elizabeth McKay. Fell in love with just about every look I saw, and was delighted to learn that Tootsies in Houston is hosting an Elizabeth McKay trunk show starting today! From Feb. 27 through March 1, you can see some of these great styles and stock up on some bright, springtime looks just as the season begins to roll in. To give you an idea of her aesthetic, here are some quotes from her website, www.emckay.com.
“I have always been inspired by color. As a child of the 80s, I grew up admiring the powerful colors and whimsical prints of the era. Color and print are the cornerstones of this line and define each collection I create.
“Each print is unique and speaks to me through color. The prints are bold, creative, colorful and conversational. I love matching up my prints with rich and luxurious fabrics – fabrics and textures that convey a feeling of time and place.”
“New this season, the silk Tie Blouse is quickly becoming one of our favorites. The perfect addition as the go-to blouse, tuck it into the Katherine Pant for work or pair it down with jeans. We also love layering this top for CHiC pop.”
“This year, Elizabeth brought back her classic tunic silhouette and embroidered it with details from this season’s favorite new prints.”
“Inspired by one of my eras, the 60s, and named after one of my favorite shows, ‘Mad Men,’ this vintage inspired top adds the perfect pop of print to any outfit.”
“Our staple ‘shirt that started it all’ is the centerpiece of any outfit! Make a statement this season in our classic, fitted blouse. Switch into your boyfriend/husband’s cufflinks to match your jewelry or accessorize your look.”
“Buttons are the centerpiece of our favorite Elizabeth McKay styles and so we brought back an old favorite with our updated signature gold buttons.”
“Easy glamour with a nod toward a classic era. The 50s Dress is the perfect combo of timeless and feminine. Silk cotton with a front slit, fitted bodice and back gold zipper. Wear with ballet sandals for daytime or strapless heel for an evening on the town.”
“The Katherine Pant is crafted for a sophisticated slim fit. Our silk cotton fabric boasts a silky smooth finish and a refined shape that is perfect for the office. Pair it with our Neck-Tie blouse for the perfect fall (or spring, in my book!) look.”
“The perfect shift dress with a retro feel! The Julia Dress has a polished structure and ladylike trend that will flatter any body shape. It will easily become your staple dress for any cocktail party… Pair it with our Julia Jacket for the perfect topper.”
“Streamlined and sophisticated, the Ruffle Top Dress adds an instant ladylike edge. With pleats at the waist and a darted bodice, the minimalist silhouette and subtle details will carry you throughout the season!”
“Slip on our Marilou Dress and transition from day to night in effortless style. Pair this Tunic Dress with tights and boots for an easy daytime look and throw on your highest heels for a night on the town.”
“The bestselling Scotland Ruffle Wrap dress is versatile enough for any occasion and is now available in all of our favorite new prints!
Features ruffles down the front and around the neckline. Fitted front and overlap creates a classic V neckline. Shipped with two interchangeable belts: one to tie around the waist with a bow closure and the other with two gold buttons to dress the outfit up.”
“It’s no secret that Elizabeth McKay loves ruffles! This season, we created a flat, ruffled V-neck collar that enhances the neckline. With a ruffle detail and tie closure at the waist, this feminine blouse is sure to become a staple in your closet… and will add a ladylike edge to any work look.”
What did I tell you? Darling things. Don’t miss the Tootsies trunk show this week… I’ll see ya there!