From Worth Avenue to the local mall, camo is this fall’s neutral of choice and you won’t be blending in. Instead of conjuring images of your dad’s hunting gear, the new camouflage is on trend and downright sexy. Looking great when mixed with everything from red to navy to burgundy and black, we can all benefit from this trendy pattern. A simple tank dress will be perfect for work when paired with a black blazer and a chunky sandal. This season’s camo bodycon dresses are a great choice for date night when paired with a tailored pump. Teens headed back to class can choose from all styles of jeans, rompers, and jackets. Several collections showing at New York Fashion Week will also be prominently displaying the hue. We should all rejoice because green camo is one of the few colored patterns that flatters all skin tones. The key to wearing it right is to not overdo it. We’ve all seen fashion blunders, and the way to avoid making the mistakes is to keep it age appropriate. This can mean simply adding a camo scarf to a black jumpsuit or carrying a camo bag with a red dress. One of the most wearable trends for everyone that we’ve seen in a few years, there’s definitely a way everyone can benefit from this red hot trend!
Asymmetrical garment features elongate your silhouette and trick the eye, thus making you appear taller and slimmer. This feature works with one-shoulder necklines, one-sleeved garments, asymmetrical hemlines, and also certain fabric color schemes. I’m in love with this beautiful cobalt blue number from Who What Wear featured in my Target collaboration. 💙💙💙
Check out all the checks! Gingham has never been hotter than it is at the moment. Adding a vintage pinup touch to so many different wardrobe pieces, gingham plaid is such a wearable pattern. Hottest is the black and white combo, with navy and white coming in close second. The wonderful thing about this pattern is it’s chameleon-like ability to match nearly all accessories. Red, green, yellow and orange as well as spring’s white accessories all look on trend with gingham check. Why not unleash your inner pinup with this hot spring trend?
What says springtime better than the colorful, dancing movement of pleats? This season, everyone from Azzedine Alaia to A New Day, to Chanel is featuring pleats for spring, and it’s not hard to see why! The basic pleated skirt in a longer length looks great with a vintage band tee knotted at the waist for a casual outing. The same piece also looks wonderful when worn with a classic sandal and a spaghetti strap camisole accented with your best diamond jewels for dinner. Comfortable, and non-binding, pleats are also wonderful travel garments. This season’s items withstand sitting for long periods without so much as a single wrinkle. With an item so versatile, comfortable, on trend, cool and downright stylish, why not channel your inner Marilyn and opt for one of these gorgeous skirts as you spin through spring?
Spring break at the Woodlands Resort was amazing! What a great place for people with kids and vacationing couples alike! They’ve revamped the poolside menu and the food is outstanding! I absolutely loved the Mediterranean flair of the tomato, olive and mozzarella salad. It’s served in a bowl with spherical pieces of cheese mixed in with exotic imported olives, tomato chunks and mixed greens. I ate this every day, it was that good.
They’ve even added an ice cream stand for the kiddoes. The little ones can also enjoy movies in the pool each night and a live DJ on the weekend. There are hula hoop contests, and other games offered as well. The water slide with a waterfall is the show-stopping highlight for children and had a non-stop pattering of little feet racing to get in line the entire week.
There are several eateries right on the grounds. Robards, a top of the line steak house, is always packed. The Tavern, part of the original Woodlands Country Club, is more casual and has a delicious menu. My favorite was custom burger night. Each patron fills out a form a get a burger to your design. Also wonderful was the breakfast buffet.
On this visit, I took full advantage of the workout room as I am preparing for the Mrs. Texas United States Pageant, and getting my rear in gear for the swimsuit competition. There are several elliptical machines and treadmills. It’s a small facility, but has enough to hit all muscle groups. It’s very clean and well attended to.
The rooms at the resort are spacious and luxurious, equipped with cotton pique monogrammed robes, cloud comfy beds and beautiful views from every room. I especially love the poolside rooms which allow for easy running back and forth if you’ve forgotten something. The hotel also has four huge suites.
Also new are the ultra chic cabanas that we wasted no time taking full advantage of. Equipped with a refrigerator, fruits, chilled water and tanning products, its the way to go. You feel like you’re at a luxurious place far away. At 100.00 per day, it’s a great deal so be sure to call early to book.
The only downside to the resort were the yard guys with their blaring leaf-blowers that start outside the rooms at 7 am. We talked to the desk and hopefully they’ll start the work on the gorgeous pool grounds later in the morning. Also, there were a couple housekeepers who were less than friendly, including one who saw me coming behind her and dropped the door on my face. Not all were surly, however, there were many who were kind and helpful.
Overall, this staycation was as close to a world class experience as you can get minutes from home. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center is the hidden crown jewel of Southeast Texas and truly has something to offer for adults and kids alike.