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Style File: A New Look at New York & Company

December 7, 2010

This week I am revisiting New York & Company.  Taking an overall look at their fashion since the last time I shopped their store in the mall and online in 2008.  Their clothes have gone from fab to drab without notice, more like downhill from zero to 60 seconds and it wonders me as to how there could have been such a dramatic switch from the gleam-glam of styles that seemed to have been a level of perfection that suited them well to the hidious collection they kept attempting to pawn off onto customers are ridiculous prices.

From one post card to another, emails left and right, I lost the spirit of shopping their stores and website due to a downturn of styles and selections that just kept leaving a sour taste in my mouth.  Tossed all of the sales promotions, and gazillions of emails gone unread or simply deleted.  Just had no interest in what they were selling.  Didn’t like their clothes at all!  However, this season they’ve seemed to have stepped up and gotten my attention, dancing to a whole new tune of fashion.

I’m not your usual run of the mill leather and faux fur jacket kind of girl, but I certainly know a good jacket when I see one.  They describe this hip jacket as having features that includes faux fur lining, two front pockets, snap and button closure, and white topstitching. It hits at hip.  The shell and lining is polyester.  The faux fur trim at collar and lapels are acrylic and polyester.  Marked down from $129.95, you can get this at a steel of $90.96.  What chic way to stay warm.

Here’s another hot little number my daughter would love to sink her teeth into.  This P-Coat screams attention with its military style appeal.  I love the closure on this coat, its pocket setting, and the straps on the sleeves, and the single button detail in the back makes this coat stylish and sophisticated.  It’s fully lined and the shell is a combination of wool, polyester and rayon, and the lining is polyester.  They also marked this coat down from $149.95 to $89.97.  Can you believe that?  That’s about a 40% savings they are passing down to you.  I have a black one similar to it, but it has like a two-button detail in the back holding up a mini belt.  I give this jacket 2 snaps!

Now, let’s get away from the wintery wear and step into the glam of evening excitement.  I sort of fell in love with his hot topic.  You’re sure to be a pleaser wearing this cocktail dress New Year’s eve.  And ladies, you know we all have to have at least one little black dress in our closet.  I give two thumbs up to this one.  It’s subtle, not too busy, and has a classy appeal to it.  You could have fun with the shoes, too, but to be on the safe side, I’d keep even the shoes on the simple side.  Don’t over do the dress with too busy or gawdy shoes or unnecessary accessories.  That would take away from the entire look. 

This strapless satin stretch Rosette dress features a no-slip elastic band inside top of bust, has a back zip closure and back slit.  It is lined and hits at the mid-thigh.  The shell and lining of the dress is Polyester.  Hand washing this dress is recommended for care.  You can dazzle your wardrobe by purchasing this dress of elegance at a riveting price of $69.96, marked down from $99.95.

Moving right a long.  Anyone who really knows me, knows I’m sweet on sweaters.  Clicking around the New York & Company site I clicked on this cute little cardigan sweater.  I love the color and the way the double ruffle collar starts at the shoulders and comes down at the center to the bottom of the button-down closure.  Very chic!  I can throw a cami underneath, slip into an attractive pair of ivory or beige lined slacks, slip on my ivory Brazilian T-strap high heel sandals I purchased from Cathy Jean at the Westside Pavilion Christmas 2008, and step out looking classier than ever.  But that’s just my vision as to how I would wear it.  Others may see wearing it in a whole new light.  The cardigan sweater features a handsome price of $34.96.  You are getting a 30% discount off the regular price of $49.95.

These are just a small handful of some of the treasures I wouldn’t mind adding to my already overloaded wardrobe. This year New York & Company is continuing to make strides in their assortment of fashion.  Let’s see how they do in 2011.

All  photos on this post are from New York & Company.

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