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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Gabby Douglas’
Posted: February 14th, 2013

gabby-douglasFashion statements are red this month — and today’s Valentine’s Day mantra might be “buy something red.” Take a look at the red dresses rocking the runway during The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2013 right here. The New York Daily News covers it in style with 27 fabulous fashion ideas modeled by everyone from Gold-medal Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas – pictured above — to Kelly Osbourne.

Today is the perfect day to buy a little red dress. Here’s a link to the terrific selection at Macy’s – for teens to women in styles for career, casual and glamorous evening wear.

Here’s a link to JCPenney’s red dresses – one adorable peplum number from Bisou Bisou is only $35 — how can we choose just one?

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

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Posted: November 2nd, 2012

Members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team—which earned a record number of golds for women—from left: Missy Franklin, swimming; Gabby Douglas, gymnastics; Kayla Harrison, judo; Allyson Felix, track and field; Carli Lloyd, soccer.

These awesome women made gold more than an accessory at the Olympics.

Glamour magazine’s 2012 Women of the Year issue, photographed entirely by 114 women, hits newsstands and homes Nov. 6.

It’s a celebration of women — in sports and everywhere else.

Speaking of great and golden women, Gannon University and the Erie Insurance Arena will host the NCAA Division II Elite 8 women’s basketball championship tournament in March 2014.

WOOHOO and congrats to my tennis bud, Gannon University President Keith Taylor on one great achievement for Gannon University and Erie.  Read all about it here. The Gannon women’s basketball team went to the Elite 8, a few years ago.

Read more about the current Gannon women’s team here.

If you remember — some other local women brought big crowds to Erie in 2011, when Mercyhurst and Erie hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Hockey Championship tournament.

Golden girls are all around us! Go girls!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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Posted: August 10th, 2012

Not just for sport or court, colorful shoes are hot topics!

It’s back to school and when that kid of yours picks up the chartreuse must-have high tops, don’t freak. Color is big. Last week, I posted my new lime-green kicks. They’re not just for the court. Yellow, pink and bright blue sneakers, flats and sandals are trendy and the cute leopard ballet flats are still in fashion. The photo at left is from TLC. Check out more colorful footwear at Seventeen Magazine.

Skinny jeans are staying — and in colorful patterns, leopard prints, paisleys and much more.

The 80s are back. I’m not sure if I’m glad or scared, but slightly puffed shoulders are returning for the younger set, and so are ruffles. In a fashion shoot for our September issue of Her Times, we dressed a model in a striped and ruffled blouse from The Limited. I had one just like it in the 80s. Tops are also sporting polka dots, prints, plaids and patchworks. It looks like someone raided my 1980s closet! Check out a cute jean jackets with puffed sleeves at Seventeen Magazine.

This utility jacket from Forever 21 is one of the hot trends — $24.80, and some fashionistas claim sleeveless blazers are in. In my day, we called those vests, and it’s nice to see them back. So are bomber jackets.

And houndstooth is still here – so hang on to your black and whites.

In other fashion news:

Penn State is putting names on the backs of their football uniforms breaking with a long-term tradition. I bring this up because I am a Penn State grad.

The Olympics featured some awesome clothing styles (but it would have been nice if they had all been made in the USA) for our athletes. Seeing Gabby Douglas in sparkling pink and Serena Williams in a sharp gray jacket was a surprise. Our red, white and blue was kind of hard to find among some of the U.S. team uniforms on occasion. But then again, it seemed all the international athletes wore a lot of color — not just their own country’s flag hues. There’s nothing wrong with color, but I had trouble picking out the Americans at times. My hubby pointed out tiny flags on sleeves and above the heart on some uniforms.

Enjoy you week in style!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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