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Fall/Winter 2017 collections
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Fall/Winter 2017 Collections: Dare to Wear the New Power Mood

There's a power in the Fall/Winter 2017 collections that is less about the clothes and more about how a woman wears them. This season, use fashion to express who you are in confident statement pieces in a rich new color palette that enhance your character. Stocking boots give an edge… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • October 13, 2017
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7 Shoe Trends for Fall 2017: There’s Something for Everyone

A rarely utilized feat in fashion is focused on the feet... Statement Shoes! Whether combat boots clomping down a silent runway, pumps with sculptural, jewel-like heels glinting, or chunky velvet boots made for walking, there are plenty of statement-making shoe trends from which to pick. And, that doesn't even take into… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • September 6, 2017
fall fashion trends
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Perfectly Petite: Sizing Matters in Fall Fashion Trends

As if we needed a reminder that fall fashion trends should be fun, this season isn’t bashful with traditional prints (like polka dots and plaids and florals) playing along with whimsical patterns. For every minimalist, there is a MAXimalist dressing with peacock prowess. But what if you're PETITE? Petites are… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • August 13, 2017
fashion addict
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7 Signs You’re A Fashion Addict

Fashion is more than the clothes you put on your body or the shoes on your feet. If you're anything like me, you've spent months - nay, YEARS studying the world and have become familiar with the designers, the models and the critics in the industry. You subscribe to the "required reading" list...… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • July 7, 2017
summer vacation wardrobe
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6 Rules for the Perfect Summer Vacation Wardrobe

Holidays were once a time to get away from it all, but now, with social media, everyone shares every moment, so what you're wearing is important. It's time to put together your summer vacation wardrobe with the same thought and care that you do your work and evening closets. From… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • June 23, 2017
top fashion trend
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Summer’s Top Fashion Trend: Bold Head-to-Toe Color

In fashion terms, monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one color that have different textures and/or similar shades of that color for an overall tonal look. While mixing patterns can look a bit fussy and color-blocking a bit kitschy, wearing a single shade is a simpler, cleaner approach to putting… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • June 4, 2017
top spring fashion trends
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10 Top Spring Fashion Trends… You Must Give In!

This season, fashion is focused on emboldening women through easy, beautiful clothes that seem to augment rather than merely add ornament. Designers returned to the classics, but with a shift - reimagining new proportions, color palettes, fabrics, and silhouettes. So let's get seduced by SPRING with the ten top spring… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • March 22, 2017
Stripes Fashion Trend
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Spring for the STRIPES Fashion Trend

This season, there's a stripe for everyone... In fact, stripes should be considered the newest neutral in your closet! As useful as all the black, white, and basic pieces you've gathered over the years. On one hand, stripes have sailor-style and a playful punch, and yet, they also have a… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • March 7, 2017
uniquely you
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Your Personal Style: Blend in or be Uniquely You

When it comes to personal style, some women may go to extremes to blend in or to stand out. The reality is we're all just trying to feel our best, no matter what's going on in our lives. Today, image is everything. The way we present ourselves can absolutely change… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • February 20, 2017
Power Dressing
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Power Dressing and the Message You Send With Clothing

I have to admit, I’m frequently shocked at what people consider “safe for public consumption” when it comes to their attire these days. It’s like the communication of clothing has gone the way of cursive handwriting, and the only thing that matters is the wearer’s personal comfort. Call me old-fashioned,… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • February 2, 2017
fashion tricks
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10 Fashion Tricks to Tackle This Year

Do you have legs that never seem to end? How about slim shoulders, a swan-like neck, or a voluptuous rear? Don’t be afraid to show off your most beautiful and special attributes. This will not only help your personal style, you’ll be more confident overall. Most of the time, we turn… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • January 23, 2017
Pantone Color of the Year 2017
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Pantone Color of the Year 2017: GREENERY in Fashion and Interiors

In the past several years, Pantone has played about the cooler end of the color spectrum. Baby and fuchsia pinks, periwinkle blues, and rich maroons have ruled the palette planet. For 2017, get to know the Pantone Color of the Year, GREENERY! A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic… Read More
  • Wendi McGowan-Ellis |
  • January 2, 2017

About Wendi McGowan-Ellis

Wendi McGowan-Ellis

With over 20 years entrepreneurial experience, Wendi McGowan-Ellis designs, creates, and runs WENDISTRY, a contemporary hand-painted handbag and accessories atelier with a focus on capsule collections, “slow fashion” standards, and artisanal functionality. Shown at New York Fashion Week, each highly curated colorway is a collector's item individually SIGNED and NUMBERED as a limited edition piece. Wendistry... Wearable. Modern. Art.Wendi is also the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Lifestyle Frisco, and is well-known as a Dallas-based blogger, tastemaker, designer, and lifestyle curator.

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