Lafayette 148 New York: A Fall 2014 Celebration with Women We Love and A $1000 Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

I am so honored to welcome a new collaboration to this blog with the fabulous Lafayette 148 New York!  This fall they are introducing their new line
with a celebration of women called WOMEN WE LOVE.  That is all women…all sizes…all
nationalities…all ages…and all occupations. 
You will find a microcosm of all the amazing women they celebrate HERE (WOMEN WE LOVE).
Since I began blogging, over50feeling40 has become a
celebration of women… and I am excited to join Lafayette 148 New York with this
new campaign and, of course, to show you the amazing clothes in the Fall 2014

When I look at quality, investment pieces, I am really
looking at three main areas:
Fit – Do the clothes fit me well, and are they a
fit for my lifestyle?
Fabrics – Do the materials feel luxurious?
Fun – Are they different from other pieces I
have owned or seen? Do they send a message of strength, visibility and
LAFAYETTE 148 New York answers all of these questions with
great design and quality construction.  I
feel more confident in these clothes than any I have worn in a long time.  Soft cashmere, luxurious silks, buttery
leathers, stretch suede, and top-quality knits were some of the stand out
fabrics for me.  They truly are
fabulous….you will not want to take them off once our colder weather arrives!
The fall collection is perfect for my personal style… tailored pieces with a
!  I love the camel suede leggings
with the suede on the front and a slate gray knit on the back.  Each selection includes exquisite detailing
right down to buttons and trims.  This
collection tells a story of confident women who love to be visible and
joyful.   I so respect Lafayette for a
fall catalog featuring stories of real women ….just like us, ladies…and I
applaud them for the model-selection decision!
The campaign got me to thinking about all of the wonderful
women I have met in my four years of blogging from bloggers to readers to
retail…all of you are the Women I Love!  So, in your honor, Lafayette is hosting a
giveaway…the largest prize in the history of this blog.
Someone is going to win a $1000 Gift Card from Lafayette 148
New York to spend HERE on their website!! 
Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions and the winner will be
announced on Monday, September 15…tell all of the Women You Love, to register…it will be so exciting to see who wins!

Also, I found out after the post originally went live, the contest is only open to those in the U.S.   I am sorry that I did not know this at contest beginning.

Have a joyful beginning to your week!

Note:  I would like to thank NEIMAN MARCUS AT LA CANTERA for their assistance with this photo shoot.  The wonderful ladies who work in the Lafayette boutique area are the best.   San Antonio, here is where you can see these gorgeous clothes. 
Also, thanks goes to ALLISON RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY, click the name for her info! 
Contest disclaimers below.

Today, I am joining in with the bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY! and MONDAY MINGLE and MONDAY BLOOM! where you will see amazing inspiration. 

Last, but not least, Join us for
This week Fashion Flash is hosted by Kari FAB OVER FORTY…look for great reading HERE.  Here is a little about Kari from her website….

Fab Over Forty creator Kari Solyntjes had a dream. Well, an obsession really.That is: to give women – particularly 40+ women, practical but fabulous insights into maintaining their beauty without feeling like surgery or injectables were the only options.So in February 2008, she launched Fab Over Forty – in which she turns her high-wattage make-up mirror on the latest beauty, hair care and skincare tips, products and issues.

CONTEST Disclaimers:
Only valid on and not valid at the Soho Concept store or any other retailer that carries Lafayette 148.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or exchanged for cash value. Cannot be applied to previously purchased items, and cannot be used towards shipping and handling charges, or taxes.

This Contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who on the date of entry are at least 18 years of age and physically located in the United States. Employees of Lafayette 148 New York (‘’The Promoter’’), or their affiliated companies, their immediate families or anyone professionally associated with this Contest and their immediate families are ineligible. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
The Contest will be open from September 7 through September 14.

Disclaimer from Blogger:  I was compensated for this post, but the words and opinions are mine.  Compensation was made in merchandise. 


  1. I had never heard of this company but I love these outfits!! They suit you so well. The outfit with the grey trousers and the tunic length jacket AND THAT PURSE!!! is so you that I think you should wear that everyday! Their style is very much what I am looking for. I will check out their catalogue.

  2. What beautiful clothes! I have never had the means to spend that much on clothing but these are beautiful and look great on you! I think my favorite is the Mystique Coating Wilma Coat. That would truly be an investment piece! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  3. Thank you for visiting my friend, yes I 'm thrilled to be back to blogging…amazing what some R&R will do for mind and soul. WOW!!! what a fabulous giveaway you are hosting with Lafayette 148 … I'm swooning over those camel suede leggings with the suede on the front and a slate gray knit on the back – perfect for autumn (my fav season). You look fabulous in your picks…hugs, Celia M. (HHL)

  4. You look fantastic in these photos Pam! I love the monochromatic look on you-so luxe. The selections are gorgeous from this brand. That leather jacket had me at first sight. I appreciate the timeless style with a modern edge. Congrats on a wonderful giveaway! I'll be sure to share.
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Wow, this is a fantastic giveaway! I've aspired to Lafayette 148 clothing but have never been quite able to afford it. Thanks for this opportunity!

  6. The clothes you are wearing are fabulous! Love the styles and the website has so much to choose from. I love the dresses especially. The outfits you feature above are very flattering on you. Karen

  7. I'm new to your blog Pam! Where have I been? You look fabulous! What a generous giveaway! Thank you for letting me know about it.

    Your new Canadian reader and neighbour in the north!

    ♥ carmen

  8. Love the Sleek Merino Shearling Wing Collar Coat but even the 1K raffle price can cover the price of this gem! This line of clothing is fabulous though – quality through and through! Love the outfits you modeled for us Pam!

  9. They have a lot of lovely things. But I am drawn to the FINE GAUGE MERINO CHARMEUSE BACK LONG CARDIGAN in black. . You look lovely my friend. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity xo

  10. Oh Pam … You are speaking my language with this one! I am very familiar with the luxury and quality of this line! The simple minimal lines of their pieces are always a wonderful backdrop for my love of accessories … which is why Lafayette 148 New York … is usually one of my first stops in Neiman Marcus! Their look book filled with gorgeous luxury pieces … has my heart racing!

  11. My favorite from the fall collection is the Fine Gauge Merino Charmeuse Back Long Cardigan in Rock. I live in styles like these all during cooler weather. Thanks for the draw.

  12. I had never heard of this brand name, but loved the classic style. The Carol dress, for instance, would always be in style, although I would have to wear it with a jacket or sweater.

  13. oh my goodness, what an absolutely wonderful giveaway, thank you for hosting Pam and thank you to Lafayette 148 NY for their generosity! i am loving all of their coats..such amazing beauty! but also this skirt: LOFTY CREPE KAYLIN SKIRT is so so pretty!!XXX

  14. I hope I entered correctly, Rafflecopter never makes it easy to tell. What a wonderful giveaway, Pam, and a great opportunity for you AND your readers. Wow! XO, Jill

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