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New Mom? Fall 2023 Styles Just For You

Hey y’all! I recently had a conversation with my cousin in Texas who said she just sometimes had trouble finding good clothes for her body since she has had kids. She had several including twins, I remember when she first made the family announcement that she was expecting. What a joyous time.

So, anyway, I thought I would put together a few suggestions that are great for a new mom or just a tired one. These are right in line with the new Fall 2023 trends and will cover you up in the right places. Just remember you and your new family are beautiful, men could never deal with a pregnancy. We are strong!

 The Chunky Sweater

Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Sweater

    Puffy Black Coats, a classic. And this Moncler one in the fashion shop.

Burberry Parka Jacket

Art inspired clothing (like mine). This Akris dress is a perfect statement piece for the office.

Akris Kaleidoscope Shift Dress

 Denim skirts like this flowy Wash Lab Maxi Skirt

Wash Lab Denim Maxi Skirt

What do yall think? Dont stress about your bodies, you’re beautiful any kind of way. There’s always something to wear to flatter you, no matter your shape!



Malinda Frances Knowles

High-Fashion Durag

So Rihanna is gracing the cover of British Vogue in a durag. And, well, durags have been making their appearance on the red carpet too. Guapdad reportedly wore an 11 foot durag “train” and Solange Knowles wore a durag to the Met Gala in 2018. I find the trend to be really cool but I feel like you have to have some guts to wear a durag on the red carpet.

What do you think of the trend?




Malinda F. Knowles

Cute New Shoes at The FFANY Shoe Show 2013

This week I attended the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Shoe Show 2013 in midtown and was in shoe heaven! There were plenty of shoes from over a hundred brands and the suggested retail price for many of them were well within reason. New York showrooms were open this week for market as well.  Shoe lovers, get in here!

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I whirled through three floors of shoes and my favorite and the funkiest shoe was from J.C. Dossier. But as these shoes are not on the market yet and knock-off brands are rampant, I won’t be able to share them with you. I can tell you, however, that they were some of the most creative, kooky and colorful wedge heels I’ve ever seen! They will be in stores soon. Apart from those, I adored a pair of Kiss & Tell blue ruffled booties (pictured below), a pair of NYLA orange spiked sandals (above), and several from Six London (may have photos soon).

I also ran into Ivy Reyes of Luichi NY, a fellow FITer, who showed me some new dark blue python shoes (below) with a high-backing, apparently a big trend for the upcoming season.  London Trash also had several shoes with a high-back (pictured below).


Wedge sneakers, spikes, high-rising heels (like London Trash above) and sequins seemed to be dominant trends at the Show.

The most innovative pair of shoes were from Cassandra Droogan of Protect Your Shoes In Style (PYSIS). She created a pair of boots that will go over your expensive pair of heels if you happen to be out in unfavorable weather conditions. Seems like a solution to me, instead of trying to change shoes all the time. I did not try them on but Cassandra modeled them below.


I also ran into Melissa Tierney, FFANY Social Media Chair and Creator of Look 4 Less, a page about putting a look together on a budget. I was struck by Melissa’s necklace and pretty blouse who told me she got them from Target and H & M for about five dollars. I was wearing a white leather and linen Vince jacket, blue Kelly Wearstler skirt, my Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a white blouse from H &M.

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Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles