September 06, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

Dear Fashion Friends:

Autumn is almost here! The good people of have some great ideas about how to spruce up your wardrobe for the upcoming months! Here are some of my favorites for an Autumn Bliss!

If you are looking for something formal, I would suggest this beautiful Orange Strapless Bandage Dress (as listed on the AC website. See photo below). What impressed me is the lovely colors. Orange and Yellow are captivating and joyful for they send out a positive vibe at any occasion. Finally, its strapless and V-neck features add a sensual dimension to this enchanting dress. This dress is also available in Blue (see photo below).

Our model wears this dress stunningly (see the main featured image at the beginning of this blog post). Her hairstyle and her choice of accessories and makeup are impeccable. I can see her wearing this enchanting piece when she meets up with her beloved at Iridescence, a restaurant in Detroit, Michigan. Also, imagine dear Fashion Friends, how when she enters the room, the patrons look up and are taken in by her beauty and her unbelievable understanding of fashion. They are oblivious to the “stunning views of the city” as they watch her arrive at her table. “Glow,” Estee Lauder once wrote, “is the essence of beauty.”

The newspaper Daily Detroit has a great quote about this establishment: “Leading-edge cuisine of the finest ingredients, uniquely prepared by an acclaimed chef, served by expert service staff led by maître d’ in extraordinary surroundings” ( For a look at its menu, read ).

If the Spirit of Summer is still with you, I would recommend this Plus Size Sleeveless Patterned Spaghetti Summer Dress (as listed on the AC website. See photo below). This dress lives up to the AC standard when it comes to flower designs. The attire’s front has beautiful brown buttons. Its’ spaghetti straps, as always, augment the attire’s delicacy.

I love how she wears her hair and her selection of eye shadow and lipstick. Her apparent Free Spirit outlook works well with the clothing’s bohemian tone. I can see our stunning model wearing this dress when she meets up with her darling at Gaudino’s in St. Clair Shores, Michigan for lunch. Perhaps today is their anniversary. Imagine, dear Fashion Friends, our modeling opening her apartment door that morning to find a bouquet and a card from her beloved. In that card, there is a quote from Kahlil Gibran: “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” I very much enjoy Gaudino's. I would recommend Gaudino’s delightful menu. You will not be disappointed (See:

I close this blog post with this adorable sweater (listed as Button Detail Sweater on the AC website. Please note: AC is out of stock on this sweater. They do have a “Notify me when this product is available.” All you must do is to provide AC with your email. Please see photo below). The sweater, made from polyester, has these enchanting buttons on the sleeves. The attire, while it goes beautifully with jeans, needs a something more. I would suggest a beige leather jacket and a black fedora hat to complete the outfit.

Our model is captivating. She inspired me to write two fictional accounts about her for my blog posts. (They were “Romantic Rendezvous: A Story” and “Summer Evening in Caseville: A Story.” See the “Blog” link of In those two stories, I wrote about how she confesses to her beloved feelings she has for him. I end the story with two of them meeting up at an Italian restaurant in Grosse Pointe. For those two blog posts, I try to create a world in which the two of them enjoy reading, going to the theater, and savoring life’s intangibles. I can imagine our model wearing this sweater when she and her boyfriend go to see the Tigers play ball at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Before, they met up at the American for Coney Dogs. I end this paragraph with this quote from Robert Brault. I like to think that it captures the essence of what it is I am trying to say: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

If you are ever in Detroit, dear Fashion Friends, I would recommend the American Coney Island. From its website: “The American Coney Island Hot Dog has been a favorite with Detroiters and visitors for nearly a century. The reasons for the great popularity of the American Coney Island is the high quality, specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and our own Keros family secret recipe Coney Island Chili Sauce developed decades ago.” Finally: “Served in a warm steamed bun, it's no wonder the American Coney Island Hot Dog has been such a tantalizing treat that's still hard to beat after all these years!” (See website:

I hope your visit to was an enchanting one.


Gabe xoxo

Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

1 Response


September 07, 2019

beautiful Orange Strapless Bandage Dress is stunning!!!
Love the color blocking. Bandage dresses are so flattering too

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