Monday, February 29, 2016


What better way to spruce up an outfit than to accessorize! A really amazing necklace can be just the statement piece, to do the job. Popular ones today are the curtain falls, hearts, tassles, beaded and chain links. 
Your neckline garment dictates which length necklace you would choose. If you have a rounded boat collar, you would want to elongate it with a longer, chain.
A V-neck collar calls for a medium length necklace that ends nicely in the middle of the V. Beaded, link chains and chokers compliment this neckline well. 
If your chosen outfit is conservative, choose a statement necklace that is larger and bolder in size and color.
If your chosen outfit makes its own statement, tone down the accessory with a delicate thin, simple necklace.
Costume jewelry is a great go to for quick, stylish affordable accessorizing. Be sure to include golds, silvers, bright colors, pastels and neons.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Handbags & shoes..........what to do?

Light brown bag paired with mustard yellow pumps

 In fashion, do we still have to follow the old style belief of matching your purse to your shoes?


Today's fashion has done away with those restrictive rules.

Depending on the outfit, it is a great fashion statement to mix and match your shoe and purse colors.

When sporting browns, tans or beige, shoes or bags, mustard yellows, golds, or neutrals will complement nicely.

Carrying a multi-colored purse of silver, grey and black? A grey, silver or black shoe will complement the outfit. Because the bag is somewhat busy, be sure to keep the colors of the outfit simple, basic and toned down.

Same rule applies for a wild leopard purse pattern. Your shoes can add a burst of vibrant color like orange, red, green and pink. If the shoes are leopard, make sure the purse pops the vibrant color. Remember, too much leopard print overdoes it. Make a decision on whether or not the leopard will roar from the outfit, bag, shoes, hat or other accessory. Pick one!

Lastly, have fun with your shoes and bags. Match a pastel pump with a bright purse, or vice versa.  Also, mix and match the textures and fabrics. It's perfectly okay to wear a patent leather purse with a suede shoe, a suede purse with a leather shoe, or anything in between.

 The more busy the outfit pattern and colors, the more simple and basic the purse and handbag, and vice versa.  Experiment, explore, express yourself and have fun!

Grey, silver and black leather bag paired with grey suede pumps

Suede leopard handbag paired with suede orange peep toe pumps

Pale pink peep toe leather pumps paired with emerald green leather handbag