I'm committed to wearing a solid column of garments as an easy and flattering base for a million accessory variations. This week, I'm going to explore the variations possible with a column, using a different neutral each day. ... View the Post
Archives for July 2012
July 2012 - Page 2 of 3
How to find vintage brooches? All of these are currently available on Etsy, and all are of the brand Coro...
search for both "brooch" and "pin", and even "broach", if you can bear to decide up front what your tolerance is for wear and tear: scratched enamel, yellowed rhinestones etc. check the description carefully - some pieces are sold JUST for dismantling and using parts for repair - the are NOT wearable "as is" Make sure that you're choosing brooches of a similar size, if you plan to group them. Unless you want a variety of sizes, in which case - go for it! If you see a design or pattern that you love, be patient, and check all over the internet. Most of these designs were made in a variety of colors, and you ... View the Post
It's a necklace made of silk! I've always felt that scarves were essentially silk jewelry, and this really proves the theory.
1. Bias fold the scarf.
2. tie a knot in the middle of the scarf
3. tie two more knots, equally spaced on either side of the middle knot
4. if you want the "necklace" to be shorter, tie a couple more knots on either side of the middle knot. Please note that the knots do NOT have to be perfectly matched, nor perfectly spaced.
5. the the ends of the scarf in a tiny knot. Voila - necklace!
Yes, this still touches your neck, in the back, a little bit. Worst case is you can take the scarf off easily, and carry it 'til you get to work, ... View the Post
It might seem "out of season" to be thinking about a shawl, but it's well worth planning ahead in order to be prepared to wear this beauty. Fifty-five inches square, and an almost sheer blend of cashmere and silk, these shawls can be worn as a light layer in even the warmest weather - never forget the blast of air conditioning in every restaurant this time of year. Or use it to cover up during a long car trip... ... View the Post
Please note: I have NEVER accepted merchandise, nor money, from ... well... anybody, in exchange for my work on this blog. My meager earnings come from Google, if and when anybody clicks on an ad on this site. At this stage, my earnings per hour are a few cents... So when I choose an image to represent in my vignettes, it is chosen because it is the best image I can find to express my ideas and dreams.
That said, if Yohji Yamamoto wants to give me that striped and dotted skirt in the first frame, I'd like the largest size available... ... View the Post
If you don't feel comfortable with big pieces of jewelry, but you still want a sort of "statement", consider tripling up on your jewelry. (for some reason, it works really well with odd numbers).
Tiny brooches, like those shown above, take on a new level of impact when grouped. (these pins are about one inch across). You can do this very effectively with bracelets too. Sometimes, with necklaces. Earrings... could be tricky...
Pins are particularly fun - the variety of designs available is staggering! Were you to suddenly decide that you wanted to find five brooches that looked like feathers, or vegetables, or hearts, or ballerinas - they're out there.
This can be great fun. And some of these ... View the Post
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Why yes, I have styled this scarf before, in very different colors... ... View the Post
You KNEW there was one more dress waiting somewhere, didn't you? This one is particularly lovely for those among us who can wear belts with confidence. But most of these accessories will work well for any beige dress, of any cut or contour! ... View the Post
I can also be found today over at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I explore the possibilities of traveling for a quick business trip using grey and lavender...
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But his popular reputation (you know, the cartoon paintings) doesn't really do justice to his creativity. There's a big show about his work at the Art Institute of Chicago right now, which I can highly recommend. My view of his talent has changed completely... ... View the Post
These were the accessories I used; I think I remembered everything...
And these were the outfits I wore. I'm sure I forgot something, but this is the general gist of what I'm wearing, so far... ... View the Post