As much as I love clothes and accessories
all too often lately
I seem to find myself staring at my collections
still feel utterly lost at what to wear.
Some of this probably has to do with
a few pounds that have crept on uninvited ...
but even taking that into account
I couldn't quite put my finger on my inability
to get fired up about getting dressed lately.
So last week I did something
I hadn't done in way too long.
I took time off to literally
'get my house in order'
especially my closet and bedroom.
I cleaned and organized both top to bottom!
And very soon after
I could feel my dressing creativity coming back.
I don't know why it took me so long.
I know full well by now I am most creative
when my life/home are in order.
Plus it's a heck of a lot easier to style an outfit
when your not pulling pieces from the floor!
style an outfit
start with a particular piece or an occasion.
This Saturday's outfit began with some new sequin appliqued jeans from Anthropologie
The occasion was a morning of errands
followed by a casual lunch with my husband and son.
Casual drama was my goal of the day!
And nothing brings fast and easy drama to jeans
like a fantastic kimono
from my favorite San Diego boutique Le Bel Age!
I added in my suede mules from Seychelle
that despite the heel
are one of the most comfortable shoes I own!
A long suede bag, hat and a large collection of my vintage accessory pieces
I had an outfit that made running Saturday errands so much more fun!
I made these cuffs with suede and vintage brooches!
I have for quite a while assembled charm necklaces
from my petite jewelry.
Being a woman of large stature
the petite pieces would simply get lost on me ...
So collecting them on chains
turns them into statement pieces!
The little frame locket above
has a picture of my darling daughter
who turns 25 this week!
The simplicity of a top and jeans
meant I was all open for a
more is more
Pulling out all my favorite brass based pieces!
A look with this much accessorizing
calls for a simple pared down hair style.
Two low ponies wrapped in buckskin leather
kept my hair simple.
Pulling out my vintage collections
reminded me how much I adore these memory pieces
so later this week I will be back with a
Vintage Necklace DIY
in case you'd like to make one of your own!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life