I am not a huge accessorizer. Which is sad, because I love accessories on other people. I know that a nice statement necklace, a scarf, or pretty earrings can pull an outfit together yet I neglect to go that extra mile.
It’s something I hope continuous feedback from all of you will help me with.
I mean, it was less than a month ago that I admitted I was a beltaphobe, and here I am a converted beltaholic. So if anything, I am teachable.
Let’s take scarves, for instance. Just a nice little suggestion of a scarf from Rena on my boyfriend jacket/teal tunic outfit led me to try one out on this outfit:
Jacket: Petite Sophisticates $4.69
Teal Tunic #2 : Apt. 9 $2.29 – I had so many compliments on my Ann Taylor tunic, I had to ride the momentum and try out my other one! I’m shameless, aren’t I?
Jeans: Apt. 9 $4.59 – check out the length on the jeans – how do you like me now, whaat! (My boyfriend’s 10-year-old daughter Sophie helped me get that phrase just right, including the spelling!)
Boots: Transit $6.59
Total Cost: $18.16
Sophie also voted this as my best outfit yet. She’s one of my top fashion advisers.
As I mentioned above, aside from Sophie’s input, this outfit is the result of listening to suggestions and learning from other blogs.
I bought this Petite Sophisticates jacket months before I started this blog. I absolutely loved it, but it sat in my closet because I had no idea how to wear it. I kept searching for the perfect brown skirt or pants to go with it, I considered wearing it with black or tan, but nothing seemed to work.
So when I started writing this blog and reading about how other people wear short jackets, I finally found the answer with a pair of jeans and a tunic. Then Rena suggested a scarf with I wore my other tunic, and here I am, looking very fashionable to a 10-year-old. Are there any adults out there that agree this works?
A couple more things about scarves – for March, I am planning on using the Inspirational Calendar for my daily looks, and 3 of the days have scarves as part of the ensemble. So I know I will wear a scarf at least 3 times in March. That’s more than I did in February, right?
And finally, have you seen this excellent scarf-tying tutorial? I probably should have used the second method for my scarf above, don’t you think? I think I’ll ask Sophie….
(By the way, she likes it the way I did it!)