Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Less is not always MORE

I wanted to post a blog about a few jewelry items I recently purchased, but due to camera technical difficulties with uploading, that is not happening. But it got me to thinking about my M.O. when it comes to accessories- jewelry, scarves, purses, shoes, sunglasses, watches, etc... I just love to pile it an extent. I wouldn't wear huge earrings with a huge necklace necessarily, but I think in certain situations it can work.

One of the best things about fashion is you can make your own rules. I think it is important to not follow too many and just wear what makes you happy. Wear what works on you, what makes you feel good, not necessarily what works on someone else. If you feel beautiful wearing the big necklace and big bracelet and big cocktail ring, ROCK IT! If you are comfortable in what you are wearing, you will own that look, make it your signature style and create your own set of rules. How do you think all of our fabulous designers got to where they are today?...I can tell you it wasn't from staying inside the lines..they went outside of the box.

Sorry Chanel- I know you say to take off the last piece of jewelry you put on..and there is a time and a place for that, but I say only take it off if you want to. Rules are in fact meant to be broken..right?! I was reading Glamour magazine the other day and came across a picture of a woman with a big, crimson flower in her hair. I thought "that looks so boho glam!" Then I noticed a big black bar across her eyes as to not embarrass her as Glamour stated big hair accessories are a fashion no-no. In the past, when I was less confident in my style, I would have probably listened thinking I must look a fool if I wear my huge flower clips out in public. Shame on you Glamour. Save the black bars for people that sport acid wash jeans. ;)

If you exude confidence in what you are wearing, people will pick up on that..even if it isn't their style. At work, the ladies will always tell me "I saw this was just so you." I think to them, it may seem a little over the top for their taste, but I take it as nothing more than a compliment. :)

These are some people that I look to for fashion inspiration when it comes to accessorizing:

Rachel Zoe
I love her 70s style. Love love love and love. Bananas!
Margherita Missoni

Nicole Richie

The best accessory a gal can adorn herself with is confidence. So ladies, no matter what your style is, minimalist, glam, boho, hippy, vintage...OWN IT, ROCK IT, EMBRACE IT!


  1. Love it, so true...who is Glamour to say what is hot & what is not, if you can rock it, do it! BTW I die for Mrs. Zoe :)

  2. you're completely right. the best accessory IS confidence! i LOVED this post, so inspirational.

  3. Thanks girls! :) Love Rachel Zoe...she is a character!