One of my favorite things about cooler weather is being able to wear a jacket again.
I invest the bulk of my clothing budget on jackets. I value them because a great navy blazer can transform a humble pair of jeans and a white tee into an appropriate look for almost any casual event. Jackets help me to appear more slim and polished, no matter what else I wear.
For almost any special event, I can wear a unique jacket with my basic black top and pants to create a great look. I wore a very similar jacket recently here. That jacket was sold off my back, so I found this one to replace it. Both jackets are by IC Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com where you can receive 15% off your purchase until the end of December with the code; Holidays.
Accessories can finish a look with pizzazz, but too many accessories can tip the balance of elegance. I have learned to look at what I am wearing with a critical eye before going out the door. Since I cut my hair shorter, I now wear small stud earrings to cover my ear piercings. When wearing larger statement earrings, I never wear a necklace with them. That is just too much going on around my face especially when wearing sunglasses. If I wear a hat, I do not wear any jewelry near my face.
There is no magic formula for knowing when to remove or add accessories, but two statement areas in one look are my limit. For example, in the summer I may wear a simple tunic with a long bold necklace and a stack of three bold but different bracelets on one arm. If I added bold silver earrings to the look, it would take me over the edge.
I am wearing a tank and pants from my collection in these photos. More inventory is on the way to replace all of the pieces that have sold out. You can visit my shopping site here. Use the search feature or click on the department links to see all the available items. I am listing more items today!