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Monthly Archives December 2018

Plans for New Year’s Eve – figure out where you’re going.

Diana Vreeland once said “A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you’re living in the dress.”   Makes you think right?

I have been keeping an eye out for my New Year’s Eve outfit – a fabulous dress with sparkle and shine.  But, the problem is, I don’t actually know where I am going yet.  Weeks ago I wrote about getting your holiday plans in order, but sadly I haven’t taken my own advice.  I have a flyer for an event in Oakland which boasts of being one of the best New Year’s Eve parties of  the Bay, but somehow I hadn’t been driven to purchase the ticket.

When I watched, “The Eye has to Travel,” I found myself struck by the words of Diana Vreeland, I realize that I have to get myself together…I vow to have a place to celebrate by next Friday.Stay tuned.

Your Style Will Come Together

I have often advised clients to buy what they like.  Most of the hesitation comes when they remember that they currently have nothing to match the item of clothing they are considering purchasing.  But that is just it. If you never buy an item, you can’t possibly have something to match it later.

I am often struck when an outfit emerges out of pieces that I bought separately and often years apart.  When getting complimented on outfit, I often find myself telling the observer – Oh I got the shoes in New York and the shirt at a thrift store in California, and the scarf on a trip to Florida while at a conference. It’s probably more than they want to know, but I feel so thrilled about my accomplishment I overshare.

When you buy things you like, you can easily pull things together that “go” well.

When you buy pieces you like, the outfit comes together.

An prime example here is my sister, who I styled in some of my clothing for a fashion event in San Francisco.  I had been having this BCBG satin jacket with pink and orange lining for years.  I bought these embroidered boots from Rainbow in Vallejo, CA last year.  Who could have imagined that the pieces would complement each other so well?  The answer to that question is, well, me.  I mean on a deeper level, I know that items I buy go together because they are items I  like. I  bought the items because they were things I found stylish and very much items that I could see on my body.

This is just to say that you must buy things that you like, doing so is the best way to ensure that your style will come together.