Thursday, August 20, 2009

Make It or Break It With Accessories

Growing up, and even throughout college, people always told me that I was soo stylish. Which is funny, because on my list of aspirational adjectives, I don't even think I'd put stylish or fashionable on the list.

In reality, I think I'm just very adept in bringing one little item to an outfit that makes it seem special. In short, a fabulous accessory.

Usually, my go-to accessory for bringing outfits together is earrings. In this case, the gold made the blue of the dress pop in a way that silver never could have.

And in this case, the blue of the earrings really popped and brought the focus up to my face.And on some occasions, accessories would over-complicate things. In this pic, it's all about the color of the dress (HOT PINK!) and the hair. Anything else would be too much, in my opinion...

And sometimes, accessories take a backseat to practicality. Can you see the tiny snowflakes in my hair? Cuteness be damned, it was freezing. Of course, I didn't actually take that motto to heart because most of the people around me were wearing hats and earmuffs but I was freezing my ears off for those fab faux-pearls.
And in some cases, many cases, it's all about the shoes. Fabulous, terrifyingly-high shoes. (In this pic I realize they don't look that high, but these suckers are 4 inches, minimum. Which is a lot for me considering I'm 5' 7.5".)
And then, of course, sometimes accessories are all for naught and the only thing you can do is smile. Because it's one of the best accessories of all.
But just to be on the safe side, I always tend to remember that it's all about the accessories.

Bet you thought I was referring to the classy tent-gown and awesome hat (and diploma), didn't you? Heck no, it's all about the (red!) shoes. That are mostly hidden in this pic, but whatever. It's too much work to find another pic without my beloved computer.

So, in no particular order, my favorite accessories of choice are: shoes, earrings, and hair.

I am needing a bit of spice in my wardrobe, so do spill: what are your favorite accessories right now? What are you dying to try? Link it to me, baby!

Happy Thursday!

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9 Classy Comments:

Musings of a Housewife said...

Okay, you are just so cute. I was never that cute. So I love, LOVE sky-high heels. I have a new pair that I love to death. Problem is, I usually have on jeans, and no one sees them. But I do have a love/hate relationship with dresses and rarely wear them.

I also love ear rings (and bracelets). Occasionally I'll do the accessorizing thing with a necklace but not usually.

And of course, with me, it's ALL about the handbag! :-)

So my favorite accessories are shoes, handbags, earrings! :-)

Sole Matters said...

id have to say my order is: shoes, handbag, and then jewerly. =)

Breadwinner Wife said...

Definitely earrings - I am obsessed with cute earrings and how they will go with an outfit. Also shoes, and headbands on occasion.

Summer Wind said...

You are so pretty! All of your dresses are great, I'm jealous! I definitely agree with you that hair is your best accessory because it's always there and you can style it whatever way you want.

jamie said...

You have some really awesome dresses!

My favorite accessory right now is this necklace from Oh Hello Friend. I wear it all the time!

Ebony Jewel said...

My favorite accessory is my Louis Vuitton Speedy! Yes I love jewelry, shoes, earrings, necklaces & all that other good stuff, BUT my speedy is a timeless classic that goes with ANY outfit!

I *wish* I could pull off super high heels, but it's a bit awkward being 5'11 and wearing 4 inch heels. I do wear heels that high a few times a year, but not very often.

Leslie said...

I love a chunky necklace that pulls colors from my outfit, then shoes, then earrings.

You really are too cute!

Melissa said...

You are so cute! I love the gold with the blue!

Andhari said...

All kinds of towered high heels ( mostly pumps and booties ), and necklaces. Earrings too if my outfits are already full.

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