9/27/12

A little bling goes a long way.

I know my usual thing is interiors but I so so badly want to be knee deep in fashion too. I can't help myself. I was pulling together some research yesterday for an Estee Stanley spotlight for next week and I was realizing as I was reading that this woman was one of THOSE women. You know the kind that I'm talking about. Good at everything she touches. Not only does she have impeccable design taste (and ability to execute) but she's a stylist. To the stars. Which means that she is one of those ladies I see on the street, looking all pulled together and nonchalantly cute at 8 in the morning. I'm not talking about the ladies who wear 6-inch platforms everyday. I mean the ones who are always perfectly dressed for all occasions (including coffee), accessorized with just the right amount of bling and whose hair is tousled just so. Perfect highlights, great bag, understated makeup. 

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I am not one of these ladies. I am organized to a tee, my house is probably the cleanest, neatest spot for miles, and I like to look good about half of the time. But that other half? Yeah. That half I'm rocking a high knot, sweats and flip flops. I'm not into makeup. Never have been, never will be. I wear what I have to wear to get by (which irritatingly enough is more and more as the years pass). I am way into clothes but I just don't live a lifestyle that requires me to look put together most of the time. So I see these women, the gorgeous ones who put on make up every morning and are just perfectly chic all the time, and I kinda want to be that (even though I fully accept that, at this point in my life, that is probably never going to happen). So I keep trying a bit more. To slide on a pair of my Frye's or a cute pair of flats, swipe a bit of mascara and grab something stylish to throw on the bod. That being said, in my latest attempt at bringing it up a notch, I have decided that accessories are key. 

My wardrobe is a perfect reflection of my house right now. Great basic pieces, really good foundation. And then I agonize over accessorizing for, well, ever. In the same way I have been searching for the perfect pillows for my sofa, I have been thinking about how to add another layer to my wardrobe. And I'm thinking that it's in the jewels. I am so not into jewelry people. But I have noticed that all of those impossibly chic girls? Yeah, they all have cute, everyday jewelry on. And it really changes things. So, I'm shopping, and you're coming with me. A few of the items that are lingering around my online shopping carts this week. Just waiting to pull the trigger. 

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Remember how I said I hated Photoshop? Yeah, part of the reason is because I am impossibly bad at it. Oh wells. I'm dealing. 


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