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Awesome Accessories to Add to Your Wardrobe

Awesome Accessories to Add to Your Wardrobe {Guest Post}

The article is contributed by CarpetCleaning Barnes

If you are looking to update your Spring wardrobe but not looking to spend a lot of money, instead of buying more clothes, just purchase a few accessories.   Adding awesome accessories to any outfit will make it look stylish and refreshed.

There are plenty of department stores with accessories which are very often on sale.  Invest in scarves, earrings and necklaces to add more class and attractiveness to your vision.  Here are just a few accessories you can use to update your wardrobe if you are on a budget.

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About a quarter of your wardrobe budget should be spent on accessories. The more accessories you have the less clothes you will need to buy. You can wear your favourite clothes and match them using different jewelry for a new look.

You will spend less time matching an accessory than trying to find clothes that match together. There are many accessories which are universal and can be combined with almost every outfit. If you have accessories in yellow, green, silver and gold, you can be sure that they can be matched with almost every clothing you wear. These colours are universal and will be the best choice no matter what clothes you choose to wear.

To stand out with your own unique personal style try wearing various types of accessories. Otherwise you can get lost in the crowd of similar dressed women who are all wearing the same branded and trendy clothes. Your shoes, earrings and jewellery makes you stand out and be unique.

Courtesy MaiTai's Picture Book

Courtesy MaiTai’s Picture Book

If you think your look is too plain you can just wrap a scarf around your neck and completely change your vision. You can use the scarf as a belt if you prefer, depending on the style of the clothes you wear. Bags and shoes can make your outfit look stylish and really change your appearance. You don’t have to follow the trend. It’s enough to choose accessories which look good on you and can be combined with many different clothes.

semi precious stone jewelry

Debbie Carol DIY Jewelry on Pinterest

Choose expensive-looking accessories to make your clothing look better if you are on a tight budget. There are many pieces of jewellery which look pricey but aren’t expensive. Choose things which don’t look too fake. You can cross a small bag around your body and wear some earrings which focus the attention. Instead of buying gemstones which are very expensive you can wear semiprecious stones. Don’t buy fake imitation of precious stones because they look cheap. There a plenty of accessories you can use to make your everyday appearance more interesting and stylish.

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WIWW – Mixing Metals

WIWW – Mixing Metals

Hello friends and happy Hump Day Wednesday. I hope all is well in your world. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Headed to Hollywood Part II – Scenes from the Shoot, I have some great photos to show you.

Having come back to the cold weather in Delaware with snow flurries in the forecast I opted to wear pants twice last week. Do you mix your metals? I mean do you wear silver accessories with gold accessories, bronze with rose gold, etc? I think most of you will say, no, but I actually enjoy doing so and have quite a few pieces of mixed metals that I love to wear.

mixing metals

I like that this sweater has gold threading but that doesn’t automatically make me want to wear gold tone jewelry, instead I rather like wearing silver and gold mixed metals.  I recently read an article Four Secrets of Style:Rules That Are Meant To Be Broken, and one of those rules are mixing metals.

boots and clutch from Rainbow Shops

The boots were a recent purchase from Rainbow Shops, they had a Buy One Get another ½ price and I wore them to LA.  Believe it or not they are very comfortable and didn’t hurt my feet walking through the busy airports. The clutch was also purchased at Rainbow Shops.  The pants are Talbot, thrifted and this sweater is so old I can’t remember where it was purchased.

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The mixed metal necklace, and “Basketball Wives” inspired earrings are both from; ring from Avon and bracelet from a flea market vendor. Mixing metals allows you to wear your costume jewelry much more often.

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 What is your favorite metal, Gold, Silver or Bronze?  

New Year ~ New You



Sunday Stylin RoundUp ~ Fashion after Fifty

sunday stylin roundup

Hello friends, each week I will put together a collage of my favorite outfits of the week, then post them here on Sunday Stylin RoundUp.

This first outfit I wore to the SITSGirls Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly.  The skirt was a recent purchase from Burlington Coat Factory, as was the tote from Walmart.  This tote bag was only $14.97 and they have a large selection in various colors, I will probably pick up another one in Cognac.  The sandals and top are closet staples.  The necklace and arm band are too old for me to remember where they were purchased but the red bracelet is from Old Navy.

Bloggy Boot Camp Collage

As you can see, I love the tote and wore it again to work the following Monday with a thrifted faux wrap dress from Goodwill and thrifted beige pumps.  Necklace from Rugged Wearhouse, bracelet and ring both from Old Navy.

Tote Two OOTD

On Sunday, I wore another totally thrifted outfit, dress and purse, however the blue pumps and necklace are from Avon.  Ring and bracelet are from Old Navy, as you can see I picked up several, but for $1.99 each wouldn’t you?

Sunday Service OOTD

If you haven’t noticed by now, black and red is one of my favorite color combinations, and this outfit is definitely one of my summer favs.  I wear this thrifted skirt all year long, so you will probably see this entire outfit again with a blazer.

Black and Red ootd

These were my favorite outfits from the first week in September, which one do you like the best?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


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