Oh, how I would LOVE to show you what I wore New Year’s Eve in today’s post, but I must save it for tomorrow’s “How I Wear My: Statement Necklace” post* because it includes the most fantastic necklace.
And since I haven’t been anywhere the last few days, outside of our New Year’s Eve date, I’ve worn nothing of interest. Unless you find old fire department sweatshirts and yoga pants interesting.
Instead of featuring a new outfit for Visible Monday I am cheating a smidge and revisiting a few new-to-me fashions I embraced in 2011.
I’m starting with my most daring: white jeans. Putting aside a long held fear that white pants make my thighs look huge, I donned white jeans last July, for the first time since the ’80’s.
Scarves weren’t on my radar until I started blogging. I read so many posts about Hermès scarves and how to tie them, what to wear them with, where to buy them, and how to care for them that I finally gave scarf-wearing a try myself. The power of suggestion, you know.
I bought two scarves in Italy in 2010 and finally got around to wearing one last March.
Soon thereafter, I acquired an Hermès scarf of my very own, purchased from my dear friend, Bliss. I have worn it several times, but haven’t put an outfit together for the blog….must do that soon.
I now have a small collection of eight silk scarves (nearly all used) that I wear often. The scarf I wear the most is vintage Dior. When I met Catherine of Aesthetic Alterations last April, who is a connoisseur of Hermès scarves, I tied it around my neck and did a little pattern mixing by wearing it with stripes.
Lovely Bliss is responsible for this scarf, too. She found it for me on etsy.com. That Bliss has excellent taste in scarves.
I welcomed bright colors in 2011 like this hot pink trench,
and bright red jacket.
In November, I tried my hand at thrift store and consignment shopping. I was fortunate enough to find some wonderful second-hand items. These are my four favorites:
CAbi sweater, $3.99, thrifted.
J. Crew khaki blazer in my perfect size, 10 Tall, for $32.00, consigned.
Black Sheath Dress, $5.00, thrifted.
H & M jacket with removable faux fur collar, $22.00, consigned.
I am proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone in 2011. Working on developing my own style and discovering what flatters me and what doesn’t was a goal of mine last year. This year, I plan on continuing my efforts. I already have several ideas I’d like to play with this year, including: