How I Wear My: Lucky Charm

How I Wear My: Lucky Charm

Welcome to March’s How I Wear My, the 68th post in this long-running monthly fashion series!

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, Jill of Everything Just So and I thought it would be fun to focus March’s “How I Wear My” on any accessory or item of clothing that could be considered a Lucky Charm 🍀 whether you attribute actual luck to it, or it just brings you joy every time you wear it.

Let’s get right to it and see how March’s participants style their Lucky Charms, starting with my How I Wear My partner, Jill!

Jill of Everything Just So

“I consider this Hermès scarf a lucky find. The pattern is called ‘Faubourg by Night’ by Benoît-Pierre Emery and I found it several years ago in perfect condition at Ann’s Fabulous Finds. I love the pattern and the different tones of gray and beige on black, as well as the scarf’s contrast hem. I, of course, wore the scarf with my trusty L’Wren Scott sunglasses, which were another lucky find, this time from eBay.”

Malia of Style by Malia

“My Chanel Brooch is a success symbol to me. I set a goal for my business in 2016 and this was the reward for achieving it. Now every time I need a bit of courage in business I wear it.”

Yvonne of Funky Forty

“I love wearing bracelets as lucky charms. Often I wear my little Tiffany bracelet but recently whenever I wear yellow, I wear this favourite newish charm bracelet of mine made by my favourite jeweller here in Zurich.”

“I can’t wait until Spring and Summer really come as then I will be wearing my lucky bracelets matching to each outfit.”

Rena of It’s All Fine. Whatever Tickles the Fancy.

“My good luck charm in this outfit is my moto-style knit jacket that I bought some time last Spring. It hung in my closet for quite a while before I first wore it and now a week doesn’t go by without it being worn. While this jacket may not be a typical ‘lucky charm’, it does make be feel fairly invincible when I wear it so I consider it a wardrobe talisman.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“There are certain pieces of jewelry that are so special to me and I wear them often. I have 2 Alex and Ani bracelets that my sons chose for me last Mother’s Day. I also have my ‘Lil Sis’ heart bracelet that my ‘Big Sis’ gave to me for Christmas a few years ago. Her matching ‘Big Sis’ bracelet has an open heart which fits my heart inside of it.

“I also love the powerful message that I get every time I am struggling and I look down at my Mantra Band that reminds ‘You Got This’. I purchased this bracelet and a matching one for my friend Amy when both of our husbands were deployed. And of course, my Jord watch which I acquired from one of the first blogger giveaways I ever won! And my locally-made silver cuffs which sport my blog tag lines ‘On the Edge’ and ‘Rediscover Your Edge’. I love that I can stack all of my special arm decor together!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“The necklace I am always wearing and you often see it in my pictures. It is a gold necklace with a gold heart. I got it as a present from my boyfriend when we were together six months. This year we celebrate our 25th year together!”

Elizabeth of Midlife Eating Disorder

 “I did a quick head shot wearing my favorite piece, my pearl necklace. It marks the transition for me from boho hippie chick to a more sophisticated style. I guess I have finally grown up, admittedly not without a lot of kicking and screaming. I do like pearls against stark black and wish I could pull off a dramatic dark lipstick with it. Maybe next time but with sunglasses on!”

Ana of Mrs. American Made

“I have a special necklace from 7 or 8 years ago that my son picked out and bought for me from one of his teachers who makes jewelry. I thought it was super sweet of him and he chose the one with my birthstone.

“On the back clasp I attached a tiny gold key from my mother. I wore this necklace every day for many years, but a few years ago I started incorporating other ones into my looks, mostly for the blog. But this one is still the ‘special’ one. I have to add that I wear this with some gold tear-drop shaped earrings from my daughter 😉 not shown here.”

Nicole of High Latitude Style

“As a kid I was taught the fashion rule that green and blue cannot be worn together. Another one was not to wear red, white and blue together. Guess why? I love this lapis and malachite necklace that breaks the green and blue together rule. My husband designed it as a real surprise for Christmas in the early 90s. I like to wear it with pieces in similar colors.”

Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen

“This unusual necklace was a gift from my mum-in-law when she visited Chile a few years ago.  She bought it at a local, traditional market, from a stall where they hand made the necklaces.  She doesn’t know what it’s made of but the caramel coloured stone is so beautifully smooth.  Buying jewellery for other people can be tricky as it’s such a personal thing but she thought it would be my style and she was spot on. It’s one of my favourite pieces and I wear it a great deal.  It’s the kind of necklace that you can wear with so many things – dressed up or down.”

Colette of Styled Comfort

“When I wear this brushed gold-colored long pendant I always think of my mother She will be 90 years old in April and gave this pendant to me a few months ago saying ‘isn’t this sort of necklace back in style again?’ Some things never go out of style. This pendant is around 40 years old and still looks great and stylish. Just like my mother :)”

Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living & Style

“I am wearing a necklace that I have had for many years. It makes me think about all the times I have worn it and all the good luck I have had in my life. It is a one of a kind, made in a little boutique in a very small rural town near where I grew up. I wear it so much I am afraid I will wear it out.”

My Look

For my Lucky Charm look, I chose my black pashmina which has been with me for about 25 years.

I wear it almost daily when the weather is chilly and I will never board a plane without it. Despite having left it behind countless times – in movie theaters, restaurants, friends’ cars and homes – it always comes back to me somehow. I’d say that makes this useful item quite lucky!

I wore my black pashmina with flared jeans, a lilac flounce sleeve top, black choker, simple high-heeled black pumps and a Louis Vuitton clutch.

I hope my lucky pashmina and I can stick together for another few decades!

Thank you to all the stylish participants for sharing their stories about their Lucky Charms! See even more Lucky Charm looks on Jill’s blog, Everything Just So.

For April, we are taking Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 out for a spin! Please join us for “How I Wear My: Greenery,” 🌿showing ways in which you style the shade that Pantone describes as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green.”

Send photos to us at by April 3, 2017, and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.



  1. Jill
    March 9, 2017 / 6:30 am

    You look amazing and I love that your pashmina keeps returning to you. How wonderful that so many people shared jewelry this month, and the stories behind pieces that are special to them. Cheers to another great roundup and thank you, always, for your hard work! xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 9, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Even though this month’s theme was challenging for many of our regular participants, I think the posts turned out nicely. I like the switch up to more story-based fashion. It’s interesting to see what people consider “lucky” and why!
      Looking forward to Greenery!
      xo, A

  2. March 9, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Ohhh…these turned out wonderful, Adrienne!!
    And your scarf really has gotten so much love over the years—isn’t that the best feeling?
    I just couldn’t come up with anything for this category—but I’ll join in again next month–I love green!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 9, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Hi Jodie,

      Jill and I knew this month’s theme would be challenging for some.
      Can you believe I have had it for so long despite losing it countless times?
      We look forward to seeing you next time for Greenery!
      xo, A

  3. March 9, 2017 / 8:13 am

    🙂 Dear Adrienne,
    it’s fun seeing all the different lucky charms!
    My black pashmina has been with me about as long as yours.
    Thank you for all your work setting up the HIWM’s. I love them.
    They’re so much fun 😀
    Have a very HAPPY day 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 9, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Thank you for joining us, Claudia!
      I actually now have 2 black pashminas because when I have lost my oldest one, I replaced it quickly with another. But my first is my favorite..even if it is a showing a bit of wear and tear.
      Hope to see you for Greenery next month!
      xo, A

  4. March 9, 2017 / 10:54 am

    This was a great post! It is always fun to hear about the sentimental things in people’s lives. It’s always something simple for me. Have a great day!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 13, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      I many things have meaning to me. It was hard to pick just one!
      Hope to see you next time for Greenery!

  5. March 11, 2017 / 2:06 am

    Some super styles going on here, and some fabulous blogs! Love your tie choker too. Jacqui

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 13, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you, Jacqui! It’s a fun piece to wear.

  6. March 11, 2017 / 4:19 am

    There are so many wonderful stories about lucky charms in this post! This was really a lovely and special theme for March! Thanks for this fun and fabulous series as usual!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 13, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      I love the story aspect of this month’s theme….so fun to get to know the tales behind the items shown.
      Hope to see you next time for Greenery! A

  7. March 13, 2017 / 3:53 am

    This was such an inspired and delightful theme this month. A great array of lucky charms and all interpreted slightly differently. I’ve really enjoyed hearing the stories behind the pieces and I can’t believe you’ve had your pashmina for so long. Isn’t it wonderful when a piece starts to have memories in that way?

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 13, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      It was a fun theme this month, I agree! Thank you for joining us with your great outfits. I love the colorful dress on Jill’s blog!
      Hope to see you for some Greenery next month!

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