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 [email protected] by April 3, 2017, and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.

 

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Welcome to February’s How I Wear My, the 67th post in this long-running monthly fashion series!

It’s no wonder blue is considered the favorite color of women and men around the globe. With so many shades to choose from, how can you not find a shade that mesmerizes you? It is with this fondness in mind that Jill of Everything Just So and I decided to devote February’s “How I Wear My” to blue.

Let’s get right to it and see how February’s participants style blue 💙 starting with Jill!

Jill of  Everything Just So

“I am a fan of almost all shades of blue but the two I wear most are navy and royal. I love this J. Crew lace shirt I picked up during their January sales and I especially love how good it looks with black! I added a J. Crew feather brooch to a Carolee necklace to create a new piece of jewelry with a vintage feel.”

Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living & Style

“Karen Kane is a brand I have recently discovered and love. This top is so pretty and has so much detail. I wore it with skinny jeans, and these amazing copper shoes that have a gold heel by TAHARI, scored at a thrift shop! To give my outfit more edge, I added a denim jacket.  I wore another one of my amber necklaces for jewelry.”

Michelle of RetroChicMama

“I think BLUE is my most worn colour, which surprises me, really, because if somebody asked me what my favourite colour is I’d have said purple! This is a powder blue pleated skirt from Whistles London that I bought on Ebay for a teeny tiny £22! I absolutely love it styled with strong black for Winter but come Summer I’ll dress it right down with a T-shirt and flip flops.”

Malia of Style by Malia

“I love keeping my blue simple and there is nothing simpler then a chambray shirt. My shirt is from Lane Bryant and the skirt is from Grass-Fields.”

Nicole of High Latitude Style

“Blue is such a great color for all occasions. Blue is one of the work-horse colors in my closet. I wear blue for everything from play to work, casual to black tie. I love to combine blue with black, brown, gray or white. This blue and white sheath dress is great for work with a blue (or white) sweater and either brown, blue or black shoes. It’s one of my winter favorite work looks.”

Susan of Une Femme d’un Certain Âge

“Denim is how I most often wear blue. Usually that means jeans, but here I’ve added touches of blue with a denim jacket and sandals.”

Laura of Laura Madden Lifestyle

“I’m wearing a dress by By Malene Birger that I consigned from TBC in Scottsdale, Arizona. And the cute turquoise clutch is from Coach (another of my favorite blues).”

Tamera of Tamera Beardsley

“Denim on denim is such a quick go to for me.  These utilitarian pieces can quickly go from home chores … to lunch and errands with the addition of my beloved accessory collections!  My kind of daily uniform dressing!”

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo

“This dress is a vintage 1950-60’s plaid shift dress that I adore. This dress is all about the gorgeous neckline. Normally I wouldn’t wear a shift dress, as it does nothing for my figure, but I made an exception for this sweet vintage piece.”

Ana of Mrs. American Made

“I was very excited about this month’s theme! Blue is my favorite color, from inky navy to royal medium blues to aqua to pale pastels and even periwinkle! I wear some version of blue almost every day. But if I had to choose one shade, I would go with navy and I love this long NYC-made navy trench coat from Rag & Bone. Here I am wearing it with a green silk shell by Weston Wear and some dark blue jeans paired with navy patent pumps.”

Nora of Jacket Society

“I am wearing Jacket Society red, gray and blue boucle hooded poncho and blue-gray bead necklace with Rag & Bone dark flared jeans, Zara sweater, Calvin Klein booties and Prada red bag.  The poncho and the necklace are both available in our shop although we only have 2 ponchos left!”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“I wear my blue with green stripes. This outfit features a dark chambray shirt dress (from Shelbee’s Shoppe) worn as a jacket over a green and navy striped dress.  I paired it with navy tights and brown boots, belts, and choker necklace.  Blue with green is one of my favorite color combinations!”

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun

“Most of the blue in my closet is denim, but I do have this cobalt and black plaid shirt. Come to think of it, I always get compliments when I wear bright blue, so I should buy more of it!”

Trina of Tea Time With Trina

“This is my go-to run around attire on any given day, but especially fun for a weekend day full of fun actiivites or shopping. By pairing my navy leggings with some sneakers, it instantly says fun and casual. By pairing them with a striped mock sweater over a polka dot button down it just gave it an over all whimsy casual look.”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“I only like this dress with my blue boots! I bought the boots especially for the dress. Normally I wear it with a denim jacket, but I love my military one!”

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion

“It is hard to choose how I want to wear this dress as I like it just as much with the blue legging as with the golden boots and studded belt. I even have a third option and that is to wear it as a jacket over a long cream tunic. This dress is worth the investment.”

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

“I adore the color combo of blue and black, so I was thrilled to find this blue and black tweed skirt.  One of my go-to work looks is to wear the skirt with my open-front black cardigan and t-strap blue suede pumps.”

Rosemary of Distinctly Southern Style

“I too am loving Blue! It has always been a go to color for me and is one of my everyday favorites. This is a classic “Tommy Bahama” polo styled maxi in navy blue. It is the upmost in comfort and easy to wear. I especially enjoy it for those times at home when I am in need of a break from jeans or slacks. It’s classic, yet comfortable and a perfect choice for me during the winter months here in Florida.”

Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen

“One of my favourite shades of blue is cobalt. I love its vividness and intensity. I bought this sleeveless dress years ago on a whim, purely because the big, cobalt blue polka dots made me smile! It came with the matching shrug meaning I didn’t have to hunt around to find one to match. It’s the kind of outfit you can dress up or down. For a fun night out at the cabaret, it was the ideal choice and I indulged my love of blue by upping the blue ante with strappy sandals and a necklace.”

Dale of Savvy Spice 

“One of my favorite pairs of heels and walls in Dallas (before it was demolished to build a new high-rise building) are both cobalt blue. I love how these Kurt Geiger heels pop and have a 90’s vibe that I can wear with distressed skinny jeans.”

Marek of Savvy Senior

Sidenote: Marek is Dale’s father-in-law!

“One of my best blue summer suits is by Hugo Boss. I wore this last Spring visiting family in Poland. I’ve also worn this to summer weddings and events, who doesn’t love a blue suit?”

My Look

For my Blue look, I chose to wear my powder blue winter coat from Chadwicks of Boston with my new Karen Klein Gathered Dress, that I blogged about in my last post.

To tie in the blue coat and black dress, I added a light blue and black animal print scarf I bought on Etsy several years ago.

I love this shade of blue and appreciate that it’s a color I can wear throughout the year, not just in wintertime.

Thank you to all the participants this month!

We loved to see how you wear Blue!

And now for March’s theme!

Next month, we’d like to focus on clothing, jewelry, and accessories that carry with them fond memories or good luck🍀! Is there a bag you carry that always makes the day seem to go your way? Do you have a sweater or scarf or pair of shoes that hold special meaning for you? Please join us in March for “How I Wear My: Lucky Charm.”

Outfit photos are due by March 6, 2017. Send them to [email protected] and be sure to include some text about your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts. Visit the How I Wear My page for more information.

Be sure to visit Jill’s to see even more stylish looks featuring Blue 💙!

Disclosure: My Chadwicks of Boston coat was given to me in exchange for a review as was the Karen Klein dress. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always. 

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