Showing posts with label dressing in basics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dressing in basics. Show all posts

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Seasonal Purge


I get the urge to purge at the beginning of each season. Now that winter is here, I am judging items and determining if they have served me well. Not just the clothing items but everything in my home. Does that candle smell weird? Does that clock keep the correct time? Does that iron work properly? Do those towels feel wonderful on my skin? 

If something I bought in the past was a mistake, I give it to someone who needs/wants it or I donate it to Goodwill or The Haven of Mercy.




I was allergic to the fabric of that red jacket. Those jeans were too distressed and the seams twisted after washing.




I look awful in khaki pants.




Tops with too much going on at the bust do not give me the desired effect.




Tailored loose fitting gray slacks (or any color of that style) are not for me.






Print blouses, khaki pants (again!) and shoes that make my feet look wide are gone.





Boxy sweaters and jackets, as well as capri pants, must go!




Memorable patterns, prints, and very bright colors are not for me.




Anything that causes me constant discomfort while wearing is now gone. Jackets that have necklines that choke me can not live in my closet!




Seeing my buying mistakes over and over again is like getting a poke in the eye. Why would I continue to live with them?

My new rule is rather simple.

"Buy only what captivates you. 
Purge from your life that which does not."

My purchases in 2015 include fewer mistakes than ever before. That makes me happy! How about you? Are you still honing your style?

Below are some items that might work nicely with what I have already.

Click on the arrow to the right to see more options.




Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!


Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

Represented by Talent Trek Agency in Knoxville TN.

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Unless otherwise noted in the post, the products I am using or wearing were purchased by me or were a gift from family or friends. When products are supplied by companies, it is always disclosed within the body of the post.

All opinions are my own.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Always A Leather Jacket

When in doubt. Wear a (faux) leather jacket.



I bought this glittery tank and leggings at my friend's boutique The Charlemont. The tank was $36 and the leggings were $18! I don't know how she always does it but her prices for really good quality items are amazing. The leggings are not those thin little nothing leggings that are more like tights, these have good control, a wide waistband, and they are made from a dense fabric that is not shiny or see through.





The suede pumps are old from Saks Off 5th. The faux leather jacket is one that I got at Stein Mart last year. The clutch is from S.M. Bradford Co. Hilton Head Island. I wore crystal earrings and a couple of crystal rings to complete the look.




You need not spend a lot of money buying something for a special event that you may never wear again. If you have a good selection of basics you can get dressed for any event that comes your way.

Accessories and attitude make all the difference!



Happy New Year!


Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!


Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

Represented by Talent Trek Agency in Knoxville TN.

Visit me on Twitter.
Visit me on Pinterest.
Visit me on Polyvore.


Unless otherwise noted in the post, the products I am using or wearing were purchased by me or were a gift from family or friends. When products are supplied by companies, it is always disclosed within the body of the post.

All opinions are my own.