Showing posts with label minimalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label minimalism. Show all posts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Minimalism Is In

Use discretion when adding jewelry and colors to your minimalist look.




In this case, I chose two colors and two pieces of jewelry. Normally my bag and shoes do not match but for this minimalist evening look they needed to.




The jacket, tank, and pants are all from Chico's.




Mr. Mickey took me out for dinner for our Wednesday date night.






The black satin evening shoes are my latest sale score. I visited Kohl's to buy underwear but of course I took a detour through the shoe department. These aren't even my size but I love them and they were the only pair in the store. I put two pairs of cushion pads in the toe box to make them work. They cost less than the underwear... $11.49!



I hope you find a treasure today!

Thank you for joining me and Mr. Mickey on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years really are the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Minimalism

The style shows for 2014 are showing a return to the minimalism of the nineties.



It's all part of the fashion cycle. For a few years we are draped in layers of jewelry, scarves and lots of color. Eventually we get tired of it all and go back to navy, black, gray and white with very simple lines and minimal accessories. I have always embraced a certain amount of minimalism in my personal style.

  
I feel most comfortable in clean lines and solid colors with only one or maybe two bold accessories. It seems a lot of you also gravitate to minimalist looks. My Polyvore sets have been viewed more than four and a half million times!




I created this necklace as a special order this week and posted it on Facebook. The responses I received included offers to create for stores, and hundreds of people asking how much. This is a very simple style of pendant necklace on only one strand with two simple stations of beads and caps as part of the strand. It is timeless and regal looking. I can imagine the President of a company wearing this with an elegant black suit as easily as a young woman would wear it with jeans and a tee and high heels. 

The point of this post is to encourage you to wear (and create if you are one of my clients) accessories that celebrate individuality and personality. One or two bold pieces are all you need. Matching necklaces, bracelets and earrings are sure to make you look overdone and dated.


A bold elegant necklace can be something as simple as this large pendant piece with a simple bail and a bold silver chain. I've seen it offered as such a necklace for as much as $60.

Some may say that minimalism is bad for the economy but during the nineties I sold enough of my own jewelry designs to quit my retail manager job and almost double my salary the next year.

Opportunity is always there. Be flexible. Open your mind and your eyes to what is appealing at the time. Respect that trend and then do what suits you and your own style. 

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond.

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.