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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Beauty of Accessorizing

I have pulled out my book by Kate Spade called Style and decided to review the "Have You Ever Wondered" section of the book.

Kate says:

You have a perfectly good dress for evening, but admittedly it's a bit on the plain side. How can you look more spruced up?

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. Nothing elevates something simple like necklace of brightly colored stones or shoes with a lot of lift and sparkle.

It's what you add that gives personality and style to your appearance.

I love this lace dress and earrings that I picked up at Banana Republic.

I love accessories and believe that they can and will set you apart. 

My stripe dress that I picked up at New York & Company.

I purchased the brooch from a vendor last year. 

The shirt I found at a thrift store 2 years ago. 
The necklace is from Talbots also purchased 2 years ago.
The earrings are Ralph Lauren and the shoes are from Ninewest last year and unfortunately sold out!

I love to pair this with my flowy black skirt. 

The shirt I found at Banana Republic last year along with the bracelet. The earrings I found at Charming Charlie sales rack and the shoes are from Payless

I love to pair this with a gray skirt. 

The shirt I found at a thrift store. The shoes are from DSW. 
The bumble bee brooch is from Banana Republic and the earrings are from JCrew.

To read about my bee brooch see here.
To read about my shoes see here.

This has been one of my favorite dresses this year. I saw it on the Gal meets Glam blog in September of last year. 

I just loved the way it looked and had to purchase it. Here is the link to the blog post to read about it. 
The necklace is from the Eva Mendes collection at New York and Company, the earrings are vintage Chanel earrings that I got from Tradesy and the shoes are from DSW. I love this dress it is so comfortable.

And these are just some of my other accessories that I enjoy wearing. Accessories are a wonderful way to add your own sense of style to your clothing. I do hope that you enjoyed this post and I hope that it inspires you to add sparkle to your day.


(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. Beautiful accessories! Another uplifting blog entry - as always.

    1. Thank you Debbie! It is always good to hear what people think about what you post!

  2. I love them all but that bee brooch and those floral shoes... Yum!

    1. Thank you! That bee brooch sold out so fast. The floral shoes are still available!