Defining personal style March 19 2014

It’s so easy for me to slip into a slump in regards to fashion, especially when I hang out with old friends whose company I find as comforting as my slightly worn chenille robe. However, it’s always seemed easy to keep my accessories on a sporadic rotation that brings new life to the most humdrum outfits in my closet. The defining piece that consistently makes me break out into a titillated sweat, has always been my handbags.


For example, my gold leaf Violet handbag has been making a regular appearance as of late, making me feel a bit risqué. I love having the audacity to take a gold hue out into the daylight when normally I would reserve this shimmering color for evening events. My sister even commented at lunch yesterday that the golden color accents the flecks of flaxen deep within the iris of my eyes. (She has moved up to the “favorite sister.”)


Now when I’m on a mission, my Magnolia bag serves as a receptacle with complicated purpose. It’s my go-to for zipping around town, multitasking effortlessly in a single bound.


Rose is my modern day minaudière as this small clutch holds the essentials I need for a fantastic evening – compact, iPhone, keys, and lip stick.


I am looking to get giddy about another aspect of the fashionable me - making my nails an interchangeable accessory! I have been shopping around for an arsenal of hues that match my already vibrant collection of purses.


Coco Chanel said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Everything around me should be an inspiration to defining my style. Looking deeper into the fabric of life…

This morning, I felt the cool spring breeze softly pour through the window in the bathroom, which instantly made me think about the robin’s egg blue knee length harem pants in my closet…


I’m off now, inspired by the wind and exuding confidence from the sprinkle of gold in my eyes to the tips of my at-home pedicure.