Accessories…a girl’s best friend!

I found these tips from Atlantic-Pacific…which has quickly become one of my very favorite blogs!  I love her style and the unabashed risks she takes in combining items one would Never think would go together… but, alas, they do!

Her Top Five Rules for Accessorizing:

1. Accessories don’t always have to complete or compliment the outfit, they can often be the outfit.  Think Black slacks, White blouse, and Great piece of Jewelry!  Or white jacket, black leggings, and Pop the outfit with a colorful handbag.

2. Play with proportions;  mix a statement necklace with multiple delicate necklaces or one large, chunky bangles with a handful of thin ones to create depth.

3. To build a collection that is well-rounded, accumulate pieces, don’t simply buy out of need. Also remember that accessories can be more versatile than you think; your favorite brooch may become your favorite necklace or your staple necklace could become your new accent bracelet.

4. Invest in the classics. Even if you are an of-the-moment trend dresser, invest in a few key accessories that can be the base to many looks in your closet.

5.   Have fun and create your own fabulous style!

And speaking of accessories…and necklaces…This is a handy little chart to give you an idea as to where necklaces actually lay on your chest:

And here are some “can’t-miss” accessories, sure to Pop any outfit!

I think I could Kill for this Prada number

And how about the handbag with this fabulous gown?  Too much to wear to Target or a Bears game?

I’m sure there will be a ball or other festive and fabulous event in which I can wear the 2 above items…and of course will adjust the length accordingly.

Remember the Fashion Formula:

Be Happy!  And a very Happy, Happy Birthday to my dear sister-in-law, Beth!!



Next Week:  The Duchess Effect…all about Kate Middleton, just in time for Kate and Williams one-year anniversary!

Next MANic Monday…Dressing for the “not slender” male.  Any suggestions for a better title are welcome, btw. 🙂


  1. Re: next blog – I have had countless customers at Chicos ask me for RED or ORANGE ankle jeans
    could it be?? a Kate influence of course.

  2. Hi Terry! Just stopped by to take a look at your blog – fabulous! I love the photos…totally got my brain going.

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