Thursday, March 12, 2009

I broke one of my fashion rules today.


Jean on Jean.

I have felt strongly about no jean on jean for quite some time now. But today, because of apparent lack in my closet, I did it.
Friends, you have to be really careful when trying this. You run the risk of matronly or elementary school teacher.
Because the jeans and jean shirt are both a dark earth wash, and because I added a scarf, the combo is not too bad. However, in general, I do not condone the pairing of jean on jean.

I am BY NO MEANS a fashion expert!
But, here are a couple more of my rules:

Layer.

Accessorize. A stylish pair of sunglasses can make you feel great even on the days you have dark circles and puffy eyes. I remember that my mom always looked put together - she was never without her sunglasses. Scarves and jewelry complete an outfit.

I try not to be too matchy with my jewelry. If I am wearing a turquoise ring for example, I don't go all out with earrings, bracelet and a necklace. Maybe necklace and ring. Or possibly bracelet and earrings. But it's better to have a splash of color than to overdose on it.


My friend Dagney told me today that "What Not To Wear" has a book - - WITH PICTURES.
It targets different body types and "problem areas" and gives specific guidelines for your wardrobe.


Also, I subscribe to a daily email called whowhatweardaily.com
It is a fashion email that shows current fashion trends (most of which are too over the top for me). It at least helps me to see what's going on out there in the world of fashion so that I don't get totally out of touch.

Your thoughts??

6 comments:

Dana said...

I'm just really glad to see you back to the blogging world. Oh, how I've missed delving into your life!!! :)

Thanks for the tips! WHEN I lose this extra 60 pounds, you'll have to come shopping with me, because you know, I have NEVER been put together! :) Then I can be so pret-dy too!

Lori said...

So....you got something against elementary school teachers?

Maybe I'm going for that look purposely.

Downplaying the wonderfulness underneath it all so as not to overwhelm those around me...

ziondreamer said...

Oops. Sorry, I didn't know you were listening.
On YOU - the primary colored cardigan with apple-cutout-wooden buttons looks really good. For real!

Shoot, girl. You got more style than I could ever dream of. You're sassy!

chelschap said...

Nik, remember how you used to secretly (or not so secretly) want Cr8 and I to turn you into the show "What Not To Wear"? And look at you now! You totally didn't need the humiliating experience of having 3 people critique your closet on National TV!
:) Love you... So glad you're back to blogging.

steve and randel hambrick said...

you may NOT wear jean on jean. you INSISTED i not do this, and i changed my entire life and ridiculed every friend i have who did. soooooo, i'm not allowing you to change your mind.

i think i'm going to subscribe to that email...

ziondreamer said...

Chels
I would still LOVE to be scrutinized on "What not to wear"! There is like a $5000 shopping spree involved!