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Friday, February 3, 2012

Pumping Up My Spring Wardrobe On A DIME!!

I am so looking forward to Spring, and I am already adding a few pieces to my Spring wardrobe.

As it is in designing a room,  it is also a good idea to see what the trends and colors are in fashion.  Once you get enough information, then you can figure out a way to incorporate the colors or pieces you will like into your own wardrobe.

There are always  some fun, and inspiring things on Pinterest. I already told you about my one DIL who actually has a board for me on her Pinterest boards where she has pinned some really wonderful images  of wardrobe ideas for me.

I too, have a few pin boards for some personal friends, clients, and my two DIL’s!!

Today I got an email from one of my DIL’s, and she told me she  had found some really cute trendy accessories over at Forever 21. 

I know, I know, when you hear the words Forever 21 you automatically think of the younger set.

Don’t dismiss it so quickly, yes it caters toward the younger set, and yes the items are very inexpensive, but for passing trends why not shop there.

I do not profess to be a professional stylist or trendsetter, but I do read a lot of style blogs, and you would be surprised at how many styleista's will throw in a Forever 21 piece with a designer outfit, and look like a million. 

It pays to study images, and see how you can do the same look for less. Notice in the above image how you can put pieces together. I think this is a great example to follow. One  basic,classic,statement and one budget and/or trendy piece. This is a great formula.

Below you see two anchor necklaces. Same theme, same look, but slightly different. Would you rather pay $5.80 or $78.00? Which necklace do you think cost the most #1 or #2?


Statement necklaces are all the rage this season. If I am buying a classic piece I don’t mind spending good money, but if it is a trendy piece I do try to be reasonable by finding something less expensive.






All of these necklaces range in price from $6.80 to $178.00.

I will let you figure out which one you think cost the most!

Another way to make a statement in our wardrobes and pump them up a bit is with scarves.


 Sorry but I just got the biggest kick out of this image because she is wearing some of the hot colors for this spring. cobalt, Kelly green, and bright pink. This goes to show you that we can all try a little harder to stay current no matter what our age is.


 Wearing scarves are not just for the young as you can see in the above images. If you are not sure how to wear a scarf  take about four minutes to view the video I have pinned here on one of my pinterest boards.

Earlier today I saw where a fellow pinner had pinned an image from Tarjay declaring her love of their Spring scarves.

I did what any good shopper would do, and I hopped right over to Targets Website where I found 3 really cute scarves for my Spring/Summer wardrobe. Yes, I ordered them!!!

I love the way blogland works, one person sees something, mentions or pins it, and then another, and another.

I wonder if all of these stores realize how much free advertising they are getting from us bloggers/pinners?

I just had to share some of the fun finds I have found in cyberland. 

In this economy we all need to watch how much we spend. I just wanted to show you all a post that shows what I think are some fun pieces to add to our Spring wardrobe that won't break the bank. 

Now can you tell me which necklaces you think cost the higher prices?
Let me know in the comments, and I will see how many of you get the answers right! I will let you all know my findings in the next post..

“Enjoying the Process!” Of:

Adding some of your favorite colors to your Spring wardrobe with some fun new pieces!



NanaDiana said...

I love watching all trends and adding a piece here and there. My son owned a jewelry store so for years I woe only the "real thing" but, today, the way pieces are created it is hard to tell REAL from FAUX~even with diamonds!

Don't you love Diane Keaton? She is always so classy. xo Diana

Karena said...

Kathysue A scarf will perk up any outfit, as will a colored tee! I love to wear scarves, around my neck, on my head, as a belt. tied on my purse!

Please do come and join my Sweet Valentine Giveaway!

Art by Karena

Stacy CUrran said...

I think #1 looks like it costs more. Can't wait to see -- I love the "high-low" contests!! Also LOVE the multiple bangle look !!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh you will looks totally amazing I am sure. I love scarves, I think they do wonders to bring color and excitement not only to your wardrobe but to your face. Great post. I am trying to loose some weight, then I will work on my wardrobe more. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Love scarves and am on the hunt for some spring ones- cheap!

I think# 2 necklace is the expensive one.

The enchanted home said...

Love this post....and love your scarves. Am a scarf wearer myself, and those are all great looking. Love the first outfit you put together, so pretty, love the fresh vibrant colors! Spring feels so far away but I know we just need to get through Feb! If I were to guess I would say for the anchors, 1 is the more expensive one and for the statement necklaces I would say 1 and 3 are the more expensive ones. Curious to see which is the deal.
Always learn something coming here!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

#2 is my pick for the necklace! I love color but don't wear it, mines mostly black, gray and green. Love those scarves, I'll have to stop over and see! Forever 21 is great for some things but their clothes are cut alot smaller for the younger set!

debra @ 5th and state said...

you are always so diverse in your topics and always interesting........this is no exception!
i m a major scarf wearer, to me the best accessory to complete an outfit and a necklace over the top of it is killer. now i have to run to targets......great choices!

Sue said...

I love how you blend fashion with home design ideas. I too, have become a fan of Forever 21's accessories! Love the picture of the woman on the park bench!! I chose necklsce number 1.

cotedetexas said...

i couldn't guess what they cost - but that turquoise one you showed near the beginning is gorgeous and it looks expensive, so i won't get too attached to it!


michele said...

i am laughing and totaly feelin the scarves, kathysue!

i LOVE the turquoise statement necklace and have one by Stella & Dot called the Charlize for the actress who made it famous. if it is at Forever 21, dude, snatch that one up.

i would love to send you some complimentary vintage bright cheery pieces to get your spring off to a great start so just send over a shipping address because it's a joy to share what i have collected.



Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are going to look so cute in those scarves.

Karen said...

My 17 year old is a huge fan of Forever 21-I try to tell her quality over quantity but when you're only making minimum wage...but they do have some cute trendy jewelry so that's always one of my stops when I'm gift shopping for her.

Me, I'm a big scarf girl. Love adding whatever the trendy colors are in my accessories. You've got me itching to go shopping now!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kathysue, What a FUN post this is!! :) It is always so true that colors in home decor are echoed in fashion for our clothing too. (Look at a recent post of mine and you will see a color!)
Oh....LOL with the lady on the bench and her fashion scarf. too cute!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

I really got into the bulky scarves this Winter, so I am thinking I will love some softer scarves this Spring and Summer too. I am strange in that most necklaces gives me a migraine. I think any kind of weight, no matter how small, starts the reaction. Strange I know. But, scarves don;t seem to bother me for some off reason.
I love the three you posted. I think a trip to Tarjay is in store for me this week too. Thanks for sharing! :)
And you;re right, if I ever come up with something cute and clever I want to market, I will just put it on Pinterest. :)


Kathysue....I saw that first outfit somewhere and loved it!!! I know you are going to find some great looks for us on a "dime"......on my way to Target now!!!

The Merchant Project said...

Great finds! love them all