Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, thank you for popping in for Ageless Style 09.2021: Gem & Jewel Tones. This series is hosted by my friend Carrie from A Simple Lovely Life and 7 of her blogging buddies. Honored to be joining this stylish group of fashion bloggers. Hope you will take a few minutes to check out their lovely gem colors.
AGELESS STYLE LINK UP
The Ageless Style Link Up is series that goes live on the third Thursday of the month. For each post one of the gals in the group selects a theme then all of us put together a look or looks reflecting it. Last month’s theme, ‘back to school,’ was chosen by lil ole me!! You can check out that post, here. I pretended to be a library administrator and shared a professional back to school look. Posed by the (University of Texas, El Paso) UTEP’s huge Miners’ pick. It was fun!!
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AGELESS STYLE 09.2021
This month’s prompt, ‘gem colors’ was chosen by Mireille at Chez Mireille: Fashion Travel Mom. I wanted to confirm that what I considered to be gem or jewel colors were what the rest of the world considers to be gem colors. So I turned to Etsy where I found this jewel tone palette. Happy to report I was right on target.
Gem & Jewel Tones
And once I saw the ‘official’ jewel tones palette, I realized I have quite a bit of those colors in my closet. I would have thought that most of my clothes are earth tones but looking at these colors, my favorites: terra cotta, deep green, spicy reds and yellows are all here!! Who knew?? For today’s post, I chose to style my new Ouges skater dress from Amazon. A similar dress in ivory is one of the items in the Get Your Pretty On fall 2021 capsule wardrobe.
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Here’s how I styled my jewel toned dress.
With A Little Leopard
For this look, I paired the dress with a Twilly ribbon scarf from Gibby’s Frillery and BCBG leopard d’Orsay heels. It was 94* so this was perfect for an early fall day. I really like the maroon – or garnet, since we are talking gem colors – with the leopard print.
With a Lotta Leopard
This whole lotta leopard kimono dresses things up, don’t you think? Added a big pearl statement necklace for fun and big pearl studs. My black pumps are from Kohls.
Before you grab the phone to call your optometrist, let me assure you the photo on the left is very blurry. I was having all kinds of technical difficulties with my camera today. Have been able to use my phone as a remote for my DSL in the past, but not today. So I was having to try to set up the photo, run push the shutter button and then dash back into place. In heels. Need to figure out what’s up with my camera. QUICK!!
Or With no Leopard At All
My friend Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style recently wrote this article about good and bad tops to wear with skirts. While this is a dress and not a skirt…that much I know…I think the denim jacket is cutting me in half in exactly the wrong place. Between my menopausal stomach and my child-bearing hips. And it’s boxy shape – the jacket’s – doesn’t allow you to see the more flattering lines of the dress. I have on blue suede shoes (like those of my homeboy Elvis) that are really kinda cute but I prefer the way the heels in the other 2 looks elongate my body. But how ’bout those jewel colors in my paisley scarf??
Does this outfit look any better below??
This was the outfit I originally planned to style. That was before I realized that the garnet color of my dress was truly a jewel tone. I thought this scarf would represent gem colors even if the dress didn’t. Looking at it now, I really don’t like it much. About to get rid of my scarves all together. They just don’t flatter my ‘ample bosom.’ Have purged most of them already – the heavier ones – except my blanket scarves which really aren’t flattering but I love anyway.
And note to self: don’t shove your hands into your pockets like an 8 year-old boy. Just put them into your pockets gracefully. Geez.
Maybe if the scarf didn’t have a strangle hold around my neck, it would look better. It really is a very light, gauzy scarf but it looks like a boa constrictor in this photo.
Maybe an infinity scarf would work better??
In the picture below, I was talking to my brother on speaker phone when the timer went off on my camera. Kind of explains the pained expression on my face…not that talking to my brother pains me by any means. But worrying about our mama sure does.
I do like the flattering fit of this dress!! And it is under $25!! The dress comes in a short and long sleeve version, in a combination of solid colors and prints. Please use my Amazon affiliate link to check it out.
Do you were jewel tones and gem colors? Have you ever had your colors done? One of the perks of having an annual membership to the Get Your Pretty On seasonal capsule wardrobes, is an affordable opportunity to have a color analysis done. I have never done this and probably have some idea what colors are my best already. Even so, I tend to wear colors I like…GREEN and PEACH…because they make me happy. Not because they necessarily look best on me. It might be fun to do the color analysis master class someday, though.
Hope you will join me in visiting the blogs of my fashionista friends to check out their looks for today’s prompt.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Cammi ~ My Happy Place
Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Jamie ~ No Delusions of Grandeur
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Here’s the link up so you can share your style post with us, too.
Have another Thankful Thursday post coming and an update to this year’s Wellness Journey. Hope to share my friend Leanne’s guest post Monday…you won’t want to miss that.
Thank you for spending a few minutes here with me. I appreciate YOU!!
Hugs and kisses,