Sunday, April 21, 2013

On Personal Style

I am 35 years old. It is only in the last few years that I've really liked what clothes I wear. I still make mistakes, but for the most part, I like what I wear. Here are some of my lessons learned. Note that style is seriously personal! When something doesn't work for me, I guarantee it is effortlessly beautiful on someone else.

(1) Full skirts are my friend. Pencil skirts are not.

(2) Oxfords with crewneck sweater are not flattering on me. I need an open neckline because my neck is short (no, not insulting myself. Just how my neck is!)

(3) I am more Doris Day than Audrey Hepburn.

(4) Even if they aren't the height of style anymore, I actually like my Revas. This is why I was so sad when they broke. They actually helped me survive pregnancy feet! I know people love the Cece J Crew flat, but they didn't work for me.

(5) I like beachy/coastal style in the summer time. Perhaps it isn't the most sophisticated, but give me a coral print tunic anyway.

If you have any of your favorite style lessons, I'd love to hear/read them!


  1. First, I live for Doris Day movies. Live.

    Somehow in my old age of almost 35 I'm turning into Sophia Loren. Except without all the cleavage. Just love that classic, Italian, dare I say it, sexy look.

    But I still like a little bit of Lilly and J.McLaughlin here and there.

  2. At 36, I know I look my best in a dress with an a-line silhouette and the color blue. I've learned that I don't like to wear stiletto heels except for special occasions and that if I'm going to a special event, 99.999% of the time, my cocktail dress will either be black or blue.

  3. Gosh I think everyone looks wonderful in a coral print tunic! So classic and can be dressed up or down. :)