Living near Vegas, the weather is already sunny, warm and wonderful. Spring is definitely on the way!
Trends are thought out in think tanks months, even years ahead of time. Somewhere people deciding that during a certain fashion season everyone will be wearing these specific colors, hemlines, necklines...
Sure, this helps coordinate (and perhaps more importantly market) fashion, but remember it is still cleverly sold opinion and you are still entitled to express your own style.
While I understand the necessity of uniformity, what often pulls strongest at my heart strings are the inspirational moments made while thinking outside of the box. Pure, unique, raw, artistic, commitment...
Give us art, something to love. Something maybe we've seen before but do it your way, make us stop and look with admiration and a tad bit of jealousy.
Spring 2011 accessory trends:
The grapevine is saying that jewelry and accessories will be more important than ever so I'm hoping for a lot of great fab finds. We should see a lot of:
- Cuffs, bangles and stacked bracelets
- Creative necklaces and chokers
- Asymmetric jewelry
- Geometric jewelry
- Belt purses and clutches
- Larger, longer earrings
- Cat eye & fun sunglasses
Whatever your style, I hope there will be something that will grab your heart and not let go. Be discerning and be you!
The long necklace is love-worthy. It is almost the longer, the better (okay, that thought does make one giggle, but let's stay on track).
These versatile contemporary adornments are so great alone, yet often are punched up a notch by layering one or more shorter pieces.
For me, it's makes a better impression than what one typically would call a "statement necklace". The long necklace is not going to overpower your look, it will not take over and demand to be looked at FIRST. No, the long necklace allows you to be seen but also deserves a lingering, long, glance.
Don't miss out on this here-to-stay trend!
It's the New Year which means about 45% of Americans conjured up resolutions to make themselves or the world around them better. Most of these resolutions are something attainable and desirable yet still most fail to achieve their new goal.
Change isn't always easy. We are creatures of (bad) habit.
Typically, I am not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions. If something is worth doing, why not do it throughout the year? Why not today, whatever day today is.
For me, successful change of an undesirable habit seems to have always come by weaning slowly and deliberately. And, probably also not without some painful man-in-the-mirror awareness about who I am, who I am not.
But that doesn't mean New Year's isn't a time I stop for a minute to think about things I might want to change.
So, when New Year's arrived this year, I allowed the passing thought, "what would I resolve to do if I were someone who made New Year's resolutions?" The thought rather scared me, made me want to crawl into a small, imaginary hole. No! I didn't want to think about making a resolution. Why? Because the thing I want to change most is what keeps my inner being 'safe'. No, no, no. No New Year's resolution for me.
But that pesky thought surfaced and so I think of it, not daily like I would if I were committed to its change, but often enough. It is becoming a friend of sorts and sooner or later I may have to hold its hand and take a long, slow walk.
Darn New Year's.