over50feeling40: Five Not-So-Easy Pieces
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May 15, 2011

Five Not-So-Easy Pieces

My Lane Bryant Jeggings
would be one of my
signature pieces!




Could you describe your signature style with just five pieces of clothing? I found this a difficult task, but after reading the style column by Michelle Benza on the site 50+Fabulous,  I decided to give it a try. Her column, Create Your Signature Style With Just 5 Items, discussed how to create a personal look for the current Spring/Summer 2011.



As would my JNY black
pencil skirt from Dillard's


Her five pieces were:

1. A Pretty Dress
2. A Colorful Jacket

3. Espadrille Wedges

4. A Leather Handbag

5. Sunglasses


I took a walk back through my blog pictures since April and found this really a tough task….describe who I am in just five pieces. So, I looked at it this way; I currently have few bottoms that I can wear since I have been losing weight. Therefore, the majority of my outfits center around the bottoms that presently fit. My skinny jeggings; a black pencil skirt; and black capris are my go to bottoms when I want to look my best.





My black capris from Talbots
have been a keeper for 2011!



I am known for my flats and my scarves. That makes up five. But, it leaves out all of my new dresses, my fun jewelry, tops, and form fitting jackets. Yet, after pondering all that I love, if I was to describe my signature favorite style (what I want people to think of when they think of me), it would be my jeans, a basic white T shirt, a fitted jacket, flats, a fabulous bag and great jewelry. So, maybe I am not that complicated after all!!

Yes, I am the scarf lady, but it is one accessory which
makes me.....ME!

Favorite new flats are Antonio Melani from Dillards




What five pieces would make up your signature style this spring??

17 comments:

  1. Good questions! I always have a hard time trying to sum up my style. I would say flats, fun earrings, scarves and v neck t shirts! Love your new flats, byt the way!

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  2. Wow, that's a really tough one. I think for me:
    - a pair of killer heels (maybe a pair of Fluevogs)
    - a pencil skirt
    - a big wide belt
    - a piece of vintage jewelry
    - a bright colour top

    Great flats!

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  3. ah ... this is a good question. I will have to think! thank you for posting it.

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  4. bold prints (florals, stripes, gingham, polka dots)
    over-the-knee socks
    platform wedges
    novelty sunglasses (i.e. hearts)
    cardigan or shrug layered over sleeveless top
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  5. Very nice selections and great blog.

    I really enjoy
    maxi skirts
    Denim pants
    denim jackets
    black stocking
    and lots a patterns

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  6. Five pieces can describe one outfit, but not style as a whole! At least, I dont think so anyway.
    But if i were to talk about what my perfect outfit might be this summer, I suppose it would be a super tall pair of leather wedges, a bright pencil skirt, and a loose fitting cropped top. Add a statement necklace and some sunnies and that it's it, cuz I only get five things!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  7. Very stylish confident beautiful woman!

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  8. A pair of capris, killer sandals, tee or tank, jacket, tote.

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  9. Hmmm! I think I would have to say
    - A classic black dress
    - A bright scarf
    - A pink dress (yet to be found!)
    - A pleated skirt
    - A full skirt

    Who needs pants anyway? :)

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  10. Here's the truth! I have not dressed MY style in so long because I just don't because of the weight I have gained back. UGH! This was an excellent reminder that I need to lose this weight . Thank you.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  11. maxi skirt, fit & flare frankie b. jeans, jessica simpson dany shoes, a blazer, cocktail ring....ahhh, bright colored tank top, watch, and pink lipstick. ok, there. i know it's more than five, but i could seriously live on just these, er, eight pieces.

    will keep you all updated on those shape up shoes! i felt something after one day...so we'll see!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi sweetie, That';s a tough one. Not sure I have a signature style. Since I stopped working outside of the home it's basically t shirts and jeans. I always wear earrings and I love adding jewelry too. Thank you for introducing me to 50 and fabulous, I just signed up. Hugs!

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  13. All I can say is, you have a great selection of scarves and if I lived anywhere near you, I would raid your stash and steal them for myself.

    Those ballet flats are amazing.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  14. love it

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  15. Ugh, I would love to make a list without "black t-shirts and jeans" but it wouldn't be honest.

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  16. What a fun question. It seems this spring my five are:

    Straight leg jeans or skimmers
    T-shirt or tank
    3/4 length sleeved cardigan
    Scarf or lots of layered necklaces
    Hoop earrings

    The shoes for me are anything goes, depending on my mood!

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  17. That question is making my head hurt!
    It's too hard, can we skip to the bonus question now?
    Brett

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!