over50feeling40: Are you a Coco or a Ken? Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
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Aug 26, 2015

Are you a Coco or a Ken? Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

The iconic fashion designer, Coco Chanel, said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror, and remove one accessory.”
The fashion director and senior vice president of high end Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing, said, “When in doubt about how many necklaces to wear this fall, add one more.”


So, I ask you…are you a Coco or a Ken?  The folkloric, bohemian, 70s influences in fashion this year are shown with lots of layers and necklaces, necklaces, necklaces.  And on the runway, they looked fabulous.  I do not see myself solely in one camp or the other.  I have my Coco days, and my Ken days. 








I did decide to experiment recently and went to an event with three necklaces on.  Everyone I met that night commented on how much they liked the look.  It would take a step of courage for me to pile on more…but I just might take that step and see how it goes.










I love necklaces.  They are a perfect item to watch for in resale, consignment and thrift stores.  You discover some true treasure.

Let us know, ladies, which side to you find yourself on and are you willing to try accessories both ways?

Pictures are from the Fall 2015 Runway Preview at Neiman Marcus in San Antonio, #nmsanantonio

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9 comments:

  1. I am just not sure if I like that many on at once? I am starting to go for the minimalist mind set and I no longer own as much. I am actually about to purge whats left again! But I do think it looks ok paired rightly!

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  2. I tend to be a jewelry minimalist, though I love jewelry on other people. I love the big, bold necklaces out now, but I just don't seem like myself when I wear them. These looks are fabulous!

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  3. So everything is don't... until it's a do.
    Exactly why trends are stupid.
    Do what feels good. It's the only way to live.

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  4. I sometimes like multiple necklaces on other people, but I feel too old to pull off that look---not to mention the fact that I don't have that many necklaces.

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  5. Back in the day I heard you should wear a total of seven items, including top, pants, belt, shoes, earrings, bracelet, necklace. If your scarf, extra bracelet, etc. made it more than that, you needed to take things off until you were back down to seven. How old school was that?

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  6. I would love to try necklace layering, but I tend to stick to one of each , sometimes a bold statement necklace, sometimes pearls. I suppose I am in between. I was going to say i think the layered necklace look I would think would look overwhelming on a small frame, but CoCo did it well!

    Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. Definitely a Coco! I am back to minimizing necklaces, not that I ever strayed far from it in the first place. I like the look of tiny necklaces on very thin chains worn together, but no more than 3 and they have to be tiny and thin, long is fine, but they have to be 'light'. I'm just not in to the whole 70's thing I guess. Didn't like it much in the 70's and I'm not feeling it now! I have always ascribed to Coco's theory on accessories. It's just what I'm comfortable with!

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  8. I am becoming more of a "Ken" every day! Life's too short for boring!! xox

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  9. How fun! I am definitely a Coco, although I never leave the house without jewelry on!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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