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Springtime is here in southcentral Alaska and it is wonderful to be able to ditch the heavy layers. For a welcome reception at our parish, I opted to wear a solid color dress which is in a perfect color for me and then play a little with my accessories.
I have found the neutral clothes as a base really give you a lot of freedom. This rich blue dress is from Chaps (purchased at Kohl’s 2 years ago on clearance for around $20.) The shoes are Dana Buchman sandals in a cognac color for the woven tops and a cork heel (purchased at Kohl’s on clearance for the super bargain price of $6.99!!) I went a half size up on the shoes from what I should buy to get the width I needed. Plus, how could I pass up shoes at 90% off?
I chose a tan colored Liz Claiborne purse which compliments the brown tone of the sandals I am wearing. It seems like I get into a black purse rut and love to break out lighter colors when the weather gets warmer.
My necklace is a favorite Cross purchased from Silpada Designs more than a decade ago which is strung onto a rope style silver chain that I was gifted by my dad back in high school.
A splash of color rests on my wrist in the form of an art glass bracelet from Pier 1 Imports. This was another gift from one of the ladies for whom I covered on maternity leave almost 2 years ago. I adore how moving it in the light can generate a slight change in appearance.
My hair was a quick and dirty bun which served the function of corralling my hair, keeping it off my shoulders so that my necklace was visible, and have the added benefit of drawing attention to my smile. (Video tutorial coming soon!!)
Now that I’ve test run my outfit for Mother’s Day with thumbs up from all who I saw, I don’t have any planning to do come May 8th.
What are some of your favorite accessories to change things up for a basic outfit?
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