Fashion: Getting back into accessorizing

1/31/2011 06:00:00 AM Ashley 4 Comments

Saturday night we decided to go our with friends for dinner. It was very last minute, but totally worth it, because restaurants around town were putting on a "restaurant week" which allows you to try new places for much cheaper then normal. We went to L'Auberge, a local fine dining French restaurant.

The fine dining part, of course, sent me into a tailspin of panic. What's a girl to do when she has tons of dresses...that don't actually fit currently!? Luckily, there was a shining hope in my closet. A yellow/taupe color block dress that I bought from Ann Taylor last spring. Even fit perfectly and I didn't feel fat in it! Side note: Sometimes it's really amazing what even a ten pound loss can do for your body.

As soon as I settled on the dress, the rest of my outfit just fell together. I just love it when that happens. I even got excited about accessorizing, which hasn't happened in a long time. Because of the high cut of the neck, I decided against a necklace. Instead I went with some brooches, which I clumped together and pinned, off center, onto the belt of the dress.

All of my brooches are antique/vintage with aurora borealis stones. Actually...on one I used a fun "cheat" that I love doing when I can...

...the smaller round one on the top is actually a clip on earring! It's such a great way to incorporate them into your wardrobe. I also love clipping them onto shoes for some added fun! So now you have a few ideas for what to do with them if you collect full vintage sets of jewelry!



It was a fun night. Not only was it great to get to try a place that we may have never normally eaten at, but I also was able to pull myself out of my outfit funk. Ever since I gained my weight, I haven't been as in love with putting together outfits, which I lived for. So it was nice to be able to put together a whole look and know that I still have an eye for style!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!