This week the amazing Barbara Hannah Gufferman is hosting Fashion Flash. A modern day Renaissnce woman she is AARP contributor, blogger for Huffington Post, Bone Health Ambassador for National Osteporosis Foundatio, Spokesperson, Always Discreet and Red Heart Yarns, author of The Best of Everything After 50 and currently training for the New York CIty marathon in November. She has a passionate belief that life is worth living– at any age. Her site Best of Everything Over 50 is packed with fashion advice, healthy recipes and truely addictive exercise videos. I start my day reading what she is up to and I think you should too.
Fashio Flash Book Review: How to Wear Jewelry
One of my favorite fashion books is a small, but info packed guide to wearing scarves. When I saw s similar book on how to wear jewelry, I had to take it home for a quick read. It is so original and helpful, its now one of my top fashion guides. Like may of my sistahs, I seem to collect boxes of jewelry but wear only a few pieces. This book starts off explaining that our core jewelry choices echos our basic fashion style — eg classic, vitntage, modern or boho. It provides examples of each style and it was no shocker that my affection for pearls, simple gold bracelets and diamond studs reflect my basic classic style. But what makes this book such a keep is the roadmap to expand basic fashion choices. My favorite section illustrates how wear those random brooches that we buy at thrift shops, inherit or receive as gifts. Using the shoulders of coats, jackets and sweaters, this mightly little book shows how to group pins by topic and size. For example it recommends using one or two larger pins surrounded by 2-3 smaller pins , all on the same theme. I meediately saw how to use my random collection of hear shaped pins. It was so satisfying to wear little bits and items that had caught my eye but had never been actually worn.
How to Wear Jewelry breaks down jewelry into simple categories– necklaces, pins, brooches, and bracelets. Then it offers suggestions by season and combination strategies. If you like a bit of bling, you will LOVE this book. I am such a fan, I am buying 2 more copies out of my own pocket and offering them in an upcoming giveaway.