Thursday, 10 November 2011

How to wear jewel tones

Fall is upon us and so are new fashions. If you haven't already figured it out, two big colors for the fall are red and jade, which are both jewel tones. There are very good ways, and very bad ways to wear jewel tones. I have figured this out after years of trying to figure out what to wear and how to make things look good together. Here's my conclusion: do not wear black with jewel tones. I know what you are thinking. "If I can't wear black with jewel tones, what do I wear?" The answer is gray. Black with jewel tones can look harsh, and often just a little cheap. Wearing them with gray softens the look. I know this sounds crazy, but look at the example below.

Anthony Kim in Red and Gray
Tiger Woods in Red and Black

Say what you will about my examples being golfers, but this is my life. I watch golf with my hubby and analyze the outfits. Tiger Woods always wears red on the Sunday of the tournaments, and I've been saying for years that he would look so much better if he would wear gray pants with the red shirt instead of black. Do ya'll think he would hire me if I sent him the post?

Anyway, there is a way to make jewel tones look better with black....add another psuedo-neutral (white, black, gray, khaki, navy, olive, cream). Example. You have a red shirt and black pants. Make the outfit come together with a white cami and pearls. You can also help the outfit by wearing a shoe with some detail (animal or floral print).

Hope this helps. Questions, comments, arguments?

Friday, 4 November 2011

Cornbread and Biscuits

If you don't listen to country music, you won't get this, but I've got the song playing if you choose to listen. Last night while we were eating dinner, Hadley said, "If we had Jason Aldean over for dinner, we'd have cornbread and biscuits."

Are You Ready?

I'm so excited. It feels like I'm 7 years old and it's Christmas Eve, or we are leaving for a Disney World Vacation! I literally couldn't go to sleep last night, I'm so excited. Roll Tide Ya'll!!