10 Things a Stylish Woman Knows

3 Oct

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A friend recently said to me, “you’re the most Stylish person I know”.  I of course disagreed, because I cannot accept a compliment (bad character trait, but one I’m working on)…but in reality, I really am Not that stylish.  I do have a lot of clothes, and try to wear what I like, what fits, and hopefully, what looks good on me.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

I found this little nugget, about what a Stylish woman knows.  Most are common sense, but this does provide some good guidelines.  I’m about guidelines, not always rules.  #duh

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10 Things Every Stylish Woman Knows

A STYLISH woman never looks like she tried too hard, it just seems to come to her so naturally! But how does she do it? Heres how. 

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1: HOW TO EDIT
She knows what looks good on her so she only buys what she likes
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2: TO INVEST IN  THE CLASSIC BASICS
Every woman needs a wardrobe that works for her. But a stylish woman knows that the secret to underpinning any wardrobe is investing in the basics. She starts with the classic trench, the little black dress, the perfect tailored jacket, a gorgeous tank watch – and builds from there
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3: HOW TO MAKE A STATEMENT
A stylish woman goes for the over-the-top outfit or statement item.
Then she owns the look
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4: HOW TO MIX IT UP
She never wears one label head to toe! She knows that it’s about layering
the new with the old or mixing textures, colours and styles – and labels!
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5: THAT ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY
A stylish woman wears her op-shop or vintage flea market finds the
same way she would her designer pieces
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I bought the above handbag, at an auction.  It’s vintage, I believe from the 1940’s…and love, love, love it!
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6: THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOES 
 She has shoes, shoes and more mores.
Oh, did I mention the importance of shoes?
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7: AND THE POWER OF ACCESSORIES
Always thrown on, but always makes a statement and done just the right way
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8: HOW NOT TO BE A FASHION VICTIM 
A stylish woman never buys into trends and she never carries the new  it bag
I do stear away from any handbags that others may carry.  Which is why I stay clear from Michael Kors (though I love) Coach, Kate Spade or Tory Burch.  If I do carry any of these bags, I try and choose ones that are more “off the beaten path” and not ones you’d see all over Michigan Ave.  India Hicks is my obsession and passion.  www.indiahicks.com/rep/terry
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9: A GOOD SEAMSTRESS, TAILOR or ALTERATIONS EXPERT
Just as important as finding the right beautician
and perfect hairdresser. When you find one, make
 them your best friend
A well-tailored suit or dress stands out in a crowd.  
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10: HOW TO BE IMPERFECT 
And, finally, she clearly understands that every day is not a fashion shoot or catwalk show.  #Amen
I am imperfect, every single day.  
580b5fbe99e2822e08e85af656ebcba9Speaking of imperfect…How about those Chicago Bears?  Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.  They were certainly no where Near perfect.  Not sure why, but I always think the Bears are going to win.  Always.  Even when we are down by over 20 points at halftime. #optimistic.  It’s how I live my life.  Thankfully, we were watching with fun people, which helped take the sting out of that loss.  #Jumpingshow
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Song of the Day:  Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac.  Thanks Catherine for a Fabulous concert!

Today is my last birthday lunch.  I believe I’ve had 3 weeks of lunches, and probably 11 LBs to show for it.  Best. Month. Ever!  Fun weekend with Bridal Shower for Ronnie with an after-party, because that’s how we roll.  Zack is in town to help Meredith continue her birthday celebration…oh yeah, Football Sunday!  Will work on losing the remnants of those birthday lunches on Monday. 🙂
Have a great weekend…oh, and Go Bears. 🙂
xoxo,
T.
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Source:  http://www.styleright.com.au/#!10-Things-Every-Stylish-Woman-Knows/c1uze/5BF9F228-D4B5-44A4-B009-59617D49E712

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3 Responses to “10 Things a Stylish Woman Knows”

  1. Monica Watkins Collins October 3, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    It is all about owning it–whatever that “it” is. Great points, Terry!

  2. debra zabloudil October 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    As usual, love your blog! And yes, you are the style maven, whether you realize it or not!

  3. LAP October 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Good tips.. . it all comes down to confidence along with common sense and good tailoring! Go Bears!!

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