No closet is complete without a few statement pieces. We all need some fun stuff that makes us feel good. Eye catching pieces that get compliments wherever you go instill confidence. I tend to take the safe route. I need encouragement to purchase statment pieces. When I was selecting my items from Artful Home, I sent my list to my daughter. Naturally, everything I picked was safe and pretty predictable for me. My daughter said "mom I can't believe you didn't pick "the scallop dress". It is so you. Since I let my hair go grey I feel like I can dress a little edgier than before (the illusion of youth). I ordered the dress and I absolutely LOVE IT!! Thanks Jen for the encouragement.
For those of you that are skeptical, it is extremely flattering. It is what Artful Home describes as their "classic fit" ("not too slim, not too loose"). I love it that they describe the fit rather than let you order and find it fits you like a paper bag.
If you go with a large pattern when choosing a statement piece, keep the colors subtle, and don't let it overpower you with it's shape. Stick to a closer fit style that flatters especially if you are on the short side like me.
I would probably wear this with either tights and booties or tall boots. I would wear it with a scarf (like the one here from Target for $11.99) or a turtleneck under once it cools. This fun hat from Artful Home would look great with it as well.
The Statement Dress by cindyhattersleydesign featuring scallop dress from Spirithouse at Artful Home Dress / White legging / Blondo black riding boots / Earth mid calf boots / Shoes / Necklace / Scarve / Hat / Women's Lookout 2x2 Rib Long-sleeve Turtleneck | Eddie Bauer
My friend Elizabeth (aka the Contessa) could pull off wearing the dress, two or three big necklaces, some chunky bracelets and carry it all off because she is gorgeous, has a dramatic personality, and is very statuesque. You can check out more of her style and antics here
For those of us not so lucky we need to understand what looks good on us and feel confident in what we are wearing. Our style should reflect and celebrate our own individuality and personality. Something I believe our homes should reflect as well. Don't be afraid to buy a few statement pieces that are just plain fun. Artful Home is the best place I know to find pieces that let you unleash your own creativity and style. Fashion should be fun!!
Trust Your Instincts and Be Authentic!!
**I have been compensated for this post by Artful Home but the words and opinions are my own.