Polka Dots & Leather Skirt Anyone? A Beautiful Pattern and Texture Mixture

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B&W Polka Dot & Leather Skirt

(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

This outfit blends a polka dot patterned blouse with a leather textured skirt by Ann Taylor to create an alluring silhouette.  The leather red belt brings the outfit together by creating a focal point for which the eye is drawn.  The coordinated necklace mimics the polka dots found in the blouse and adds another dimension to the outfit.  As a whole, this outfit is visually pleasing with a flair.

For other accessories, I would wear a pair of studded earrings or a very simple pair of complementary drop earrings.  I would be sure to keep it simple so as not to clash with the outfit.  Whether to wear tights with this ensemble depends, in part, on the weather and your geographical location.  I’m located in Florida and it’s not “tight weather” too often.  However, a pair of black tights would look great with this outfit.  For shoes, I wear my ankle boots with this outfit.  I just purchased a new pair for the season and I can’t wait to show them to you!  Knee high boots will also work well here too. This outfit is so ornate that few accessories are necessary.  If you overdo your accessories, the impact of the outfit will suffer.

This outfit is one my favorites for fall because the blouse is summer breezy and carefree while the leather skirt brings a heavier more cold seasonal feel.  It’s blending the two seasons into one outfit. Because this outfit includes a leather skirt and you are likely to wear either black ankle boots or knee high boots, I think this is a great day-to-evening outfit.  The blouse is light and carefree which makes it great for day whereas the leather skirt and boots give it a more nighttime look.  For brunch, lunch, or dinner, this outfit will make you stand out like a true Fashionista!  Not only will this outfit turn heads, it will make you the center of attention!

Beautiful Colorful Italian Necklaces Perfect for Any Occasion!

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Necklace1(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

This is one of my favorite necklaces in my jewelry wardrobe.  Despite its size, it’s lightweight and versatile in that it can be worn with jeans or a more dressed up ensemble.  The beaded structure design is square and the necklace itself drops down approximately four inches.  The piece is handcrafted from an Italian boutique and contains so many different colors that it’s impossible to list them all.  Look for this piece as I dress the mannequin as it goes with several items that I plan to show in “Beth’s Closet”

Necklace2(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

This jewel-toned necklace is perfect for any occasion.  With its most prominent colors being turquoise and amethyst, it looks beautiful opposite most skin colors.  Additionally, it’s a great match for just about everything in your wardrobe.  Consider getting a necklace like this to complete the look of many of your outfits!  Again, look for this piece as I dress the mannequin as it goes with several items that I plan to show in “Beth’s Closet”.

Necklace3(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

Coral is a color that will grab attention much like this beaded coral necklace.  It’s a fitted necklace much like a choker that lays beautifully around the neck.  This particular necklace is comprised of several different colors including pinks and peaches which makes the necklace more versatile. Again, look for this piece as I dress the mannequin as it goes with several items that I plan to show in “Beth’s Closet”.