Paulette Martsolf: Chic Layering

I know your eyes are fixed on this gorgeous necklace…but stick with me for just a moment and I will share more at the end of the post.

HERE, I introduced you to fashion and jewelry designer Paulette Martsolf. She is as stylish and chic as her designs. 

I have always felt so bulky when attempting to layer, however Paulette recently gave me a different perspective with her layering techniques. She sent along these words with examples about transitions and wardrobe building:

“Transitioning from summer to fall is not always an easy task.
For instance, in Texas, just as we begin to love clouds and a slightly cooler
breeze, back comes a heat wave to dash dreams of sweaters and fabulous jackets.
At ALLIE-COOSH, I look for sensual fabrics which move easily
from one season to the next, and I have discovered over time, success is found
in layering.  For autumn, I search for on trend seasonal colors available
in lightweight fabrics.  Our signature fabric is truly seasonless as well
as being washable, durable, and timeless.  I love to combine it with
novelty pieces to create an exciting, unique wardrobe for the fashion
conscience woman.   The fact that these pieces can move like an
autumn wind from season to season and not have to be dry cleaned, helps
everyone to be wise with their fashion spending selections. 
I believe we should work on building a functional wardrobe which
can take us effortlessly through the day.  For today’s post, I worked with
two colors to create several looks in preparation of many different events a
woman may encounter in her daily routine.  
Of course, this is different
for all of us, but hopefully you can see how this concept of wardrobe building
can help anyone be prepared with ease for what may be on the calendar. 
Fall is packed with special events and only builds toward the holiday
Begin with two colors you love to wear, and start the building
process.  Hopefully, this will help
everyone to see how it is possible to build on key pieces.  And if you need some assistance, please
contact me at allie-coosh Facebook profile.”

If you would like to see visible women like us wearing Paulette’s creations, just click HERE!!

Now, back to this exquisite necklace designed by Paulette. She fashioned it from jet, raw amber, tectite, kyanite and crystal valued at $395.00.  Here is the amazing part…she wants one of you to own it!

Contest OVER.

I receive so many compliments on my original necklace by Paulette:

 Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. I have liked your facebook page for some time now. Have added Allie-Coosh as a facebook like.
    The raw materials in the necklace in the giveaway along with your necklace are earthy, rare and lovingly pieced together. What an honor to be the recipient of this exquisite necklace…or should I say work of art.

    Barbara @

  2. I would love to win this necklace, so beautiful! Liked both facebook pages and I'm your newest follower. You do a great blog! Such lovely designs and jewelry, a pleasure to see.

    blue hue wonderland

  3. Love this post and the necklace – Pam. I followed all instructions – liking both facebook pages, tweeting :, and I am a follower but I get you through feedly now since google reader disappeared. Not sure what you meant by google post. Added you to blog lovin just in case feedly doesnt count. I so want this necklace – thinking positive thoughts.

  4. Hi Pam

    I love this post and that necklace. I particularly loved that caped creation above. I did all requests above xcept blog – dont have one and not sure what you meant by google. BTW: Does having your blog come to me in Feedly qualify as being a "follower"

  5. It's a lovely necklace, thank you for letting me know about it, Pam. However, I don't do Facebook (I try to keep to just blogging, and am always conscious of keeping my personal info NOT online), so better luck to someone else! 🙂

  6. Hey Pam!! I loved the capsule wardrobe shots!! Layering in the south can be such a challenge, and her looks and ideas are fabulous. The necklace is drop-dead gorgeous, too. For those of us who aren't on Facebook or any of the Google-y things, any chance of a consolation prize drawing? If so, please enter me. 🙂 Hope all's well with you and yours!! XXOO

  7. Hi, Pam…thanks for the heads up on this beautiful necklace give-away…I have also liked both FB pages and hope to win this gorgeous Necklace!

  8. I too love to layer but very careful in doing it because I am very short/petite (4"11). I see some styling technique here that I like and make me look tall ^_^ Like the clothes and the necklace is awesome!


  9. I've 'liked' both Alli-Coosh and your FB page. I was thrilled to find your blog on Visible Monday as we share the same style aesthetic. I'm a tall, 67-year old, who was in desperate need of a 'body life' to fit my style. So I got a trainer and lost 27 lbs and 3 months later I am feeling and lookin' damn good. I'm off to my 50th high school reunion in a few weeks and that gorgeous necklace would be the 'topping on the cake.'

  10. LOVELY necklace and those layering tips were inspiring. Thanks for the heads-up! I have Facebook liked both of the pages, and also tweeted and posted your giveaway on the Highland Fashionista Facebook page. Thanks!

  11. What a nice find! Stumbled on your blog through Margy (A Fool for Fabric) and here you are offering a fabulous necklace! I've 'liked' both pages and am now following your delightful blog – thanks for making my Monday bright! I'll be happy to 'tweet' it out there, too 🙂

    Please enter me in your contest – beautiful necklace! Loved the layering ideas, too – especially the longer looks!

  12. Oh my! This is an awesome necklace. I am tweeting and sharing on facebook right this minute. What a great post! Thanks for all you do Pam. Hugs, Susan

    Sent from Susan Street

  13. What a well-written post on the transition from summer to fall. Your weather is similar to Southern California and you have a lot of good advice. Wonderful!

  14. Hi Pam! I'm so sorry to hear about the vertigo. My husband has dealt with that and it can be brought on by stress. Hope you are feeling better by now. Just catching up on my favorite blogs today. Love the tips on layering you shared-helpful to keep from looking too square (always my fear). That necklace is purely gorgeous-what a statement piece! I'm entering. Just like Paulette's FB page (and have liked yours already). I will do more sharing as I catch up a bit here. Congrats on your first Grandparent's day darling!
    xx, Heather

  15. Hi Pam this is very exciting I would love to win this necklace. It would go with so much of my Autumn separates!!

    I Follow you Via GFC, on Facebook and also Liked Allie Coosh!

    2013 Artists Series

  16. I did it too! Love this SA blog. I moved here 3 yrs. ago and love the people and the beautiful city. Your blog is just icing on my cake or blueberries on my fat free Greek yogurt. 🙂

  17. Hi Pam!

    Beautiful necklace indeed!
    I went on her page, i didn't see the like button so i send a friend request and i like your Facebook page

    Have a great day

    Ariane xo

  18. This really is stunning! I'm a follower and I love your blog! I'm over 50….by quite a bit but I still love dressing in style! We keep things casual here in Florida but I love cute clothes and pretty jewelry! Thanks!

  19. OMG so glad I found your blog can't wait to read all your posts but in the meantime I love, love, love the necklace i want it so bad so I am now a follower, I liked both Allie-Coosh's and your FB page. I don't twitter. I hope I have gotten it right since I'm not sure how all this works. Thanks!

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