What Type of Accessory Are You? and….WIN A JACKET!! AND Fashion Flash!!

Happy August, everyone!  We have had the most amazing summer in South Texas…I am certain this will not last long, but so far we have not seen 100 degrees or more!  That alone is a miracle.  Last summer broke records with 41 days of 100+!  Our mornings this year…fabulous!

Not long ago, I complimented a woman, who I saw at a shower on a beautiful bracelet she was wearing.  She told me it was a part of her large bracelet collection.  “I am a bracelet person, ” she said boldly.  “We are all either necklace people or bracelet people.  Which one are you?”  

I told her the question was a little confusing to me…some days I like bracelets, some days I like necklaces, and some days (like today), I like both!! (Maybe she thought I lacked direction!)
She assured me that deep down inside I really favored one or the other and would eventually toss the one I did not prefer.

I had never heard this rigid philosophy from anyone else. I don’t say rigid in a bad way…I just think accessories are too much fun to narrow it down that much.  But, I am open to listening if you agree!

Both my necklace and bracelet come from CHICO’S.  The bracelet is older, but I recently purchased the necklace for only $14!  The silk anorak is also from CHICO’S…on sale! I rarely wear both…but I almost always wear at least one or the other.  I cannot see parting with either one.

Now, for some real fun…I am for sure a “jacket” person…and CALI AND YORK would like to give one of YOU this beautiful JAMESTOWN JACKET!!  I introduced you this wonderful company last week, HERE.

Just follow the Rafflecopter and I cannot wait to see who wins this fun piece!!  

It’s Fashion Flash Day!
Fashion Flash hostess is the famous Barbara Hannah Grufferman of The Best of
Everything after 50 Blog. According to her bio: Barbara
Hannah Grufferman, a recognized advocate for positive living, is the author
of “The
Best of Everything
After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money
and More”
 a best-selling resource book which
addresses the concerns of women over fifty with the wisdom of top experts in
different fields, including Diane von Furstenberg, Frederic Fekkai, Dr.
Patricia Wexler, and many others.She has a weekly front-page column on
Huffington Post and AARP, and is Positive Living Editor for GLOW Beauty
Magazine. Barbara blogs regularly for other websites and is currently at work
on her second book.
I decided to take you back to one of my
favorite re-invention stories since I began blogging. 
See all of the great material HERE!

Also, I am linking up to MONDAY MINGLE!

Have a Monday full of smiles!!

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  1. Between the 2 I am a necklace. But I like to think of myself as an earring person. If I don't have on earrings, I don't feel completely dressed.

  2. I believe you can love both necklaces and bracelets. I have to admit I usually tend to buy more necklaces, but I have been thinking recently that I would like to expand my bracelet collection as well. Your pieces are both lovely.

  3. Fun! I am a bracelet person…except for my palm tree necklace – $5 at a shop on the Destin Harbor! PS-Love the tan jacket you are wearing in the pics also!

  4. If this posts multiple times, I apologize. Having a bit of a problem with my computer! I could never choose between bracelets and necklaces. It depends on what I'm wearing, and most often I have both on. I love simple cuff bracelets at the moment, they don't compete with necklaces and provide the perfect finishing touch for me. I truly love both and would never want to choose!

  5. I've always been a little of both a necklace and bracelet person, though right now I rarely wear either because the toddler gets *way* too interested in any jewelry I put on! Also, I'm loving the new Santa Barbara Cardigan from Cali and York – the linen blend would be a great option for here San Antonio, because even if it isn't 100+ this summer it's still a warm, warm climate.

  6. Like you Pam I cannot choose one, bracelet, or necklaces because I have many in each category I love. This jacket is beautiful and I would wear it with so many of my separates!


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  7. Though I have a chest of drawers filled with necklaces, I find that I more than often remove them as I head out the door. I find the bare décolleté alluring. So I guess I would lean toward bracelets…dainty ones. 🙂

  8. I really like the bracelet. (I'm big on cuff bracelets.) And you KNOW I love the leopard shoes!

    I don't do too much in terms of accessorizing. I'm a bit of a "less is more" woman in that regard. But that's for me. I'm Lilliputian (and can't carry too much). But I think the accessories look great on you!

  9. I just know I am a bracelet person.
    My collection is huge and I can't stay away from them
    I hardly ever wear just one at a time
    I love necklaces as well, but I am definitely a bracelet person

  10. I'm totally with you on that, Pam – why would we want to pick one if we can have it all? I love all types of things, and sometimes I want a bracelet, and other times a necklace, and yet other times both, and still sometimes none! Lack of direction? Nope – just listening to what I really feel like at this particular moment, as simple as that! We're not robots, we're changing all the time…

    Lovely jewelry, and I see you are a fan of Chico's as well!

  11. I've never heard of being just one or the other! Like Nan, I feel naked without earrings but I also enjoy wearing both necklaces and bracelets, not necessarily at the same time.

    I absolutely love the jacket and would enter the contest if I was in the US.

  12. Good morning Pam the Beautiful! Accessories should make a woman feel happy and free. Whatever you choose is what's best. Some day, I love chunky necklaces and dangling earrings. Other days, I wear studs and maybe a scarf and I feel different….tidy, refreshed. But it all depends on the day!

    YOU TOO have been having mild weather! We have not had many humid days like in days of yore here in Minneapolis, and it feels GOOD!

    Thank you dear Pam for coming to visit! Anita

  13. I love bracelets but I write a lot and I always end up taking the bangles off because they get in my way. I also love earrings!

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