Make Every Day an Occasion with Statement Pieces

This is the second post during Make Every Day an Occasion Week and I want to discuss statement pieces.  The jacket I wore on Monday, HERE, was certainly a statement piece and so is this jacket I am wearing today.  But, I warn you, you will be noticed wearing statement pieces and you need to be ok with that.

When I saw this Ming Wang jacket at Dillards, I immediately thought of these IC Collection pants hanging in my closet.  I have only worn them a handful of times, but with this jacket…they are about to be worn more often!  Today, I am wearing this look to work and to a blogger event for a new Parisian restaurant, Sweet Paris,  at The Shops of La Cantera in San Antonio.

Speaking of Parisian, author Tish Jett writes in her book, Forever Chic that French women dress for the day to be noticed and they are perfectly fine with that. “Some non-French women imagine they’re invisible if they venture out in sweats, shapeless message T shirts, no makeup, and ponytails, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  We’re giving ourselves a bad reputation in the neighborhood, the grocery store, the mall, on vacation, chez nous, wherever. Getting dressed and getting out there garners respect and conveys self-confidence.”

I completely agree with Tish and her believe that our clothing is a form of instant messaging.  You do not have to spend a lot to look fabulous every day.  It only takes a little time and, perhaps, a little creativity.

I am going to enjoy this jacket often…with other pants as well.  It is lightweight and will go throughout the year for me.  Do you have those statement pieces . you love?  There are a few in the slide show below if you need some ideas and July Clearance sales are just around the corner! Now, what do you think about standing out?



  1. Have fun at your blogger event! You look great, love the jacket. And, yes – running errands, grocery shopping, etc. all seem easier when you put some effort into your appearance.

  2. I have followed you for a long time. But this is the first time I’m commenting. Pam – I love this outfit on you. And your hair is fabulous!!

  3. Ming Wang jacket is lovely, but the brand is a little too expensive for me unless it is an absolute killer sale. But, those pants…OMG, I adore those pants. I need to find something similar….they are wonderful,
    BTW, loving the new hair

  4. I’m really interested to know about the necklace. That looks like a statement piece in itself! The clutch too. You look so spot on for the event, and this really communicates creativity and fun! I never thought of it as dressing to be noticed, but of course that makes sense. I guess I do it too!

    1. Hi Karen, the accessories are older. The necklace was from Chico’s and the clutch from a local boutique.

  5. Can I just say again – love your new hair style – you look great! I’m very interested in the wonderful top you are wearing and those pants – terrific. Haven’t seen anything like those and wonder where we would find something similar – cute and interest.
    You’re looking great! Have a great time at your event.

  6. That is a beautiful jacket! One of the employees at the grocery store where I shop each week once asked me if I ever just put on a pair of sweatpants & went out. I admitted that I didn’t even own a pair of sweatpants. She told me I always looked so put together when I was at the store that she wondered if I ever let my hair down so to speak. It such a nice compliment. People do notice when you make an effort.

  7. Pam, just wanted to tell you–JJill has some full leg front slit pants. Not exactly the same but pretty close, and highly rated too. Was thinking about a pair and now I’m sold after seeing yours!

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