Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Coco

“When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” – Coco Chanel

It always irritates me that this quote is misconstrued as a call for minimalism. In Coco’s case, I assume this meant leaving the house with six strands of pearls wrapped around her neck instead of seven. Today, for me, it meant abandoning earrings, bangles, and rings in favor of loud (literally) and layered necklaces.


Cardigan, Merona. Lace tank, George. Skirt, Banana Republic. Shoes, Delicious. Bag, No Boundaries. Faux pearls, thrifted. Bird necklace, gift. Charm necklace, Kenneth Cole Reaction.

I haven’t seen Coco avant Chanel yet. Has anyone else? What do you think of it?

17 comments:

Meli22 said...

love the purple cardi with yellow flats- genious as usual! how funny is it that I was just wishing for a purple cardi this color just this morning??

e said...

Great outfit, a little on the mellow side but still very signature "What I Wore."

Love the cardi! Is it a recent purchase? The sleeve is great.

Kasmira said...

I bought the cardi in late April or early May. I first wore it on May 5:
http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2009/05/without-plan.html

Sheila said...

That always irked me as well. I would have left on something on a hand (either a bracelet or a ring) for some balance.

Love the purple and yellow together!

Sarah said...

You look really pretty today! I really enjoy the proportions of this look. Your photos are also very cool today!

Lorena said...

That Coco quote drives me a little insane sometimes, specially when my husband says it to me...

I love everything about it... sold !

cereza72 said...

Lovely look! Purple is my favorite color and the yellow pumps made the whole look chic and moderny.

Sal said...

Love those layered necklaces.

Work With What You've Got said...

Love love love. Those necklaces are just almost too over the top, my favorite look!

~Hurricane B~ said...

YOu look great, yellow and purple is a great combo.

Rosie Unknown said...

Haven't seen it, can't wait to!

Love the outfit!

David said...

Go see "The September Issue" about Anna Wintour. I saw a screening last week. Fashionistas will love it!!!

Diana said...

I agree with your take on Coco's quote, and I love your pearls! Absolutely beautiful outfit!

Heta said...

You make-a me want to accessorize! Love the purple cardigan.

Deborah-lee said...

I saw the movie about 2 months ago. I really enjoyed it, however there were parts of the "story" that annoyed me including other storylines were built up but were just dropped from the movie without reason. (Sorry, not wanting to give spoil the story for you!)

I like your outfit much more though. You inspired me to buy an over the top pearl-like necklace. I just wish I had more opportunities to wear it. I wore it with casual clothes last week.. I shall attempt something similar soon.

emily said...

i like the new background, i think it provides an interesting contrast to your outfit...

Krissie said...

Really love the necklace and the purple cardi with the yellow shoes. I have the same skirt and so was inspired to wear my yellow heels with it this week :-) This is a nice play on a classic look.