In the process of learning to define and refine my style over the years, I have especially enjoyed discovering the no-fail items that instantly me feel good... regardless of whatever else I'm wearing. On the top of that list, personally, are accents of red, gold and leopard. I think that finding & investing in (and borrowing, as in the case of my mother's Ferragamo bag above) your own fail-safe items are some of the wisest things to do sartorially. "Simply put, these items make me feel classic.And there is no substitute for feeling this way." - Nina Garcia
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I could not agree more, Jen!! Both with your overall sentiment, and with you specific examples - red, gold & leopard are at the top of my no-fail list as well! Your mother's bag is gorgeous & I don't blame you one bit for wanting to steal...er... borrow! ;) & I have the same leopard iphone case! Love it!
by Kate on January 8, 2013 at 6:45 AM. #
It's great that you've come to know and define your own style. What an achievement - it is something I am striving to do this year. Those pieces work so well together and alone that they just exhume style and class. Your Mum has amazing taste!
by namesjaney on January 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM. #
I agree with you Jen as well. We need to make wise choices and invest in pieces that will never date and make us feel classic and wonderful every time we put them on!
by Dawna on January 8, 2013 at 7:56 AM. #
I agree with you! its so true! some items you have just instantly make a bad day into a good day. One of mine is leopard print as well. And when I put on red lipstick I instantly feel a confidence boost xo
by Lauren on January 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM. #
Leopard always makes me happy. Would love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post!
It has gold and red! ;)
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by Hannah on January 8, 2013 at 9:50 AM. #
Completely agree!! Especially if I'm splurging on an item (like Louboutins) I'll always pick a classic item that I can wear forever!!
by Stephanie Lam on January 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM. #
Wow, I'm agreeing sooo much!
by ♥ Natalie on January 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM. #
I love all of this! And I agree, sometimes its the simplest pieces that you keep going back to, I know that's how it is for me. :)
by Closet Fashionista on January 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM. #
Love classic pieces! (And I totally agree with your take on Red, Gold and Leopard being the classics!). I hope you can borrow/take your mother's beautiful ferragamo bag out a lot more! I do the same with my mom's classic purses as well. Love it!
by borderlinefab on January 8, 2013 at 10:29 AM. #
Happy New Year Jen! The red bag is BEAUTIFUL!
by jo on January 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM. #
Leopard is most definitely my favorite no-fail add-on! It'll never go out of style!
by Caroline on January 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM. #
Gorgeous bag! Love these pics, the photography looks amazing! :)
by Cassidy Short on January 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM. #
Hey, that purse looks like the handbag cousin of my red saffiano leather Ferragamo wallet!
by Lisa on January 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM. #
Your style is so classic and chic; red, gold and leopard always comes to mind when I think of your style. Your mom's Ferragamo bag is to-die-for, I hope she lets you keep it!
by Marisa on January 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM. #
Very well put. I agree that finding fail-safe items makes me feel classic. Mine is very similar to yours, minus the leopard. ;)
by Faux ionista on January 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM. #
I totally agree! Those are also my never fail feel good items! =)
by Suzie Q on January 8, 2013 at 8:03 PM. #
Without a doubt these are your signature pieces - I love that you play around with your style but you still always stay true to your classic aesthetic! Can't wait to see you TWICE this week girl! It's been too long!
by Alexandra on January 8, 2013 at 9:15 PM. #
I love the red, gold and leopard colour combination. So classic & stylish.
by Carol Li on January 9, 2013 at 12:33 AM. #
That bag is lovely! xx
by Rosalinda Tjioe on January 9, 2013 at 6:23 AM. #
Red is one of my favourite colours, and it looks fantastic on Asian skin tones!
by Joanna Le on January 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM. #
Timeless pieces are the best!
by Insomnia on January 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM. #
I'm with you! There hasn't been a lot in my closet that has stood the test of time, but the pieces that have have been the classics. Always beautiful and put together! Love your leopard case, btw ;)
by christineincolor on January 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM. #
I'm so happy you stumbled on my blog and left me a comment, Jen! Because I found your fabulous blog through it.
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I'm so thrilled to keep up with your posts.
Keep in touch!
by sasha on January 9, 2013 at 4:42 PM. #
Love your blog Jen! You have such a Supper cute Style. It's so nice to see Canadian Bloggers show that we also have style north of the boarder.
by Style Isle on January 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM. #
love the pops of red and leopard!
by JennyScribbles on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM. #
Great picks, I love your burgandy handbag! x
by *Peonies and lilies* on January 11, 2013 at 4:57 AM. #
I couldn't agree with you more! The combination of red, gold and leopard is so luxe - very chic!
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by Petite Adventures on January 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM. #