Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Signature Style Project - Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize..

There is no better (or more cost efficient!) way to change up a signature look than accessories.  Just consider the Jackie O sunglasses and head scarf or Audrey's ballet flats.  Accessories can make or break your look! 

Here are a few of my absolute favorites and how I like to wear them:

Great for holding your hair back headband style, giving you a little mystery and protecting the delicate area around your eyes from damaging UV rays.  I'm partial to a large Jackie O style, or a retro cats eye, but there are so many other options to choose from.  Wayfarers, Aviators or those nifty little round John Lennon types.

Amazon - 12.99

Mad4ModVintage Pucci Sunglasses - Etsy - $195
If you're anything like me, you LIVE out of your handbag.  My preference tends towards larger bags.  Boho sling bags, messenger bags and totes tend to be my preference.  I do, however, tend to travel with a smaller clutch inside the larger bag in case I want to travel light ;)  My bags also tend to be where I add a little whimsy to my outfit.
triliogie bucket bag - etsy - $36
HappyFamily Octopus Messenger Bag - Etsy - $28
Scarves are the wunderkind of the accessory world.  You can use them to tie back your hair, dress up your bag, tie them around your neck to add some color to your outfit, belt your skirt or pants with them.  They are hands down my favorite!
Hensfeathers Art Deco Echo Scarf - Etsy - $10
AzimuthVintage Yellow and Red Poppy Scarf - Etsy - $14.95
And here, I will share again my favorite scarf tying video with you all..
So many options here!  I'm not usually one for bracelets (I type and sew  a lot and don't like things banging against my work surface) but I LOVE a cute pair of earrings or a necklace and I will pin a brooch to just about anything.  Again, this is a good place to inject a little creativity or whimsy into your outfit.
TipToeThirty - Bird Cage Necklace Charm - Etsy - $17
Pretty Round Art Locket - Hidenseek - Etsy - $35
Vintage Bike Brooch - grandmasjewelry777 - Etsy - $5.50

..need I say more??
Modcloth - $35.99
Modcloth - $203.99
Modcloth - $374.99
Last but never least, hats!  Hats add a great retro look to any signature style (sadly, they are not worn as frequently today!)  I myself prefer a headband or tilt-style hat for the most part (because I have a ginormous head!) but there are so many beautiful styles to choose from, I would encourage you to play with them all!
MsTips - 40s/50s tilt hat - Etsy - $48
PearTreeVintage - Fur Headband Hat - Etsy - $40

ConstantlyAlice - 40s/50s tilt hat - Etsy - $29

Hugs and Smooches,


  1. This is definitely something I need to explore some more. I have almost no accessories other than a few pairs of shoes that I love to wear. I do have one scarf that I use once and a while when my outfit just feels "blah".

  2. Hey! Thanks for featuring my bird cage necklace. :)

  3. Hi Alice,

    I love these accessory pulls, especially the retro cat eye sunglasses and the red dollhouse platforms from Modcloth! I could certainly walk a milk in those sexy little heels!


    I'm hosting a shoes GIVEAWAY on my blog right now, hope you'll stop by the check it out! Here's a link:


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