Like Icing on a Cupcake

Accessories are the icing

Q: Can I wear a great outfit with no accessories?
A: Sure, but you can wear it better with accessories!

No matter how delicious a cupcake is, we find it more appetizing, yes appealing – with icing, or better yet: fondant!

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Similarly, a great outfit needs accessories to top it off, to help everything come together.
Additionally, a not so great outfit can become a great outfit with the right assortment of accessories.


Scenario #1:
Sometimes I’m in a rush, and I don’t have the time to give thought to what accessories I will wear with my outfit. I put on the most basic of the basic: a pair of stud earrings, my wedding ring, and maybe 1 bangle or 1 statement ring. I grab a purse, and head to my destination.
The result: I feel disheveled, and somewhat unkempt.

Scenario #2:
I give thought to what I will wear in advance. I try on my outfit to ensure proper fitting. I determine which accessories will look best. For me, this involves selecting from the following: jewelry, scarves, belts, handbags/clutches, and shoes/ boots! The date arrives; I wear exactly what I have planned.
The result: I feel confident, poised, and well put together.

The next time you feel dissatisfied with an outfit, try spending more time accessorizing!
Today’s post features a fabulous statement necklace courtesy of Rocksbox, a fabulous jewelry styling service. Try is for absolutely free—> when you use code InMyJoiXoXo at check out.

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Sunnies: Betsey Johnson | Sequin top: Nordstrom (also worn here)| Skirt: Vince Camuto| Clutch: Kate Spade| Shoes: Pour La Victoire


I’m Joi and I blog my personal style via In My Joi. I’ve always enjoyed dressing up, yet notably, my personal style took on new dimensions when I hit my 30’s. You’ll find me saturated in bright colors, draped in vintage, and topped in hats. Occasionally I venture off to black and white combinations or take a playful dabble in mixed prints. It has been said that style is a way to express who you are, without having to speak. I wholeheartedly concur. Each day of life offers up a blank canvas, a fresh opportunity to use style to express different dimensions of my authentic self. Join my style adventures via Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook!

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