I am pleased to announce I am participating in a 3-month intensive course by Brenda Sue Anderson for jewelry design with the goal to launch a new line at the end. For the first month, thirty seven students including myself, have begun exploring our personal styles, jewelry history and have fast become friends.
Are you looking for a way to give a 'pulled together' appearance with a minimal amount of fuss in your morning? A great way to make getting ready easy is to use a big block of solid color, then accent with bold jewelry or accessories like this bracelet I made using an antique steel cut shoe buckle (available here). A 'big block' could be a simple pullover dress, tunic or layer such as a draped sweater. Add your bottoms, jewelry and handbag and you're out the door!
On the subject of handbags, in my younger years I was constantly changing my purses to match outfits. I eventually went to a black leather bag for a while to avoid this, but just wasn't happy with it...it was kind of blah. Going with something like the tooled leather bag in the outfit above or a vintage tapestry purse with several muted colors is a perfect way to add some fun AND give you multiple options with a single accessory. Have fun 'getting ready quick!'
I am Chris Cravens and I manage all aspects of VintageCravens including photography, research, shipping, making and more.