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Silver Style Guide: What to Wear to a Gala or Evening Event

Perennial Style, Jewelry, Dresses, FashionJan CorrellComment
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You’ve just received an invitation to an esteemed social event-- naturally you are thrilled and already planning out the perfect outfit to wear in your head. Whether you’re attending a charity fundraiser, an upscale cocktail event, or a themed ball, finding an exceptional outfit that is both appropriate and glamorous is a must. Below are a few sophisticated and chic outfit ideas from my Silver Style Guide for a gala or evening event.

A Black Tie Festivity

Adhering to the dress code is an important part of styling an outfit for an upscale festivity. If you are attending a black tie event where the gentlemen will be donning their sharpest tuxedo, then you should stick to a formal gown or floor length dress. A lady can never go wrong with a solid colored gown and decorative accessories; however if you wish for your dress to have a little sheen, there is nothing wrong with indulging in a bit of sparkles, and keeping the jewelry simple and elegant.

Teri Jon Dresses, Jewelry by Margo Morrison

Teri Jon Dresses, Jewelry by Margo Morrison

Dress by Siri

Dress by Siri

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Formal Fun

Formal fashion allows for some leeway, meaning that you can certainly style a gown or floor length dress if you so wish; however, you can also show off your favorite party dress. Mid-calf formal dresses paired with a statement heel and an eye-catching clutch are excellent options for a formal event. A metallic shawl or wrap is a great way to incorporate some shimmer into your ensemble while staying warm, and also avoiding the possibility that a jacket or coat might distract from your look.


Teri Jon Dresses

Teri Jon Dresses

Classic Cocktail Look

The perfect cocktail looks consists of a classy dress, great heels, and dazzling accessories. A few favorites for cocktail attire include a little black dress, a tailored jumpsuit, a flattering wrap dress, or even dressier separates, like a blouse and skirt set. Add a faux fur bolero, or a formal jacket, an embellished clutch, and some glittering jewelry and you’ll be dressed to impress at any cocktail party.

Dress by Lafeyette 148, Margo Morrison Beads

Dress by Lafeyette 148, Margo Morrison Beads

Dress by Tom and Linda Platt, Earring by Primaura

Dress by Tom and Linda Platt, Earring by Primaura

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Jumpsuit by Lafeyette 148, Fairchild Baldwin Necklace

Jumpsuit by Lafeyette 148, Fairchild Baldwin Necklace

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If you live near the Charlotte area, these beautiful clothes and gorgeous jewelry are available at Paul Simon Woman, in the Village at SouthPark. This wonderful boutique offers stylish, age-appropriate fashion for all ages. Their staff caters to each client’s specific needs… and if you happen to walk in the door for the first time… you will leave having made new friendships. This is what keeps clients coming back!! And for those that live outside of Charlotte, Paul Simon Woman can order whatever you need and ship it to you or, I have included available links to shop LIKEtoKNOW.it below.

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO

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Pearls are Always Appropriate

Fashion, Perennial StyleJan Correll2 Comments
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Jackie O has always been associated with pearls… such a classy lady. And although diamonds and rhinestones are fun and sparkly, I typically don’t wear them on clothes, do you? But give me pearls and they make any outfit classy including a simple sweater.

I found this fun charcoal gray sweater at H&M recently and was smitten. I plan to wear it both dressy and casual. As featured I am wearing a long tee shirt underneath but love it over a crisp white blouse as well. I paired this sweater with gray frayed jeans and black booties. By the way… did you know that H&M is going after the ageless woman. You can read more here.

I have linked a number of pearl sweaters (with shopping links) both inexpensive like mine (under $20) as well as more expensive ones, depending on your taste. Do you like pearls on sweaters?

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As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOX

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My Girl's Photo Shoot

Beauty, Ageless Active, Fashion, Super Women, Perennial Style, LifestyleJan CorrellComment

As a Mom I have two awesome children, a son and a daughter. I feel awfully lucky as they are both special people that are very dear to me and Mr. Silver. My son and wife, have two children, a son and daughter and my daughter and her husband, have two sons. When our daughter shared the news they were expecting a third, we all prayed for a healthy baby and Momma. And when they shared the news that this one was going to be a little girl, I was thrilled that she too would get to experience a Mother/Daughter relationship… as we have shared.

My daughter and I have fun and loving affinity and have always supported each other. We have also pushed each other when needed and are very open and honest with each other. It’s like having a best friend, other than your hubby.

When I decided to start the blog, she was behind me in every aspect. She took some of my first pictures and then handed that responsibility over to her Dad. She was always fluffing, fixing and catching little things that a detailed eye could see. And it always made me feel so special.

When she decided to do a maternity shoot, she planned it so I could be there. I was so excited to be part of this to in turn do the same that she had always done for me! We had such a fun time as they setting was magical and the “golden hour” was perfect.

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My daughter chose her very close friend, Kameron Rogers for this shoot, Owner of Kameron C. Photography. She is based in Texas and I highly recommend her, if you have photography needs. She is super talented and made it so much fun that the three of us laughed the whole time.

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I love these photos and was so happy when my daughter said I could share them with you. I hope you enjoy them too!

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This bundle of joy arrives in February and I can’t wait for my girl to experience her “girl.”

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As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO




Silver Style Guide: What to Wear for NYE

Purses, Shoes, Perennial StyleJan Correll2 Comments
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The countdown to champagne, fireworks, and confetti has officially begun as New Year’s Eve is only days away! If you’re searching for the perfect celebratory ensemble, look no further! Below are some fabulous and fashionable ideas, from my Silver Style Guide, for you to wear as you ring in the new year.

The Main Event

New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to indulge in a little glitz and glamour. Whether you’re attending an elegant soiree or spending the evening with friends and family, it is always important to look and feel your very best!

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For a more casual outing, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with an eye-catching top, or pair a tailored jumpsuit with your favorite leather jacket or faux fur vest. These options allow for a look that is casual and comfortable, but still chic and put together.

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A more formal event, such as a cocktail party or a New Year’s Eve gala, calls for dressier attire. A woman who appreciates perennial style knows that a LBD is always a tasteful and classic option for an elegant affair. Some popular fashion favorites also include wrap dresses, velvet dresses, and embellished sets that are sure to dazzle all night long.

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Add a Little Sparkle

New Year’s Eve fashion is also about making a statement. There is no harm in adding a little sparkle to your ensemble. Silver and gold accessories are a must for any iconic New Year’s Eve look, and incorporating some shimmer into your outfit is simple with the right jewelry and shoes! If you’re searching for the perfect finishing touch for your NYE outfit, check out these glittering favorites of mine!

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Life of the Party

Of course, a party-look is not complete without a handbag! Printed purses, sparkly clutches, and metallic handbags are all great options for NYE as long as they can hold all of your necessities!

Love my Brenna B Bag  https://brennab.com/

Love my Brenna B Bag https://brennab.com/

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Even if you spend NYE at home in your PJ’s (which I also enjoy) get out your champagne flutes and toast in style!!

Have a happy and safe New Years and as always, my goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Looking forward to 2019 and sharing more fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog and may 2019 be your best year ever!!

XOXO

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