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Loving Leopard

Fashion, Purses/HandbagsJan Correll1 Comment
 This leopard top if from Monkee’s in Charlotte!

This leopard top if from Monkee’s in Charlotte!

Let’s face it… leopard is on trend. It’s a classic, it’s a neutral (according to Jenna Lyons) and it comes back every fall season with a roar.

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 From Chico’s

From Chico’s

This fashionista is not complaining as I love leopard in all forms. Belts, purses, shoes and most of all on clothing.

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Popping in your inbox on Monday to show you how I styled a casual leopard look and then dressed it up for a dressier look… both with some fun new jeans. My top is from Anthropologie. The jeans are a US brand called Just Black denim and they fit extremely well. I found them at Katyloo Boutique, in Ft. Mill, SC. They have a website for online ordering here. Everything else is linked below on LIKEtoKNOW.it. Just click on the pictures below.

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Tell me about your favorite leopard item for the fall!!

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 journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

xx

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Charleston Culottes

Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan Correll2 Comments

Last week, Mr. Silver and I took a jaunt over to Charleston for the day while in Hilton Head for a stay-cation.  We love Charleston for all the fun shops, great eats, and the southern style charm.    The weather was gorgeous, not too hot and a beautiful breeze. 

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We spent the morning walking around and shopping, and ate lunch at a fun taco place, Mr. Silver knew I would enjoy; Taco Boy.  In the afternoon, we had drinks at the Pavilion Bar on the rooftop of the Market Pavilion Hotel which offered great views of the city and the harbor and visited the bar at 5Church; pics below.  5Church is worth a visit in itself, just to see a former church, renovated to a restaurant.  Definitely check out the art, the ceiling, and the drinks.  We finished the day at Husk, which is a must for a great dinner if you are planning a trip to Charleston.  Hint… book reservations way before your visit!!!

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That day, I was wearing wide-leg floral pants from H&M (I call them culottes... remember them),  a silk sleeveless blouse, open toe booties and a rattan Boho circle bag.  It was the perfect “cool” outfit for the day.  Follow the link below for shopping details on IG and LIKEtoKNOW.it. 

 The ceiling of 5Church

The ceiling of 5Church

 Sunset on the way home!

Sunset on the way home!

Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I truly appreciate you!

XOXO

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A Sympli Beautiful Black Dress

Fashion, Dresses, Lifestyle, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan Correll4 Comments

As a result of a recent post I did for Scoop Charlotte, I was provided the opportunity to work with Paul Simon Women, a boutique in Charlotte.   I'm sorry to say that I had not been to this boutique before... but will not be a stranger again!  What led me to this work with Paul Simon in the first place was a blogger friend that had asked for some formal dress advice on a very special occasion for her as MOB/Mother of the Bride.  Scoop Charlotte paired me up with PSW to help with my endeavor and help they did and more!!  You can read my post on Scoop Charlotte here.

The more is the fact that I fell in love with the store and their classic, chic lines but also their wonderful staff.  The day I was there, the manager, Johann, had on this beautiful black knit dress which I commented on.  Although I was shopping for MOB/MOG, I knew that it likely would not fit into my post, featuring 5 different special occasion/evening wear outfits.  However she insisted, I try it on.  Needless to say I did, and fell in LOVE with this dress by Sympli.  I had heard of the brand in the past from a couple of female executive colleagues, who traveled as much as I did.   They loved the brand and the wearability for travel and versatility. (Hopefully, a collaboration is in the works for the near future.)  My friends had told me about the brands strong following and the staff at PSW  reiterated that point.  PSW is one of a few "select" boutiques in the SouthEast offering the Sympli line, which is based out of B. C. Canada.  

I hope you enjoy these pics of this beautiful black dress and how I styled it.

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Why do I love this dress so much?  First and foremost, I love the fit! Secondly, it can be dressed up or down with the right accessories.  And  next, it can be worn as a v-neck or round neck by "simply" putting it on in reverse!  If you are traveling, I would wear this with Chuck Taylor low-top converse or flat, fun sandals during the the day and with stilettos or strappy sandals into the evening.  In fact, Johann said someone had recently purchased it for a black tie event.  I could definitely see that.  

You will see this dress in a future post and I will definitely be dressing it down!  

To purchase this dress, clutch and earrings,  contact Paul Simon Women here: this Sympli dress is $230,  the bag is Lilla P, $128, and the earrings are Samantha McCroll $85.  

If you have a chance to stop by Paul Simon Women, please do and tell them that Jan from Silver sent you!!  I should also mention Paul Simon offers men's clothes, too!  I need to take Mr. Silver by soon.

Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I really appreciate you!

xx

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My Wardrobe Criteria List

Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Purses/HandbagsJan Correll4 Comments
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Happy Monday/Tuesday!  This post was supposed to go out yesterday but due to unforeseen circumstances... it did not.  I am a planner and some days just don't go as planned, as hard as I try.  In fact, I missed my book club last night due to a photo shoot running later than I thought... but had so much fun!  More on that in an upcoming post!  

I thought I would share how I decide if an item makes it into my wardrobe.  As a planner, I have a list of everything I have to do daily and love to check it off.  As a list maker, I keep a list of grocery items, Target items, and Costco items on my phone.  I share the list with Mr. Silver on our iCal so that if he makes a run before I do, he knows what we need.  However, I do not share my wardrobe list, nor my home update list. :)

My closet is an average size, not over-sized, so I switch my summer and winter clothes 2x a year and keep a running tally (list) of what I have and what I need and what I would like to add including shoes, bags, and accessories.  That means that twice a year, I go through and donate items I no longer wear for the upcoming season to Dress for Success or another charity.  This keeps my wardrobe fresh and updated.  

I have some guidelines that I use when shopping that you may find valuable, too.  These apply to most everything with the exception of special occasions.   

1.  Will I wear an item multiple seasons?  In the south, we can wear things longer since our seasons tend to drag into each other.  

2.  Is the cut flattering for my figure and will it be in style for at least a couple of years? 

3.  Is the color flattering on me?  Does it accentuate my skin and hair color? And will the color take me through a couple of seasons?

4.  Do I see myself wearing this item more than 4 times?  If yes, that means, I will wear it a lot more but if not... it's a waste of money as I try not invest in items that just hang in my closet.

5.  If I don't buy it will I be sorry?  This is a big one.  Typically, if you like something a lot...buy it then because if you go back... I guarantee it will be gone.

6.  Is it on my list or a variation of what I need to compliment my current wardrobe or for an upcoming event?

7.  Is it good quality?  Your wardrobe is an investment...invest in good quality.  It will show, your feet won't hurt and you will always be happy with your purchases.

8.  Is it a closet staple that you can wear numerous ways?  My Eileen Fisher Moto Jacket, my favorite Jean Jacket, my favorite black pumps, tailored slacks, etc. are all worn time and time again and dressed up or down.

9.  Will I wear it with confidence?  If I doubt that I will, it's not a good purchase.  

10. I am buying it just because it's on sale and a good deal?  I'm guilty of this too!  I always feel like it easier to justify a purchase but if it does not fit my guidelines above, I don't buy it!

I bought this simple J. Jill blue knit dress and have worn it as shown, with tights and flats, with boots and numerous ways already.  Same with the shoes, purse, and necklace.  In fact, I have built a couple of outfits around the necklace because I like it so much and knew it would fit my "wardrobe list!"

Do you have shopping guidelines you "try" to live by?  If so, I would love to hear them.  What's on your fashion shopping list?   Please share in the comments below!

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Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I really appreciate you!

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Four Fab Spring Looks

Fashion, Purses, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan CorrellComment
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Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  We had a blast with our son, daughter-in-law and two sweet grands.  Both my son and my daughter are not fond of social media so you won't see much of my grands except for maybe legs, backs of heads, etc.... which I completely respect.

The weather at the beach was still a bit rainy on Friday and chilly on Saturday.   So we did not get a lot of time in the sand and sun but we did get to do a little shopping during naps at the local TJ Maxx.  And let me tell you, this TJ's has fab finds... any time of the year.  

So I thought, I would share 4 spring outfits built from this quick shopping trip.  The best part is that every piece is under $40.  Unfortunately, there is no way to link to the clothes as they typically stock different items online than in the stores and even so (as you well know) if you don't by it when you see it at TJ's or Marshall's, there is no going back, cause it's gone.  

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The first outfit is a casual sweatshirt with pouffy cotton sleeves perfect for spring weather.  I am wearing my favorite converse tennis shoes and a pair of Articles of Society frayed jeans, which I linked in my Pearls post here.  

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Second is a pretty rose-colored tee/top with gold thread around the top.  I am wearing jeans from the closet and gold espadrilles bought last year at TJ's.  

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My third look is a blue and white striped bell sleeve shirt, on sale for under $20, Free People jeans from the closet and my favorite JSlide blue suede shoes.

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Last but not least is my favorite of the bunch, tencel joggers in a color I love but find difficult to describe.  The tag says "toast" but it is closer to a "buttered rum with a twist of orange."  These cool joggers can be dressed up or down.   I added black strappy sandals and a black bell sleeve shirt from the closet.  The fun, clear bucket bag was also under $20 and a fun accessory for the spring.

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The moral of this post is don't shy away from the discount stores, when shopping for your seasonal wardrobe.  For just over $100, I found four spring looks that I will wear through summer/fall.  

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Have a great week!!

XOXO

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Day to Night

Fashion, Purses/Handbags, ShoesJan Correll2 Comments

Happy weekend, friends! 

I love accordion pleated skirts as they are timeless and an ageless addition to any wardrobe!  This silver and rust leopard print from Anthropologie really caught my eye, for the fall!  I love the length and the beautiful fabric. 

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I like to get as much wear as I can from any addition to my wardrobe. So... I styled this pretty skirt two ways so that you could see the transition from day to night and how easy it is to make the switch. 

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These fabulous earrings are also from Anthropologie and found on sale.  The grey suede booties are Vince Camuto.  My sweatshirt is Free People, from the previous season #ftc, and Carolee earrings #ftc.

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The evening photo features the same accordion pleated skirt, a J.Crew sequin top #ftc (possibly 10 years old), a Kate Landry evening bag #ftc, Ralph Lauren strappy sandals #ftc and earrings #ftjb.  All new or similar items will be featured in the gallery below.  

These photos were taken at the Pump House in Rock Hill, SC (just south of Charlotte) at the Rooftop Bar.  If you get a chance to visit I would I highly suggest this restaurant and bar.  The views are beautiful and the food and drinks... amazing!  

As always, thank you for reading and I love to read comments so be sure to post them below! 

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Cheers, beauties!

XXOO

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Red Suede

Dresses, Fashion, Purses/HandbagsJan CorrellComment

Hello Friends,

Love this weather... blue skies and crisp mornings... and the outfit options it provides.  I wore this outfit to a business meeting recently and I think these red suede shoes (with a hint of fringe) gave it some pizazz.  I plan to wear these with many outfits in the future, including jeans!! This long, navy cardigan is very light, but kept me warm in the morning and indoors.  I wore it over a navy, white and red striped Eliza J shirtdress.  The little Coach Mini Duffle in nude/tan is a closet staple that I love because it doesn't detract from the "shoes!"

Do you think shoes can make an outfit?  I certainly do!!

As always thanks for reading~

Until next time,  

Jan

Dress Up or Down

Fashion, Jewelry, Dresses, Purses/HandbagsJan CorrellComment

When recently in Texas to help my daughter and SIL after the arrival of my 3rd grandson, I was able to fit in a quick photo-op, which leads me to my next post.

A dress is one of the easiest wardrobe pieces to wear.  I love a simple, easy style that you can "literally" jump into and run out the door.  The nice thing about wearing a dress is that you always look a little "dressed up' for any situation; shopping, running errands or lunch with a friend.

This dress was a Belk find by Max Studio - Sophie Max but I also saw it last week at Nordstrom Rack.  It sold out quickly.  The lines work well with most figures and the fabric is light and breathable for early fall wherever you live.  

If you look at the gallery, you can tell that my accessories dressed this down, or whichever way you want to look at it!

 

        

 

 

 

Photo credits to Hannah Conlee