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Life is a Party

Dresses, Fashion, Purses, Lifestyle, ShoesJan CorrellComment
Life is a party... dress for it
— Audrey Hepburn
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A few months back, I had the opportunity to wear three Teri Jon dresses for an article and photo shoot featuring several Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses for Paul Simon Women in Charlotte by yours truly and @scoopcharlotte.  I sincerely did not know what I was in for until I put the first dress on and my heart skipped a beat when I looked in the mirror.  The quality, the designs and the fabrics make these dresses very special and a brand that women have trusted with all of life’s special occasions for over 35 years. 

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Rickie Freeman, the founder, CEO and designer at Teri Jon is also a wife, mother, and grandmother; and believes that all of these roles combined are her inspiration behind the collections.  I love the fact that Rickie tries on each and every design ensuring a proper fit for every woman. 

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After the article above was published, Teri Jon reached out and asked if I would be interested in working with their company.  I literally jumped at the chance! 

This brings me back to the dress I am featuring today.  My very own Teri Jon dress… needless to say… I am thrilled. I paired this dress with simple jewelry and silver pumps by Michael Kors.  

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I chose this dress because of both the print but also the beautiful design.  It reminded me of dresses that my Mom and Grandma’s wore back in the 50’s .  Polka dots are timeless and ageless just like the Duke Mansion where these pictures were taken, in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.

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The Duke Mansion was built in 1915 has been home and host to leaders of the 20th century. Duke’s most lasting legacies, including Duke University, Duke Energy and the Duke Endowment, took shape at the home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mansion is operated as a nonprofit with all proceeds being used to preserve and protect this community treasure. 

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As you can see this community treasure is a wonderful place to stay, celebrate, meet and relax.  If you are planning any of the above or looking for a very special venue in the Charlotte area, you have to include the Duke Mansion… where character and charm reside. 

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Thank you to Teri Jon for sponsoring this post!  I am humbled to have featured the brand and this beautiful dress.  I may get a commission if you purchase through LIKEtoKNOW.it.  However, the links here take you straight to the Teri Jon website.  

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In closing, I want to thank you for stopping by the blog and I will leave you with a little reminder.  "Life is a Party" and it is what you make it.  Make it a great week, lovelies!!  

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

xxoo

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The Boots

Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Jewelry, LifestyleJan Correll6 Comments
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You might have seen these boots on a social media video two weeks ago.  These boots are special and unique!  Just look at them... they are so much fun, in addition to being fur-fringed, bling-tasseled, suede and Italian made.  That is why I had to show them off in a video first!!  I bought them right off another women's feet. A first for me!  Why might you ask? I attended a Fall Pop-Up for Dress for Success (DFS) Charlotte.  This is not your usual Pop-Up... it was for a great cause.  Four Charlotte women, all friends, came together two years ago to host Cocktails & Couture.  They solicit their friends to provide high-end, haute couture that they no longer wear for donations to the event.   The event has become a great success and is now hosted both spring and fall!  For every $500 raised, DFS provides job preparedness, job acquisition, employment retention, IT Access and Support, and Career Advancement Services to a woman for an entire year.  So twice a year, dozens of women benefit from a fun night of shopping and friendship.  

Over the course of the evening, I noticed the boots, one of the hosts, was wearing.  I had to comment on them, since they were so unique!  Little did I know, she was just modeling them. Next thing I knew, she was taking them off and I was putting them on.  That is when I knew I had to have them and voila, they were mine!  In fact, I did not take them off till I got home and showed Mr. Silver. (He could not believe the story about how I acquired them.)  I should also mention, I bought a couple of other items including a snake bracelet that I adore.  I guarantee you will see it in the future!

I hope you enjoy the photo's of these fun boots styled three different ways.  Who says we can't wear what we want?  I choose stylish, chic and fun every time.  

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this look is partly FTC (from my closet.) the sweater is from United Colors of Benetton, 10+ years ago.  one of my favorite (of several) black sweaters.  the pencil skirt in black and brown is from Nordstrom Rack. my lipstick is chili by MAC.  I have added some similar options for shopping in the gallery below.

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this pink leopard dress is from Nordstrom Rack.   I included similar dresses in the gallery, as this sold out quickly. I am wearing MAC lipstick in captive and the sunnies are linked in the gallery below.

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this sweater is free people, FTC (from the closet)  as well as the jeans.  Shop the gallery below.

These boots were not the only thing I found at this fun event... I also had the opportunity to meet many wonderful and amazing women!  And can't wait for my next Cocktails and Couture Pop-Up!  Check out other fun events coming up here or look for your local worldwide DFS chapter.  

Thanks for stopping by and reading!  Let me know if you ever bought something right off a model or at least wanted, too.

Until next time XX

 

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Point of View

FashionJan CorrellComment
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as your own.
— Henry Ford

Hi lovely friends, Hope your week is was great and that your upcoming weekend will be fantastic!! Last weekend was relaxing, this weekend not so much!                            

I love this quote by Henry Ford but find it is not always easy to do what it suggests, but I do agree with Henry and feel that most successful people can look at other's point of views.   Today, everyone including me (or so my son says)  has an opinion on everything.  We have so much information available to us at our finger tips all day long. We look up long enough to share our thoughts on what we have read or learned to socialize a bit. These opinions range from politics to sports, healthcare, education and the list goes on.  Recently I am seeing many articles  sharing what women over 50 should and should not wear.  In fact, I just read a Harpers Bazaar article which stated that as you get older to keep your animal urges confined to a skirt or a clutch. And that's all fine but in my opinion, if you find something you really like wear it!!  Even if it is an all over leopard print shirt dress.  With the likes of Iris, Carmen, Diane Keaton and Furstenberg, and many fashion sysmbols, we can and should wear what we want.  The key is to be true to yourself and confident about what you like.  It's not necessarily about what's in fashion, it's about what you love for you and your style.  

Which leads me to this post.  First, I chose the location based on the fact that it is a triangular shaped building near downtown Charlotte.  I was standing in front of one of the three points.... actually making my point!! This fun leopard print shirt dress is from Chico's.  It is sold out on line but available in some stores and is a great price too!!  My bag (a gift from Mr. Silver last year) is a Louis Vuitton,  Pochette Modis and hard to find this year!  Theses black Ivanka Trump pumps are FTC and are a wardrobe staple.  

In closing hope you all have a great Friday and weekend!   Be confident in what you wear.  Nobody else can or will be.  

Until next time, thank you for reading!!

 

As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.
— Jenna Lyons

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