Since most of us will be spending the holidays close to home this year, my friend Jennifer from A Well Styled Life and I thought this month for our fashion edit over 50 we would share some ideas for a simple holiday at home. Let’s face it we will all be happy to get out of our sweats for a day or two, I am back today with a few IBU items (so many are already sold out) that I think you will enjoy .Let’s have a little Fashion Over 50 Holiday at Home fun.
If you didn’t have a chance to read my post for Ageless Style on IBU founder Susan Hull Walker you can read it here. Her brick and mortar store is located in beautiful Charleston one of my favorite cities. Isn’t it beautiful decked out for the holidays?
The inside, I think I could get into a lot of trouble here. Maybe it is a good thing we can’t travel right now.
I certainly don’t consider myself a fashionista but many of you have asked about my accessories and how I accessorize my outfits. I love scarves. I am a bit of a “scarfaholic”. Most of my jewelry is silver or metal (more flattering with the gray locks). I have a collection of American Indian pieces that my husband has gifted me over the years. I also have a collection of vintage silver that I have also collected over time. I also love bone and horn (sustainable water buffalo horn or vintage). I watch Ebay and Etsy for good prices on items I love and I love supporting small boutiques like IBU.
I thought I would show you a couple of ways to accessorize two items from IBU. First, the Mondria Scarf worn a couple of ways that you may not have considered. You can get a lot more bang for your buck if you treat it like a jacket or coat. Imagine how expensive a jacket with this same look would be.
A SCARF WORN AS A JACKET
If the scarf is long and wide enough you have a lot of options.
In this photo, I am wearing the Mondria Felted Scarf (unfortunately sold out). This scarf could be worn similarly, and they have other beautiful scarves here I am wearing it with a simple black turtleneck, Spanx faux leather leggings, bed stu boots, a concho belt inherited from my mother in law, collected navajo bangles, and Native American cross earrings. I have linked some similar concho belts (some more price-friendly) below or you can search on Ebay here, or Etsy here
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Of course you could wear the scarf tied around the neck but that’s no fun, right? Here I am wearing the same scarf worn over one shoulder and kept in place with a vintage rhinestone pin. I am wearing rhinestone earrings and bracelets. I added a pair of comfy birdies velvet flats as well. All items or similar are linked below.
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A SHAGGY COAT WITH A LOT OF PIZAZZ
I am crazy about the fabulous IBU Movement Medusa Coat (that is unfortunately sold out). Check out the very similar cleo shawl jacket here. Under the jacket I am wearing an older Jcrew Metallic Shirt that is no longer available but you can find on Ebay here, similar linked below., the ibu movement (artemis design) slides on sale here, and an older pair of Zara skinny pants similar linked below. I accessorized the outfit with vintage bone earrings, and a celluloid brooch, similar linked below.
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Here I am pairing the Medusa Jacket with my favorite Spanx Faux Leather leggings ( I know you are getting tired of hearing about them but they are the best), my Bed Stu Manchester Boots, J Crew Cashmere T-neck, this gorgeous IBU necklace (on sale) vintage bone earrings (similar linked below) These IBU earrings would be gorgeous as well. and the Wren hat from Gigi Pip. All available items and substitutes linked below pic.
SHOP THE LOOK
You can shop the entire IBU collection here, and they have some great items (including the artemis slides and the horn necklace) on sale here
I hope you enjoyed Fashion over 50 Holiday at Home. Don’t be afraid to dress up a bit even if there will be only two of you. Set a pretty table and dress as if you were having guests. There is light at the end of the tunnel at last. Now pop over and visit Jennifer. I know she wil have some good ideas to share.