"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." Coco Chanel

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Pink Pretty for February



Think Pink 2018






Pink is a gorgeous hue set to charm hearts and make Valentines day and beyond a swirl of happiness.  When the "powers at be" paint the world as topsy turvy, when recent films are disappointingly mean spirited, and when the weather is a bit dark and dreary it is just time to lavish oneself in a spot of pink.  Anything pink exudes cheeriness, abundance and beauty.  Hope, happiness, manners and love are bound to make the world a better place.   So, indulge and get started by sporting a pop of pretty in pink for sparkle and shine.  Think positive, be positive, become a positive role model and do not for any reason accept or succumb to repugnant words or behavior in film, in news or in person.  This is your time.  Shower yourself with pink, walk tall, smile and keep on moving away from those caught up in the negative. 


"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" - Winston Churchill


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Pink Indulgence








Think Pink:   Step out in pink fashion on a wet and cold day.  All eyes will be riveted and more importantly your smile will light up the world. 





Hunter Original High Gloss Boot





Hunter Boot Original Mustache Bubble Umbrella



  












"Pink isn't just a color, it is an attitude" - Miley Cyrus


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Dance with Pink Love






Pink Pumps:  Pink pumps are sublime on Valentines day, every day or once in a pink moon. 








Marc Fisher LTD Zack Pump








Prada Pointy Toe Pump




Stuart Weitzman Sleek Patent Slingback Pump




Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pointy Toe Pump








Manolo Blahnik BB Pump


"Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons" 


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Pink Accessories









Splash of Pink:  Adds a beautiful glow to anyone with a bit of powdery or vibrant pink against the skin or to an outfit. 



Gucci 54mm Glitter Sunglasses


Ray-Ban The Ja-Jo 54mm Round Sunglasses




Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf





Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf



Kyi Kyi Genuine Fox Pompom Hat




American Needle TKO Cap





Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrrings




Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color - Forbidden Pink 


The color pink is the bright star on the horizon.  Embrace and spoil yourself with a dab of pink.  Watch the world become a better place in your own eyes.  Be happy, speak well of others and be a role model for humanity. 



"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; for poise, walk with the knowledge you are never alone" - Audrey Hepburn



Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style





Kendra Scott - Jewels


"A Girls Best Friend" 




Jewelry is equated to icing on a cake or a finale to a play or the ending of a scintillating novel. In other words, an outfit is just not complete without a dab of bling.   Whether wearing jeans, sporting work out gear, getting ready for work, an evening out or absolutely anything, a bauble of jewels is a necessity.  Or course, it is a juggling act because too many jewels makes one appear a bit desperate for attention.  You know the person, they walk into a room and everything from head to toe is sparkling and wiggling so that all is seen are the multitudes of  jewels rather than them.  The well dressed are always sporting minimal jewels.  Check out Golden Globes 75th - Fashion Highlights for ideas from the red carpet.   The right amount is essential. Just what is the right amount?  Well, here are a few Forever Chic Style rules at your fingertips:

Basic Rules: 

  • Wear either real or faux jewelry.   
  • Engagement ring is always real and forefront. 
  • Ring on both hands.  It is best to limit two rings per hand.  Maybe engagement ring on one and two on another. 
  • Winning Combinations:  
    • Long earrings, no necklace, rings on both hands and one wrist with bracelet or bracelets. 
    • Stud diamonds or stud earrings, long chunky necklace or several strands and rings on one or both hands.   
    • Long earrings, short necklace and ring on both hands or just one. 
    • Diamond Studs - Either faux or real.  No one can tell the difference.

Tips: 

  • Less is best. 
  • Twirl around before leaving the room.  If jewels are swaying and glittering everywhere - you have overdone it. 
  • Long earrings and long necklaces make the eyes stray down. You want eyes to remain up and  highlight your face. Stay away from this combination. 
  • When traveling abroad - leave engagement ring at home.  In fact, all real jewelry should be left at home.  Why tempt fate with the real deal when faux is exceptional. 


My new favorite jewels are anything by designer Kendra Scott.  Here are my picks for now and the rest of 2018.  Have fun. 




 The Necklace








Tassels - Many Hues





Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace



Classic Tassel










Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant Necklace




The Sophisticate





Kendra Scott Kelsie Station Necklace






Kendra Scott Leola Station Necklace



 Color My World




Kendra Scott Josep Crystal Statement Necklace





Kendra Scott Joann Semiprecious Stone Station Necklace



"Every gal needs a little glam" - Kendra Scott


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The Bracelet









The Cuff - Many Hues








Kendra Scott Elton Station Cuff Bracelet







Kendra Scott 'Mystic Bazaar - Candice' Wide Cuff






Kendra Scott Cammy Statement Cuff Bracelet




Kendra Scott Supak Set of 5 Bracelets


"Every piece of jewelry tells a story" - Gem Hunt


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The Golden Ring









Stacking Rings


Kendra Scott Darci Crystal Stacking Rings



Jewelry is what makes an outfit complete.  With a few tips, and a few pieces for adornment one is ready for any occasion.  Kendra Scott's jewelry is beautifully crafted, vibrant and sensational on the wearer.   Take a moment, try on and indulge your creative side while embracing the mystery of jewelry.  Costume jewels are always exceptional and magical.  Don't wait.  Scott's style's sell out quickly online and in-store. 


Until Next Time!


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style












Golden Globes 75th - Fashion Highlights

Time's Up, Television, Movie's

Fashion!





"Be a Warrior" - Oprah Winfrey



Big Little Lies (HBO) Stole the Show 


The 75th Golden Globes soiree was held on Sunday, January 7, 2017, with Seth Meyers hosting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The primary focus of the event was on the Time's Up protest supporting Hollywood's anti-sexual harassment movement rather than just film.   Time's Up is an effort to raise money for legal defense fund for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. After the good riddance of Harvey Weinstein and many others with sordid behaviors in the movie industry, it was moment to move forward with a new expectation on how humans conduct themselves in all workforce arenas.  Everyone was encouraged to wear black advocating solidarity for all that have been abused, silenced by discrimination or harassment.   Meyers was witty and Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award, rendered everyone speechless with a powerful dissertation about life.

Additionally, the cast of Big Little Lies, Best TV Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV,  Nicole Kidman, Best Actress, Alex Skarsgard, Best Actor, Laura Dern, Best Supporting Actress was forefront and center.  The storyline primary focus is on abuse that is physical, sexual and or verbal. Reese Witherspoon, a Time's Up, spokesperson and producer of Big Little Lies, was brilliant in speaking about hope for those living in horrific circumstances.


Missed the Mark of the Night

  • Jennifer Aniston with icon Carol Burnett.  It somehow didn't work and was rather inappropriate with the use of the word kinky. The word seemed unsuitable under the nights circumstances. 
  • Barbara Streisand's face during Oprah's speech was something to behold.  Rather shocking. Maybe these two compete? After all getting Streisand to present was a feat. 
  • Kirk Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones:  In the future, it is best to leave the elderly at home.  We love them but want to remember them as they were and not as they are now.   Sad really. 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" Helen Keller


The Black Beauties






Award season is usually filled with glamorous, color infused long gowns that dazzle on the  red carpet.  This year an ocean of black paraded down the red carpet.  Everyone did indeed bask in the glow of looking absolutely stunning.  There were just a few who should have worn something else.  For instance, a pant suit with messy hair was drab or a see through concoction would have been best on a twenty something.  Also, cocktail length dresses and pant suits never work well on the red carpet.  Don't miss the memo if all are doing the same.  This was one instance to come together as a unified team.   End of story.


"We few, We happy few, We Band of Brothers and Sisters.....



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The Fashion


Dakota Johnson in Gucci



Margot Robbie in Gucci










Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace










Diane Kruger in Prada













Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive











Nicole Kidman in Givenchy











Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen











Jessica Biel in Dior









Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo







Viola Davis in Brandon Maxwell







Gal Gadot in Tom Ford







Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent











Kate Hudson in Valentino












"I believe in being strong when everything seems to go wrong. I believe the happy girls are the prettiest. I believe tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." Audrey Hepburn


Until the Oscars - March 4, 2018


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style