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Present Dressing.

By: Jen Shoop

*Image above of the stunning Halima wearing a major look by By Fang.

In one of the greatest compliments of my life, my brother-in-law once said that I dress myself “like a present.” I knew what he meant, too: ever the Magpie, I am always drawn to bows, ribbons, jewels, add-ons, details, dramatic proportions, embellishments. If I were a present, I’d be wrapped to the high heavens with a wide, white satin bow. Below, a few Magpie-like pieces I love…

THIS JEWELED BUTTON MOCKNECK SWEATER ($120)

BIG BOW EARRINGS ($125!) — ALSO LOVE THE PEARL

WOULD LOOK AMAZING WITH THIS SCALLOPED, BOW-BACKED TOP

THIS AMAZING DUSTY BLUE COAT WITH JEWELED BUTTONS

PINK EMBELLISHED COLLAR SWEATER

BOW TIGHTS

ZANOTTI FLATS (ON SALE – PERFECT HOLIDAY SHOE)

CUTEST BOW CARDIGAN

STAUD BOW TOP (PAIR WITH HIGH-WAISTED TROUSERS OR SKIRT)

THIS $20 H&M STEAL (I LOVE THE GRAY WITH THE TINY PEARL CLUSTERS ALL OVER)

FUN HEADBAND

SEQUIN DUSTER

DRAMATIC TORY BURCH DRESS

$40 PLEATED COLLAR BLOUSE

DROOLING OVER THESE CHOOS

THIS SHIRT WITH ITS CRYSTAL BOW BELT IS BANANAS

PEARL-DETAILED SHACKET

PEARL BUTTON CARDIGAN

DRAMATIC NECKLACE TO LIVEN UP YOUR TRUSTY OLD LBD

VELVET BOW BUSTIER TOP

FUN SEQUINED HEADBAND (UNDER $15)

AND JUST BECAUSE A GIRL CAN DREAM…THIS OSCAR DRESS IS PERFECT

P.S. One of my favorite luxury hand soap brands, on serious sale.

P.P.S. Avoiding a denim rut.

P.P.P.S. Moving to revisit this piece when we were still so early into the pandemic.

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2 thoughts on “Present Dressing.

  1. Oh what a lovely compliment, Jen! I can totally see why, too — you have inspired me to go beyond the “basics” in my wardrobe. I had mistakenly thought before that as a petite woman, some of these details can be overwhelming on someone with 5’0″. But it can be done! I still stick to one type of embellishment or detail at a time, per my comfort level, but it’s been fun to experiment!

    On a related note, this reminds me of my mother’s philosophy of using the “good china” and the “good silver” for everyday — well, at least after my brothers and I were old enough to treat them responsibly at the table. I admire the way she would have proper place settings with matching linens etc so that every meal feels like a celebration, as we gather around the table in gratitude. No time like the present, as cliche as that may sound.

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