Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How I Wear My: Chanel-Inspired Outfit

August brings not only the dog days of summer, but the birthday of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel on the 19th, so Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I decided that for this month’s “How I Wear My” post we were going to have a little Chanel party.

In the 1986 documentary Chanel Chanel Karl Lagerfeld said, “In every decade there is a way to put Chanel back on the fashion map because it’s, with blue jeans, the most famous look in the world.”

I chose chains instead of pearls. This J. Crew necklace is one of my favorites.

I think every one of these looks proves Karl’s point, whether the wearer selected a classic jacket, the combination of black and white, or piling on the pearls! I also love the ladies who chose to wear a hat since Coco got her design start in millinery. I can’t imagine the Chanel look ever going out of style and these ladies prove the rich fashion vein Coco Chanel introduced is still very much worth mining!

Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget)

Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40.

Robyn of Robyn's Nest.

Jeannie of Gracefully 50.

Terri of RAGS against the MACHINE.

Amy of Low Carb High Style.

Gracey of Fashion For Giants.

Hang of POUM! La Mode.

Madison of Fashion Tales.

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.

Oh how I love every one of these accessories!

Thanks to all the fine foxes who participated this month!

The arrival of September means fall is fast approaching. For many of us that means hitting the malls and boutiques for new fall clothes and accessories. But why not skip buying new and try out secondhand? Show us your favorite secondhand piece or outfit. It can be a thrifted or consigned item, something used that you won on eBay or even a hand-me-down. Adrienne and I would love to see your gently-used treasures.

Simply send me or Adrienne a photo of yourself wearing your secondhand item along with a brief description and you will be featured on September 4th's “How I Wear My: Secondhand Treasure” post.

And do head over to Adrienne to see her fabulous Chanel-inspired jewelry!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Everyone looks so fabulous! Chanel just brings out the best!! Thanks for celebrating her birthday month this way!

jill815 said...

Hi Pam! I love your classic Chanel-like jacket, you look so good! This has been one of my favorite posts, it's so fun to see what everyone's wearing. Coco would approve! XO, Jill

Jane W. said...

I've been dying to see this post...everyone looks wonderful. I love, love, love your jacket.

Adrienne said...

Wow! This post turned out wonderfully! What gorgeous Chanel-indpired looks. Everyone is so beautiful!

And I really love your look, Jill. It suits you so well. Great photo and fantastic jacket.

xo, A

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Jill thank you so much for featuring my outfit - what a fabulous theme, everyone looks sooo chic!!! It goes to show how timeless the Chanel look is :))

Catherine x

Robyn @ Robyn♥s Nest said...

Jill, Your jacket is gorgeous. The colors and texture are spectacular. I enjoyed seeing everyone's take on Chanel inspiration. It was so much fun participating in my first "How I Wore My" event. And I'm really looking forward to next month's. Robyn

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

wow everyone looks fabulous!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Amazing looks, all of them! What a wonderful challenge and definitely count me in for next month as well!

Fashion Tales said...

You jacket looks amazing Jill! Thanks so much for including me and telling me about this! Everyone looks great and I love all of the Chanel interpretations! -xo

Anonymous said...

Jill, your jacket is gorgeous!!
Everyone looks so chic and Chanel-esque!
Thanks for allowing me to participate.

The Silver Bunny said...

Great ideas there and what a line-up of beautiful ladies !

Anonymous said...

These are great pics! I don't own any Chanel-inspired attire - except for sailor stripes - but now I want to find a jacket that suits me.

Anonymous said...

Great theme...and of all the ones I would've loved to be a part of. Tant pis. I didn't have the time to get something together. But seeing all the wonderful outfits is inspiring.

Sarah the Stylist said...

What a fun fashion challenge! I love all the Chanel-inspired looks! Great Chanel silhouette jackets. Would love to participate next time!

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Heather Fonseca said...

Love this! Im. It sure which Chanel look I like best. They're all so good.
I'll be sure to send you a photo of me in one of my favorite thrifted pieces! I have lots.

Jean at said...

I love this post. It was such a good idea and I loved seeing some of my favorite bloggers, plus some new ones on my radar (including you!) looking fabulous.

Since virtually everything I own has come from a consignment store or thrift store, I'll have to think long and hard as to which picture to send you!!

jill815 said...

Ladies, thank you so much for all your kind comments! This post has been one of my favorites. Please join Adrienne and me for our 'Secondhand Treasure' post, we would love to see what lovely things you've thrifted, or maybe even inherited! XO, Jill

Bella Q said...

I miss your comments, dear friend but I see you've been busy...looking fabulous! Chanel style is so classic and chic and I love the interpretations here. They are all cold stone foxes!

Hoping I can get unpacked and settled and ready for your Sept 4th event.

JTwisdom said...

Everyone looks very pretty in their chanel inspired ensembles.

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Rosemond said...

Love these looks. So inspiring me to get out my pearls and jacket and join in!