7 beautiful things that you do not need

I know every single word to each song on Stevie Nicks’ Bella Donna album, including the two duets with Tom Petty and Don Henley. Which may be my favorite songs on the record.

It was my very first album.

I’d listen to it lying in front of the record player/piece of furniture thingy in our living room, with the record sleeve that had all the words, and sing along. On repeat.

I love Stevie Nicks, still to this day. Her I don’t give a damn persona, her unique sense of style, and of course her gorgeous voice.

Great Kim, but what does this have to do with anything that you normally talk about?

I’ve been trying to get my brain off the craziness of our world by engaging in what makes me happy, like listening to Stevie Nicks, so she’s on my mind. Also, each of the items I have for you today, I can actually imagine her wearing. Either on stage or in her personal life. They all have that 70’s, slightly over the top feel.

Each week I shop and dig around the world wide web trying to find cool things to share with you. Sometimes my finds don’t quite fit the topic I’m writing about for that week, so I set it aside.

Just because something doesn’t fit in, doesn’t mean it’s not cool. So today I am sharing my stockpile of beautiful things with you. Think of it as an island of misfit fashion items.

My impractical, full body “yes” purchases are often the things I get the most use out of and the most compliments on. I always run a quick check against my closet to make sure I have a few things that will work with the impractical item before I make my purchase. But these items are no doubt the jewels in my wardrobe.

You can do the same. If you’ve been here for a while, you know the basics of building a wardrobe. Adding fun pieces like these I’m showing you today is advanced wardrobing. But I think you’re ready.

Take a look and see what you think.

This is a washable silk kimono robe from the sister run company Kim + Ono. They design each robe in San Francisco and have them screened onto the fabric. This one is a washable silk. There are so many colors and patterns to choose from, go check out the site.

Hard to see it here in this photo, but this is a sequence duster. It comes in a bunch of different colors and is so fun. Could be worn with jeans, over lounge wear to dress it up, or as a robe. It’s hard to come by, but Google this to find the different retailers and go to your local stores, word on the street is they have these in store, but not online.

Who doesn’t want a camel wool coat with faux fur cuffs? This one is gorgeous and timeless. This is a small batch brand out of Los Angeles that creates some really unique things. They just restocked this after a fast sellout, so hurry on over if this is a must have for you. It won’t last long.

1965 does all hand knit sweaters. They are made to order, so they take 4-6 weeks to deliver. But it’s a one of a kind piece of art. They are really so pretty.

This is a deep emerald green faux fur jacket. I need this like I need nothing, but it’s really pretty and can be worn as shown with jeans or dressed up for holiday attire. If you’re lucky enough to have a fancy outing to attend this year.

Dying over these feather sandals. Both pair are from Brothers Vellies, an NYC based shoe company. The slides above come in a bunch of colors and would be so fun to add to a holiday at home lounge look.

These feather sandals would take that little black dress to the next level. Totally over the top fun.

Think back to an impractical purchase you’ve made. Go dig that thing out and see how you can incorporate it into the wardrobe basics you’ve been working on. Mix it with your everyday clothes to add a bit of flare.

I wanted to bring some joy to you today. Something fun and sparkly and really meaningless, but pretty and fun.

Next week we’ll get back to a more cohesive theme, or not. It’s 2020, anything can happen.

Please share this with a friend who may need some style love.





I show women over 50 how to get noticed, stay relevant, and be connected through their wardrobe. Getting dressed is something you have to do each day, why not make it fun.



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