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July 20, 2010

ttF Fashion Diary: ThinkThruFashion Accessory Swap Soiree

ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Accessory Swap Soiree
Last month I was in bed trying to fall asleep when I realized it I was halfway through the year-long ttF Fashion Staples Series. I wanted to celebrate so I thought about what would best illustrate the project. An accessory swap seemed like the perfect idea. I started the series to show how you can make the most use out of your wardrobe. And what better way to spice up staples you already have in your closet than with accessories?

At first, the event was going to be small. But anyone who know me knows that I like to think big. A small accessory swap turned into a 100 person poolside party at the Avalon, complete with a discounted Michael Stars pop-up shop, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics makeovers, Blue Angel Vodka cocktails and a charity raffle, which raised over $2,000 for The Joyful Heart Foundation. I just want to say thank you to Michael Stars (especially Devon who was my lifesaver for the past three weeks!), my wonderful sponsors and my amazing friends Jamie, Jen, Michael, Jessica, Kinya, Patty, Adam, Ray and Amanda, who helped make the event a huge success.

As for my outfit? I had planned all along to wear a white French Connection sheath I bought in April while I was in Miami. The night before I tried it on and it was way too tight. I could have worn Spanx but I knew I’d get hot running around preparing for the event and making sure everyone had a good time. So I needed another option. Since it was my party, I didn’t want to fade in the background in black. And I really wanted to incorporate my fun shoe staples for June. I settled on a white wrap dress (flattering and comfortable). I actually bought it at a Neiman Marcus sale when I was 17. Just goes to show a wrap dress is a staple every woman should own because it never goes out of style. You can just modernize year after year with trendy accessories!

Diane von Furstenberg dress, Forever 21 necklace, Aldo bangles, Melissa Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Ball peep-toes

Fashion Staples Used: Plastic Peep Toes

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