Thursday, April 3, 2014

Accessories...The 10 Essentials

10 Accessory Essentials

1. Black Pashmina

, the luxurious cashmere, very wide, very long versions.
this piece can be tied around your neck during winter, wrapped around your coat for an extra layer of warmth when the wind chill is terrible, can be draped over your shoulder like the photo creating an air
of drama to even the most simple of outfits, and takes care of the chill when dining out.

2.  Large Black Handbag
best quality you can afford because if it's really good it will last forever,
make it easy to carry over your shoulder, make it large enough to put your
small black handbag inside, all your travel documents, makeup, Rx's,
and even your poodle.
you can go around the world with this handbag, it should dress up or down well.
Splenderosa's Own Design
3. Small Black Handbag
a sleek, refined & elegant bag, one which will take you to a dinner party,
a cocktail party, to church, to a wedding, to a funeral.
Splenderosa's Own

4. Black High-Heeled Pump
a shoe to wear to dress up any outfit
even a pair of great black slacks & a white shirt,
pop on the pashmina & the small bag, voila you're done
(this photo shows the shape, not the exact shoe)

black pumps!

5. Black Ballerina Flats

6.  Black Sandals
and flip-flops (who doesn't wear flip-flops these days?)
wear with everything except a ball gown,
even a casual long skirt, jeans, capris, Bermudas,

Pretty and Perf Sandal - Flat, Faux Leather, Black, Gold, Bows, Daytime Party, Summer, T-Strap

7. Black Tights or Leggings

8. Long Narrow White Scarf
same reasons as the pashmina,
except this one can be tied around your head if you're having a bad hair day,
thrown around your neck and dangling down the fronts of your blazer,
tied around ala Isadora Duncan
it adds elegance

9. A Jacket
a leather one, bright pink or bright red, or even black 
in an unexpected shape close to the body,

Gold Hoops/Silver Hoops
Diamond Studs
Rope Necklaces, long pieces which can be doubled tripled or used as belts.
imagine how the outfit above would look with ropes of black crystal beads,
or a big chunky tribal piece?

the look of an outfit can be changed immediately with jewelry.
I don't wear a watch when travelling, my phone tells me the time.


over the years I've learned to totally lighten up on the apparel when travelling.
there's usually no one to help you with luggage, it's now expensive to check.
I use black & white with a pop of ONE color throughout the trip's various agendas.
bring a whimsical pair of shoes which are really comfortable, add a scarf, or
a colorful handbag.

concentrate on how YOU look, your hair, nails, toes, skin.
if all this is beautiful & you wear black or white you will always appear
perfectly attired and elegant.

if you are in your early 20's you don't need to read or listen to any of this
as I'm sure you'll have jeans & a great tee with 1 jacket.

are you travelling anywhere soon?
if so, where?
I would love to know.




  1. I love all the essentials you included! I wish some of your picks would magically appear in my closet!


  2. Excellent advice, Marsha! I love the tip to lighten it up and focus on personal grooming like hair and nails with a simple palette. A White and Warren travel wrap in black cashmere is my favorite piece; that is, until a little piglet in France at the end of it through a fence. Still have to get a new one.

  3. I agree with all the black items! This color always looks polished!!!!!

  4. All gorgeous must haves, LOVE your blk bag and those bow sandals...both right up my alley. Thanks for yesterday...everyone loves you!

  5. Very well sorted, Marsha. Great items to think about getting. Gee, your bags are great, too. Giggled when I read '....if you are in your don't need to read this....' You gorgeous thing. Xx

  6. Such good advice. I am never happy on a trip feeling burdened by too much luggage. Thanks so much for these great tips. I am going to New York soon and black is always chic there or anywhere else for that matter!
    xx Sunday

  7. Thank you for the great fashion tips!


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