The November files

Re: Denim Dilemma

Dear Fashion Icon,
I just found the most amazing 3/4-length denim jacket – that I can make work with absolutely everything this fall. When I find something I like, I usually wear it into the ground, so I know I’ll find myself wearing it to occasions that really call for something a bit dressier. Is there any way to dress up my new favorite item so it can serve me well at both the baseball game – and the governor’s ball?
Denim Happy Deb

Dear Happiest Shopper,
We understand how it can be to want to take a new friend everywhere. If Cinderella made it to the ball, your denim jacket can certainly get there too (or at least as far as an “after 5” soirée). Either dress her up with over-the-top, glamorous
multi-strands of beads, chains, pearls and Victorian crystals – available everywhere from Nordstrom’s to Claire’s, or add a fabulous, faux, foxy collar. Many fabric stores sell ready-cut fake fur collars that can raise your elegant quotient with a few easy sewing tacks. There are quite a few versions of “tie-on” collars (Jessica McClintock) floating around or fashion your own...

You’ll be the belle of the ball in no time at all!
Fashion Icon