Two Tiny Style Tips

I occasionally spot creative ideas from retailer and clients – things that seem to small for an entire blog post, but that I still imagine you would enjoy.  Little “stocking stuffer”  tidbits, if you will.  Here is a quick sampling:

I was stopped in my tracks when I spotted this innovative necklace on a salesperson at my local Ann Taylor store.  Like many of us, she had a collection of necklaces with tiny pendants and not much fashion punch — all gifts from beloved family members.  Rather than letting them languish in her jewelry box, she had a jeweler mount them all on one strand of chain – sort of a mini charm bracelet, but in necklace form – that maximized their visibility.

I’ve long encouraged clients to color in my 12-Piece Wardrobe diagram to plan their own mix-and-match groupings.  One client took it to a whole new level by making multiple copies, cutting them up into groupings of piece that should be matching (a set of twin sweaters or a 2-piece print dress, for example) and literally playing paper dolls with the possible combinations.

She happened to be a client who sews part of her wardrobe, so she also attached watches of the garments she planned to make for the coming season.  Way to shop/sew with a plan!

What tiny style tidbits could you share with fellow readers?  I’d love to see your photos.

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.


  1. Lois on January 2, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Is the 12-piece wardrobe diagram available here on your website? I’d love to try playing with paper dolls as I plan some wardrobe additions.

    • Nancy Nix Rice on January 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      I’ll email you a copy. It’s from my LOOKING GOOD book, which has a great deal more info about how to actualize the system. You can order a copy at or by clicking on the “SHOP” tab in the main menu, then “Educational Resources”. You can use the code “LGED” for a 20% discount.

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