Up-leveling Meg’s Wardrobe

On a recent trip to the Boston area for a program, I squeezed in a visit to Meg’s stunning home – a stone barn she and her husband (both architects) redesigned to a sleek, modern interior.  She applies that same eye for design to her wardrobe, often snagging great pieces on resale sites like The Real Real and ThredUp and refashioning them.

After some serious weeding out, based mostly on colors, we started building outfits.  Here are her Color Fan strips and one of those outfits.

Post-Covid, Meg wanted a more casual and contemporary look for this classic blazer to reflect her relaxed and creative work-style. Blue arrows spotlight the details:

1. The scarf was inspriation for the color combo.

2. She plans to nip in the jacket waistline to update the classic cut.

3. Pushing up the sleeves with Sleeve Bands further relaxes the look.

4. Gotta love how the little animal print shoe adds a spunky touch of pizzazz, just like Meg adds pizzazz to spaces she designs.

Being a DIY enthusiast, she was excited at the prospect of making this plum jean jacket more “her” by changing the color of the snap closures from silver to a brass tone via our favorite nail polish trick.  In the photo, the top ones are original, the lower ones re-colored.


She also shared pics of her newest re-sale finds in her best colors and yummy textures. The highlights in her hair created visual texture as part of her own appearance, making textural fabrics especially flattering.

Can’t wait to see her creative updates with these new additions!




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. Trish on June 22, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Love this! Two creative women brainstorming!
    I recently purchased silver evening sandals that are a little too shiny for my taste. Any suggestions for toning down the sheen?

    I’ve enjoyed reading all your older posts, so much good, mid-western, common sense (my background). Thank you, Nancy, for all you share so generously,

    • Lauren Tyson on October 18, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Try some acrylic leather paint in gray.

      • Nancy Nix Rice on November 2, 2022 at 1:33 am

        Thanks for that suggestion. I’m not familiar with acrylic leather paint. Where would we find that? I’ll check craft stores and shoe repair places.

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