People-Watching for Points of Connection

Last week I taught at the huge women’s expo in Seattle and had the chance to see many of my blog readers and students wearing outfits that exemplify the “points of connection” concept.  Regardless of age, dress size or personal style, they stood out in the crowd as being polished and put-together.  I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I wanted to, but here are a couple of examples …


It turns out Kathleen is actually the reader I quoted in my last newsletter – the one who had struggled with the “connection” concept and then finally got it in one of those light bulb moments.  Here she is wearing jeans she made from our dark denim ponte knit with a caramel jersey twin set that relates to her hair color and is perfectly matched to the topstitching of her jeans.

The shoe color matches the twin set (and relates to her hair color) and her glasses blend right into her face rather than calling attention to themselves.

The scarf is a tiny navy/caramel houndstooth check  with a border stripe in the same colors.  She’s had that scarf for years and never worn it once. See how it all comes together!  The pieces all work together, but more important: they all relate to HER.

Penny (below) was a color client last summer.  Just look at how her top picks up her hair color and texture as well as other warm blues and greens from her pallet. The dark greens echo her eyes and the dark brown coat – what a find!


Take a look around at the mall, the grocery store, church or restaurant.  What connections can you identify between the women and the clothes they are wearing?   Remember, it’s not about the loveliest clothes; it’s about the clothes that make that woman look her loveliest!

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. Barbara Webb on March 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Love all the info send ! Barb

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks – so glad you enjoy it and find it useful.

  2. Gloria Allender on March 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

    These women look great. Thank you for real life examples.

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      “Real life” is what we all actually dress for – right? They appreciate your compliment I’m sure.

  3. Chris Hoffman on March 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    When I wore the light jungle print scarf, bought after your color consult at SewExpo, with a toss on wrinkled beige linen topper and go-to jeans, several women told me I looked great. A couple of men gave double takes too! That hadn’t happened in years.

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      So glad you are getting ositive attention for your choices. Further evidence tht all women can look wonderful regardless of age, size or wardrobe budget!

  4. Sue P. on March 30, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Thanks, everyone for letting us enjoy your fashion choices. Yes, these ladies just look better and better the more I look at them. The “She looks so well coordinated and like a fun person. I’d like to meet her!” reaction. They probably also look happy because they were having such a good time there. 🙂

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Have to agree about the EXPO being “sew much fun”. Every sewing enthusiast owes it to herself to attend at least once in her life.

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