Style & Adjectives: American Style!

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American Style

Happy April Friday all!  Let’s keep talking personal “uniquely-you” style with Style & Adjectives: American Style!

What a fun week this has been on the blog…discussing style adjectives with influences from around the world!

Today, I am talking about my American style adjectives.

The purpose here is to help you with your own adjectives to define your own personal style messaging.

The goal is not to create you into Parisian or Italian, Scandinavian or even American…but to help you interpret other adjectives for developing your own.


American Style

Sometimes where we live or grow up does influence our style and our selection of adjectives.

I believe San Antonio with its vibrant cultures and colors has influenced my love of color….it is a unique American style with a touch of Mexico!

Like the residents of Scandinavia, I am also influenced by the weather…however, in the opposite way.

You might remember from yesterday…they are influenced by cold…and we are influenced by warmth.  We do not need many heavy garments in our wardrobes.

And San Antonio is in your face colorful and artisan.

American Style

My style adjectives are Joyful, Creative, Polished, Approachable, and Current. 

I include current to help me maintain a youthful vibrant style during my second half of life.

I also include polished so that I look put together and it helps me to keep my joyful creative side in check.

An outfit such as the one I am showing you today speaks all of those adjectives about me.

I am super into the color green this year…can’t get enough.  

This jacket was purchased on clearance at a Banana Republic Outlet…yes, it has the wrinkled look in the linen and I really am enjoying it.

Except for a new handbag from Marshall’s, these are all pieces currently residing in my American Style wardrobe: Blair Striped Top; Talbot’s jeggings; scarf from Anthropologie; and bee necklace from Chico’s

American Style

I like this Miztique bag I discovered at Marshalls…it is a good size and I really like the green leather-like straps.  Here are more spring/summer bags on the Marshalls site.

Also, this brand is carried at Kohls.

About these shoes!  I mentioned in Monday’s post a shoe brand to Sally called Aetrex.  These are Aetrex ballet flats and these shoes are made for women with different foot needs.

Specifically, I am wearing the Aetrex Lyla Nvy Woven Leather Slip On flats in Bronze, and they are available in other colors.

You will see the this shoe offers:

  • Leather uppers
  • Helps properly align your knees, hips and back with built in Aetrex orthotic support
  • Customizes to your foot with slow recovery memory foam cushioning
  • Prevents odor and bacteria growth with anti-microbial technology
  • High vamp ballet flat
  • Dri-Lex fabric and soft microfiber linings for moisture management
  • Rubber outsole
  • Approx. 0.20″ heel height

If you click through to the Dillard’s site for Aetrex through the link, you will find many different insole offerings for different needs.

This is a great brand for those who have funky feet issues like I do.  If you research what they do…you will be impressed and Dillard’s is behind the brand!


Italian Style

I have been discussing style messaging and adjectives for several years…at least 10.

The other day I saw a very young woman on Instagram focusing on what her style speaks and she listed adjectives.

She specifically wrote…I want to be perceived as fun, nice, friendly and cute…and went on to show her audience how she would do that.

Perhaps this idea is coming around…who knows…but I believe in it and hope you have had fun with it this week.

I have more planned.  I do want to confess that will all of the emails a couple may have dropped through the cracks…if you sent an email and have not seen your adjectives featured, please send it again.

I do remember reading one who wanted artisan and more creativity in her looks…but I cannot locate it.  So, please resend if you have not been featured this week!

Remember, Mother’s Day is on the horizon…what is on your wish list?

Here are a few new arrivals on the market:

Thanks for being here this week and today for my American Style….I hope you have enjoyed each day…I will join Jennifer tomorrow for WOULD YOU WEAR IT…and hope you all will


By Pamela Lutrell

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