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How Accessories will Save an Outfit | The Boyfriend's Tee Shirt

Even the best of us manage to spill tea down the front of our blouse. Unfortunately, this setback is always followed by an invitation to attend an event that you absolutely cannot turn down. So, you are either arriving at the event in a stained top, or you must quickly find another option and rely on accessories create an event-appropriate outfit.

J.Forks Model in oversized tee shirt.5:00 PM Saturday: You are sitting on your boyfriend's couch binge watching Netflix and drinking iced tea when his puppy suddenly jumps up on your lap causing you to spill the tea down the front of your white blouse. “Leroy! Get down!” You exclaim as you quickly make your way to the kitchen sink coming to terms that Leroy just destroyed your favorite white blouse. Your boyfriend looks up at you, attempting not to laugh while simultaneously scolding his puppy, and says, “I will go find you a tee shirt!” A few minutes later, he returns with a tee shirt and claims, “This is the smallest one I have!”

You go to the bathroom to change. As you are pulling the shirt over your head, a text alert chimes on your phone. Once the shirt is situated, you read the message...

SCENARIO 1 | DINNER AT UPSCALE RESTAURANT

A text message from your best friend reads. “Last night, I met the chef from that brand new restaurant downtown. You know the one that is booked straight for three months? He said he could reserve a table for four as long as we are there by 6:15 pm. Would you and Andy like to join?” What? That is amazing news! This restaurant has received fantastic reviews! You quickly type “We will be there!” Your attention quickly goes from your phone to the bathroom mirror. Suddenly, you remember that you are now wearing your boyfriend's skateboard tee shirt. Thankfully you have a plethora of jewelry in your car, and you are convinced that you can make it work!

What Would Jenny Do?

Tucking in the shirt, rolling the sleeves and adding a belt instantly takes the look from "frumpy oversized tee shirt" to "I wore this on purpose." We chose the 60" pearl wrap with turquoise and deerskin necklace because the pearls elevate the look while adding texture and flow. We added stackable bracelets to bring color and texture to her arm, and finished the look with the Sleeping Beauty turquoise cluster ring. Now, she is ready to go into a nice restaurant.

 J.Forks 60" Pearl Wrap with Turquoise and Deerskin Leather Tassel Necklace , J.Forks Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Ring, J.Forks Stackable Bracelets, and a gorgeous belt from Daisy Pearl Boutique and Gifts displayed on wooden fixture.The Look:

J.Forks 60" Pearl Wrap with Turquoise and Deerskin Leather Tassel Necklace , J.Forks Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Ring, J.Forks Stackable Bracelets, and a gorgeous belt from Daisy Pearl Boutique and Gifts.

SCENARIO 2 | A FILM PREMIERE

A text message from your sister reads, “I just scored two tickets to the closing night of the film festival! Want to come? Meet me downtown by 6:00 pm!” You squeal with excitement because you love the film festival and have been incredibly discouraged since you have not been able to attend this year. Then, your attention is pulled back towards your current outfit. You accept that you are going to rely on the accessories in your car to turn your boyfriend’s tee shirt into an ensemble fit for a film festival! You quickly respond to your sister, “You had me at film festival! I will see you soon!”

 

What Would Jenny Do?

Wrapping a scarf around as a skirt instantly brings this look to cocktail attire. We layered her in wood/silver bead wrap necklaces to elevate the look and add texture. Stringing the 110 carat Kingman Turquoise and leather pendent onto the wood/silver bead wrap necklaces brings color and elegance to the outfit. We repeated the turquoise and leather with the earrings, added a pop of blue and yellow with the loomed cuff bracelet, and finished the look with the Sleeping Beauty turquoise cluster ring. She is definitely ready for a film festival!

 Two J.Forks 60" Wood/Silver Bead Wrap Necklaces, One of a kind 110 carat Kingman Turquoise and Leather Pendant, J.Forks Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Ring, J.Forks 40 carat Bisbee Turquoise set in Leather Earrings, J.Forks Loomed Cuff Bracelet, and a beautiful black sequin scarf from Daisy Pearl Boutique and Gifts displayed on wooden floor.The Look: Two J.Forks 60" Wood/Silver Bead Wrap Necklaces, One of a kind 110 carat Kingman Turquoise and Leather Pendant, J.Forks Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Ring, J.Forks 40 carat Bisbee Turquoise set in Leather Earrings, J.Forks Loomed Cuff Bracelet, and a beautiful black sequin scarf from Daisy Pearl Boutique and Gifts.

SCENARIO 3 | A VINEYARD

To your surprise, your boyfriend’s sister, who you were convinced did not like you, reached out to you. “Hi there! My mother and I are about to go to the local vineyard, and she thought it would be nice if you would join us! Would you like to come along? We will be there at 6:00 pm.” Your stomach dropped. You know that this is an opportunity to bond with your boyfriend’s family, but you are currently sporting your boyfriend’s tee shirt which is already going to send the wrong vibe regardless of the fact this tee shirt is NOT going to be vineyard appropriate. You respond, “Yes! I would love to go!” and holler at your boyfriend.

Stunned, Andy rushes into the bathroom. “Are you okay?” You hand him your phone with both an excited and nervous grin on your face. “I am fine. But honey, no offense or anything, this is not the way I want to show up.” Thankfully, your car is filled with jewelry, and with a little effort, you know that you can make this outfit work.

What Would Jenny Do?

This predicament requires coral since it will immediately enhance the look. So, we went with the Natural South Sea coral and Akoya saltwater pearls necklace, as it is unique and adds color. Next, we added pearls to the look. We chose two pearl and pin shell wrap necklaces, one layering the coral and one wrapped around the wrist as a bracelet. Like the Restaurant Scenario, we tucked the shirt in and added a belt, finishing the look with a ring. She is now set to enjoy some wine with her boyfriend's mother and sister.

SCENARIO 4 | A BROADWAY PLAY

Your mother texted you, “Hi, darling! Your father and I have tickets to tonight's Broadway performance of The Phantom of the Opera, but he has come down with a terrible cold. Would you like to go in his place? I will meet you at the theatre at 6:15 pm!” You are not 100% sure if your father is actually sick, or if he just does not want to sit through a play. Either way, you know that you will disappoint both of them if you do not attend. So, you respond “Of course, Mom. I would love to go.” You nervously look at your outfit and realize that you will absolutely have to rely on whatever you have in your car to turn this tee shirt into an outfit appropriate for a Broadway play.

 

What Would Jenny Do?

We decided to turn to turquoise for this look. We went with two 56" turquoise and shell wrap necklaces, wrapping one of them around her neck twice. Then, we strung a Kingman Turquoise pendant on a 60" wood/silver bead wrap necklace, wrapping the necklace twice. Again, we decided to tuck in the shirt and add a belt. This concho belt adds shine and texture while creating a pop of blue to play on the turquoise necklace and pendant. We draped the faux-fur wrap around her shoulders to elevate the look. Lastly, we added four stackable pearl bracelets to finish the look and add texture.

 Two J.Forks 56" Turquoise and Shell Wrap Necklace, J.Forks 60" Wood/Silver Bead Wrap Necklaces, One of a kind Kingman Turquoise pendant, J.Forks Stackable Bracelets, a faux-fur wrap from Jenny’s Personal Collection, and a vintage concho belt from Jenny’s personal collection on brick background.The Look: Two J.Forks 56" Turquoise and Shell Wrap Necklace, J.Forks 60" Wood/Silver Bead Wrap Necklaces, One of a kind Kingman Turquoise pendant, J.Forks Stackable Bracelets, a faux-fur wrap from Jenny’s Personal Collection, and a vintage concho belt from Jenny’s personal collection.

 

TO SUM IT UP

Though these scenarios do not necessarily happen to all of us, most of us have been caught in the predicament where we are wearing an oversized tee shirt, prepared to stay on a couch for the remaining part of the day, and have to quickly change our look. With the right collection of accessories, you can save any outfit!