5-8-17 THIS WEEK: What Jewelry Works With What Neckline?

May 8, 2017, 2:39 pm by MSP


What Jewelry Works With What Neckline?

Q: Dear MissusSmartyPants,

Thank you for all of the information, help, guidance, support, motivation and love that you give us each week! I have learned SO much from you regarding proper fit, overall proportions, body type B, layering, color coordination & saturation, handbag styles & shapes, and correct pant lengths.

Can you please address which jewelry works with which necklines/sleeve lengths? This is something I can't seem to get right and I'll bet others are wondering too.

Thanks, Lisa D


A: MSP HERE... Dear Lisa & MSP SYSters (answer to what SYSters means appears below)...

Thank you for your style questions! They give me the best inspiration for weekly articles. Again, thank you to all who write in. Got a question, let me know!

So many things to think about when wearing jewelry. That is why I've dedicated this week's article to wearing jewerly correctly! When selecting and investing in a new necklace (or other pieces of jewelry) you should consider how the length of that necklace (or other jewelry) will look on your body. Important body features to take into consider when selecting jewelry are: your neck, your height, your body type, and your face shape. As you can see there's a lot to take into consideration. 


I've created a complete jewelry "cheat sheet":

What Jewelry To Wear With What Neckline



This week's "Jewelry Cheet Sheet" article will answer how to:

1. Choose the Right Necklace Length for Your Neck 2. Choose the Right Necklace Length for Your Height 3. Choose the Right Necklace Length for Your Body Type 4. Choose the Right Necklace Length for Your Face Shape. 5. Plus, other pieces of jewelry-how to choose what to wear. 

Do you know what necklace you should wear? Should you wear a long pendant necklace OR a bold statement necklace...or perhaps no necklace at all? How do you know what is best? Find out this week in your body type Personal Profile.


Which looks best? A long or a short necklace?

Find out this week how to choose the right length necklace...



Get the Jewelry Cheet Sheet Article + More
Order your MSP Personal Profile today!

What's Up MSP? 

Dear SYSters, 

It's been a busy spring thus far. Let me see; I've been hiking, playing with my grandbaby, I attended a military event, and last weekend, I went to a local food-fest & rock concert. Whew! I'm tired just writing about it.

Here are a few photos of what I've been up to...


Thanks mom! That is what I say every time I wear this black vintage necklace. This long black tassel necklace goes well with lots of necklines (Which happens to be this week's style topic/article...so more on that later). I wore this striped sweater and long tassel necklace to a local food-fest. I had a great time tasting new foods from around the world. My favorite tastes were from India and Indonesia!


Weather was picture perfect, so who wouldn't go for a hike? I grabbed my black stretchy capris, hiking shoes, a backpack (with snacks inside) and a wide-brimmed hat. Good day to hike up Crowders Mountain. And when I say hike UP... I mean it. Just before reaching the summit, you've got 336 wooden steps. I was too tired to count on my way up as I huffed and puffed, so when I got home I "googled" it. Yup, that was 336 steps!



Spending time with family is always a plus! My husband and I celebrated with my son, his wife, and our grandbaby at a military event. Such a special time for us to be together. Our "GG" (that's what we call her) our grandbaby spent time with us too! I'd go on and on...and on about being a grandma, but you probably know about how special it is!




So, I got dressed to impress for a rock concert. But, as you can see things didn't quite work out as I had planned. It was COLD and breezy (in the low 50's and raining). I had to wear my rain jacket over my outfit the whole night, lol!

Underneath my rain jacket I am wearing a white short-fitted moto jacket and white jeans with heeled gladiator sandals.

I love, love, love going to see live entertainment-there's nothing better! I have a few more concerts booked in the next couple of months...and I can't wait.




Last, but not least. My new shoes!!! What will I wear these comfy cute shoes? Hmmm...everything! They will go with pants, crops, shorts, and summer skirts.

My aging feet have been in search of a cute shoe that I could wear basically all day. No more shoes that I can only stand for a couple of hours. I found these versatile shoes at Marmi Shoes. The brand is Van Eli.

Below is my "Shoe-selfie" or should I say, "Shoe-fie"? What do you think? Comfort soft insoles and a low wedge heel. They are shiny black.



I promise I'll take more outfit photos as I attend future events and even a few daily outfits. I'll have better photos to share as the weather warms up and rain jackets are no longer needed!

What are you plans for this spring and summer? What will you wear?


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Do like the stylish women do!

In fact, why don't you become one of them. Here's how: dedicate yourself to doing this week's style mission.


This week's Style Mission: Do what stylish women do everyday...


10 Things Stylish Women Do Everyday

1. They always get ready the night before

2. They give plenty of time to get ready

3. They always fold & hang up their clothes

4. They always have an outfit that works

5. They re-wear outfit combinations

6. They dress to impress other women-not men

7. They look for style inspiration everywhere

8. They shop at a variety of places; yet they know their right fit and their style

9. They dedicate time to style their hair and grooming

10. They take time to play with outfit combinations


How about adding one (1) more? Yes, I'd like to add #11.

11. They take photos of their outfits

Do you do some of these 10 (correction, make that 11) things? How about most of them? When you become focused on what you wear (better grooming, thoughtful outfits, wearing pretty colors-you get the idea) other people notice! What's more important??? How you feel when you look good. Now, that's PRICELESS!!!!!

Love, Leslie MSP


What SYSters Are Saying


Why do you spell sister "SYSter"?

Why do you spell sisters, 'systers?' Does it stand for something? I'm embarrassed I don't know the answer, but I have a feeling it is not a misprint! Thanks, Susan


MSP HERE: What does SYSter mean? It’s never a dumb question if it something you just don’t know!


SYSter is an acronym for Show Your Style! It’s what MissusSmartyPants and this website is all about--improving your personal style.


Many questions about MissusSmartyPants can be answered in the FAQs section of the website: 





You may also ask questions in the MSP Style Forum. Lots of informative and helpful ladies there willing to help out a SYSter!


Love, Leslie MSP


I did it! I Purged My Closet!

I thought I could loose the weight I've gained...... Well, I had a talk with myself and said if I loose weight, I'll want new clothes. Then out came this week's - Purge Your Closet message. Well, I DID!!! I feel so relieved, so much better knowing that everything in there will fit and look good on me. Now I know where the holes are and I'll work toward filling them!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Linda in Florida



Hi Leslie - I want to thank you SO much for including the Southern Hemisphere Fall Fashions in the personal profile! Mickie in Australia :)


MSP HERE: Dear Mickie and other Southern Hemisphere SYSters, 

I felt it was important to keep these comprehensive seasonal guides posted in all 5 of the Personal Profile memberships because they are perfect for S.H. SYSters right now! Get ready to embrace all of the fabulous new fall trends--it's your sweater season! 

Enjoy! Love, Leslie MSP



"I received the eBook, Fashionably Fabulous At Any Age. Thank you! I have read it and it is such a good book. I really appreciate it. Kindest Regards, Denise Melbourne Australia"


What?! Me wear Stripes???

DEAR Missus Smarty Pants,
Please explain how horizontal stripes are flattering?  They make every the emaciated models look less thin - They will add pounds on normal weight people!
I cannot agree that the horizontal striped dresses are something that would increase any one's style factor!


MSP HERE: Dear Christine,

I believe every woman can wear horizontal stripes successfully; it just a matter of finding the right stripes. I personally love them because of their clean, predictable and classic look.

The best stripes are ones that are fairly thin. Avoid wide ‘jail bird’ stripes because they don’t flatter anyone. Consider choosing stripes with low contrast (i.e. soft gray and pink together) if you are afraid of bold contrast like a black and white combination. 

Also, an ombre-patterned stripe (where the stripes get closer together and darker at the bottom) are more attractive. Below are a couple of examples of stripes that are flattering...

Flattering stripes are ones that get darker at the bottom (left) or ones that are angled (right side)...