Ode to Iris Apfel – Match Made in Seven

ode to Iris Apfel

Ode to Iris Apfel! That’s what the theme is this month.

Welcome to the monthly edition of  Match made in Seven! We are a international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a color, a movie. And then we style an outfit based on that theme. This month Sonja choose the theme.

Who is Iris Apfel?

Oops, that’s a theme! What should we do with that? Everyone who likes fashion a bit has heard of Iris Apfel. This Jewish lady is an interior designer and fashion icon. Her brightly colored outfits and large black-rimmed glasses make her a striking appearance. Well it would be easy to put on glasses like that and there you have your theme! But I wanted something different. So I took a good look at various photos of Iris Apfel and then I knew what I was going to do for this episode of Match made in Seven.

My ode to Iris Apfel

The nice thing about a monthly theme post with other bloggers is that you are often taken out of your comfort zone! It really took me a while to figure out what do with this theme. I wanted to stay as close as possible to myself, otherwise it feels a bit like a play. After I had seen many photos of this icon, I knew I wanted something with brightly colored beaded necklaces and bracelets. And because I did not have them, I ordered beads and made them myself. Iris Apfel wears very large beads, but I choose some smaller ones.

She wears bright colors, but also combined with black. So I chose to do this for my ode to too. I love the combination of red, orange and pink. I decided to combine that with a simple black skirt. That way the accessories are the protagonists of the outfit! Can’t wait to see what my fellow blogger friends came up with!colorful outfit in pink red and orangeself made beaded necklaces and braceletsOde to Iris ApfelMatch mae in Seven: Ode to Iris Apfelcolorful outfit a la Iris Apfellots of colorful accessoriesOde to Iris Apfel

Take a look at my fashion blogger friends to see how they have interpreted this theme!collage photo of fashion bloggers

 

Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.com

Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com

Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl

Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com

Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com

Emma of http://www.style-splash.com

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36 Comments

  1. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    Oh, what a great way to channel Iris Apfel’s style but still show yours, Nancy! You made your own beaded necklaces?!! I’m so impressed. The blend of red, orange and pink with the black skirt is brilliant! Beautifully done, my friend!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Yes I was creative for a while! Haha, thanks Darlene!

  2. jodie filogomo
    29th May 2019 / 18:22

    I just love all of the necklaces like this Nancy. I keep telling myself I need to do that more to wear everything I have!!!
    LOVE, love, love this!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jodie!

  3. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    29th May 2019 / 18:22

    Oh yes you got it Nancy. Colour and coloured jewelry. I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina!

  4. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    I would find this a very daunting challenge but I love the way you studied Iris’s style and found a way to make it work for you! It’s a very wearable look too, smart for work!

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks, I did find it a struggle though!

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      It was a difficult one Gail! Thanks!

  5. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    Iris would be a hard one for me. She’s so in-your-face with her fashion – and that’s what makes her happy (and what makes her her). I love what you’ve done with the challenge! The bright colors are beautiful on you and I love that you’ve toned it down with black (I hadn’t really noticed that about Iris before, but she does). The beads turned out great – you’ve accessorized perfectly – and the shoes are darling. Great job on this tribute!

    Ruth
    http://www.VogueFauxReal.com

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much love!

  6. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    What a fun idea for a theme! I love accessories and I hope I look as great as Iris Apfel and still love accessories as much as she does when I’m older! ๐Ÿ™‚ My extravagant bracelet stacks have been put away for a few years as they aren’t the best with toddlers and nappies, haha! But I look forward to stacking again when the boys are older ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope that your week has been going well ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica!

  7. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    Piling on the necklaces is such a fun way to accessorize and pay homage to an idol! Iris Apfel is such a style icon!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann!

  8. Sonja
    29th May 2019 / 18:22

    You did make a very Lovely Iris look. It is matching all together and thatโ€™s what Iris was doping so well!

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      You choose a very original subject!

  9. 29th May 2019 / 18:22

    I love your interpretation of Iris Apfel. And it still looks like something you’d wear, instead of a costume. I love that you made your own necklace, too. xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Ann! The few rare minutes that I am creative with a needle!!

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you!

    • nancy
      Author
      30th May 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Anna!

  10. 30th May 2019 / 18:22

    Wat een leuke stijl Nancy ! Ik hou van die felle kleuren combinatie. Groetjes

    • nancy
      Author
      31st May 2019 / 18:22

      Dankjewel Ellen!

  11. 30th May 2019 / 18:22

    I love the style of Iris Apfel! She is such an icon. And you look great too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Greetings from Vienna
    Dorie from http://www.thedorie.com

    • nancy
      Author
      31st May 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

    • nancy
      Author
      31st May 2019 / 18:22

      It’s a very old one but I love that one so much!

  12. 30th May 2019 / 18:22

    Beautiful brights here, esp love the beads and how one strand is black to pick up a bit of the color of your skirt. Fun theme!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      31st May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Carrie!

  13. 30th May 2019 / 18:22

    Fabulous – I’m going to try this match for myself. Nice one Nancy. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish

    • nancy
      Author
      31st May 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Jacqui!

  14. 1st June 2019 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy,

    Your outfits are awesome. I enjoyed reading about Iris Apfel and her story. I feel your enjoyment. When it comes to fashion, beauty, and style, I try to match this lifestyle.

    Thanks
    John

    • nancy
      Author
      3rd June 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  15. 7th June 2019 / 18:22

    Lovely post-Nancy, I love the pops of pink in your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ Great necklaces. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can hop by today.

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