The Style Guru: How to strike a statement in Grandma’s gold

vintage jewelry


There’s vintage that is brilliantly crafted to withstand the test of time, and then there is just plain old junk that is ready to hit the garage sale. When I say old, I mean this: If that coat walked by, it would most likely wreak of bad fashion influence and taste, moth balls included.

So how do you separate Grandma’s gold from the just plain O.L.D (Overly Loved Duds)?



I struck gold earlier this year when my very fashion forward Mimi bequeathed to me some very treasurable threads:

1)  Silk satin embellished mini ties.

2)  Pearls and heavy weighted gold metals.

3)  Fur stoles and hand-crocheted dresses.

4)  Beaded gold clutches and so much more!


When you’re considering a vintage piece, ask yourself:

-  Which of these hand-me-downs can still be seen as a piece of art?

-  What can I transition into this modern age?

-  How will each item transform my personal style and bring it out more?


If the item can play a role within your lifestyle without hindering your personal style, then you too have struck gold!


Where to go for your treasure:


Her Majesty’s Closet in Corinth Shopping Center

Donna’s Dress Shop on 39th Street






Remember to be daring as you only live life once! Fashion should be FUN! So go ahead and have a great time with it!


Say “hello” anytime and please write in with more questions!



xoxo Katherine


 Katherine Brown is the owner of Chanari, a personal-styling and life-coaching company. She received her professional degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her style inspirations include the spunk of Audrey Hepburn, the classic chicness of Jackie O., and the flair to be daring of Sarah Jessica Parker. She lets KC Magazine readers shop her wisdom in the exclusive “Style Guru” blog.