What to Wear to a Book Signing

Tish Jett was in the Bay Area yesterday for a book signing event. I adored her book, Forever Chic, Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance! My copy is highlighted all over the place! If you haven’t read it, you need to!

My Refined Style: What to Wear to a Book Signing

Susan of Une Femme flew up, and Lisa of Amid Privilegewas there too. Such chic bloggers called for extra attention to what I wore.

I drove down with Elizabeth of The Vintage Contessa, who warned me she may wear one of her tiaras. Whoa! knock it up another notch!

Prior to the signing we met Kim of Northern California Style,  for a reunion lunch.


I couldn’t decide how I wanted to look. What I wanted my clothes to say about me. How I wanted to be seen, at this event.

I tried on tons of options. And in the end what I wore surprised even me!


My Refined Style: What to Wear to a Book Signing

Simple black classics

I notched all my dramatic, edgy options, way down to my comfort zone. I ended up in classic clothes with classic accessories.

Notice how the touches of nude, track from my shoes to the touch in my bag and print in my scarf, which draws the eye to my face and similar hair color.

I wore a black, v-neck sweater and my black Eileen Fisher pants. I accessorized with my vintage Kate Spade bag and vintage Hermes scarf.

When I say vintage, I mean I bought them new and have owned them forever! They became vintage along with me:)


My Refined Style: What to Wear to a Book Signing

Here are Kim and Elizabeth getting their books signed.

My Refined Style: What to Wear to a Book Signing

Tish is a hoot and we connected immediately! If you don’t follow all these ladies, you need to!! My only regret is I couldn’t spend more time with these amazing bloggers. Blogger meet ups are the so fun.

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  1. November 9, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Great book. I enjoyed it too. You all look lovely. Good book signing choice!

  2. November 8, 2015 / 3:12 pm


    It was so lovely to finally meet you. As everyone here has noted, you looked stunning.

    Thank you so very, very much for making the trip. Looking forward to continuing the conversation we were having last week.

    Warmest regards,

    • Jennifer
      November 8, 2015 / 10:12 pm

      It was so great to finally meet you! I look forward to continuing our conversation too. You’re hilarious, honest and beautiful. Safe travels!

  3. Andrea Nine
    November 6, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    So beautiful and classy you are!! Love the scarf and that purse, oh my, so fabulous!! Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

  4. November 6, 2015 / 5:54 am

    What an awesome opportunity to get to meet a favorite author and share the experience with friends!! You know how much I love an all-black palette, so I think your outfit is fabulous.


  5. November 5, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    You look fabulous! You can never go wrong with classic. And how great to meet up with such fun bloggers, I love those two. And now I will have to check out that book.

    • Jennifer
      November 8, 2015 / 12:59 am

      Thanks Leslie! I find I have to be careful with all classic at my age. It can come off as frumpy! You’ll love the book.

  6. November 5, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    That sounds like I book I’d like to read! What a fun event! I love this all black look with the touches of nude!

    Doused In Pink

  7. November 5, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    What a fun event and w/one of my favorite people, Tish Jett. Tish was one of the first to sign up to follow my Blog when I was a Newbie. Such a lovely lady. We’ve corresponded over the years and I did a few guest posts for her when she was researching the book. It was, indeed, an honor. Although I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, I feel as if I know her.

    Jennifer, you look chic and classy in your outfit. Excellent choice!!

    Would love to have joined you all, but, “hélas” I am 3,000 miles away. (sigh).

    I already have and love the book. She’s wonderful!!

    Cheers, M-T

    • Jennifer
      November 8, 2015 / 12:57 am

      Tish was fabulous! Her skin was simply amazing and her humor hilarious!

  8. jess
    November 5, 2015 / 9:15 am

    Sounds like a fun book to read! I love the all black chic on you with the added stylish details! The bag is sweet! and those shoes another fav! I was dissapointed when I went to look to buy those burgundy shoes you had on in the other post! no size 8s left 🙂

    Enjoy your day!
    jess xx

  9. November 5, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Kim you looked gorgeous, I promise you that. And it was so much fun to see everyone, and all the readers had the greatest stories – careers, families, friends – a heart-opening day. Jennifer, we’ll definitely get together soon.

  10. November 5, 2015 / 6:50 am

    NO TIARA YESTERDAY but that doesn’t mean I willNOT show up at YOUR house for dinner in one!What a fun day……………..I was so excited.SO< many people to meet and see!What a beautiful setting…….all white Holiday decor with touches of glitter!Too bad the STAFF wasn't more friendly!Tish was the PARISIAN WOMAN we all aspire to be!HER SKIN!I started reading her book last night and have the pages memorized where she S P E L L S out what she takes and does for the SKIN!I do hope we can find over here in the STATES!!
    YOU looked POLISHED as per the NORM………………love your definition of VINTAGE!
    Never enough time with these LADIES and I LOVED meeting LESLIE!!!!A READER of OUR blogs.A SPECIAL DAY indeed!XX

  11. November 5, 2015 / 5:58 am

    You All look fabulous and I am so thrilled you were able to go to Tish’s Book Signing together. I just saw her here at Nell Hills in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago!! She is so dynamic and elegant!!

    The Arts by Karena
    Carrier and Company

  12. November 5, 2015 / 5:26 am

    Sounds like a fun event! You look great! I love vintage pieces that became vintage with us! 🙂

  13. November 5, 2015 / 3:42 am

    I am like you…I highlighted Tish’s book like crazy. I am so jealous, I would love to have joined in…and she wore exactly the outfit she said she was going to! So glad you shared the event and you look lovely!

  14. November 4, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Ugh I don’t think these are the best photos I’ve ever taken. It was wonderful to be with you all today and meet Tish of course. She did not disappoint! Wonderful lady and I am now getting ready to curl up with my copy of her book. You looked perfect as always and my dress looked quite big. Maybe not the best choice! Lol. xoxo Kim

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