NAME: Sarah Griffith

AGE: “I always stay at 29 and holding”

OCCUPATION: Retired educator/thriving abstract artist

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“The dress is an Ann Taylor fitted sheath. I chose a lightweight see-through jacket by Damee Inc. The chocolate brown jacket came from Travis LTD. The jacket makes this outfit stand out. It is the same color as the replica Chanel necklace and earrings.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Wear what flatters your figure and your complexion. Color is everything, but clothing must fit properly.”

What’s your favorite trend right now?

“Using accessories to complete the look. Add on lots of bracelets, fun scarves, a belt, chunky earrings, so that the overall look is complete.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on...

“Jewelry and shoes.”

I skimp on...

“Sorry to admit it but nothing. I like to shop.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?

“I love handbags. They do not have to be expensive. I love the way a nice handbag pulls an outfit together.”

How many do you own?

“I have three or four really pricey bags, like Chanel, and then tons of inexpensive ones which always get compliments.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.

“I would have loved to jump in Jackie Kennedy’s closet, but I would have needed to grab more jewelry to make her simple, classic dresses work.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

“I use moisturizer morning and night. It has kept wrinkles at bay for at least 28 years.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?

“I would grab the mink coat my mother told me to buy. She never owned one and she made me promise that I would not skip that pleasure in life. She was correct.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer