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About Barbara Schwartz

Barbara Schwartz is a vintage costume jewelry historian and the proprietor of TruFaux Jewels http://www.trufauxjewels.com, a boutique of exquisite costume jewels from the 1920s-1950s. Through her blog, social media, and private coaching sessions, she helps women create their unique, personal styles by accessorizing contemporary fashion with vintage costume jewelry.
Latest Posts | By Barbara Schwartz
Can a Color Analysis Help You to Look Your Best After 60? You Bet!
1 month ago

Can a Color Analysis Help You to Look Your Best After 60? You Bet!

Last weekend I had a life-changing experience: while attending a training session on color analysis, I found out that I’ve been wearing the wrong palette for over 20 years.

With all that’s going on in the world today, this error might sound trivial to you. But as a woman who prides herself in looking her best whenever she leaves the house, I was shocked by this news. Read More

Period Dramas Inspire a Unique Look when it Comes to Style After 60
2 months ago

Period Dramas Inspire a Unique Look when it Comes to Style After 60

If you’re like me, you never tire of TV series and movies set in the 1920s. Even though Downton Abbey has ended, we who have the DVDs or Netflix get to watch our favorite episodes again and again. And if you’re like me, you pay particular attention to the costumes and jewelry, which are like eye candy. Read More

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices
3 months ago

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices

I have a confession to make: I don’t own a little black dress. For some time, I’ve been wearing navy and other dark neutrals for my evening attire. Navy is more flattering to my skin tone. Read More

Energize Your Winter Wardrobe with Vintage Jewels
4 months ago

Energize Your Winter Wardrobe with Vintage Jewels

Autumn is my favorite season. For one thing, I have more energy in cooler weather. But it’s not just the changing temperatures that make me feel this way – it’s the splashes of yellow, orange, and red foliage that seem to be everywhere in the fall months. All three of these warm hues are associated with energy.

Did you know that the colors around you impact the way you feel? And that the colors you wear can influence how you want to feel and how others perceive you? Read More

Go from Casual to Chic with Vintage Costume Jewelry
5 months ago

Go from Casual to Chic with Vintage Costume Jewelry

If you’re like me, you have a uniform – a particular type of outfit – that you wear most days.

Yours might be a white shirt and trousers, a wrap dress, or a skirt and jacket. Mine is a tee-shirt and jeans, topped with a blazer. These pieces are wardrobe staples you probably have in your closet. Read More