Well, I went and got myself into a scarf kick. Go figure. It’s a dangerous accessory addiction, if I do say so. I could accumulate quite the collection of scarves, pashminas, and other wraps if left to my own devices. Solids, tasseled, floral, printed…you name it!
I love that scarves can be worn pretty much any time of the year, and they can add a great pop of print or color to a neutral outfit (much like the one I wore yesterday). Plus, many of them are very affordable, so they can be a cheap way to give new life to a wardrobe.
Today I have 20 of my favorite scarves from around the web. AND, they are all under $30 (with the exception of one)! You can’t beat it: which style of scarf would you select? I’m tied between #5 and #12 right now…
Sometimes trends make their way through the fashion ranks and fade into the distance a few months later. Sometimes I’m quite happy to see them go. However, every now and then there is a trend I love so much that I don’t want to part with it. One of those trends is the statement necklace. I’m glad to see that the style does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon. The particulars of the statement necklace seem to be changing over time, but the bold pieces themselves are staying put. Hooray!
I really love how you can don a statement necklace with a plain tee shirt and jeans and your outfit is instantly elevated. The necklaces can add an entirely new personality to your outfit, and they almost always result in eyes turning your direction as you pass. In celebration of the statement necklace’s enduring stay in the fashion world, I’ve rounded up a collection of my favorites at this moment in time. All of them are under $100, as always, and many of them are under $50.
Which would you choose?
First up – my top three picks from the collection:
Insect 3-in-1 Statement Necklace: $48, Leith at Nordstrom. This one wins points for versatility. It is actually two separate pieces – they can be worn together as one bold statement, or if you prefer you can separate them. Three looks in one is an awesome idea to me!
Southwest Statement Necklace: $58, Natasha at Dillard’s. I’m a fan of the Southwestern flair to this piece, and I know the turquoise gems would pop against many colors…plus would look great against classic black.
Bird of Paradise Bib: $48, Baublebar. Could the colors be any more cheery? They are perfect for brightening up a winter day, but also will be fantastic once spring rolls around. And *hint hint* – I may or may not have spotted the identical necklace at a fancy department store…for $40 more. Identical piece but with a different label. I compared the photos because I couldn’t believe it…
Happy 2014 everyone! I thought I would start the year out on a bright and happy note. And there is no better way to do it than with the cheerful patterns from Lilly Pulitzer, don’t you think? I happen to have a trio of Lilly items that are sure to get this new year off to a great start.
In the past few years, I have completely switched over to using reusable totes when I shop. They are so much easier to carry since they can be slung over your shoulder, and most of the time they hold much more than a standard plastic shopping bag ever could. This market tote in particular (from All That JAS, again!) is seriously heads and shoulders above the rest of my collection – the elephant pattern is just too cute.
Every girl needs a little bit of bling in her jewelry wardrobe; wouldn’t you agree?
Although I don’t consider myself to be the kind of girl who dons sparkly jewelry every day, I absolutely LOVE a bit of bling for a special occasion. I wish I could report that I’ve successfully selected a dress to wear to my brother’s wedding next month, but I’m still stuck on that task. Regardless of the dress I select though, I know I’ll be in need of some sparkle to add to it, as all of the dresses in my final selection are pretty much solid color fabrics. I like the idea of being able to pair the dress with a statement necklace or bracelet to take it up another notch.
So, today I rounded up a selection of sparkly items to satisfy the magpie in you. Which piece would you choose?