When I try to describe my style, I usually come up with "colorful and whimsical with a statement necklace". Granted, this is when I plan an outfit, have time, etc. Other times it is "needs washing because of the food remnants/dog hair and also needs ironed". I don't really collect anything EXCEPT I seem to have become a statement necklace collector. The most I have spent on one is $40, and I died a little inside when I spent that (it was originally over $200 and I have worn it dozens of times so I feel much better about the purchase now).
I think I partially love statement necklaces because I HATE (my mom would say "hate is a strong word") shoe shopping because of my height. All of the cute shoes I see have 8" heels on them which would make me taller than my 6'7" hubs! When I see cute 8" heels I send the link to my bestie because she can rock them like none other. So since I am not a shoe shopper like almost every other woman in the world, I am a necklace shopper! :) Most I find at Forever 21 or little boutiques and get giddy when I find the perfect new necklace. I don't purchase them all that often, but since I have loved them for quite a few years my collection is growing!
Photos by Lindsey Koch Photography.
I need a better way to store my collection, but my drawer is working for now. I just hate (again, I know it is a strong word, mom) any necklace organizer because usually they hang, and I don't want to have to rehook them every time to store/hang, you know? A look into a few of my favorites below.
This first necklace is dear to my heart - I wore it at my wedding reception! My boss is extremely talented and made this necklace for me out of vintage brooches and fabric flowers. Such a special piece to have! I now wear it for special occasions.
This necklace is called Bamboleo from Stella and Dot that I was always in love with, but could never justify that price! Then, a couple years ago I hosted a Stella and Dot party (one of my coworkers is a rep) and based on sales I had a large credit to use, so this only cost me $40!
Another necklace that is special to me, this time because it is from my mom! When we were in Key West we browsed a few shops and we loved this necklace at Deja Vu, so she got it for me as a gift. Love you, mom!
I always wanted a fun, turquoise teardrop necklace, ever since seeing my favorite reality TV star (Michelle Money) wear one! Last year, I saw a Facebook deal for these for $15 and I jumped on it! So glad I did - I wear this with everything!
After the success of the first Facebook deal necklace, I wasn't frightened to jump on another. This deal was posted by the favorite reality star mentioned above from ILY Couture for around $20! I love this thing! One of the sections broke, but another talented coworker fixed for me (dang I love working at a costume shop).
This might be my first statement necklace that started me off! Maybe 4 years ago I saw this at Urban Outfitters and LOVED. I started wearing with almost every outfit (and still do) and haven't looked back. :)
I also purchased this one a while back from NY&Co. Love the clusters of fun! :)
Again, it brings me to this Pin.
Hooray for statement necklaces! How would you describe your style?
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