Category Archives: layering necklaces

Buttons & Bows

21st June 2012

Today’s look has a few componets: it helps us dress down a dressy dress while combining a few current trends: tomato red, denim, pops of color and arm parties.
Recognize this dress? It’s the Kate Spade Jillian dress I wore for my MBA graduation, but today it’s getting a casual make over! Here’s how I took it from dress to day…

With the Jillian dress, a little bit of layering can go a long way! I paired a button up shirt under the dress  to dress it down a bit!
Arm partys are all the rage right now! So as always I piled on the arm candy with lots of bracelets, bangles and bling!
A pop of color is always a great way to make a statement for spring! For this outfit I choose a turquoise necklace and turquoise gum drop studs for that perfect pop! 
Denim is also really big right now from colored skinnies to chambray tops. For this look, layering a denim button up under the jillian helped dress it down!
Tomato red was all over the spring runway from prints and patterns to bold solids! It is a super easy trend to try, play it safe by pairing it navy, denim or brown, or be bold by pairing it with turquoise (like me) or even yellow!
 I finished the look by neutralizing it with gold.
 
Shirt: Banana Republic Denim Button up. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian Dress (sale!). Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane All Eyes On You Necklace. Necklace: Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Sparkle Necklace. Earrings: Kate Spade Gum Drop Studs. Bag: Kate Spade Gold Scout. Shoes: Vince Camuto Oxford Booties. Ring: Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Bow Ring. Arm Party: Kate Spade Idiom Bangles, Juicy Couture Buckle Bangle, Kate Spade Lady Marmalade Bracelet, J.Crew Pave Link Bracelet.
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Sophisticated Sparkle

13th June 2012

Glitter, glitz and glam can be any girl’s best friend, but it’s all about how you wear it!
It’s no secret that I am a bit of the top, I eat sleep and breathe bold colors and in your face outfits. But not everyone enjoys being as obnoxious with their outfits as I do, so here’s a way to a sparkly style in a sophisticated way.

As you know by now, I am all about the layering. To take a sweater or shirt from basic to bold, I pair it with a button up blouse. And to make a statement I layered on the necklaces!
Do any of these pieces look familiar? It’s because I wear them all the time! This outfit contains a few key investment pieces that could be worn a million ways: white skirt (a la zara), a black bow belt (kate spade) and a white button up. If you are color crazy like me, a bright bag and bold pumps may also make your investment list!
Over all, I like this outfit because it’s classy enough to make a good impression but still classic Courtney with bold pops of color and a little bit of glitz. I guess the moral of this outfit is you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style to “look the part”, you just have to intertwine the two.

Shirt: basic button-up, J.crew. Top: Sparkle Top, J.Crew (similar). Skirt: Tulip, Zara (similar). Belt: Gathered Bow Belt, Kate Spade. Shoes: Medugorje Pumps, John Fluevog. Purse: New Bond Street Florence Handbag, Kate Spade. Jewels: Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Ring, Kate Spade Gum Drop Studs, All Eyes On You Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace, Statement Pearl Necklace.
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Hello Yellow

22nd April 2012

nothing says “hello, i’m here, notice me” like a little bit of yellow.
today I was bold and bright in statement jewelry, pops of color, bold prints and a little bit of yellow. here’s how I wore it…

the day started out chilly, so I started out in a checked cape
but as it warmed up, I revealed pattern and color underneath.
Since I am currently layer obsessed, I paired two patterns together before tucking it all into this yellow mini.
The layering doesn’t stop with clothing, I pile on the bangles and bracelets too, mixing colors and textures.
 My store finally got the aqua gum drops back in, they make the perfect pop of color to compliment my matching ring
I noticed that I am wearing some of my favroites: polka dot flats, gathered bow belt, new bond street florence and kjl necklaces.
my last little bit of layering was doubling up on the necklaces, I loved my turquoise kenneth jay lane one so much I had to get the black one too, and today I couldn’t choose.. so I wore both!
 Necklaces: All Eyes On You worn doubled up in Turquoise and Black, Kenneth Jay Lane. Skirt: Yellow Mini, Donna Karen via consignment + alterations (similar here, here or here). Bag: New Bond Street Florence in Shocking Pink (On Sale!). Top: Polka Dot Cowl Neck Top, Vintage (similar).  Shoes: pointed toe polka dot flats, vintage (similar). Shirt: Black long sleeve (worn under), H&M. Basic Black Tights. Jewelry: kate spade all wrapped up bow ring, kate spade aqua gum drop studs, kate spade idiom bangles, turquoise ring, vintage link bracelet (similar), pearls.
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