Category Archives: necklace layering

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.

Casually Colorblocked

15th June 2012

Today is a bit casual…
Although its June, it is still quite chilly in San Francisco! So some evenings I want to be comfortable yet chic…

I’m weird, I really like red and green together! I know some people think it’s too christmassy but you just have to be careful with how you wear it! 
 Shift Top: Thrifted. Basic Black Leggings. Boots: Lifetime Ridding Boots, Nicole. Bag: Green Clutch, Vintage. Heart Ring: Forever 21. Necklaces: Vintage gold chains (similar) & Kate Spade Double Exposure. Bracelet: Pave Link Bracelet: J.crew Pave Link Bracelet & Juicy Couture Buckle Bangle. Earrings: Black Gum Drops, Kate Spade.

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.

layering love.

20th April 2012

Surprise surprise, another layering look, I started with these pieces…
and transformed them into…

are you sick of my blabbing on about the magic of layering yet?
It really is the easiest way to play up your basics and add dimension to any look.
everyone has a basic skirt and a button up shirt, so switch it up by layering a patterned long sleeve (mine was $5 at H&M) underneath your dress shirt.
if you are into obnoxious accessories like me, double up on your necklaces and pile on the bracelet bling!
did you notice the polka dot tights? if you are a tights wearer like me these sheer polka dot ones are a great way to still get tight-like coverage for spring and summer! You can wear them all year long, so I highly suggest investing in a pair.
 Shirt: Turquoise button up, Foxcroft. Tights: Polka Dots, Modcloth (similar). Shoes: Oxford Heels, Miz Mooz (similar here or here) Piano Clutch: Recital Farrah, Kate Spade (similar here or here). Skirt: Tulip skirt, Zara (Spring 2011). Shirt: Striped Long Sleeve (worn under), H&M. Necklace: Layered Gold Necklace, Vintage. Necklace: Kate Spade. Jewels: Idiom Bangles, All Wrapped Up Bow Ring, Kate Spade.

girls who wear pearls

11th April 2012

women usually either love or hate pearls, but I personally love to be dripping in pretty girly pearls! 
so this outfit is centered around pretty statement pearls! take a peak and how I wore them.

Mixing mediums can be really fun and add interesting aspects to an outfit.
so when I decided to drape myself in pearls this morning, I made sure I added an unexpected edge to the look… a leather skirt and bright pumps!
pearls are great! they make you feel girlie… and like carrie bradshaw!
also, pilling on the pearls, or any statement necklace can be a really easy way to dress up a basic white button up.
the finishing touch, was bundling up in another key basic: a tan trench
 Trench: H&M (2010) (similar). Top: Basic White Button up, J.Crew. Bag: Kate Spade (Old). Pearls: H&M and My Grandmothers. Belt: Gold Braided, J.Crew. Skirt: Pleated Leather, H&M. Earrings: Gold, My moms from the 80’s (similar) Shoes: Medugorje Pumps, John Fluevog. Ring: All Wrapped Up Bow Ring, kate Spade (still available in select stores!)
so what did we learn today? make the most of your basics! you can always make a statement with a few key pieces or unexpected pairings!