Tuesday, January 3, 2012
How I Wear My: Statement Necklace
For this month’s “How I Wear My” post, it’s high glamour time. Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I are loving our statement necklaces.
When I first stared wearing my statement necklaces to my holiday job at Bloomingdale’s, I felt very self-conscious, since my favorite one, from J. Crew, is so big and green-gold glittery.
Plenty of the ladies who work there wore necklaces even bigger than mine (which I call the Anna in honor of Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue, whose gemstone collet necklaces I adore).
This J. Crew necklace subtly changes colors in different lighting, which I love.
With a strict dress code of all black at Bloomingdale’s (although white shirts are permitted), a statement necklace is the only way you can bring color to your work outfit. So I got over my self-consciousness and started wearing every big necklace I own.
Another necklace I love is a recent purchase from eBay—half mother-of-pearl and black jet, half diamante, from the 1950s. I bought it from a vintage jewelry dealer in the north of England, which just enhances the romance for me. When I wear either one of these necklaces, I keep everything else pretty simple—black long-sleeved crewneck T-shirt, black cardigan, black jacket. I want to keep the focus on the necklace.
I never get tired of black and white.
Please do head over to The Rich Life (on a budget) to see how Adrienne and others wear their statement necklaces. I hope it inspires you to wear the biggest necklace you own today.
In February, the month of Valentines and love, we are going to tip our sartorial hats to that most romantic of fabrics—lace. It doesn’t have to be just bridal or boudoir. So get creative with lace, send Adrienne or me a picture of you wearing it, and we’ll include you in our “How I Wear My: Lace” post on February 1!