Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How I Wear My: Tassel

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country.

The hottest days of the year call for lightweight—and maybe lighthearted!—dressing, so Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and I thought September’s “How I Wear My” could use the pure fun that a tassel represents.

It’s a flirty little accessory, isn’t it, whether you attach one to your handbag, wear it around your neck or wrist, or have one (or more) on the vamps of your shoes. The tassel is a great way to bring some charm to an outfit, as these photos will prove. Enjoy!


Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my lovely “How I Wear My” partner writes, “I wear this gold-toned tassel necklace by Vince Camuto often because it’s so versatile! It’s the first piece of tassel jewelry I bought and have gotten lots of wear from it. I love the way it finishes off an outfit. I wore it here with a simple black maxi dress, peep-toe booties, a Stella Carakasi Flawless Cardigan (new for fall!) and a floppy hat for a fall boho look!”

I love this black & white ensemble on Adrienne and how the gold tassel necklace adds so much elegance to her look.

Tamera of Tamera Beardsley.

Tamera of Tamera Beardsley says, “I love tassel earrings and made these with a simple visit to the fabric store! Made out of buttons and pre-made tassels … they were the perfect ensemble finish!”

This is such a great shot of Tamera. I love the amped glamour that the turban, sunglasses, fan, huge bracelet and tassel earrings provide. Tamera looks like an old school Hollywood movie star in this photo!

Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life.

Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life says, “This J. Crew tassel necklace has been my go-to necklace that goes with everything. I wore this outfit for Casual Friday at work and took off my blazer for dinner afterwards.”

I really like this look on Alice so much—you know I never met a sequin I didn’t like so I am a big fan of how Alice mixed sequins and a white blazer and a leopard belt and a tassel necklace. All with jeans! And strappy sandals (Is that a blue pedi I spy?)! My kind of outfit!

Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom.

Our new friend Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom is wearing a gorgeous shade of deep pink—I think this is my favorite color of the moment—along with an unusual Joyluxe Boutique tassel necklace I am crazy about. I especially love the pairing of triangle cut-outs of the dress, also by Joyluxe Boutique, worn with a necklace with a rectangular feel. So glamorous!

I love this tassel necklace on Carrie!

Trina of Tea Time With Trina.

Trina of Tea Time With Trina says these photos show “how I wear my tassels beginning at ground level, or feet first. There is nothing better in my book to add fun and style than with a pair of shoes. Can’t wait to pair these with a pencil skirt and possibly a fun pair of socks.”

I love that Trina mixed patterns with the polka dot blouse and zigzag stripes on her shoes and I especially love the sauciness the tassels (and her blue nail polish) add!

Love the mix of patterns on Trina!

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun.

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun writes, “I fell in love with the Calypso St. Barth skirt when I saw the fabulous sequined tassels!”

I love the idea of a tasseled skirt and this is a great one on Dawn Lucy. I also love this just as a photo of her. She looks gorgeous!

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades says, “There is nothing like a Kendra Scott tassel necklace to brighten up an outfit.”

I am loving the mix of a turquoise stone with a tassel ending in this Kendra Scott necklace and I also love those strappy heels on Cynthia. What a great look for the end of summer!

Nora of Jacket Society.

Nora of Jacket Society writes, “I am wearing one of my favorite white tops from Zara with my ripped jeans, Gucci slides, and red Prada bag for a pop of color. I have added one of Jacket Society’s brand new necklaces with a crochet pendant with beads and a tassel, available on our web site.”

I am a BIG fan of the jewelry on Nora’s site, see below and you will understand why. This is another great look from her, especially with the addition of the blue tassel necklace!

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Ana of Mrs. American Made writes, “Below is a vintage crystal tassel necklace from Bella at The Citizen Rosebud that I wore with a simple black jumpsuit of jersey knit, #MadeinUSA by Heucy. This versatile piece can be dressy or casual so I glammed it up with heels, a clutch and the sparkly tassel jewels.”

I love this elegant ensemble on Ana, especially with that tassel necklace and red clutch. She looks ready for a fun night out on the town, don’t you think?

Nicole of High Latitude Style.

Nicole of High Latitude Style says, “A tassel is a rare thing in my wardrobe. To be honest, these two tassels are the only ones I own. They are the ‘ends’ of the shoulder holder of this metal bag from Morocco. Here I wore the tassels to a retirement party of a dance friend of ours.”

What a lovely evening look on Nicole and I love that her gold bag features TWO tassels!

Gracey of Fashion For Giants.

Gracey of Fashion For Giants is wearing an Old Navy tassel pendant with her LOFT pants, J. Crew blouse and Isola sandals. I am not sure I knew Old Navy sold jewelry so I will have to check out their collection next time I am there. As ever, what I love about Gracey most is her gorgeous smile, which make me smile in return every single time!

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

Who’s that mysterious lady under the hat? Why it’s the lovely Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo! Ever crafty, she made the wonderful beaded and tasseled necklace she is wearing. This is such a great look on her and I love its elements of bohemian style.

A gorgeous necklace Suzanne made herself!

Linda of A Labour of Life.

Linda of A Labour of Life says that is wearing, “a sheer crop-top from Shein and my Forever 21 flowy boho pants for that hippy Boho look when you want that relaxed weekend vibe.”

I think Linda’s tassel necklace fits right in with her low-key and on-trend look for the last days of summer.

Charlotte, mother of Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Our friend Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style sent us this wonderful photo of her mother, Charlotte in her tassel necklace. Jodie says, “Being a former home economics teacher, she is as crafty as Martha Stewart and decided to make this necklace. The greatest part about it is she actually made three different colored tassels that she can interchange on the same necklace!”

I love that Charlotte is so DIY when it comes to jewelry and I love her necklace pairs perfectly with her print dress!

Detail of the tassel necklace Charlotte made!

Jane of Toronto Shopoholic.

Jane of Toronto Shopoholic paired her printed romper with a great straw bag and a wonderfully colorful tassel attachment she made herself! I love it! You can read her DIY instructions here.


HappyFace313 says, “I’ve always liked tassels - big ones on long strings to hold back curtains or tied around a knob on a drawer, or tiny ones like those on my shoes. I’ve been really lucky to have been gifted two big colorful tassels. These ‘Carmen’s’ are actually a key holder, but I find them way too big for that. Instead I dress up my bag with them, adding a dash of color to the black.”

I love these bright and multi-colored tassels attached to HappyFace’s wonderful Hermès Garden Party tote, a bag I have long admired! HappyFace313 is celebrating the 3rd anniversary of her blog with a series of giveaways for her international readers so do swing by to see what treasures might make their way to you if you enter and win!

I love the tassels attached to her Garden Party tote. I also love that circular ring!

I didn’t own one tassel before this post so as soon as Adrienne and I agreed on the theme for September I was hot on the case of finding one, pronto! I knew I wanted it to be a tassel necklace since it’s a style I’ve been admiring on others for awhile, but I wanted it to be affordable, glamorous, and a bit different from ones I’ve seen online and around Brooklyn and Manhattan. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to find the perfect tassel necklace by way of Nora of Jacket Society, a regular “How I Wear My” participant! Nora often wears jewelry from her own shop in the photos she sends us and it took one glance at this necklace on her website to know it was the one for me!

Love my new Jacket Society necklace, which arrived in this black velveteen pouch.

I love that this necklace a cluster of black, white and gray crystals with a black silky tassel, all set in gold tone metal. I also love that it is by an LA jewelry designer! It’s so easy to wear and so much fun too. I paired it above with a long black Anthropologie cardian, an ombré tank from Old Navy, and jeans. I wanted a shot of color on my nails to go with this much black, white and gray, so I chose “Riley” by Zoya, a deep shade of raspberry. I will be getting a lot of use out of this necklace starting now!

The necklace with Zoya nail polish and a textured black satin clutch.

If you are in the market for some jewelry, whether it features a tassel or not, I highly recommend checking out what Nora is offering at her online shop. I find the pieces to be well-designed, unusual, budget-friendly, and 100% glamorous!

A terrific transitional piece as the seasons begin to change is the poncho or wrap. You can wear it at the beach to take in that last summer sunset, or you can wear it to a romantic dinner to add an element of elegance to your ensemble. Whether you like a bohemian poncho with pom-poms, or a sophisticated cashmere wrap is more your style, join us in October for “How I Wear My: Poncho or Wrap.” Send photos to by October 5, 2015, and be sure to tell us a little about your outfit!

Do stop by Adrienne’s to see even more terrific looks featuring a tassel.

And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month!


GSL said...

My Dear Jill,
Allow GSL to weigh in on what actually is a "flirty little accessory". Garter belts make the cut but your tassels have a vast range of interesting possibilities as seen on display here.

Now listen Jill, we are accustomed to seeing your dynamite smile and you look as though you've just been told your daughter has front row seats to the Iggy Azalea concert.

Tamera Beardsley said...

Another lovely roundup my dear! How stylish you look in Nora of The Jacket Society's necklace! You wear it styled to perfection!

I have mentioned both your's and Adrienne's HIWM roundup post in my summer gratitude post this week … as it was a perfect complement to my mention of tassel love!

Sending you all the best dear Jill!


Happiness at Mid Life said...

So many stylish ways to wear tassels! Love seeing all these stylish ladies.


Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

jodie filogomo said...

How interesting that most of us went with the tassel necklace!! There are some great pieces out there! Thanks so much for this fun project! jodie

Jill said...

Hi Jodie, yeah, I had to laugh when I put this post together, I could've titled it "How I Wear My: Tassel Necklace." Glad to have your mother join us this month! xx

Jill said...

Oh GSL, you are so very mean to me. I mean ouch. Pictures are tough, I actually completely despise being in front of a camera. I would rather give public speeches and I'm not kidding about this. Also I don't smile in summer. Kids are out of school and it's hot. What's the deal with the auction, are you getting pictures for Naomi and me? xx

Jill said...

My dear Tamera, your picture was one of my favorites this month, of course, they usually are. You look so glamorous and beautiful! I can't imagine a post on tassels with you! xx

Jill said...

Hi Alice! I loved every bit of your outfit this month. It was one of my favorites! xx

Adrienne said...

LOTS of great tassels here. I love a good tassel necklace and the one you have from Nora's shop is so fantastic! I may have to twin it up with you again and buy it for myself!
Another fabulous HIWM. Looking forward to Ponchos and Wraps!!
xoxo, A
Happy 50th HIWM post, by the way ;)

Jill said...

Hello my dear! I can't believe this is the 50th post. Where has the time gone? Love you in that gold tassel necklace in front of that red door! And I highly recommend any of the jewelry from Nora's shop. She has a great selection! xx

Dawn Lucy said...

Aww thanks for the sweet compliment, Jill! Fab collection of looks again this month. Super excited about the poncho/wrap theme next month!

Dawn Lucy

Suzanne Carillo said...

What a wonderful necklace Jill!

So many great tassel necklaces! I'm actually selling the one I'm wearing here in my Etsy store. I find when I make jewellery I keep most of it for myself and now I own about 20 tassel necklaces. Yikes.

Dawn's tassel skirt is wonderful.


Nora Minassian said...

Wow Jill you look fab wearing the necklace and such beautiful presentation, thank you so much :)
I love everyone's looks and different versions of tassels. Cheers to yet another fantastic HIWM!!
By the way I will be sharing your pic on our social media :)

No Fear of Fashion said...

Oh rats... too late again. And I have two lovely tassel outfits.
Oh well... it was also fun to look at all the other ladies.

HappyFace313 said...

:-) Dear Jill,
thanks for giving me the possibility to join - and to finally be able to comment here again.
It's so much fun to see what kind of tassels pop up on the HIWM!
I like Tamera's earrings - wow! And there are lots of beautiful necklaces.
Have to say that your necklace is special, as it is a classic color combination that will enable you to wear it for festive events as well.
Looking forward to next month's theme.
Bis hug from rainy, cold Vienna,
C. xo :-)

GSL said...

That wasn't mean you big baby. So glad school has started back and crisp Autumn air will get you smiling again.

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

love a tassel - need to get mine out.

PS I think you look quite hot looking all haute couture don't smile because it's all about the clothes and I don't want to overshine my outfit look! xx

Jill said...

GSL--Who you callin' big baby?!! Wounded again! So mean! You can make it up to me by taking pictures of VCA brooches at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Ha. The preview starts today! Naomi would love this too she is also a big VCA fan!!!xx

Jill said...

Hi Naomi, your comment is cracking me up. Why yes that IS my haute couture not-smile, now that you mention it. I need you to help me to get our dear GSL over to the auction house to take pictures of all the VCA stuff going on the block. xx

Jill said...

Dawn Lucy, that picture of you is so good, you look gorgeous! Glad you joined us again this month. xx

Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, I can see why you own so many tassel necklaces, I am already addicted after just buying one from Jacket Society. I wore it out this weekend and received several compliments. Now I want another one! xx

Jill said...

Hi Nora! I love that tassel necklace so much! I also love the entire collection of jewelry on your site so I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you for joining us once again and being a constant inspiration with the jewelry you feature in your photos! xx

Jill said...

Hi Greetje, I am so sorry I forgot to send you a reminder. It has been very busy around here the past two weeks. I hope you can join us for poncho/wrap in October! xx

Jill said...

My dear HappyFace, I am sorry about the trouble commenting, I will keep a better eye on it in the future. I love those tassels on your Garden Party so much, they make it look so festive and fun! Happy Blog birthday and thank you for joining us once again, with such an elegant look! xx

Jane the torontoShopoholic said...

Loving all the tassel necklaces featured. I have a gold one from Bauble Bar that I wear all the time that finishes off any outfit. Thanks again for another fabulous HIWM!

Jill said...

Hi Jane, I am so glad you could join us once again. I loved those tassels on your bag! xx

Ana from Mrs. American Made said...

Oh, Jill, no wonder you scooped up that necklace from Nora. It is so beautiful. And I like it together with your neutral outfit. Very fun choice of item for this month's "how I wear my:" and I saw lots of ideas for diy crafty fun for myself! Thank you for the inspiration, : ) Ana

Anonymous said...

Congrats on number 50! Great necklace, Jill. Love all the tassel jewelry and bags!