11.04.2009

A Side of Fabulous

That time of year is upon us once again, darlings! The harried months mottled with frenzied fashion musings that send us searching for the crème de la crème of little black dresses to swathe our svelte forms as we hobnob with those we both love and loathe at holiday parties. But the prestigious LBD is not the only thing that should be on your mind at this very moment, mes chéris. While such a frock is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your fashion-savvy life, you should also be considering the accessories that will be paired with such accoutrement. Why on earth go boring and blasé with a singular strand of pearls? We’re living in the Twenty-First Century ladies; thus, our ensembles require a side of fabulous. And nothing says fabulous better than a multi-faceted necklace hanging about one’s throat made only more spectacular with embellishments flanking the sides – a preemptive way to draw all eyes to one’s swanlike neck!

Anthropologie “Sea Blossom Necklace Kyoko Fukada once said Wearing pearls gives me an air of refinement. If that is the case, there’s no doubt that wearing a double-strand of pearls has the power to make one feel over-the-top sophisticated. Add in a few hidden garnishments, like the pastel-colored blossoms spotting Anthropologie’s Sea Blossom Necklace, and it’s impossible not to think of yourself as a posh princess simply awaiting the arrival of your handsome prince. Understated yet exaggerated, the Sea Blossom Necklace takes the classic look of pearls to a place they very rarely see; and that, darlings, is the world of casual-wear. While cultivated and swanky enough to pair with your party-wear; the blue, green, and purple flowers sitting pretty upon the oversized faux pearls are just flashy enough to speak volumes when topping an ordinary t-shirt. The question is…what will they say to random passersby?

Shop Suey Boutique “Annie Necklace and Brooch” Chains and rosettes are just as lovely a mix as leather jackets topping a floral-print frock; which is why Shop Suey Boutique’s Annie Necklace is destined to make a dreamy addition to your accessory drawer. As opposed to sticking to one color scheme, Annie is a mix of pale silver, gunmetal, black, and chrome hues all mingling together in a haphazard jumble that spells sensational. The chains, a blend of varying sizes, create a rebellious motif which is easily evened out by the black and gray rosette decoration that adds a romantic touch to the trinket…and your neckline. And if you’re not in the mood for amour, remove the rosettes (which can be worn on their own as a brooch), and simply allow your LBD to become one with the magnificent statement made possible by the multi-chain marvel!

Alloy “Noir Necklace” I spend much of my time fantasizing about living the life of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s leading ladies. All madness aside experienced by his characters, I find that there would be nothing more heavenly than being a part of the Noir flapper era, surrounded by dapper boys in decadent clothes, and dancing the night away in fringe-encrusted dresses adorned with shimmering sequins. Since this type of fantasy is really only possible on Halloween, when behaving like a total stranger is more than welcome, I am willing to settle for indulging in Alloy’s Noir Necklace to make me feel like a modern-day Charleston-dancing damsel. The anodized metal dips and drapes in the most dainty of ways; while the four chiffon-crafted, ebony-shaded flowers – each sporting a pale rhinestone center – contribute a splash of edgy femininity that is truly impossible to resist!

Forever 21 “Chains and Bow Necklace” Dolls, you may have had to leave your trademark hairbow at home for fear that it wouldn’t work with your current ensemble, but that is absolutely no reason for you to completely disregard your Lolita-inspired love. Channel your inner Blair Waldorf via the Chains and Bow Necklace. Tiers of minute opalescent faux pearls mingle alongside strands of gold chains, casting a waterfall-esque aura about the piece as it cascades ever so delicately over your curves. And for the piece de resistance of girly charm, a bow made of crocheted lace sits pretty around the shoulder. Not only will it glamourize your look du jour, it will easily help you maintain your good girl image; even if you’re currently behaving in the most devilish of manners!




Lulu’s “Something to Remember Necklace” I am not the type of person who is satisfied simply by making a statement with my baubles. I want people to remember my jewelry long after I have left the room. It is not necessary for someone to remember me per se; but an individual who can remember my accessories – well…that’s a person who is a-okay in my book. I imagine many people will be falling into this category if one is donning Lulu’s Something to Remember Necklace; because, to be quite honest…it’s a fragment of frippery that is utterly unforgettable. Military-inspired metallic medallions decked out in dazzling rhinestones frame a jumble of taupe crystals and slate gray pearls which hang in luscious layers that one will find it absolutely impossible not to remember.

Ready to devour a side of fabulous, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shop Suey Boutique, Anthropologie, Alloy, Forever 21, and Lulu’s for the pictures.


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59 comments

kpeach said...

SO pretty, I'm actually really digging the alloy one xo

Jacqueline said...

I love these types of necklaces. They are so gorgeous and are great for that whole layered look. The first one is stunning! Great post!

xoxo

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nookie said...

gorgeous necklaces dear!I'm diggin' the Annie one:)

Diane said...

oh i just love these layered necklaces!!! i think my favorite one shown here is the third one (from alloy)...but they really are all pretty and will add a statement to any outfit

Jaime said...

Ohhh love them all! But my fave has got to be the Alloy one!

Hope you participate in my special holiday guest post series! :)

......Continued said...

Oh i love that first necklace, you can't beat a good pair of pearls!

Melissa Blake said...

I looove those necklaces!

Closet Cravings said...

The “Annie Necklace and Brooch" is out of control. Love the rosettes. =)

janettaylor said...

I love the black one and the last one tooo...

XoXo

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Wow. These are all so stunning. I love each of them. Hard to pick a favorite. Hope you're having a great day. Cheers!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Awesome post! I'm such a fan of statement necklaces, especially those of the multi-strand variety you posted. Great choices! There's nothing better to spice up an outfit or creat different looks than pieces like this!

Couture Cookie said...

The Annie is fabulous. And I agree: a simple strand of pearls seems like such a boring and safe cop-out. I'm super excited about my Etsy purchase this morning: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22704724

Just had to mention it... there are so many other beautiful pieces for sale over there! I'd say there all perfect for spicing up an unassuming LBD. :)

Hello Lindello said...

I've been really drawn to necklaces lately. These ones are fantastic. Love the last one best.

Sarah said...

Wow, the last one is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Little Red said...

Gorgeous necklaces! My favorite is definitely the Anthropologie one. It's very simple, but still sophisticated because of the pearls. And I agree, a double-strand of pearls can definitely make you feel very sophisticated. :)

Taylor Sterling said...

These are all great. I love how pearls make you feel so chic and glamorous! These instantly add something to your look!

Taylor Sterling said...

These are all great. I love how pearls make you feel so chic and glamorous! These instantly add something to your look!

Melmo said...

amazing posts. i admire the noir necklace <3 just fab!

Panda said...

Oh my lord. These are amazing!! I love every single necklace! Pearls are just to amazing....
Oh, thanks for the sweet comment, i really appreciate it!!

Panda xx

Dina's Days said...

We both have beautiful necklaces on our minds. I would wear every single one of these. Especially the Sea Blossom and Noir Necklace.

Leah said...

I love those necklaces... they are all fabulous. You know my addiction to long necklaces, and these pieces made me drool.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I love pearls - that necklace is amazing, and I agree...pearls add refinement and sophistication. I also love that Forever 21 necklace, so pretty!

Also, I am beyond honored that you would like to use my photo in your inspiration board!! I think your blog/writing is genius and I am so flattered that you liked it! Thank you so much love! :)

xoxo
Rachel

ana said...

OMG They are all so lovely! I could not decide jusf for one... I have all please!

Couture Carrie said...

Is it wrong that I want ALL of these, darling? I am ready to devour a side of fabulous for sure!!

xoxox,
CC

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love the necklaces, The 2nd one is my favorite, The flowers are gorgeous

Join the Gossip said...

love those layered necklaces!

Rina said...

so nice necklaces!!! in love with Noir one! :)

Laura Gerencser said...

I absolutely love that Annie Necklace!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous necklaces!! My favorite is the Anthropolgie one. So classy, simple, and feminine.

Sherin said...

I love these. Layered necklaces always look so great.

The Pink Tutu said...

These necklaces are so pretty and can dress up even the simplest of shirts. My favorite is the Anthropologie - love those pearls!

Stephanie said...

OMG, the sea blossom necklace was stunning I love pearls and it is so cute how they put the little flowers in the necklace to give it something extra. :)

B a la Moda said...

You have a great sense of style. love all the proposals. Tomorrow I am posting a post (?) and I am wearing a pearl necklace that I did my self mixing necklaces and pins. You will see.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Emily said...

I would wear every single one of these necklaces. And you are right, they are absolutely perfect for anyone's LBD!

Kristin said...

Love them all. You are in my head way too much lady. I seriously want to buy them ALL!

E said...

I love the pastel colors of the first necklace. It kind of has a fairy tale quality about it.

Mimi said...

These necklaces are gorgeous!! They're sure to glam up any LBD and make it totally your own. great post! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

It reminds me of wearing chains of flowers...how fun!

lancelonie said...

My, oh my, how fabulous!!!

Julia said...

Love all the necklaces! The first is my favorite. I love pearls done in interesting ways or with unexpected embelishments! Wish I could have them all!

xoxo

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Valencia Lia said...

The last piece of necklace really caught my eye and I love love it !

I don't think there such thanksgiving here! But I will maybe bring a huge turkey home for dinner. heee

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

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Etrapar said...

Sea Blossom Necklace is my fav *.^
kisses

alexkeller said...

thanks Couture Cookie! and now I have a new fashionista to follow!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Oooo l'amour!! These are such gorgeous necklaces. I am in desperate need for some new lovelies!
xxx

beckyxoxo said...

amazing necklaces ! they are so beautiful . ohh i think i need one . i have a very few necklaces . hmm . oh thank you so much for your nice comment ! i appreciate it so much !

gleenn said...

very pretty necklaces and very creative layering of pearls. For me however, if we talk about pearls, I prefer a choker instead of hanging necklaces. I don't know, I just see it more appealing.

thank you for your comments ;)

la petite fashionista said...

the shop suey one is my fave! i designed a shirt for my fashion club with a faux multi-strand necklace screenprinted onto an american apparel v-neck. they turned out super cute!

AudreyAllure said...

all those pieces are so elegant, i love them all :) and anthropologie is one of my favorite stores - i'm definitely going to check that out haha

S.Elisabeth said...

So gorgeous, I love all these choices. Ah! Seasonal parties are upon us, and though I am exhausted by daily life, the thoughts of glittery parties and family gathering excites me!

Marian said...

great choices! the third one stole my heart!
xx
marian

Patty Ann said...

my favorite is the shop suey one, but the alloy one actually looks really cute. i always think of alloy as such a teeny bopper shop!
xxx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Leila said...

OHHH these are beautiful necklaces!

monica w said...

definitely loving these necklaces.

i have a gold one with a white flower on it and it is one of my fav pieces

lamodedejuline said...

i love necklaces, esp. these and other floral ones. Oh and headbands, I'm a big fan of that.

Apt. #34 said...

This necklace style continues to grow on me. Banana Republic has some great options online right now!

All Women Stalker said...

I've been wanting to buy something similar to these ever seen I saw the neck pieces that the guidance counselor in Glee always wears. :D

-meream

D. Marie said...

I love the sea blossom necklace...very cute!

Little Bow Prep said...

Fab picks!

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