Thursday, October 22, 2015

Retracting My Statement

The statement necklace seemed like a new and novel concept when I first started blogging a few years ago. At the time, I was on the fence about it as a fashion accessory, but I leaned more on the "it's not for me" side of the debate. Flash forward three years and my jewelry box is brimful with statement pieces. So I now officially retract my previous stance on the subject of statement necklaces. If I ever run for public office, I hope no one will mind me "flip-flopping" on the issue!




I probably shouldn't buy any more of these types of necklaces, but I love the fact that designers keep coming up with bolder, more innovative designs. Plus, statement pieces offer a great way to refresh your wardrobe by just adding a new accessory to a dress or blouse you've worn a million times. Below are some of my favorite options to add a little statement to your neckline.


1. Nine West here, 2. Kenneth Jay Lane here, 3. Lulu Frost here,
4. Lulu Frost here, 5. Oscar de la Renta here, 6. Jem and the Holograms here,
7. House of Harlow here, 8. J. Crew here, 9. Rebecca Minkoff here



Sweater: J. Crew similar/same color here
Shirt: H&M similar here
Jeans: J. Crew "Reid" jeans similar here
Shoes: Kate Spade similar here
Necklace: J. Crew here
Bag: J. Crew similar here
Sunglasses: Prada similar here


23 comments:

  1. I love statement necklaces and actually think I need some more! :-) It's such a great way to make an outfit interesting and change things up...

    Great outfit! Love the shoes!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Even though I have a lot, I think I need some more too! :)

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  2. I am a huge fan of statement necklaces too and own a ton. I love yours and out of the ones you chose I would love to own 2, 3, 4, 8 & 9 (as if I need more statement necklaces?) LOL Love the color of your sweater and the bag and shoes are cute, also.

    Enjoy the weekend, Katie!

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    1. Thanks Ada! You can never have too many necklaces. I hope you have a fantastic weekend too!

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  3. I've definitely been more into statement necklaces lately and I'm totally going to admit that your blog has definitely influenced that behavior! I'm loving this bright bold necklace on you and it goes perfect with your outfit. Looking gorgeous beautiful friend, have a wonderful weekend! XO -Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! Looking at blogs is always a dangerous thing because they often influence you to buy things you never thought you needed! I'm definitely guilty of that too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. I love this look! I love how you layered your blouse with a sweater and your shoes are really cute!

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy for slightly cooler weather here in Los Angeles so I could finally wear a sweater.

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  5. This necklace is so much fun! I love your polka flats

    Happy Medley

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    1. Thank you! These polka dot shoes are my favorites! I love them so much I actually have them in another color! :)

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  6. Your statement necklace is really nice, as is the 9th one in the collage you posted!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you! It's my new favorite, but it's definitely hard to choose!

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  7. Haha ... fashion is all about flip flopping on issues! ;) Can you believe that at one time I swore to never wear a skinny jean?! LOL. Your looks are always so feminine and preppy, but with a bit of whimsy. Fab style, Dear.

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! We'd love to see you back next week!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, one minute you're in, the next minute you're out....as Hedi Klum says on "Project Runway". Thanks for hosting Dawn! I'll be back to join next week. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Your statement necklace is so fun! Love all the colors. I definitely have a top of statement necklaces now. I hope it doesn't go out of style soon!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  9. Loving the unique colors in your statement necklace. You look great.

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  10. What a pretty necklace! I love how the colors really pop against your pink sweater!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  11. Love a good statement necklace! Yours is so pretty!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. I love statement necklaces! They always make a simple outfit stand out. This one is so pretty with your sunglasses :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  13. I love wearing statement necklaces, they suit my figure. I love what you've done here - your necklace brings together all the colours in your outfit. Love the whole look!

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  14. What a gorgeous necklace! This really pops against your sweater and jeans. =)

    http://www.avecamber.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  15. Ok, #s 2 and 8 are screaming my name!!! And the one you're wearing. J Crew has been killing it lately with their statement necklaces. I love all the color!
    Stop by our blog and join our Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up, we'd love to have you join.
    Betsy
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  16. First of all - your shoes!!! Second, I was the same way about statement necklaces a few years ago and now I have more than my fair share. Finally, I love a nice layered shirt and sweater look like this. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Katie!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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