Monday, February 27, 2012

Muted Neutrals & Statement Necklaces

Top: Banana Republic  |  Sweater: Old Navy  |  Grey skinnies: Gap Outlet  |  Boots: Dolce Vita via Macy's (gift)
Bag: Old Navy  |  Necklace: World Market

Three trips, two weeks, five guest posts later, and I'm baaaack!  THANK YOU CaitlinRachelHaleyMerrick, and Jenni for some seriously fantastic guest posts.  To be honest, I felt the guest posts were so good that I didn't know how to pick up from there and got a little insecure about posting today's outfit.  But a while back I made a vow to myself to not shy away from posting an outfit based on insecurity or fear that it wasn't "special" enough.  Because, really, who declares what is "special" and what isn't?  So much of style is subjective!

Today's outfit is what I ran errands in this weekend.  I liked all of the muted neutrals together, but I knew it was missing something.  There was just no focal point to the outfit, so adding a statement necklace did the trick.  Whenever I feel like an outfit is missing something, I either try to add a belt or a necklace to create a central focal piece for the outfit.  

Even though my colors matched the cloudy day, the tiny bits of turquoise/mint/yellow/gold put a pep in my step.  

19 comments:

  1. Love it! I need to start my collection of statement jewelry. I've been pretty dainty when it comes to jewelry sometimes. Well dainty and lazy haha

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  2. I am so much in agreeance. Accessories can MAKE the outfit. 
    And what a perfect piece you used!

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  3. Very cute! If we ever saw each other out doing errands, we would match! Well I would have 3 kids in tow, but other than that we have the same go to outfit!

    http://jugglingchic.tumblr.com

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  4. This is such a great casual look - I love the addition of the statement necklace!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. i love this post! and the addition of that necklace just really ties everything together with it's little pop of color. i have trouble putting on larger statement necklaces, they always seem to get in the way (physically!)

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  6. Love jade accents...they look good with almost anything and just seem to add a glow to an outfit. Cute boots!

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  7. I have been trying to incorporate stripes into my wardrobe to balance out the excess of floral prints I have collected over time. This is cute and to the point. Errands are about doing business!

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  8. that outfit is totally my style!! i love the boots, the cardigan (where is that from by the wa) and the striped top, love it and that statement necklace just pulls everything together and makes it a complete outfit. love it

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  9. I love the bag and think that it adds "pop" in itself.  This is so my style...

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  10. You look absolutely adorable!  It's the person that makes an outfit special, so glad you posted this :)

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  11. the statement necklace definitely does add a lot... i like how you showed the before and after :)

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  12. I love this outfit! And I have the same purse! :)

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  13. My favorite kind of outfit! So cute!

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  14. Thanks so much for having me last week! :) And as always, you look gorgeous and I love the outfit. A statement necklace, stripes, a cozy cardigan and boots = perfect weekend outfit (or any day outfit, really!) So glad you're back!

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  15. I love your purse! Perfect color for spring!

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  16. I'm digging this post. The necklace & purse do a great job sort of breaking up the stripes. I used to be all about the jewelry but stopped wearing it lately because nothing I own feels 'special enough'. I should totally start wearing some fun pieces again.

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  17. Drooling over your cross-body bag! The whole outfit looks great, and that necklace added just the right amount of sparkle!

    xo

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  18. Love the outfit.  The side by side is great.  Shows how you can bump your outfit up to the next level with accessories. 

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