Subtle Accessories + Personalized Necklace (Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea)

In the fall I was totally into neutrals, though now that it’s spring I’ve been like, “Give me color!”  But after enough color craze I can definitely appreciate a clean, simple outfit of neutrals and basics.  Especially when it involves this super comfy Everlane tee.  Loose fit with heather detail.  <3  This might have to start doubling as a sleeping shirt!  (Mine is the u-neck version, but there is also a v-neck version.)
My outfit looked super plain until I began to add little accessories.  They really added up to make these basics look decently put together.  Because I used to wear big statement necklaces so often, I get questions about more subtle or less colorful pieces that can still make a difference.  Lately I’ve been wearing this Daniel Wellington watch that’s perfectly sleek and modern but timeless at the same time.  (Get 15% off with code puttingmetogether.)  I’ve also been wearing a gold chain bracelet that adds a tiny touch of femininity and polish.  

Lastly, when Addie was born, Ashleigh, the owner of an Etsy shop called Sela Designs sent me a personalized necklace that I’ve worn most days since (shown left).  And recently she came out with a bunch of new necklaces that I think would be great for Mother’s Day!  (Shown right.)

The one I’ve been wearing is stamped with Addie’s name, plus Benson’s and my wedding anniversary.  I’d love to add more stamped washers with more kids’ names whenever we expand our family!

The one on the right can be customized with a bunch of different colored stones, and you can add as many initials as you want.  I chose pink opal because like I mentioned last week, I’m digging pale colors more than ever!

The best part is that all proceeds from Sela Designs go to a charity that supports children in Ethiopia!  You can get your mom a personalized and meaningful gift while supporting a great cause.  Head over there and check out all of Ashleigh’s jewelry!

Shop for the Look:
Tee: Everlane (exact, similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact updated version, similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Necklace: c/o Sela Designs (exact)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact–15% off code puttingmetogether)

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    April 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    That necklace is adorable, and I love your hair in curls!

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    Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
    April 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Cute outfit! I love that bag!

    Her Heartland Soul

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    Meghan Hayes
    April 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    It's the most delicate of pieces that often add the most punch to an outfit. I'm with you. As much as I want to "wear all the colors" my closet is mostly composed of neutrals now so it's all about the accessories.

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    April 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Love your outfit Audrey and I'm loving your hair. What kind/brand of curling iron are you using? Thank you.

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    Jessica S
    April 14, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I LOVE your necklace! I have a similar one with the initials, but I don't have the added stone and it is so pretty! I need a new one now. 🙂


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    April 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I love wearing neutrals and these accessories are perfect! I've been eyeing everlane shirts, but have yet to purchase one!

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    Kachet - The Lipstick Giraffe
    April 14, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    The look is subtle, but super stand out! The tote and the shoes tie it all together. Well done!

    -Kachet, The Lipstick Giraffe

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    April 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I'm loving the subtle "color" and accessories! Very pretty!! Have you ever tried the Express knotted tees?!? I think you would LOVE them! I was recently looking for a "perfect" grey tee and I discovered these. The colors are awesome! XO ~ Casey

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    April 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I have always loved your sitr – so much helpful information. I have a question – what is your "cover up" and where did you purchase it? By coverup, I mean the skin colored piece of fabric under your gray T. I remember reading that you always wear some kind of camisole under your shirts in case they are either too sheer or the neckline is lower then you would like.

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    Brittany Deskins
    April 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Love that bag!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Lately I've been wearing nursing tanks from Undercover Mama. Before I was nursing I just wore Old Navy camis without a built in bra.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I'll have to check them out!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 14, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks, Jeny! I use a $20 curling wand from Target. I think it's Con Air but not sure since I don't have it with me right now. _____________________________

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    April 14, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Oh that Sela designs necklace on the right is so pretty! I've been looking for something like that but with so many sellers it's difficult to know what would be a good buy! I've bookmarked that necklace for when the exchange rate is a little better – it's quite expensive but I know that's only because of the crazy Aussie/US dollar exchange rate at the moment 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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    Kacie Ellis
    April 14, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This is totally my kind of outfit! I would wear it in a heartbeat! In fact, I think I need to copy this look 🙂 Love your necklace too! I just love items that having meaning to them!

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    April 14, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I love this look. I dress myself around really basic pieces and then accessorize!

    Dori | dorigamii

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    April 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Love the fit of that shirt! What size are you wearing?

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    April 15, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Looking great and love your necklace! Xo

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    Susan Jeffries
    April 15, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I love personalized jewelry! I will checking out this shop! And great neutral look today! Very chic! Susan

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    April 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This is a great look! Can I ask what size everlane shirt you're wearing and how does the fit/size compare to their v-neck tees? Thank u!

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    April 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you, Audrey!

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    April 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

    You make neutrals look so chic! I have a tough time with a total neutral outfit (maybe because of my size?) but I just feel too out there. A great delicate necklace.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Rae! I can't remember for sure since I'm out of town and don't have the shirt with me, but I looked back at my order invoice in my email. I'm wearing Small, and I *think* in v-neck tees I normally wear Medium. The U-neck fit is a lot looser than the V-necks. Even sizing down in the U-neck, the U-neck small fit is looser than the medium V-neck. It's also a little higher in the front and slightly longer in the back.

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    Florentina Scusi
    April 17, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Love this look!!

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    Eryn Shields
    April 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Oh I'd love that necklace for my baby's initials! Your outfit looks super comfy!

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    April 18, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Thank you soo much for getting back to me! That was so nice of you and I really appreciate it. You have a great blog and I've been very inspired by your outfits and fashion sense. Thank you again!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 18, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks Heather! I got the bag that is cognac and black. (The bag is reversible.)

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Julie! I don't think it'd be good for someone who is pregnant unless you carry extremely low. I think you're right about it cutting across the belly. I'd go for option #2 instead and belt it above the bump.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Actually, I'm not sure which option I'm talking about since Blogger ate my post! I'm talking about this dress and belting:

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    Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
    April 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    What a cute look!! I love that dress on you!

    Her Heartland Soul

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    Jennifer Davis
    April 19, 2015 at 3:46 am

    I ordered this dress in the navy polka dots after I saw your Instagram post and I loved it so much I ordered another one in gray last week. I really appreciate this picture of it though. I'm terrible about styling necklaces and this gives me a great place to start!

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    Florentina Scusi
    April 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Great simple dress!!! Love this look!

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    April 19, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Nice look, nice present idea! Personalized gifts are the best, like the compositions on, which always make a great impression!

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    April 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I need this dress in my life. It looks so comfy and chic! Love that bag too!

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    April 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Not sure if you've heard of Latched Mama yet but you should take a look! it's my friend's company, and it's cute, comfortable clothes for nursing moms! I have several friend's who've ordered things from her and love them.

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    SJ Rueppel
    April 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Love this outfit… those are really cute heels! Any chance you could do a post on heels in the future? The ones you wear in your outfits seem reasonable and easy to walk in…

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    April 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I fell in love with that dress in gray when I tried it on in Old Navy a few weeks ago. This is just making me want it more!

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    April 23, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    catching up on your blog. you are just the cutest and I LOVE your style and outfits!!

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    April 24, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I loooove necklaces that are personalized like this! I have one that has mine and Kevin's initials and our anniversary on it several times a week, and I'm in love with it. 🙂

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