|Keppie is getting sooo big!!|
I am a big fan of funky necklaces. I never really change my earrings and for the most part the only rings I wear are my engagement and wedding rings, so necklaces allow me to have a creative outlet with my jewelry. As you may notice, a lot of my necklaces are thrifted. I love thrifting necklaces because you are almost guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind piece, which to me is pretty cool. Not that I mind having the same necklace as others, and believe me, I spend plenty of time shuffling through the sale bins at my favorite stores like Banana Republic and J.CREW looking for great pieces on sale - and you can bet that they made 1000s of each of those:)
D got me this really cool chainmail necklace from an independent designer/vendor who came to his workplace and set up a table in the cafeteria hoping to sell their jewelry. I LOVE it! It is such a cool, unique piece and I really wanted to pick an outfit that showed it off:) I chose this olive-y brown tunic with cool puffy sleeves, ruching down the middle and a nice waist-tie not only because I wanted to keep my color palette neutral, but also because the V-neck would be a great neckline to show off the necklace. To keep the outfit simple, since the necklace is a bit of a statement in itself, I paired it with a simple black pencil skirt and my black moccasins. To add a bit more interest to the kinda plain outfit, I opted for a silk scarf with brown tones mixed in and a cool chain detail to play off the chainmail of the necklace.
Black Undershirt: Kayla's Blessing (Chicago, IL)
Tunic: Annie Sez
Tights: Century 21 (Hue)
Necklace: Gift from D
Scarf: Century 21
Shoes: Zappos (Minnetonka)
Do you ever build outfits around your accessories? What are your favorite accessories and where do you get them??