Monday, 27 May 2013

Making a statement

Accessories, in my opinion, can either make or break an outfit. 
You could have the most beautiful dress, but put some tacky bangles and an awful over-sized ring with it and your look is ruined. Or you could been wearing just a plain jersey skirt & top but pair it with some big statement earrings and a coordinating scarf and your outfit has gone from a 3 to a 10 in 2 items.
This blogpost is going to be all about a trend in which I have been loving for quite some time now and that is statement necklaces.




Statement necklaces are perfect for jazzing up a plain outfit and  can take it from drab to fab in seconds and with most celebrities have jumping on the bandwagon I think this trend is going to be around for a while. Whatever high-street shop you go into this week I can guarantee that they will have a growing section of statement necklaces, weather a plain chain or multi-coloured with flowers on it, big necklaces have made a big impact.

I only have a few necklaces (and some of them are not even that physically big) but they are all necklaces that can be worn with a variety of outfits for both day and evening which helps make them look different everytime which I love!

Below I have included photos a few outfits with the necklaces that I have been loving lately. I, like a lot of you too I imagine, am on a budget and all of the necklaces I am going to show were actually no more than around £7 each.


1.  Necklace - New Look
Red Swing Dress - ASOS

2.  Necklace - New Look
Grey Pug Sweater - Alice Takes A Trip
Polka Dot Dress - New Look

3.  Necklace - eBay
Red Striped Shirt - New Look

4.  Necklace - Primark
Grey Midi Dress - New Look (Teens)

5. Necklace - New Look
Alphabet Crop Top - New Look
Initial Cropped Jumper - Topshop

( 1. & 5. were bought together in a buy one get one free offer!)


Finally I just wanted to share one of my favourite necklaces and one of my best purchases I have ever made on eBay
This is a copy of the necklace from House Of Harlow which is Nicole Richie's Jewellery line. I am such a big fan of Nicole and I always love her style and I had actually noticed her and other celebs such as Kristin Cavallari and the Kardashians wearing this necklace before and always wondered where it was from. So when I found out and saw the price I thought there was noway I would ever get one or anything like it.
Then one day whilst casually at jewellery on eBay (like you do) I saw an exact look-a-like for only around £2 or £3 and just HAD to get it! It was from hong kong and did probably take a couple of weeks to get here but for the price you can't complain.




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  1. I absolutely love statement necklaces! I can't find the gold chain in any new looks near me! It's gorge!!
    Xo
    https://zooeywilksx.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh keep looking they have have had more in! xxx

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  2. Love the red striped shirt from New Look, it so purdy :)the necklace looks fab with it too.

    Hayley @ Teapartybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Thank you! Was only £6 in the sale a couple of months ago!! xxx

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  3. Such detailed posts and they make for a great read.
    Loving what youre doing so now following!

    Shall be keeping an eye out :)

    Jenna || http://www.jennanicholls.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  4. you have styled these outfits so well, I agree statement necklaces are very in!

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  5. I agree accessories are very important and I love the way you pair clothes and accessories! You're fab! Following you!

    XoXo
    Plamena

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  6. I love statement necklaces and have also had my eye on the House of Harlow one for a while now. Would love if you could give me the link of the seller?

    fashion--geek.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. I would seriously love too but I got it months go so the info isn't on my eBay anymore :( will try and hunt it down for you though! Xxx

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    2. Its fine, I've found one! Thanks anyway :)xo

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  7. omg that pug sweater is too cutteeeee ! love this post, I love a good statement necklace. it pulls together any outfit, even just a plain t shirt and jeans. new follower :) xx

    stephanieslook.blogspot.com

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  8. The first necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I also can't believe the alphabet crop top is New Look.
    I'll definitely be popping into my local store at the weekend!
    Anyway this was such a lovely post to read - I'm such a sucker for a statement necklace!
    Bekki / www.Inguz-Fashion.blogspot.com x

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    1. I know it's so nice for new look aswell - really cool and not tacky at all!! Thank you so much for the comment I'm glad you liked it :) xxxxx

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  9. Wow that House of Harlow necklace copy is a great bargain! Love the silver spiky necklace from pic 4 too! Also, if you dont mind me asking, what photo app did you use to add the numbers and add the title banner? Its so cute! Great post, thank you! Claire xx

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    1. Thank you, i love a good bargain! I used picmonkey :) x

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