Small Statements


Not all days are meant for full speed ahead print mixing, riotous colour displaying, accessory dripping, neon dip-dyed craziness. Some days you just want to make a small statement.

This simple look was inspired by a gorgeous merino blend sequin collar sweater I had tried on at J. Crew while I was in the States.  I was standing there in the dressing room, thinking to myself how I had to have this amazing sweater, while simultaneously trying to justify my budget in my head. The sweater itself was a simple heather grey crew neck, like so many that I already have (I like the way they look with my hair). My ruminating led me to the realisation that it wasn't so much the sweater that I was so in love with, it was the embellishment. Feeling better, I put the sweater back, and concentrated on accessories.

A statement necklace instantly elevates a look (particularly a jeans look), and adds depth and dimension to your existing wardrobe pieces. I got this particular one on Ebay, but there are so many out there is's dizzying. This is how I like to dress for everyday. Nice enough to go someplace, but not so overworked that you are trying too hard. And of course, I couldn't resist adding a pop of colour with the shoes (the photos do not do them justice, they're a bright neon coral) and some shocking fuchsia lipstick. Forget what I said earlier about me not wanting to wear colour on some days. Who was I trying to kid?




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Comments

  1. So simple but so much fun...I love the necklace!

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  2. I am seized by curiosity. How do you look when you dress full on lady? This hints in that direction - quite fetching, as my father would say;).

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  3. So pretty - the necklace and red heels make the simple look so festive. You're gorgeous, Kristin! and thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  4. Perfect! This is such a great look, simple but with attitude.

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  5. I love this look. Simple, sexy, chic and edgy all at once. The shoes really make it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Sometimes I need colours, the next day neutrals, then all black... it depends...
    Amazing how much a bright lipstick and shoes change an entire look, love it!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  7. Great outfit, I love it. Good example of simplicity at it's finest!

    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Perfect for anywhere. Great little choices with a big effect. Excellent thinking, young lady.

    I always manage to look like I'm trying to hard. But, I also look like I'm not trying if I don't. You have the secret ... try but don't let it show. You look like you're just hanging about the castle, in jewels and hot shoes. Ready for cocktails.
    Love it!

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    1. Hanging about in the castle....nice one! Well, it IS Scotland, I suppose....there is always a castle nearby....

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