Thrift Find: The £1.99 Necklace
I've always been very adamant about not spending a lot on costume jewellery. Sometimes, I am absolutely shocked at what some of the mid-to-high-end fashion websites are charging for something that contains zero precious metal or gemstones, and cannot even claim artesian craftsmanship as a means of jacking-up the price. Not that long ago, I saw what amounts to a string friendship bracelet on a very high-profile website (which I frequent, and so therefore shall not name) for two hundred pounds. Two. Hundred. It's not that I have never spent a lot on a piece of jewellery, it's just that I think you have to be smart about it. Splash out on something timeless, like a pair of diamond studs, or a really unique piece that has a great story behind it. Leave the two hundred pound friendship bracelets on the shelf for the next sucker.
Today I found this necklace at a local charity shop, and it ticks a lot of boxes. It has that 60's quasi-tassel with stations look that I love, makes use of some actual materials (agate and quartz I believe), and has an adjustable, ultra-long length that is just what I have been searching for to finish-off several looks I have in my closet. Here I tried to create a relaxed, faux Chanel look with another secondhand find; my J. Crew lavender bouclé tweed jacket.
J. Crew "Bellflower" tweed jacket (via Ebay), similar
Kohls skinny jeans (old)
New Look ballet flats (old), similar
Mother of pearl ring (old), similar