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

  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;).

  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.

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

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


  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

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

    blue hue wonderland

  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!

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


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