Monday, December 5, 2011

Statement Jewelry :: t&j Designs Challenge

 
Some of the earliest statement jewelry was found in Egypt - collar necklaces, dangling earrings, and cylindrical rings were all prevalent in Egyptian jewelry boxes. Modern day statement jewelry is big, bold, and full of many elements from previous decades. Today, we enjoy pieces that incorporate the glitz and glam of the '30s and '40s, and the colors and styles of the '60s. But most of all, we love statement jewelry because of their perpetual ability to make heads turn. 

The addition of a statement jewelry is a great way to add some punch to your ensemble. The main key to pulling off big, bold and extravagant pieces, is to keep the rest of your outfit somewhat minimal. My favorite thing about this trend is that it means the rest of your outfit doesn't have to work as hard. I like to keep things nice and simple therefore I opted for a LBD so that I can showcase the beauty of this colorful necklace.
 
Whatever your preference may be, there is a statement piece that can mold seamlessly into your everyday style. Experiment until you find a look that works for you. There is no need to coordinate other jewelry where these accessories are concerned, throw on one piece of statement jewelry with whatever you're wearing and you're good to go. It's that easy! Give this trend a try and see what a little glitter can do for your ensemble!
This blog entry was inspired by the amazingly stylish sisters, Tiffany and Jennifer behind t+j Designs. They are hosting a challenge where participants take a piece of jewelry and show how they style it. Check out the rules HERE. The hardest part for me wasn't the jewelry actually but the red lipstick, this was my first time wearing it and hubby thought I looked mean =)
[Outfit]
Dress :: H&M
 [this was actually a sleeve-less style but I turned it into a strapless]
Shoes :: Aldo Nolton
 2 Necklaces (one worn as bracelet) :: Swapped

Thanks for reading! 

43 comments:

  1. Great outfit. The Necklace is absulutely beautiful!

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  2. Great look, I like the necklace a lot :) That dress, too, is adorable. And I love your shoes! Great job combining a LBD with bright accessories :) Have a wonderful day! xoxo

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  3. grecian goddess

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  4. love the necklace! the colors are amazing!

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  5. Oh wow it's actually the dress that caught my eye! Gorgeous. :)

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  6. Great outfit :) and i think especially the lipstick looks good on you!
    :3

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  7. Pretty!

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  8. You're right about statement jewelry! It just instantly takes outfit from one level to another! Love this little-black-dress look on you, and the red lip is great! Not mean at all :)
    Good luck!

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  9. I love the red lipstick! And the statement necklace works perfectly with the your LBD and leopard heels.

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  10. WOW! Love the dress :)

    Also, I am a bit late but thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!


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  11. Beautiful! The statement necklace and flats really make the outfit :)

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  12. Thu, you are stunning in these photos! The red lip is soooo gorgeous on you! and I love that dress that you've altered! I love statement pieces, and probably wear them all too often. What can I say? they're my weakness!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  13. lovely outfit! you are totally ready for a party.
    i also love the red lip color so much. it looks really pretty on you. ;)

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  14. You look hot! Love it and I think the red lipstick looks great on you, especially with the LBD. Thanks for taking part of the challenge, great post.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  15. Nice necklace......you've worn it well! :)

    P.S.: Loving that red pucker! ;)

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  16. Mean?!? No, no, no, super sexy!! You look AMAZING!!!! What a great entry, you're rocking this look!

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  17. you look amazing, thu! your hubby is right... mean, alright! ... so how was the party? :D

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  18. I love that necklace! You look so gorgeous in your little black dresss :)

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  19. you don't look mean. can i growl at him for saying that? ;) holiday ready for party girl fun. that's how i describe you look. i need to utilize my statement jewelry more frequently.

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  20. So cute dress dear! And thanks for your lovely comment! Are you sure that you're follow me by GFC? Because you don't appear on my GFC Followers list...Check it please! Then, I’ll follow you!!!

    KISSES!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  21. You're so cute! I'm more into big ole statement rings and bracelets than necklaces, but this one is gorgeous. And I love your leopard pumps!

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  22. you are gorgeous! I love the dress and your jewelry looks perfect with it!

    Thanks for being part of the style challenge! <3

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  23. Love the necklace! It's offset so nicely against the simple LBD. And those shoes are gorgeous!

    Btw thanks for your comment on my blog!

    Following you now ^^

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  24. you dont look mean at all, you look hot! =)

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  25. I am soooo loving your shooooes >_< they are so chic! I want a pair too! I love your pairing, it is quite simple but I find it so attractive! Good job!

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  26. I absolutely love wearing statement jewelry! You said it well, girl. I love wearing it with simple ensembles. It's the perfect way to spice up a look. :D

    P.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog! You should definitely see 'Young Adult'. Btw, would you like to follow each other?

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  27. you look beautiful, I love the statement necklace against the simple LBD. I like the drapes on the the dress, looks really gorgeous. The leopard shoes are icing on the cake. Excellent!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  28. The dress is great :))

    xx
    http://midafternoonlush.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh wow, that is really interesting! I love that necklace. Definitely a statement piece.

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  30. Awesome shoes!!! Loved this print animal thing!
    Kisses

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  31. Thu!! You look absolutely gorgeous! Tell hubby he is crazy for thinking you look mean - you look like a siren!! I love this look on you!

    xo~sam

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  32. Ok Mrs. Haute Stuff! You look GORGEOUS! I love that dress, necklace and shoes. Oooooh I'm feeling a WIN for you! :D Good luck girl. You have the best hair!
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  33. I think you look absolutely lovely with the red lip! I'm a little lipstick-averse but love seeing it on everyone else :)

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  34. Wow you look so pretty! That statement piece is perfect for that dress! ;)

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  35. That dress looks stunning on you!

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  36. you look stunning in that LBD !

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  38. This look is so fun and the red lip was a great touch!

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  39. what an awesome necklace! and i love the leopard print shoe in combination with it!

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