I love the look of this ruffle necklace — it’s so delicate and feminine — and apparently you can make one yourself in about 10 minutes. You do need a sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, I’ve found that bringing a bottle of wine and a box of cookies over to a crafty friend’s house is an excellent solution. Saturday night craft party! [via Happy Together]
I had a few friends in high school who insisted on bringing their guitars to every single social gathering and closing their eyes dramatically to play “Moondance.” The sight of a guitar case still gives me a little rush of anxiety, because I never know when someone’s going to force me into a Van Morrison singalong. But this guitar case necklace is so adorable it overpowers all those bad memories. And you guys: the case actually opens up like a locket. Think of all the fun things you could store in there! For example, the lyrics to “Moondance” written in a tiny font. [$62, Shopbop]
It’s not too easy to pull off bellbottoms these days. But if you’re itching for retro-inspired style without having to raid your aunt’s closet, a groovy necklace will do the trick. This funky necklace by the French designers Les Coquettes has chic retro fashionista charms dangling from its chain. The blonde, the redhead and the pair brunettes will add retro flair to your modern everyday wear. Problem solved! [$34.99, ModCloth.com]
Lockets are such a mysterious and whimsical accessory. Just think of all the things you can hide in that little vault around your neck: locks of hair from your lover, a tiny note, maybe a snack for later. We’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching lockets Etsy has to offer, from vintage birds to golden snitches to paper flowers. There’s something for everyone, all for 20 bucks or less…
Candy necklaces are OK, I guess, but if you’re looking for a more sophisticated jewelry project, look no further. We’ve rounded up 6 DIY necklaces that look so good your friends won’t believe you made them. Click through to check ‘em out…
When it comes to jewelry, my philosophy is the more, the better. Coco Chanel’s advice was to remove one accessory before leaving the house. Mine is to pile it on until I’m content. But after receiving JustFab’s Ready to Rock necklace, I think Coco was on to something. This big, bold rhinestone necklace is so attention-grabbing that I let it to stand on its own — and really it doesn’t need any help from other meager baubles. This necklace can transform a simple T-shirt and blazer to dinner-appropriate, and an LBD to holiday-ready, but it won’t break the bank. An image consultant friend of mine thought it cost upwards of $75 after feeling its weight, but fortunately it’s less than $50!
Ahhhh! Somebody stop this Stephanie Simek necklace from winking at me! [$82, Oye Modern] Keep reading »
We did a double take upon seeing this necklace sold by Colette, which reads “Kill yourself and die.” (It also comes with a piece of artwork with the same slogan.) If there’s a reference to something here, we’re missing it. If there’s an artistic explanation, we’re not seeing it in the product description. Either way, we’re not sure anything could ameliorate the message of what seems to be essentially a piece of pro-suicide jewelry. [Colette] Keep reading »
There’s not much to say about the Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew jewelry collaboration. It’s just awesome. The drapey, multi-tier look that so many try and fail to do well has been accomplished, the chains are bright but not over-shiny, and we want literally every single piece from the collection. Sadly, it’s not cheap, so we’ve found a favorite in this side drape necklace, which may very well be worth the investment. Check out the whole collection here.
OK, so here it is: I can’t stand when people wear giant necklaces with strapless dresses. It just doesn’t make sense—you go to all that trouble to wear a strapless dress to show off your pretty skin and shoulders and collarbone and then what do you do? Throw a necklace over all the bits that you’re trying to show off! Check out Natalie Portman, above — doesn’t she look chic and double-take gorgeous? It’s not because of her dress—though the dress is seriously lovely—it’s because you can’t take your eyes off of her. And why can you actually see purdy Natalie? Because she didn’t cover it all up with a big, honking necklace! Do you guys agree? Granted, I’m mostly a less is more kind of gal, but still—when I take the trouble to take care of my skin and wear a strapless cocktail dress, it’s because I want people looking at me. Not my choice of accessories. I’m done now, thanks. Keep reading »