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How I Style: Statement Necklaces

Statement Necklace

It’s no secret that statement necklaces are a wardrobe staple of mine.  T-shirts, dresses, sweatshirts: necklines just look that much better with a gorgeous, sparkly piece around them.  What I also love about a good statement necklace, is its versatility: work, date night or a lazy Sunday, there’s one for every possible occasion.

Enter the stunner featured in the pictures below, from Cards and Presents in Toronto (check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).  I highly recommend this necklace: it is of great quality and has a strong lobster-clasp closure.  This beauty (in my favourite colour) retails for $20.00 Cdn +tax, and can be purchased in-person at Cards and Presents’ location in Toronto (245 Queen Street West; you can’t miss the pink storefront!).  Or, you can purchase it from their new online store, which launched October 1st (don’t you just love being able to shop in your yoga pants?!).  Use code “CANSHIP” for free shipping within Canada until November 15th!

Check out the different ways I like to wear this necklace below, and visit me on Instagram at  @elyse270 to see some additional pics.  Let’s get started!

1. Work

Feel like it just takes too much effort to stumble out of bed and get ready for work most mornings?  You can sleep in, put your hair in a ponytail, pop on a sparkly necklace, and you’re insta-glam. Problem solved.  Pair it with dress pants and a simple tee, and you’re good to go.

Outfit featured below:

Pants, Joe Fresh

Top, Gap

Shoes, Sears Canada

Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Aviators (featured throughout post)

Lipstick, The Body Shop Colour Crush in #205 (featured throughout post)

Nail Polish, Formula X in “X Heart Rouge” (featured throughout post)

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2. Weekend

When it comes to the weekend, I’m all about keeping my outfit simple and comfy.  I also love the idea of pairing a statement necklace with these comfier clothes; it makes you feel a little more put-together in your leggings or flowy maxi skirt.

Outfit featured below:

Skirt, Old Navy

Top, Joe Fresh

Belt, Danier

Shoes, Payless

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 3. A Night Out

To me, date night or a night out on the town is a fun event, and so I think your outfit should follow suit.  Now is the time to wear all the things you can’t wear to work on a daily basis: leggings, tighter fitting clothing, or denim.  It’s also the perfect opportunity to throw on a glitzy piece of statement jewelry, and hit the town!

Outfit featured below:

Leggings, Mark by Avon

Top, Bluenotes

Jacket, American Eagle

Shoes, Nine West

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Chic for Cheap: Leopard Loafers

 

Photo on right courtesy of Avon.ca

Photo on right courtesy of Avon.ca

I recently purchased a pair of gorgeous leopard Sperry Top-Sider loafers, (picture above left, or view them hear on Instagram), at the Canadian National Exhibition.  The style name is “Hayden Penny Leopard”, and they are leather with a calf-hair upper, and skid-resistant bottoms.  I purchased them for $60.00 (including taxes).  I’m already a fan of Sperry Top-Siders, and love the quality and durability that comes with owning a pair.

When browsing the latest Avon book, I couldn’t help but notice the striking resemblance my Sperry’s have to penny loafers found in the most recent campaign.  For about half the price (currently on sale for $29.99), these are an awesome vegan alternative which are sure to be just as comfortable (they are part of Avon’s “Cushion Walk” line). And, if you’re not into leopard, they also come in classic black!

 

New Favourite Alert! Cascading Hoop Earrings

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I saw these “Hang With Me Earrings” in the mark. magalogue, and knew I had to have them.  I’m already a fan of hoop earrings: they’re classy and extremely versatile, so I love this fun spin on the “simple gold hoop”.  Cascading chains add a unique, bohemian vibe to these oversized gold hoops (diameter is around 5cm), and the nickel-free posts ensure your ears don’t get irritated after 5 minutes of wearing them. These Summer-ready earrings can be worn for work or play, and would look great paired with a high topknot or soft curls.

You can purchase the earrings for $26.00 through your local Avon representative, or online here.