Statement Jewelry

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)


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


 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




Rave-Worthy: Southern Belle Glitz Boutique Jewelry

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I started following Southern Belle Glitz on Instagram, and instantly fell in love with their beautiful statement jewelry pieces.  Their prices are very reasonable, and they have a great selection of accessories to suit any style (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more).

If you know me, you know I love and appreciate a good statement necklace.  So, I went on their website, added a necklace to my cart, and took a deep breath as the shipping costs to Canada were calculated (Southern Belle Glitz operates out of Kentucky, USA). To my surprise and delight, shipping is extremely reasonable; in fact, their rates are even better than what some Canadian companies charge to ship within the country!

I chose “The Carolina Necklace Set in Black“, which comes with both a necklace and matching pair of earrings.  This beauty was regular $40.00, on sale for $20.00.  I then used a coupon code to receive 10% of my order, and paid only $6.00 for shipping.  About a week later, I came home to a cute pink envelope at my doorstep.

My order arrived undamaged and beautifully packaged, and the necklace itself is great quality and of a substantial weight.  Though I think what impressed me most, was the hand-written note that came in the package.  In a world where almost everything is electronic, and where customers are just another order number, it was so refreshing to receive something personalized in ink.

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My entire experience, from browsing their website, to the moment I opened my package, was extremely positive.  Southern Belle Glitz clearly takes pride in their company, and ensures their customers feel valued and appreciated (which unfortunately, is all too uncommon these days).  I will definitely be shopping at Southern Belle Glitz again in the near future, and wanted to spread the love so that you can too (apologies in advance for any lost productivity at work). Happy shopping!