I dunno about you, but my eyes do all the happy dances every time I see a statement necklace emblazoned in coloured jewels. Typical girlie, twenty-something magpie, me.
There’s something about owning something that could legit be worn by a Disney princess that makes the soul a bit happy. It’s just so damn dreamy to look at and have on display and hold.
But, and here’s the big but, I’m shit, like really, really shit, at wearing my statement jewels.
I fall back into the same old habits of wearing my dainty gold pendant chain and Daniel Wellington watch with everything, every day, like some hideously boring broken record.
So here’s me modelling a darling bright blue-stoned necklace from Bijouz Bazaar (you have GOT to check out the bags – girl don’t need a Chloe like the rest of Insta if you’ve got one of these budget sweethearts, I’m telling ya).
I’m modelling it with outfits I’ve kinda put together with my grand ol’ outfit pal – Pinterest.
Obvs I don’t look quite the same because my ombre balayage is three months old and limp and sad and well, I don’t possess that coveted Pinterest body. Whatever, bet they can’t write lists.
*Prays they can’t write lists*
Here’s to hoping we all get more wear out of those dreamy bright-coloured necklaces we keep accidentally buying because ahhh so pretty, all the pretty, must buy. Yolo.
1. GREY SWEATSHIRT AND JEANS
A statement necklace and a red lip easily takes the hungover combo of skinny jeans and sweatshirt into HI, I MADE AN EFFORT TODAY, I DID, I DID, I DID territory. So that’s swell.
I love clashing sky blue and red together, it’s just such a sassy little duo.
This is my kinda office (if you work in a casual office, like a journo office or summin) outfit. Comfy, looks kinda polished and can be easily dressed up for oh fuck it, it’s Monay and Monday is hard and we should go drink all the wine and play on Tinder days.
2. MAXI DRESS
Black doesn’t photograph like a dream so soz and that, but this is essentially a lightweight shirt maxi dress that can be dressed up with heels and worn with boots for a swish daytime look (what a wardrobe gem, eh?).
Anyway, on it’s own with black shoes it can look a bit American Horror Story Coven, so a flash of bright jewels makes it look that touch sassier.
I love that it makes the necklace the main place your eyes dart to – what’s the point in a statement necklace if it doesn’t make a statement? EH, EH, EH?
3. WHITE SHIRT AND BOOTS
I thought I’d hate this outfit and then whey, whaddya know, it might be my fave.
Instead of sexy secretary it kinda says I AM SO CONFIDENT AND GIGGLY AND HAPPY, which is a nice illusion for an outfit to give off.
I don’t think it would look anywhere as near as glossy as it does without the pops of colour from my lips and necklace – and, I dunno if it’s just me, but that ponytail, kinda works right?
*bins the top knot forevermore*
PONYTAILS FO LYF.