Last Saturday, I received my knock-off J. Crew Bubble necklace in the mail. I purchased it off e-bay for $15. There were several retailers to choose from and a myriad of colors available. I chose a turquoise/minty color. They also had a hot pink one that I was really fond of, but I wanted to just order one to start with in case it wasn’t everything that I had hoped it would be.
Sadly, I do have to admit that my longing for this necklace is due to its popularity with other style bloggers that I follow. I have seen this necklace on nearly every one of these girls and hundreds of pins on Pinterest. I have also read a handful of DIY posts on this iconic necklace, and even tried to replicate it myself. (It didn’t work. I was very sad.)
But it felt like Christmas when it came. And I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that on Monday I wanted to create an outfit that hinged on this necklace. First, I paired it with a white button-up shirt and a coral knife pleated skirt. However, I couldn’t find my wide brown belt to finish off the look, the shirt wasn’t staying tucked in to the skirt, and the skirt was more sheer than I seem to recall. I knew that all these little annoyances would make me uncomfortable and that is something that I just won’t put up with. So, I changed.
Instead, I wore this mod-looking dress that I thrifted a while back. The navy, white, and mint seemed perfect for a warm summer day. And, it was a near match to my new necklace! I accessorized with a tan and gold belt, nude pumps, and a gold watch and hoop earrings. To top off the look I added some coral lipstick. I actually wore a white short-sleeved cardigan over the dress while teaching–my classroom is air-conditioned, thank goodness, but I neglected to take any photo’s with the cardigan on. Mea culpa.
Do you ever do that? Do you create an entire outfit around one piece or accessory? Sometimes, I find it easier to build an outfit when I have a starting point. I think the next time I wear this necklace, I want to wear it with contrasting colors.
- 5 Amazing Statement Necklaces You Need Now! (fabsugar.com)
- BLING… it’s all about the BLiNG (teresacollins.typepad.com)