Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pretty Baubles



So, what do you think about the costume jewelry craze featuring large beads, faux pearls and such, tied with grosgrain ribbon? I’ve seen it everywhere, from J. Crew to Stella & Dot. In fact, when searching for a pair of jeans at Ann Taylor Loft (BTW, I FINALLY found a pair – for a petite girl who is fighting the pear shape, jean shopping is a miserable experience. But, that’s an entire blog entry unto itself.), I couldn’t resist buying a necklace that featured large green, glass baubles with a black ribbon. It’s pretty bold for me, so we’ll see if I chicken out and take it back. But, I tend to be a sucker for pretty, shiny things, hence the spontaneous purchase. Of course, once I buy into a fad, it's a guarantee that it has reached its peak and will soon die out.

But, that aside, I think it's fun during the holidays to break out jewelry and accessories that makes a statement. We decorate trees, why not decorate ourselves a little bit with the sparkles and the trinkles? (Yes, I'm channeling Eloise at the Plaza - been reading that to my daughter lately.) So, for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday celebrations, will you be donning any bold baubles? If so, what are you wearing and how are you styling it?

Only one more day of work, kids. Can't wait for the long weekend.
Images courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew and Stella & Dot

8 comments:

AEOT said...

I am loving this trend as well. If you live anywhere near a JCrew outlet, they have a ton of darling ones that are significantly cheaper than regular J Crew!! I'm bookmarking that Ann Taylor one- I love, love, love the colors and think it would look great with so many of my tops!

QueenBeeSwain said...

jean-twin- details please when you find THE pair- I'm right there with you in terms of bod-type! dets too please on necklace numero dos- the gold balls with the duck's egg blue ribbon is so understatedly posh I HAVE to have it!

xoox

kHm

EntertainingMom said...

I love large, faux & beautiful! My tres chic grandmere was also a huge fan of large, faux and beautiful!!!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I am S.O.L.D. on those necklaces...LOVE them....I'll have to check those places out..would LOVE to have one for the holidays...

cute blouse..hair pinned up all messy..and one of these beauties tied around my neck...

I say go for it....

yep, sitting here in shorts and flip flops...doors wide open...
O well...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..

Best,
Kary

Jane said...

I think it looks great I esp love the top one. As long as the rest of the clothes are kept very simply it works really well in those jewelly tones. Even for summer here in Australia! xoxo

Jo said...

I'm kind of a sucker for them ~ love the ones you've featured!

Jo

Ange said...

I like them but they've been a big part of French fashion For Ever - so the end of the fad may not be in sight yet!!

prashant said...

I'm right there with you in terms of bod-type!


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