Tailored sheath dresses are amongst some of my favorite things. Under a blazer with some pumps, they’re classic for work. Jazzed up with jewelry and a shawl – they convert easily for an elegant evening.
For this nude-y ensemble, I added color with a silky wrap and a statement necklace. “Statement” is almost an understatement for describing this piece. It’s made of sixty-three (I counted – I’m a nerd) .75″ long stones in the most gorgeous, striking marbled blue. The stones are resin, but the intense color can probably rival that of real lapis. If Amrita made her versatile Nello necklace in this color, it would probably be my most favorite necklace in the world.
I’ve been going a little overboard w/ collecting AS pieces – have to thank Cee for getting me hooked. Her jewelry also makes easy and successful gifts (I’m waiting for my friend to become acclimated with her birthday present before I “borrow” it…muahah). So you can imagine my excitement when the ladies at Amrita Singh offered to send me this necklace. It’s not every day that bloggers actually get acknowledged by the brands that we frequently patronize.
Boston sidewalks are so “groovy,” I had to get these soled as soon as possible. I called around all the nearby cobblers (surprisingly, they all had red rubber soles in stock) and price quotes ranged from $25 to $45. I do this to all my shoes with hard, slippery bottoms – it makes walking a bit easier and prolongs the life of your soles.
I see all these fancier dresses for sale with decorative stones surrounding the collar. They don’t seem very versatile to me. I’d much rather have a baller necklace that can be layered on top of various shirts and dresses – especially a reversible one for twice the fun.
PS – Amrita Singh is having a bangle blowout until 6/16. Use code DOW62 to get various bangle sets for $25. Small-wristed ladies – these seem to be available in three different sizes. I am not affiliated w/ AS, nor do I earn commission on referred sales. Just a fan!