Favorite pearl statement necklace styled 10 ways

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One of my favorite costume necklaces of all time is back! If you need any more convincing on the necklace, here’s 10 ways I’ve styled it across the seasons:


With blush + gold for spring <photo from this post>

pink dress gold heels1

With colorful tweeds <photo from this post>
pink tweed and mustard2

Cardigan jacket + grey jeans <photo from this post>
loft tweed cardigan3

Pink + distressed denim <photo from this post>

pink blazer boyfriend jeans2

Black trousers + pops of blue <photo from this post>
loft zoe pants 3

Casual office look with flounce skirt <photo from this post>

ann taylor dot sweater skirt2
Basic layered look <photo from this post>
jcrew lady day coat petites

Classic black + white <photo from this post> WHBM floral skirt3

And one of my personal favorites, with a winter white-out <photo from this post>

ann taylor winter white outfit3

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  1. Jean wrote:

    That's very kind of you – currently I just use basic cleanser and moisturizing lotion. I use Cetaphil fragrance free cleanser with my Clarisonic brush, and then Eucerin fragrance free moisturizer.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Which skirt? I've linked to the blog post that each photo is from, if that helps. Each post lists the full outfit details.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for letting me know! Always disappointing when people do that without asking : /

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your experience! I do want to say that I think you got lucky with an associate since I've always been told that stores do not match online pricing. Also, this is a closeout item from last season and they already brought it back at full price for the spring season. I think if anyone can also get this deal then that is awesome! I just don't want any readers driving to stores to try this and being disappointed.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Hello – With swimsuits I wore flat faux leather sandals, specifically ones from Mossimo that I featured often last year. Most people just wear rubber flip flops which is practical for wet areas.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi Rachel! I plan to do a review of the swimsuit soon! I can understand why they wouldn't be able to provide measurements because the material is stretchy, so the measurements of the piece un-stretched wouldn't really mean much as a result. THey probably don't want anyone guestimating how much stretch the material will have and then end up with something that doesn't fit based on their calculations. That being said, when lying flat and unstretched, the XXS milly I have measures about 24" around the band size and 13.3" across the waist of the bottoms.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    I have seen this with items that brands bring back season after season. Even though the item is technically the same style, they track based on seasonal orders so they probably marked down last Winter's pearl necklace orders significantly to make room for Spring's pearl necklaces which will be sold closer to full price. I think those who snagged one at this clearance price were very lucky. I definitely wouldn't expect to find that type of pricing again for a piece that they bring back each season. Like I said in the post though…I liked it enough to pay much more for it and would certainly still recommend it, on sale or not.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – this is a necklace they've been bringing back each season so I'm pretty sure it's still available or will be available shortly, but mostly likely will not be at this clearance price.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  9. Kamehana wrote:

    I have not seen this… but the sales lady explained to me that they do flash sales to clear the warehouse. But also sometimes the sales are FINAL, which the same piece may have a different policy at the store and could be returned. 🙁 So sad I missed such a great deal as I too have been eyeing the necklace. But I called two stores today and they have it at 30%. So I jumped at that as its an investment piece. The sales lady likened it to her Chanel 3-stranded necklace. Another store confirmed to me that pieces like that that are a staple rarely get saled/discounted. But there is plenty of inventory in the store!

    Posted 2.27.15 Reply
  10. ohitsjo wrote:

    Love your sophisticated look!

    Posted 2.27.15 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    I love the skirt you're wearing. Do you mind sharing where it's from?

    Posted 2.27.15 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Your skin is so gorgeous! Do you have a specific beauty regimen?

    Posted 2.26.15 Reply
  13. mybeautrip wrote:

    Necklace looks perfect in all your looks!


    Posted 2.26.15 Reply
  14. Really pretty, I really like your style 😉



    Posted 2.26.15 Reply
  15. my pearl necklace is definitely the most versatile piece of jewelry that i own. you styled yours so well in so many different ways. just lovely!
    love, liz

    Posted 2.26.15 Reply
  16. Alice wrote:

    1st time reader! You're totally gorgeous, and make those pearls look so modern!

    xo, Alice

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  17. DaReslnt1 wrote:

    dam I missed it!!

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, don't know if this is worth your time to follow up, but I thought that you might like to know that someone on eBay is using your photo to resell this necklace: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Ann-Taylor-Pearlized-Crystal-Statement-Necklace-79-99-/321679632292?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item4ae599a7a4

    You are the second photo.

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    so trying this…

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  21. Paola wrote:

    I love all the looks and I love your necklace!

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  22. Aisha S wrote:

    Oh wow, that necklace looks like it totally rocks! Gotta check it outtt

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  23. The necklace is so classy and versatile! Love the many different looks you paired with this necklace.

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  24. Love how you styled the necklace! Very chic 🙂


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  25. Celia wrote:

    Sign up with one of the mail forwarding companies in the US (I use Comgateway) and have your item shipped to a US address, then have it shipped to Australia. Much cheaper than buying it in AUD. I also live in Australia and shop a lot at Loft, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and J Crew–I've been happy with Comgateway so far.

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  26. Becky wrote:

    Even though I promised my husband that I wouldn't buy any clothes or accessories for the next year, I found myself on Ann Taylor's website, credit card in hand…only to find that the necklace was already sold out. Looks like the hubby wins this time…

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  27. Lovely necklace! Such a shame that their prices on their Australian site are so much higher than their US one. 🙁


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi guys! I've never posted on here before, but I wanted to share that I was able to purchase the necklace for $39.88 in store. I know it's not as good of a price as $15, but at least it was half off. After seeing this post (and realizing it was out of stock), I browsed the website looking for other things I might like. The link Jean posted listed the necklace for $79.50, but if you look under "sales" it is listed under there for $39.88. Unfortunately, it was sold out online so I couldn't use the code to get an additional 60% off. I use the store locator feature to hunt it down and when I got there, I saw that it was still marked at full price. I talked to an associate about it and showed her the online price and she said if that's what the online price says, she'll honor it. So here I am, wearing my beautiful new necklace as I'm typing this. Hope you guys are all able to get this necklace as well! 🙂

    Here is the link in case you need it:http://www.anntaylor.com/pearlized-crystal-statement-necklace/613041?colorExplode=false&skuId;=16188570&catid;=cata000053&productPageType;=saleProducts&defaultColor;=3019

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  29. Keri H wrote:

    What a pretty necklace. It looks really versatile and looks great with all of these outfits!
    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  30. You're so pretty and I love your blog 🙂

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  31. Love your outfits and the necklace. Too bad I just put myself on a much needed spending freeze, otherwise I would be all over this sale!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  32. Jean, you inspired me to buy this necklace. I have it and will take pictures with very soon 🙂 The last time I wore it was to a holiday party along with a red dress from H&M; 🙂

    Nice outfits. All are very beautiful

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    dear Jean, can you do a post "what to pack for a beach vacation" ? clothes, accessory, footwear…. I wonder what you use for foot wear when you wear swim suit ? I know most people wear flip flop but they does not help with short height.

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  34. Rachel wrote:

    Hi Jean, I'm a long-time follower but I've never posted before. You've provided me so much wardrobe inspiration over the years and I want to thank you for that! I saw your gorgeous Triangl Milly bathing suit on IG the other day and was wondering if you would mind posting the measurements of the circumference of the top band and also the waist of the bottoms. I tried getting measurement info from Triangl's live chat and they (oddly) said they couldn't provide measurements! It would be super helpful if you can get around to it. Thank you!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  35. What a steal for the necklace!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  36. Like stated above, my local store has it – at full price. In fact, the associate said they just received it about 2 weeks ago. In realize pricing can be different; however, this seems disproportionate: $79.98 in store and $15.95 on final sale online (and sold out now). Have you seen this happen before?

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    anntaylor.com live chat said it was sold out online and in stores, but when i called my local store did have it available. unfortunately FLASH60 is applicable only online. it's buy 1 get 50% the next in stores. any other suggestions?

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    If you find something similar please post. I was too late ;(

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  39. Love that necklace so!


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  40. Sold out already 🙁 So sad. But I love all the different ways you paired it!

    Easy, Frugal Style

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  41. So glad you shared this! When I saw it last night I immediately thought of you and how you have styled it so beautifully in so many outfits.

    A doc's beauty and health blog!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  42. Jeanne wrote:

    Very chic necklace!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  43. I cannot pick which outfit I like more than the others. Every single one is so classy and polished. And the fact that you wore the same necklace with all of them, awesomely amazing! it works with all of them!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  44. I seldom see a statement necklace that goes well with so many outfits! Amazing design indeed, will check it out!


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  45. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    The necklace goes with so many outfits! I love it:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  46. jennciz wrote:

    I saw this title and immediately went to AT website to purchase. I have tried on several occassions to buy this once it went on sale and it always sold out quickly. Thank you so much for the heads up – it will finally be mine!!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  47. You look stunning in each of these photos and that necklace is super cute! I always love how tailored and perfectly put together each of your looks are!

    XO, Jaime

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  48. Kristina wrote:

    Gahh. I ordered this necklace a week ago when it was already marked down somewhat, so I'm pretty bummed I can't get a price adjustment for this amazing deal. Ah, well. I'd been eyeing this necklace forever thanks to your ever-stylish pairings with it, and mine is supposed to come in tomorrow… So excited!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  49. I love the various ways you've styled this necklace! Super cute!!


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  50. I have been eyeing that necklace for a very long time and now it can officially be mine in 8 business days. Yipppeeee!!!! Thank you Jean for the heads up.

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply

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