The Adventures of Bug and Boo

Making a Statement!

StyleRebecca O'LoughlinComment

I am SO delighted to be joining Jana and Maegan this week to co-host their Creative Closet linkup!! I've been along for much of this ride since almost the very beginning and I've loved this linkup so much. It has really pushed me to examine the contents of my wardrobe and come up with new and inventive ways of wearing the things I own already. (And with maternity gear this is even more critical...!)

Since my style veers towards the simplistic, I tend to use all sorts of accessories to add pizazz to my outfits - scarves, shoes, bags, and of course, jewelry. Statement necklaces are the ultimate in accessory jazz. You throw it on, and boom - you're done! You don't even need to monkey around with more jewelry, I firmly believe you keep the rest to a minimum and let the necklace do the talking for you. 

I have quite a few statement necklaces, but (as I seem to say every week) most of them are still in storage. I decided to wear this one because I love it against black. This necklace is a smaller statement necklaces than some of the other ones I wear but I feel like it has just as much impact because of the pattern and bright colors. I also love the enamel texture! To showcase the necklace I kept the outfit clean and simple with black jeggings, this black 3/4 sleeve top, and flats. I worked a little more 'play' into the outfit with the sheer dotted neckline of the top and the leopard print of the shoes. :) 

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I adore the shop that I bought the necklace in - Oliver Bonas, a UK shop. It was always hard to leave the store with only one purchase. They seriously have the cutest things! But unless you're based in the UK most people aren't about to travel there just to go pick up one of their lovely necklaces, so I've scouted around for a few US alternatives: on Amazon, Target, and Etsy option 1 / option 2 / option 3. (There are a million others out there of course!) 

Top: H&M Mama, old (similar) | Jeggings: Old Navy Maternity | Shoes: JustFab "Hedda" | Necklace: Oliver Bonas (UK), old (similar) | Clutch: Ipsy 

Top: H&M Mama, old (similar) | Jeggings: Old Navy Maternity | Shoes: JustFab "Hedda" | Necklace: Oliver Bonas (UK), old (similar) | Clutch: Ipsy 

It's gotten VERY cold here, so this week's photos were taken indoors...no more frolicking in the leaves for me! How rapidly autumn becomes winter in upstate NY... I'll be scouting for indoor backdrops for photos so hopefully I will find something interesting for next week. 

Be sure to link up next week for Cute & Cozy! I'm thinking of soft woolens, chunky knits, fuzzy fabrics...ooh the snuggle factor! 

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