Thursday, February 24, 2011

Look for Less ~ Statement Necklace

I am a jewelry fanatic, so it was easy for me to jump on the bandwagon with this trend. Thanks to the wonders of eBay, I have been slowly expanding my jewelry collection over the last couple years. And while I have several layered and twisted chain necklaces, I didn’t have the bib-style gems that really demand attention.

I had seen many that I loved in stores and magazines…but, again, the goal was to find one for the best deal possible that still met my criteria. It had to be simple, classy and clean looking PLUS be versatile enough to wear with several different outfits. Some examples of styles that I liked:
Of course, I always seem to stumble upon these items when I’m not looking for them - and this was no exception. I had taken my kids to the mall to play in the toy store and we just happened to park outside the Macy’s entrance. So, we’re walking through the store and this caught my eye (on the clearance rack)!

Macy’s Tiered Drop Statement Necklace – retail $24.99; bought for $8.00

Details I love: faceted drops catch and reflect light, peach-toned glass is ideal for spring, pewter strands make it not so precious.