Friday, May 10, 2013

Bed of Roses

Splurge or steal?  The decision was made for me once the J. Crew Beaded Rose necklace sold out everywhere--I mean, EVERYWHERE.  I resigned myself to a life without this stunner of a necklace.  Then this beauty kept poppin' up all over my Instagram and I thought perhaps I was seeing things. But apparently there is this wonderful world of "J. Crew Inspired" jewelry--almost exact replicas at a fraction of the cost.  I suppose I should have some kind of moral objection to this and while I would prefer the real deal, what's a girl to do?  The statement necklace gods clearly wanted me to have this one.  Who am I to object?  For the record, it's great quality and the only difference I can note is that it's not as heavy as the J. Crew one. 
Mint and tomato go well together, don't they?  Maybe not in a sandwich but in an outfit.  We know that complimentary colors work well together--blue and orange, yellow and purple, etc.  But if you don't want to look like a member of the Knicks team, try pairing colors from the same color family to tone down the intestity.  Instead of blue and orange, I chose a shade of blue and a shade of orange.  Similarly, lavender and a yellow-green look great together.  

Top:  Madewell
Skirt:  J. Crew
Shoes:  Aldo
Necklace:  J. Crew-Inspired via Brina Box
Jewels:  J. Crew, Fossil, J. Crew Factory
Lips:  Stila Longwear Matte in "Outrageous"


  1. I LOVE this outfit! You look adorable and that necklace is beautiful :) Stopped by from Instagram

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

    1. Thanks, Tiff! I'm trying to pace myself with this necklace, but I really could wear it every day :]