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Trend Alert – Layered Necklaces


Trends come and go. Some are for me, while others I just let pass. For instance, tiny sunglasses – I’ve worn a pair here or there, but I haven’t truly invested in this trend. On the other hand, a trend I’m totally in love with is layered necklaces! For one, you can get on-board with items you already have in your possession! No need to go out and spend to make this style a reality.


So what are some items to consider when going for the layered necklace look? Materials and length! Let’s start with materials. While mixing metals can be fun, too many can look cluttered and unintentional. I suggest sticking with one, such as gold, which is classic and modern. To add variety, you can mix up different textures – perhaps a chain, perhaps one is smooth, maybe one is made of paillettes. There are so many options to play with.


Next up is length! If all of your necklaces fall at the same place, then it looks like a jumbled mess. Instead, try varying lengths that show off the uniqueness of each necklace. For me, I usually like to wear a choker, then something that falls right at the base of my neck, then a chain that lies flat on my chest. You can see the beauty of each piece and the layering effect really comes to life!


And there you have it… Do you dolls like to layer necklaces? Share your favorite with me and see the necklaces I love at the links below!


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Two years ago, if you had asked me would I’d buy into the wide-leg crop trend, I would’ve told you that you were crazy. But in reality, I think it’s one of the most stylish silhouettes! Honestly, because of my body type, I have to be selective. But I have a couple of pairs that I feel really work for me.
One such pair is a recent purchase I found on-sale! Tibi has always been one of my favorite brands, and this white pin-striped set had me sold. In addition to the wide leg shape, the pants have wide belt loops that can either be covered with the matching top, or accentuated with a fun belt and a blouse tucked in. For the top itself, the front is all business – but the back is where the fun is at! A crossover/button detail gives a peekaboo of skin and is the flirtiest unexpected detail.
For my look, I capped off the white with my straw hat to accentuate the Summer vibes. Threw on my favorite summer sandals and grabbed one of my new vintage purchases for my bag. The accessory that really took my look over the top? The most stunning statement earrings by a local Atlanta jewelry designer. Her pieces incorporate metals, jewels and fresh florals. Yes, you heard right! Fresh florals! When the petals fall off, you’re still left with an amazing piece that can be worn over and over again. Check out all of the links below for more details…and the pinstripe set is now on sale! Xo
Top: Tibi.  Pants: Tibi.  Earrings: Forty Clarendon.  Hat: Eric Javits.  Bag: Purchased from Good Eye House & Style, Jacksonville, Florida





With the Summer heat, don’t you feel like you’re constantly looking for an outfit that’s easy to throw on, comfy and breathable, but still cute? Well I’ve found my go-to outfit!


I’ve recently become obsessed with an easy and stylish brand called ABLE. They’re a fashion brand out of Nashville with a purpose that can inspire all. ABLE’s mission is to end generational poverty by investing in women and the communities in which they live. They manufacture directly in the communities they want to impact – giving jobs to those who have overcome extraordinary circumstances and allowing these women to bring an income to their families.


In addition to this empowering work, ABLE has the most effortless looking outfits that keep me looking cool and collected. This Summer, I’ve been rocking their jumpsuit with every chance I get. In the evenings I throw on a denim jacket to curb the breeze, and I finish my look with leopard sandals for a bit of fun. Don’t forget the accessories! Their leather and suede satchel is the perfect size for throwing in Summer essentials. The variety of colors had me wanting every shade, but in the end I opted for black given my Ex-New Yorker wardrobe. And last but not least is one of my new favorite pieces of jewelry…the prettiest turquoise ring that miraculously goes with everything. So if you see me this Summer, I’ll likely be rocking this look with a cast of different jackets in the evening. I’ll transition the look to Fall with some suede boots and my leather jacket. And there you have it…any easy look, not only for summer – but for seasons to come!


Jumpsuit: ABLE.  Bag: ABLE (On sale for $108!).  Sandals: ABLE.  Ring: ABLE.


Thank you to ABLE for partnering on this post