I’m a pretty casual dresser. Sure, I love getting dressed up and would wear a dress and heels every day if I could, but it just isn’t practical with my lifestyle. I still want to look put together and stylish, so the secret solution I’ve discovered is jewelry.
Once upon a time, not long ago, I focused only on my clothes and never gave a thought to accessories. I then realized how much accessories can make or break an outfit. My love for jewelry developed around this time, and I quickly discovered that a casual or plain outfit can be made chic and stylish with the addition of something pretty or sparkly. Not only that, but even the fanciest and most trendy outfit can be made even better and more unique with the addition of jewelry.
I’m all about using jewelry as personal expression, so it’s not surprising that I quickly latched on to the statement jewelry trend. I love finding unique, attention grabbing pieces that become the focal point of an outfit.
This statement necklace from Lorraine Tyne is beautiful and fits my style perfectly. I love how it has an ethnic feel, so I paired it with a silk Indian tunic. I’m also wearing emerald green skinny jeans from Forever 21 and Sam Edelman snakeskin printed flats. The jacket is my go-to fake leather biker jacket by Buffalo.
I’ve used this necklace plenty of times to dress up a casual outfit, but I’ve also used it as a beautiful addition to a pretty black dress. It really popped against the backdrop of a black dress, and the look was instantly dressier and more put together.
The best thing about statement jewelry is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to own beautiful pieces like this one. There are plenty of places online to find great quality jewelry at affordable prices, if you know where to look. Lorraine Tyne’s Joan & Jesula Collection is full of the most unique and amazing pieces, all in the $10 to $50 price range.
All of these above are statement jewelry pieces (and even some handbags) that I would use to dress up a casual outfit to make it extra special and more stylish. As a mom, I can tell you that this is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your wardrobe with a trendy twist. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with what kind of jewelry works with what kind of clothes! Take some time to find a few good statement pieces, then have fun; mix it up. You’ll be surprised at the gorgeous outfits you can come up with.
If you like what you see, I have a special treat for you. Lorraine Tyne has offered to gift one of my readers a $40 Gift Card to the Joan & Jesula Collection on LorraineTyne.com. If you just can’t wait to own a piece of her jewelry, you can get $10 off your order with the coupon code blog10.
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. There is one mandatory entry, which is to go to the Lorraine Tyne website and leave me a blog post comment letting me know which of her gorgeous pieces is your favorite. There are plenty of ways to earn extra entries, which are not mandatory but will increase your chances of winning.
The giveaway will end on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 11:59 pm EST.