Each morning, I wake up, ready to report the news at Millionaire Corner. But the preparation process begins much earlier. The night before, I lay out my outfit, trying to put together an ensemble that doesn't look like what I wore the day before. Sometimes it can be a challenging process, especially considering I shop at the same three stores that all have a certain "look." So, just like icing on a cake makes buttercream delight or German chocolate more aesthetically appealing, so does a statement necklace transform a sweater, blouse, or t-shirt. Today, I’m sharing four staple stores with you that have amazing neck pieces, sure to bring a smile to your face and put a “cherry on top” of your outfit! Enjoy :)
JCrew Beaded Rose Necklace & Crystal Fan Necklace
JCrew has the most beautiful necklaces!!! In my collection are several different varieties that I have acquired over the years. What I like most about JCrew jewelry is the QUALITY. I have a four-string, pearl necklace from six years ago that still looks brand new. JCrew also stands by its products. If anything happens to your new statement piece, the company will replace the item with a new one.
JCrew also has amazing sales!!!! If you are surfing the JCrew website and see a necklace that you love, and it is not on sale... WAIT. The store almost always offers 25% off a single item, or 30% off an order of $150 or more. Occasionally, JCrew releases a large amount of new inventory, and your favorite necklace might make it to the sale section in just a few weeks!
I found two great statement necklaces in the sale section of JCrew.com!! The first is the Beaded Rose Necklace. It is exquisite and could be worn with several different tops. I love the big, white flowers with crystal centers!!! I just might have to add it to my personal collection! ;)Source: JCrew
The other necklace that caught my eye was the Crystal Fan Necklace. Now, this necklace screams BLING, but fortunately, bling is in!!!! The Crystal Fan creates a winged look of abstract shapes.Source: JCrew
I love how the colors are arranged and perfectly placed. The Beaded Rose necklace is $99 on sale, and the Crystal Fan is on sale for $115. Both can be purchased at JCrew.com.
Edgewood Peacock Jade/Purple Necklace Jewelry: John Hardy, Pandora, and Laura Lane collection
During the Christmas season, my husband and I travel to Ohio to spend time with his extended family. In the town of Harrison, OH there is this quaint shop called Edgewood Designs. In addition to a fabulous jewelry line, the store also features products for home, bath and body, fashion, and baby. Everything screams BUY ME!!!! And my mother-in law and I usually do :)
The fashionable jewelry they carry is eclectic and original. I have a peacock beaded and jeweled dropped lavaliere from Edgewood Designs that always gets compliments. It’s not the kind of piece I am usually drawn to, but the unual aspects of the necklace drew me in, and I find myself wearing it all the time.
If you happen to be in Harrison, Ohio, be sure to stop by this little gem! Edgewood Designs is at 231 Harrison Ave and can be reached at (513) 202-1193.
Kate Spade Give It a Swirl Triple Strand NecklaceSource: Kate Spade
All summer long.... I waited patiently for an extraordinary, marvelous statement necklace from Kate Spade to go on sale, and it finally has!! Initally I was worried I may have to pay full price, but Kate Spade recently discounted the necklace to $103 in a variety of colors, but I may have to grab the turquoise option from Lord & Taylor at only $74! Yes!! Be sure you'll see me wearing this piece on my show, or just around town!! I love the large, uniform, translucent epoxy stones. The Give It a Swirl comes in pink (my fave!), turquoise, or gray.
What is so amazing about the Kate Spade brand and its products is the state of the art quality and frilly girly style. There are so many Kate Spade accessories I could write about that just cascade sunshine and rainbows :) The Give It a Swirl Triple Stand Necklace can be purchased at KateSpade.com for $103.
Francesca's Cozumel Bouquet Necklace in MintSource: Francesca's
Admittedly, I frequent Francesca's every few months to stock up on new, alluring necklaces and tops. There are oodles and oodles of fabulous jewelry and, what is most incredible are the PRICES!!! I can buy five necklaces, spending around $100 for the total order.
Not only is the jewelry inexpensive, but the pieces are gorgeous (like the one I’m wearing in the picture below)! The necklace pictured below is similar to the Cozumel Bouquet Necklace, currently available at Francesca’s.Orange sweater - JCrew; gingham jeans - JCrew; cheetah flat - Kate Spade; pointe shoe flat - Chloe; jewelry - John Hardy, Pandora; purse - Prada
It is a bid style drape that covers a lot of area around the chest. I adore the bright, cobalt blue in the one that I am wearing that I purchased not too long ago (two weeks, tops!) at the Francesca's in Northbrook Court Mall in Northbrook, IL. In the next photo, the necklace I’m wearing features a bauble design in antique gold and black. I bought this piece a few weeks ago, but from the Francesca's at the Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills, IL.Sheer black top - Francesca's; black pixie pant - JCrew; glitter blue flats - Tory Burch; bag - Prada; jewelry - John Hardy, Pandora, and Laura Lane collection
The pop of black behind the gold is unexpected and creates an eye-catching, vintage look. I love pairing it with my beige and black swing vest that (also purchased at Francesca's), or with a sheer, cream top, tucked into my black lace Lilly Pulitzer shorts. Very pretty! Francesca's necklaces are available online and in-store, ranging from $22-$38. Definitely a STEAL!!!!!
So, take that plain cashmere sweater out of your closet and instead of wearing a simple, dainty chain, try adding a pop of color and moxie with a fun statement necklace from one of these swoon-worthy boutiques!
Thank you for stopping by Couture Corner, and remember to keep your investments wear you can see them - in your closet, of course!!!