And don't forget that my Bachelor recap will go live tomorrow at 5:30 a.m.! WOO-HOO!
These girls really should stop giving me so much material to work with. ;)
Shay's post about the Bachelor is live this morning HERE.
today I'm going to do an obsessions post.
They have pieces that range in price from $20 all the way up to hundreds of dollars, so there is sure to be something for everybody.
and let's not forget the power of gorgeous jewelry!
One necklace can totally make an outfit - it always fits - and can provide limitless outfit options.
So, I decided to do something...which is about the closest thing to a science experiment that I have ever done. (And that includes the science fair in 5th and 6th grade).
I'm not ashamed to say that I did a google search for some general terminology.
The CONTROL is my outfit. It will not change throughout the experiment.
The VARIABLES will be the jewelry pieces.
My HYPOTHESIS is that I believe the jewelry will make the outfit cuter in every instance.
(Please, if you're really smart, please don't tell me how my thoughts are flawed.)
And yes..I know this is totally corny..but just go with it.
Here is my control outfit.
I'm a scientist now. Somebody should really get me a lab coat and a clipboard.
I went colorful so the outfit itself wouldn't be completely boring.
Mustard Skinny Jeans, a Grey V-Neck, a Pink Cardigan, a Brown Belt, and Leopard Shoes.
The outfit is nice enough...and you can't really say it's plain Jane (sorry Jane) because of all of the color, but it's still not a "WOW" outfit.
On the left:
the Dakota earrings (which I ADORE and am totally getting for myself - they show up so well with my dark hair!) and the Piper necklace
On the right:
the Fiona Bib necklace and the Fiona earrings
(I never would have thought about pairing white jewelry with this, but I think it looks great!)
the Maldives Necklace and the Zinnia Bracelet
On the right:
the Sanibel Pendent (click on the link to see that it has a different stone on the back and can be worn 2 different ways!), the Sanibel Chandelier Earrings, and the Vintage Twist bracelet.
the Jolie necklace (looks blue but this necklace is actually a beautiful Kelly green), the Julep Bangles
(they come in white, pink, blue, and green - these little beauties are great for spring and summer!), and the Lakra Bangle
the Kimberly Necklace (I am getting this FOR SURE!), the Raina earrings, and the Wonderland Charm Bracelet
On the right:
the Spring Awakening Necklace (this necklace is a total stunner) and the Vintage Twist Bracelet in coral
I mean, YA'LL.
I know I'm not technically a scientists, but it seems as if I might have missed my calling.
This is my first science experiment since the whole fake volcano fiasco of 1985,
and I've proven my Hyposthesis!
And Stella and Dot jewelry is SOOOOOOOO "in". If you keep your eyes open, you will see famous people wearing it all the time! Some of the few that I've spotted recently: George Clooney's girlfriend (If I was George Clooney's girlfriend, this is what I would want to be called.), Reese Witherspoon, Emily Maynard, and lots of the Beverly Hills Housewives!
Yes...some of the pieces are a little bit more pricey than I would normally spend...but I think they are totally worth it!
I really think I am going to start subscribing to Carmel's philosophy and giving jewelry a more important place in my wardrobe! And I'm going to start now!
Oooohh...one more thing I want to share with you girls.
Remember to enter the giveaway go HERE *giveaway now closed* and scroll down to the end of the post....
and if you would like to place a Stella and Dot order (or if you want to send your hubby the link as a big ol' HINT), click HERE.
And, before you go, there are a couple of things here at Pinterest Told Me To that are recurring themes.
We all know that I pay homage to cardigans on a regular basis and think that they are an absolute necessity in every color of the rainbow.
Another wardrobe necessity? Leopard flats.
I have them on in my outfit today, so I thought it was a good time to again stress the importance of adding leopard flats to your closet. I wear them ALL the time (I have 2 pair actually), and I really think they add just the right amount of sassy to lots of outfits!
So, here are 3 of my absolute favorite out there for you to see today.
Oops. The Steve Madden ones (far right) are sold out.
The middle ones are my favorites anyway. They look so comfy and like they could be worn with just about anything! (Remember: leopard is a neutral!)
I'm telling you now, if you don't have leopard flats...it's time. If you're scared to pull the trigger, I get it. I was scared when I bought my first pair, but I am sooo glad I did at least twice a week when I put them on! Don't be scared!
Happy Shopping Friends!
Linking Up Today with:
The Pleated Poppy
Get Your Pretty On
Because Shanna Said So