Stun in Statement Necklaces

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rhinestones are like your life-of-the-party college buddy. They’re loud, a little outrageous, and when clustered together on a necklace never fail to be the center of attention.

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Lina Soderstrom: Denim and rhinestones are a classic combination. The model gives the look a modern twist with a tailored blazer and shirt from GANT Rugger. Note how she buttons her blouse all the way up to better showcase the necklace.

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All that glitters is not a statement necklace as Eva Mendes made evident with the vintage-inspired bauble that she designed and wore to the of launch of her New York & Company collection.

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This stunner from Rochas’ F/W 13 collection is currently sold-out. But if you get your hands on one, it can be styled six ways to Sunday.

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Anna Wintour: If Vogue’s Queen Bee wears a look, you can trust it’s going to stick around for a while. She put a Park Avenue spin on the necklace by pairing it with a tweed suit during New York Fashion Week. And her younger companion proves the trend has trans-generational appeal!

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The rectangular crystals on this Dries Van Noten F/W 13 necklace are offset by the thin silver-plated band. It’s ‘90s minimalism meets early ‘00s bling.

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Rihanna: Out on the VMA after-party circuit in New York, the singer’s rhinestone choker almost diverted attention from the plunging neckline of her Balmain Jacquard V-Neck Dress . An eye-catching accessory is a fail-safe way to spice up a little black dress.

Chunky costume necklaces are back in a big way this season and you can find the perfect one for yourself for under $100 with My Picks!

A/X Statement Necklace ($58), Asos Emerald Stone Bib Necklace ($36), Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace ($13), BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand ($44), Mango Touch Faceted Stones Necklace ($60), Zara Crystal Drop Necklace ($30)

You’re a Stunner!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Accessory Report: Neckerchiefs

The accessory is the perfect transitional piece to try now. It’s lightweight enough for cool summer days and an ideal add-on for a layered fall look.

neckerchief-NicoleRichieNicole Richie: Thanks to the addition of her graphic-print handkerchief, Richie looked very much the part of a Parisian jetsetter.

Similar Essential: Burberry Herringbone Silk Scarf ($495)

neckerchief-StreetStyleStreet Style: A brightly printed handkerchief tied Boy Scout-style lends a sophisticated touch to a neutrals-only outfit.

Similar Essential: Kenzo Navy Eye Foulard Scarf ($255)

neckerchief-OliviaPalermoOlivia Palermo: The tastemaker bundled up for a chilly June day in NYC with help from a Zara polka-dot scarf paired with a nude sweater.

Similar Essential: Madewell Dotted Scarf ($50)

neckerchief-RodarteRodarte F/W 13: For fall, Kate and Laura Mulleavy favored high necklines, drawing attention to the conservative silhouette with the addition of the Nude Satin Scarf.

Similar Essential: Burberry London Check Print Scarf ($344)

neckerchief-GeorgiaJaggerGeorgia Jagger: The model substituted a navy blue bandana for a necklace, giving her low-key look a home-on-the-range spin.

Similar Essential: Urban Outfitters Americana Bandana Scarf ($12)

Will you try this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fine China Prints

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

ChinaPrintsJust Cavalli S/S 13: Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

Fine China Print Pieces

Ruffian: Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995) The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers. Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160) The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. This bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire. Keds: Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue. The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

A few Printed Inspirations

chinaprints-valentinoValentino F/W 13: Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt ($3980)

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Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

chinaprints-JessicaStein On Jessica Stein: Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

Are you coveting china prints?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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