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The opposite of a fashion blogger’s post.

May 29, 2011  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Remember this post about how I am a stay-at-home mom and enjoy the wardrobe that comes with it?  Well, every Sunday is a different story.  I get dressed up for church and I try to force myself to reach for the heels instead of the flats.  And I usually end up wearing the flats.  And I try to make my very old clothes look hip again and it doesn’t always work.  I think I could use an intervention.  For instance:

That awesome, pink “bib necklace”  (I learned that’s what it is called) I won from a blog giveaway here (p.s. she’s rad).  Of course I was happy because who doesn’t get happy winning something–and this was so trendy!  When it arrived this week, I wanted to wear it bad. But, honestly, I have no idea how to style the thing and I had no place to wear it to…until Sunday came along.  Today I wore it with a Victoria’s Secret hand-me-down blouse from my little sister, Andi.  I’m pretty sure she got it when she was a junior in high school.  The skirt is a Ross find from like 4 years ago.  Whatever.  I was so happy wearing my new necklace but I couldn’t help but feel like it was clashing with the rest of my outfit.  I got home and threw on my go-to sweats and started looking up “bib necklace styling” for my next go around.  Help a sister out–what should I have worn today?

What do you think?

  1. i love bib necklaces! so easy to make too. i think you did really great! i’m no fashion expert either- but i’m still leaving my 2cents: don’t be afraid! you know that not matching and mixing even bold colors or prints together work these days. since you had something so bold up top i would have done what you did- no earing, but balanced the bib by adding another bold accessory/color down further to bring the eyes down and up- not JUST concentrated up by your face (although that’s a great place to focus attention.) i’d have done some crazy (or not necessarily crazy, but just not neutral like the rest of your outfit) non-matching (meaning not the same color as your ‘bib’) shoes-heels of course- like my yellow ones (they aren’t bright yellow-i’m not suggesting dressing like a clown or anything)or my purple and white crazy print shoes. or a big bangle at the end of your arm. so main focus: bib, but also something further down to balance the bold. hope that made sense. -jess

  2. DUDE!! it looks great. seriously amazing. don’t worry, i also have a hard time figuring out what to wear with it. but you did PERFECT!

  3. Even in your sweats you look really cute and pretty! I know what you mean about the heels vs flats! Its just so much easier to chase after a child in flats though!

  4. i love bib necklaces! so easy to make too. i think you did really great! i’m no fashion expert either- but i’m still leaving my 2cents: don’t be afraid! you know that not matching and mixing even bold colors or prints together work these days. since you had something so bold up top i would have done what you did- no earing, but balanced the bib by adding another bold accessory/color down further to bring the eyes down and up- not JUST concentrated up by your face (although that’s a great place to focus attention.) i’d have done some crazy (or not necessarily crazy, but just not neutral like the rest of your outfit) non-matching (meaning not the same color as your ‘bib’) shoes-heels of course- like my yellow ones (they aren’t bright yellow-i’m not suggesting dressing like a clown or anything)or my purple and white crazy print shoes. or a big bangle at the end of your arm. so main focus: bib, but also something further down to balance the bold. hope that made sense. -jess

  5. DoublClik says:

    For a bold color necklace I like your neutral skirt. As long as you wore black heels, I think you’re golden

  6. Meagan says:

    I cannot style anything with necklaces. That’s why I always wear my pearls or a necklace my sister got me at our wedding lunch-in (she has a matching necklace). I never wear them. I actually rarely wear any jewelry except my ring, earrings, and maaaaaaybe a bracelet.

    BUT- the necklace is awesome! Maybe something more like a tank, and cardigan? I don’t know. My Sunday outfits are always a skirt, shade tee and cardi. BOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG. But comfortable :-)

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