Happy Tuesday! Another 5 series and today's is about my favorite necklaces I wear on a daily basis. I think I have a particular style that I like in necklaces and I like the whimsical dainty pieces that are classic I feel. I am very attached to these and this is probably why I don't have a large collection. I own maybe a few more including these so it is quite rare for me but I am willing to add to my collection. These are a few of my picks I pulled from my jewelery box to show you today and give you meaning behind them and why I choose them also I feature a lot of them in my outfit posts so I thought you'd like to see them more up close so here they are.
First of I can start with the bolder choices. I have one statement necklace in my collection and I only bought it for a fashion project back in fashion school but behold I became my favorite and I could wear with so many outfits. I could use it for casual wear or dressed up looks and it isn't a statement necklace that is over the size and too intimidating for me. It has the perfect size gems that I think are white opal and has a holographic look to it when in the sun. It comes on a gold chain and fits my neck perfectly. I might need to look out for something similar as it is just so pretty. I forgot to mention I got it at Forever 21 so quite affordable and pretty nice quality since I don't take care of my jewelery all that well but it has retained the abuse and also the weather.
Next up is kind of out there and yet it isn't. It may seem big and flashy but I kind of like it. This is a hot air balloon necklace and when I first saw it online I thought it was a cute delicate piece to add to my collection and since it holds certain meaning to me I popped it into my basket. When it arrived it was much bigger than I imagined but I still liked it so I kept it for special occasions but I seem to be wearing it a lot more and the colors of it go with so many outfits it was perfect. I actually have a blog post coming up of it as it is featured in an outfit post so look out for that. Also the necklace is from Dresslink which was kindly gifted to me and quite good quality and better than I was expecting it was just the size that may have put me off. Plus it can look quite cute as a blog photo prop.
Those were the most flashiest as I consider them necklaces so let's move on to dainty. The first one is a heirloom and it was a gift from my aunt when I was maybe 11 or twelve I am guessing since I don't quite remember. Actually the pendant and chain don't really go together. The chain came separately and had different holiday charms on it so like a Santa for Christmas, a four leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day, an American flag for Fourth of July and more charms like that in a pretty jewelery box she sent over for Christmas. I ended up losing the box and some charms but I still try to keep the remaining ones. When we went to visit her all those years ago when I was thirteen or so we went to a museum together and at the gift shop were heart charms and I was so into hearts back then because it had another special meaning to me. I picked up all these different gem hearts that some again are lost but some I still have. So the end of that long story is I keep them as they are special and remind me of her. It is quite a nice necklace and I can't believe I have kept it for so long. I don't know exactly where it is from so I can't tell you.
After that I am going to show you another necklace that is from the same aunt. It technically isn't from her but I remember she took me to Walmart and I had money saved up from somewhere and we went over and picked this out. It had matching earrings I think but it looked so pretty. It is a crystal heart pendent with tiny dangling crystals on it too. I think I found this a while back and since then when I want a little sparkle I go for this as when it hits the sun just creates the prettiest rainbow. I know it is from Walmart if I am certain but again it has been a while.
Last necklace of the bunch is a long chain necklace and it is the only one I own in this style. If you didn't know already I love bows and I saw this one and knew it was meant for me. I wasn't sure if a pendant one would fit around my neck so I got this one that I knew would be a sure bet. If you don't follow my outfit posts which you can view a collection of them in my archive here than you wouldn't have noticed that I wear this constantly and I can either dress it up or down but it is there sneaking up in a lot of them I'm sure. The necklace is from Forever 21 as well and I have seen quite a few like it so if you want something similar.
Those were all my choices. I am starting to become quite a fan and hope to add more pieces to my collection. Let me know what shops I can look for to find any necklaces like this because I'd love to try more out and explore different styles maybe. I really love that I have meaning to a lot of my necklaces and think they are so much more special that way. I would also like to know if you have ay cute stories about a piece of jewelery and your like me who has a memory that can hold on to such useless stories and leave out the important and necessary info. I'd love to hear any cute ones especially if there is romance behind them because so far no one has given me one but maybe this blog post can serve as a hint for the future. Hope you are having a lovely day and go check out your jewelery boxes to see what you have lying around that you can play with.
What is your favorite style of necklace to wear?