I love the idea of pairing a solid-colored top with a really bold, bright-colored necklace. When the two tones are from opposing color families, the contrast really brings out the full strength and intensity of each of the colors, as in this perfect example from J.Crew.
This reminds me that I need to update my jewelry collection with some really fun, statement-making necklaces. I tend to buy lots of delicate, dangly earrings while neglecting more dramatic pieces like over-sized necklaces.
Even better, I would love to learn how to design and make my own jewelry. It seems as if I am constantly commenting, "I could make that myself" whenever I see especially overpriced jewelry pieces, but I have never taken the initiative to actually do just that. Does anyone have any advice on jewelry-making? Motivational photos of creative jewelry projects? Fabulous bead/jewelry supply stores in New York?
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." --Audrey Hepburn