Last week the LBD, this week the LWD. It’s time for “Inspiration Monday,” and this week’s sartorial inspiration is one of my all-time favorites. Click here to check out this look from Olivia Palermo, with a crisp white dress mixed with ornate, tribal-themed jewelry and high-heeled sandals. Delish.
I surprised myself by taking one look at that awesome inspiration photo and saying, “Oh, yeah, I can do that.” 😀 And what surprised me even more is that after I went the more embellished route, I realized how easily you could take the idea down a notch for a more simplified version (which I ended up wearing to go get coffee and a late afternoon snack). I couldn’t decide which I liked better, so I combined both looks for this post.
Which way would you go: amped up or toned down?
BAM! Accessories! I layered three statement necklaces together, the top two Southwestern in style, and the bottom one from the UAE. And then I put flower earrings (last seen here) on my wedge sandals. Oh, yes, I did. 😀
(BTW, those flower earrings are not clip-ons, but the post backings were in the middle of the rope knot, so they didn’t hurt my feet.)
Details: White shift dress: ’60s vintage, my mom’s / White wedge sandals: Banana Republic, old / Flower earrings: Gift from my mom, old / Silver necklace (bottom): UAE, my mom’s / Beaded necklace: New Mexico, gift from my paternal grandmother, old / Silver-and-turquoise necklace: My paternal grandmother’s / Sunglasses: Vintage, my mom’s
For the simplified version, I just took off two of the statement necklaces, keeping the colorful, beaded one, and switched out the wedges for sandals. There’s still a bit of bling to the shoes, due to the gold bar accent, but much more casual (and comfy).
So there you have it: a really easy take on the white dress + statement jewelry inspiration.
Details: Sandals: Target, last summer / Yellow canvas tote bag: Gift from my mom, spring
Have a statement necklace Monday!