EASY AS '1, 2, STATEMENT NECKLACE'

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Truth time: Sometimes I oversleep in the mornings. It's true, I in fact am NOT a morning person (as anyone who has to deal with me before 11am will attest). I frequently wake up to my fifth snoozed alarm, in a state of well...alarm. "WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR??" is the thought racing through my brain...usually preceded and followed by a few choice expletives... All that is to say I have formed a fairly effective set of rules for whirlwind dressing.


Number One: Clearly this isn't a day that you budgeted enough time for a shower, so dry shampoo is your friend (I swear by this one). 

Number Two: Go with your gut,
just gravitate towards a go-to outfit and let your style instincts take over.

And finally, rule number three: statement necklaces make everything better. They magically say "Oh hey I put time and effort into this outfit, SideSmile." So it really can be as easy as 1, 2, Statement Necklace. 

Links to Shop this Look:


T-Shirt: StyleMint. Jeans: Zara (similar). Sandals: Sam Edelman. Bag: Alexander Wang. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: Nordstrom, Sweet Hair Tie, Lily and Laura, Alex Monroe. Necklace: Ann Taylor (last seen here, sold out-get similar here).



PS. The lovely Morgan of Lipstick, Louboutins, and Lemon Drops is featuring me on her blog today! Check it out here.

53 comments :

  1. I'm also definitely not a morning person. I have to plan my outfits out the night before.

    Love that necklace!

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  2. Congrats on the features! And u look great for not knowing what to wear in the morning! Super cute jeans!

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  3. I LOVE your necklace paired with those jeans!

    xxS

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  4. I have definitely not mastered the art of rapid dressing but you appear to be a pro - I love the addition of a statement to this necklace, it really pulls it all together.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. you are so funny! Loved reading through this post! I, also oversleep on many occasions, and in fact don't have time for a quick shower (haven't invested in a good dry shampoo yet...so maybe I'll try that)...your statement necklace trick is so easy and really does add a lot to an outfit!
    I like how you wore your statement necklace with a plain white tee...really makes it stand out!
    Anyways..have a great day!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  6. Great necklace and I TOTALLY agree. I literally sleep until the.very.last.minute!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a great necklace and awesome jeans!
    xx
    If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!




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    xoxo



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  8. I can so relate to this post! I'm terrible in the mornings and dry shampoo is a must! :) Loving your jeans!!

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  9. I love the jeans! You seriously are just too cute, even in a simple tee and jeans, you rock it.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. totally agree, when all else fails...hang a wreath around your neck!

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  11. your necklace looks lovely <3 honey, would you like to follow me back? I really care of your opinion.
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  12. love your necklace! it really makes the outfit! xo

    allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this outfit <3 those jeans are amazing and they look sooo goood on you!

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. Lovely photos- love that handbag! :) xx

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  15. Love this look and your cute sunnies!! :)

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  16. what a great blog! love the tie dye! thank you for the comments

    www.lifeisjustrosie.com

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  17. Mornings and me don't get along either! Cute style, Ashley. xo

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this outfit, especially the awesome neon statement necklace! haha yeah, statement necklaces do make outfits much better :)

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  19. Love those pants!! And your necklace is awesome as well!
    :)
    Allison

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  20. I love your cool & effortless outfit, you look great!

    come by my blog & we could follow each other..

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  21. I love how your necklace dresses up your white tee!

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    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi! Got your comment :) I would love to follow you! Feel free to do the same! And as for your look here, it's super cute!!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  23. Absolutely loving those pants, not to mention that great statement necklace! Stunning look love.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  24. HA "It really can be as easy as 1...2... statement necklace!" And a sprinkle of dry shampoo, that is :)

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  25. This outfit is perfection. Love the bag, the pants and your necklace (I have the same one). Now following with bloglovin I love your style!! Please check out my blog and if you like it follow me with blolovin as well :)

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  26. cool tie-dye jeans and I really like your bag

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  27. Love the bag!! Visit my blog - chanteu.blogspot.com . Greetings!

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  28. I love your smile!!
    Gorgeous outfit!!
    I'm your new followe n.262, follow my blog? ;)
    kisses!!

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  29. I am a big fan of statement necklaces and agree, they really do make the outfit look that little bit more exciting. Loving the jeans too.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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  30. perfect look dear!love your pants!!
    thanks for your comment and follow you on google friends connect=)
    xoxo and have a nice day!

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  31. YOU LOOK AS CUTE AS ALWAYS.. THAT NECKLACE IS BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE STATEMENT NECKLACES, THEY SPICE UP SIMPLE OUTFITS!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  32. I am loving those jeans!!!! And gotta love statement necklaces! Such an easy way to spice up a look!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  33. I agree with every word, looove this outfit!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  34. Fab outfit, the jeans are fantastic!! Love those sunnies and your cute smile too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you visit again soon.

    You have a new follower too on bloglovin' :)

    Doll on fashion

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  35. Loving the jeans!! The fit is also perfect on you! xx

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  36. Love this necklace and your whole outfit! You look so gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  37. LOVE those jeans on you! And totally agree that statement necklaces make everything better! :) I own many, and always want to buy more! I love yours!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  38. Love that necklace! Great look!
    xx
    KS

    www.krystalschlegel.com

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  39. I love the wash on those jeans!
    xo
    Alison

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  40. OMG I LOVE ur jeans!!!!!! I have similar ones but they are leggings! Great outfit!! Looking good as always!

    xo
    Evangelina www.lawyeringfashion.com

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  41. As I would say: mission completed.
    Nice statement necklace and sunnies :)

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  42. I completely agree--statement necklaces are the easiest way to dress up an outfit fast, they're seriously life savers. Your version is so cute and I LOVE those jeans. Such a great look!

    -Alyssa

    The Glossy Life

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  43. I love this on you. The jeans are so 80's rocker chick which I adore.

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  44. one of my favorite looks of yours today! everything from the jeans to the sunnies is perfect!! So laid back yet stylish. love love

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  45. EACH LOOK I LOVE BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE!!!JEANSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS<3 !!!



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  46. such a fashionista! love your necklace!
    would you like to follow each other? :)
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  47. love this simple look!, how amazing

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  48. Those jeans are awesome!! I love the similar suggestion, they do look identical. You have a cool style; I'm following you on Bloglovin' :)

    http://highheelsskinnyjeans.blogspot.com

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