Dress: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Pink shoes: J. C. Penney's
Pink bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Bronze shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Bronze bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Necklace: The Tote Trove
I ordered this dress from J. C. Penney's not too long ago (the afternoon of Hurricane Irene, actually), and when it arrived, I thought, I need to make a necklace for this. And not of my usual super embellished go big or go home variety, either. No, this time I wanted something simpler yet still different, something basic enough that I could've bought it in a store - but didn't.
Inspiration came in the form of this rhinestoned, gold-tone swan pendant, which I fished out of a Michaels clearance bin. I knew I wanted to accessorize it with amber and mint beads but was itching to introduce another color to prevent it from being too matchy-matchy with the dress. When I saw these hot pink beads, I knew they would pack the right punch.
When it was time to take the pictures I ran with the idea, going for a hot pink sandal and bag combo. Still, I remembered that I had bronze sandals and a bronze bag buried somewhere deep in my wardrobe and couldn't help but wonder how they would look with the dress. So out they came for a photo all their own, becoming contestants in the first-ever Tote Trove shoe and bag competition. Who, oh who, would win the honor of stepping out with this sassy zebra-print dress? Ever the fan of a good color clash, I cast my vote for the pink. What about you?
Either way, it's nice to have options :)