A Lesson In Accessorizing + Ara Nicole Jewelry Gift Card Giveaway

by - Tuesday, August 06, 2013

What I'm Wearing
Zebra Head Scarf: old
Wayfarer Sunglasses: LOFT ($7)
Love Struck Earrings: c/o Ara Nicole [shop here]
Left Hand - Spiked Friendship Bracelet: ALDO | Lounge Cuff: c/o Ara Nicole [shop here]
Right Hand - Coral Braided & Beaded Cuff: F21 | Cuff Bracelet: F21
Rings: assorted
Multi-strand Chain Necklace: CR ($5)
Grecian Maxi Dress: The Limited ($18)
White & Gold Sandals: Dolce Vita
White & Gold Bag: Bebe

Lesson #1: Go against the "norm" and create your own rules of accessorizing.
Lesson #2: Refer to Lesson #1.

To me, accessorizing is any additional thing that goes into the completion of an outfit. That includes jewelry, purses, shoes, glasses, makeup and your hairstyle. When I bought this dress, I knew that if I wanted to wear it as often as I planned to before winter--four times, that is--I'd have to do something very different with it each time... so that my multiple wears would be 1) justifiable (by me) and 2) forgiven (by me, again).

This is my second time wearing the dress. And I only bought it last week. Hehe... what can I say? I'm in love. I feel like a goddess in it... but I digress. My debut of the dress was as is. I didn't over accessorize or put much thought into how I wore it. However, I decided, to take the dress out one more time and put a little... well, more than a little spin on it. I pinned the multi-strand necklace to the shoulders of the dress (which seem to be made perfectly for an adjustment like this) and I really dove head first into dressing the part of a queen, because that is exactly how the dress make me feel.

And what better way to complete a striking dress that I'm head over heels for than with these lovely "Love Struck" Earrings from Ara Nicole Online Boutique!? Both complimented the outfit, as well as my other jewelry, just the way I needed them to.

Thanks to Tamara, the owner of Ara Nicole Online Boutique, I have two $30 gift cards to her boutique to give to a pair of lucky readers! To enter the giveaway just follow the steps below and may the best ladies win!

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