Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Preppy Meets Edgy plus JewelMint Delivery

Le Tigre polo (similar) -- Gap schoolboy blazer (similar) -- Anoname jeans (similar) -- Deena and Ozzy satchel from Urban Outfitters (sold out but similar) -- F21 bangles (similar) -- Tory Burch Reva flats (buy)

I wanted to experiment with a statement jewelry piece yesterday and ironically, PetiteLittleGirl just made a post about the same topic. The main difference is that her look was dressy whereas mine was casual. Edgy accessories like a funky necklace and/or bag can really jazz up an otherwise boring outfit. I used a necklace that I have been dying to showcase and paired it with a preppy polo+schoolboy blazer combo. 
Necklace from Lovisa which is an Aussie jewelry brand (similar but more colorful option)

Here are some more pictures of my Gap blazer which and love! The shell/body lining is mainly cotton and the sleeves are lined with a pinstripe design. It fits really well for not being part of the petite line. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it anywhere online. *sad face*
I was also super excited because I received a package in the mail from JewelMint with my recent purchase. I ordered the OrnaMint Mystery Bag so I could be surprised with the contents when it arrived in the mail.

This is what I ended up getting...
Aqua Bomb ring - sz 6 (thrilled about this)
Diving Belle earrings (meh...about these but I will give them a shot)
Well that's my update for now. I would love to get some feedback and hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

46 comments:

  1. Hi Karen!  Glad to have another petite blogger! :)

    I love the look you put together! That necklace is great! And JewelMint is new to me!  The "mystery" bag would be so fun to try out!

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  2. Thanks Lia! You should go sign up for JewelMint...they have pretty unique pieces! Btw I just looked at your blog and you have some pretty awesome jewelry too...will be following you! =P

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  3. I absolutely LOVE THAT RING! ITS GORGEOUS!

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  4. Oh and I'm sure you can find other jewelry pieces to center your outfit around...you seem to be good with big watches! hehe

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  5. Thanks for the kind words Marion! I really appreciate it and am checking out your blog now! Hope to keep in touch! =D

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  6. I'm definitely loving this casual chic way to wear a statement necklace!  Centering an outfit around a necklace is something that I'm admittedly not very good at...you pulled it off beautifully!  Love it girl!
    XO - Marion
    PS - and welcome to the blogging world :-) 

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  7. Thanks so much Megan! Means a lot coming from you! =)

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  8. i love love love this look, it's perfectly edgy yet chic and put together.

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  9. Thanks for the sweet comment Elaine! Yeah I just realized that JewelMint is only available in the US. It's basically a jewelry club where they have new pieces every month and you can choose to order something or not...they have pretty interesting stuff though. Hope it comes to Canada soon!

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  10. Thank you! I love the ring...check out JewelMint if you haven't already!

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  11. No problem! I still haven't done my last minute holiday shopping yet...eeks!

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  12. love the necklace!  looks great with the outfit.  and what a fun ring!

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  13. Oooh I'm loving that ring! What is JewelMint?  I'm sure it's a US thing.   I love how you wore the statement necklace with a casual chic outfit.  It's unexpected and that's why it works so well!

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  14. That is the name I go by :) Thanks for the info! I've already gone WAY over-budget for December for shopping (curse those hard-to-pass-up sales!!) but I'll definitely try to snag something from their January showroom.

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  15. Thanks Jennifer! I love how you pair your blazers as well...I think I need to invest in more. 

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  16. Thanks! You have a cute blog...will be following! =)

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  17. Yeah me too...I think I need more in other colors. =P Yes definitely check out JewelMint from my link.

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  18. love it!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks Bessie! Hm I will let you know how the earrings turn out once I pair them with outfits...they look better on the JewelMint model than in person. haha Have you ordered anything from them?

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  20. Thanks Julie!! Ohh I thought they shipped to Canada...maybe soon! =P Btw I love your Pop Champagne blog too and have been following for a while. hehe

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  21. Thanks hun!! I can't wait to use this necklace with more outfits too. Sucks they don't have Lovisa here...I really liked it while I was in Australia.

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  22. Thanks JJ (is that the name you go by? lol)! I love JewelMint because they have a lot of unique pieces that I haven't really seen anywhere else. I also purchased the Calla Lily earrings. The quality of the 2 items I got in this post are both high quality...the earrings are pretty heavy (made from hematite) and the ring is made of oxidized silver. They don't seem like they are gonna turn my finger green or break on me! Let me know how your first purchase with them goes! =)

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  23. Great post!  Black blazers are staples in closets - I wear mine a lot.    

    Thanks for your comment.  

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  24. I really like all of the jewelry you presented.  The necklace is beautiful and I really like the earrings!  They're a lot of fun and while they seem meh you'll get a lot of wear out of them!

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  25. the leaf necklace is really pretty, and the jewelmint!! ahh i wish they ship to canada :D

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  26. karen-- this is such a cute outfit and love the necklace! i can see the necklace paired with lots of other outfits too. i love that you incoporated that mint color to the outfit. this outfit is fun and edgy and very wearable.

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  27. That necklace is so pretty! I love how you styled it under a polo shirt to tone it down a bit and make it more casual. And I've been meaning to buy a piece from JewelMint for the longest time, but can never decide which piece to get - I'm always so overwhelmed by the options whenever I visit the site. What's the quality of the two you received like?

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  28. I'm all about boyfriend blazers too! Cute ring.. haven't heard of them until now. Thanks for the tip! 

    Maureen Rose
    awanderlustlife.com

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  29. Thanks Yola! You have amazing style and I will be following! Can't wait to see more.

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  30. Aww thanks Michelle! I'm looking forward to being a part of the petite community. haha Thanks so much for your kind words. You should definitely check out JewelMint too!

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  31. super cute! i love your necklace!!! so glad to have found your blog! :)

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  32. Thanks Sandy! Hope you will continue to follow! 

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  33. hey we are the same jean size! love the aqua bomb ring

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  34. haha I usually wear 24 or 25 so I don't know how I ended up buying those in the first place! They are a bit loose but like that better sometimes. Thanks for visiting!

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  35. Love this necklace, and you have such cute jewelry :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  36. I have that ring too! Haha I also got the Zoe bangle in my mystery bag. My friend and I are new bloggers also. Maybe we can follow each other!

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  37. Ooo awesome...don't you love it?? Which one is the Zoe bangle? Yes would love to follow you too! =D

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  38. The Zoe bangle is gold with a black stone in the middle. You can see it here: http://www.jewelmint.com/jewelry/zoe-bangle. So far, I am liking it, but the stone is actually pretty sharp, so I have to be careful not to snag it on my sweaters! The aqua bomb ring is definitely the winner of the mystery bag :)

    The blog URL is: www.sendingloveacross.blogspot.com

    Congrats on your blog; we are new followers now :D

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  39. Thanks Annie! You are so sweet!

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  40. Yeah I love the Aqua Bomb one too! Same to you...yay to new followers!

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  41. the aqua bomb ring is super pretty!

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  42. Aquabomb ring is amaaaaazing!
    xo
    The Fashionable ESQ

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/ 

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  43.  Thanks for visiting and for the comment! I love that ring!

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