Saturday, March 14, 2009

Afraid of Color? Accessorize!

Often people see outstanding fashion in brilliant colors and bold designs, thinking to themselves, "Sure, but I could never wear that!" Some people just don't like to stand out like a bouquet of flowers against walls of beige and grey. But this doesn't mean you have to blend into the background! You can keep your closet full of beige, khaki, black, brown, tan, off-white, cream and grey and still make your look pop with the right accessories.

I love these earrings with a simple black dress, a pair of emerald green strappy heels and some silver bangle bracelets. Handmade with vintage lucite plastic hoops, these will turn drab to retro in a flash. Find them at along with a shop full of bright, fun pieces that are sure to energize any ensemble.

This lemonade yellow jade bead crochet bracelet would steal the spotlight worn with a deep brown pantsuit and bright yellow or turquoise scarf.
The artist who created this piece "used an itty bitty crochet hook to create a strand that was then joined to create a seamless bracelet that rolls easily over your hand to hang gently from your wrist. The stones have a nice weight making this bracelet extremely comfortable to wear." Find it at

This necklace, "casual and fresh, just like the sunset" is for all the khaki/beige/tan lovers out there. Thinking of wearing camel colored knee length pencil skirt and an off-white fitted sweater to work? Pick your favorite color on this necklace, any color, and wear a pair of pumps to match. Pick another color and wear a skinny belt around your waist. Hmmm, let's see. I pick the green peep-toe canvas wedges, trimmed in gold, with an orange patent leather skinny belt with a shiny gold buckle. I think I'll play it safe with some gold studs in my ears. You can find this piece at .
Jewelry is every bit a part of fashion as any skirt, shirt or dress. In fact, there is a whole world of jewelry out there just waiting to be discovered (find tons of handmade jewelry like you see above at ). If you feel like playing it safe with your wardrobe, but being bold with your look, go big with a colorful piece of eye-catching jewelry!
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  1. I like the yellow jade bracelet. although etsy addresses... the www works in mine, but sometimes it doesn't...

  2. Beautiful selections and such awesome spring colors. Now we just need the weather to match!

  3. Great post! I think your blog will be a hit.

  4. The green earrings are very pretty. One of these days I might be able to wear jewelry again and enjoy beauties like these. Until the kiddos get older I will just have to admire them from afar!

    Gwenn (