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Statement Jewelry-How You Can Improve on a Casual Look

Hi friends!

I’m back from the relatives house and we had a good time. Lots of good food, company, and things to do. We saw a parade, went to a great restaurant, watched Memorial Day fireworks and had a cookout. It’s the 11 hour drive home that was a bit tough!  I went to a wedding shower yesterday, had a lovely time, and was thankful we didn’t play some of the cheesy games like “Who could make the prettiest toilet paper wedding gown? !”Anyhow, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and I can’t believe it is June already. 

Today I am wearing a casual outfit. I’m not always in the mood to dress up, but I want to look stylish and put together.  Who doesn’t own a  pretty but simple top and jeans? I have several off the shoulder tops, but saw this one shoulder ruffled top at H&M and thought it would be great with plenty in my closet.

*This post is not sponsored. I just love their jewelry! 🙂

I love Sylca Designs jewelry. I have written about them before on the blog, as they are a mom and daughter team from Columbia, making unique earthy jewelry.  I saw this ocean blue shell necklace and kept coming back to it. My rule is if I keep going back to look at something, I probably want to add it to my collection/closet. I love the rich blue tones and thought I had plenty it would go with. So the formula here is cute top+ denim ( whatever style you feel flatters you) +statement necklace/jewelry. Think of the jeans and top as a blank canvas and the jewelry as art.

I would love to find a bold silver bracelet to add to this as well. In addition to the necklace, I added texture with my crinkled leather clutch, my new ALDO lace white lace up espadrilles. ( Poshmark- $20! yeah, baby) All of a sudden the look becomes more than a cute top and jeans! Texture is always one of those style elements that takes an outfit from “That’s nice… to wow”! The ruffled lace texture, crinkled leather of the clutch, lace in the shoes and bold shell necklace all add visual interest to an outfit.  If I wanted to add another piece to this look, I could add a light blazer for additional color and interest, but let’s stick to the basics for now! And lets face it, it is getting hot in the South!

Speaking of hot, there’s nothing like the feeling of sweat at the nape of your neck, so you may be seeing me try different hairstyles this summer. Ponytail, chignon, etc.

Outfit details:  Top- HM ( like this one), jeans SFAM ( I like these), Espadrilles ( poshmark, like these) , jewelry, Sylca Designs, bag: Treesje ( navy clutch)

Shoe and Tell!  #iwillwearwhatilike link up! Hello Monday! Mix It Monday! How I Summer! Creative Mondays! Let It Shine!

Do you love a bold statement necklace? What brands are your favorite?


Have a great day!

Jess xo


  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 10:58h, 12 June Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your earrings are stunning. I love how their twist is repeated by your curls. Perfect! Cute shoes with heels too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Nicole, I found the shoes on Poshmark and they were a steal! 🙂 Glad you like the look! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:29h, 10 June Reply

    I can see why you fell in love with their works, Jess, this necklace is beautiful, very unusual and is quite a statement piece. Love your whole outfit

  • clairejustine
    Posted at 04:46h, 07 June Reply

    That is a great statement necklace Jess. Love how you have styled this outfit 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 07 June Reply

      Thank you Claire, I know this one will get plenty of use, I loved the rich blue tone. xx

  • jacqui
    Posted at 17:46h, 05 June Reply

    Well this is super, love these sandals, I recently had to wear mine in the rain and they’ve got a few stains around them. Cute necklace Jess. x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:30h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! These were a steal, now I have to try and keep them white! Glad you like the look. xx

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:13h, 05 June Reply

    Jess, I totally agree that accessories can elevate any casual look! I am always on the lookout for great statement necklaces that don’t break the bank and these are fabulous! What a great website! I love your espadrilles, what a score, such a fun casual summer look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:32h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! Yes, I collaborated with them several times and do love the natural wood and shell they use for their jewelry. Glad you enjoy the look, everyone needs some casual days! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:25h, 05 June Reply

    I have to agree whole heartedly Jess!! The accessories can make anything look fabulous!! In fact, that’s our them for Wednesday—ha ha! Great minds think alike!!
    And that blouse is so pretty—does it feel strange at all to have one should covered and not the other? I’ve tried on one of these blouses, but I didn’t bring it home!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Oh, that is awesome. Yes, great minds… I’m going to style this blouse more on the blog, and no it actually feels more comfortable to me than some OTS tops! I saw a poplin white one on Ann Taylor I would like to get as it goes with anything and is just such a fun item for spring/summer. xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:15h, 05 June Reply

    What a fabulous necklace! I saw yesterday on Greetje s blog(no fear of fashion) that she also had fantastic necklaces! You should really check her site and take a look at the IG of the person behind the accesories!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I have quite a few from this mother-daughter team as I love their unique styles. I will have to check out Greetje’s accessories as well. The blue really stood out and it was a color I didn’t have much of in my closet in regards to jewelry. xx

      • Gill
        Posted at 02:08h, 06 June Reply

        Hey Jess, first off I’m loving those shoes – right up my alley. Secondly, I’m a big fan of this kind of jewellery too. I was fortunate to work with a friend of mine whilst travelling around SE Asia and she actually made similar pieces to that blue necklace. It was loads of fun putting those little creations together. I’m much more into this kind of bling now since I got back from my travels – rather than shiny diamonds and gold. The fact I’m totally broke at the moment probably has something to do with it mind.

        I think the necklace works well with that white top and the earrings are a nice edition too. Great look and loving the one exposed shoulder. It’s flaunting that bit of skin whilst still looking sophisticated and tasteful.

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