Plaid: Trunk 13 Leather top: Trunk 13 Jeans: Old Navy Heels: Nine West (ancient & need to be replaced) Necklace: BaubleBar Lips: BITE
To call this bauble simply a necklace would be completely and utterly insane. It is so much more than that, it's an outfit maker, standout piece and total conversation starter. The first time I wore this stunner out, surprisingly I had more compliments from guys than girls. I think they were more curious as to why in the world a girl would wear a necklace that looks like it weighs the same as a small child, than the fact that it was fashion accessory gold, but hey got them talking. Side note, while it is not light by any means, it isn't all that bad. However, it is definitely not for the bauble scared.
The Courtney Bib, most accurately named after the lady who made me have-to-have this giant piece, the Courtney Kerr, is back up on BaubleBar as of yesterday for preorder to be shipped at the end of February. Run, jump or fly to your nearest computer or phone and get yours TODAY before they are gone. I'm telling you, you won't be sorry.
On to the rest of the outfit. I have always been a fan of leather, owning leather pants, jackets, bags of all sizes and shoes in multiple quantities. Whenever I first started my holiday job at Trunk 13, a local boutique in Savannah, this shirt made me go ga-ga. And as the only one left it was quite literally fashion fate. Working at the boutique was exactly like living in your dream closet every single day. Playing dress-up with amazing clothes and accessories. I don't know about you but that is my idea of fashion heaven. Mixing the red lip with the oversized plaid shirt and the neutral leopard shoe make for a rather effortless, but still put together look. Chic.
Another way to wear a super structured top like this one is with a slightly high waisted flowy maxi in a bright cobalt blue for example, or a cute midi. Keeping the bottom more voluminous will definitely counter the super structure of the leather top. I can't wait to wear mine into the spring.
Photos by Marianne Lucille Photography