Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How To Build an Outfit Around Accessories & PINK & ROWE GIVEAWAY

Using Accessories to Remix Your Wardrobe

I only buy a limited amount of new clothes each season and mainly replace items that are past their prime or don’t fit properly anymore. I do however like to update my look with new accessories on a regular basis. Accessories are much less likely to go out of style. Plus, they always fit! Because I have a limited amount of clothes to work with, I often pick out my accessories first and then build an outfit around the accessories.

That’s what I did when Pink & Rowe gifted me two beautiful pearl necklaces*.

Pink  Rowe Pearl Necklaces

I love wearing pearls, as they look great with any outfit. They can really dress up a very casual outfit like jeans and a tee, and they look great with dressier clothes as well. Plus, pearls are truly timeless. You can wear the same strand of pearls your entire life.

I used the colors in the necklaces to inspire me to build an outfit. I kept the first outfit neutral in a beige/grey/black color scheme. I often wear neutral outfits, and I love the look of the pearls with the neutral outfit.
Pink  Rowe Necklace 1 2 
Pink  Rowe Neckalce 2 2

I just love the blue pearls, and they immediately reminded me of my blue coat. I kept the rest of the outfit the same, but I like how by switching out the necklaces and the coat for the shawl, the outfit looks quite different.

Pink  Rowe Necklace 4
Pink  Rowe Necklace 3

The blue pearls will also look fabulous with jeans. Or how about a pink top? Pink and blue complement each other so well. They will also go nicely with an all white outfit in a few months when it gets a bit warmer. I can picture white jeans, a white blouse or tee, the blue pearl necklace and blue shoes - either dressy or casual and maybe one other light blue accessory. I have also some blue shorts that I always like to dress up a bit, and the blue pearls will be perfect for that. The possibilities are endless.

What I love most about building an outfit around accessories is that it automatically makes me remix the items I have in my closet. A few pieces of clothes can truly be turned into many outfits if they are remixed. And accessories can help a lot to make old basics seem new and interesting. The colors of the accessories can either be part of the color scheme of the outfit, or they can add a splash of color to a neutral outfit.

Finally, accessories are a must for me when I travel. The same white tee will look completely different with a pearl necklace, a big colorful statement necklace, or an artistic silver necklace.

Pink & Rowe Giveaway

Pink  Rowe necklace and bracelet set

Pink and Rowe is offering my readers a chance to win a beautiful necklace/bracelet set. The faux pearl necklace and bracelet are constructed completely by hand and are made in the U.S.A. Each pearl is hand knotted in the traditional manner, which is very rare these days. The pearls are Swarovski glass pearls and are of the highest quality of faux pearls. Truly a set to treasure.

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18+ and closes on Wednesday, 2/8/17 at 11:59 EST. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Questions: Do you like pearls? What is your favorite way to wear them? Do you ever build an outfit around accessories? 

Click here to check out the fabulous bloggers I’m linking up with.

Be Well,
Andrea

*Disclosure: I was gifted the two necklaces from Pink & Rowe. All opinions are my own. 

50 comments:

  1. I love pearls. Yours are so pretty!

    Mary

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  2. I've been trying to wear my pearls more and more instead of just saving them for the dress up occasions!! I do love the colored pearls, and that might make it easier on my brain, LOL!!
    Great looks, Andrea!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, you should definitely wear them! Thanks, Jodie!

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  3. So pretty! I do this all the time, find some jewelry I want to wear and make an outfit out of that.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Isn't it fun to build an outfit around accessories?!

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  4. I love the jewelry, Andrea! You are such a chic mama and I had no idea that you have two boys as well! Sending you all much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! Thinking of you and your growing family!

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  5. Agree Andrea! Accessories will always fit :) I love the blue coat to match your necklace!! I have a love/hate relationship with pearls! I like them in color, rather than in cream or white.

    xo
    Mel

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    1. Yup, that's why I love them! ;-) Colored pearls are very pretty!

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  6. These look gorgeous on you Andrea, as do you in these outfits. Hope you're well. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui! And, yes, I'm finally better! Thanks for asking!

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  7. Those are lovely, Andrea! I think the white and gray are my favorite. Love your blue coat!

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  8. I have a set of pearls that my husband gave me for an anniversary years ago. I need to remember to get them out and wear them! These are both so lovely and I love the outfits you built around them!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! And, yes, let's wear those pearls!

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  9. I love pearls...I recently wrote a post about their history. I like an oversized pearl necklace, a pearl brooch, or, for a classic evening look, a single strand necklace like the one you're wearing.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Oh, your post about the history of pearls sounds interesting!

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  10. Oh wow Andrea, these are absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I truly love them!

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    2. Ooops! I follow pink & Rowe on instagram but I entered my ppinterest name on the form! Should be sarahgillespie54!

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  11. Pretty jewelry, lady! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway! I'm outside the US which is a shame as they look like lovely pieces! I especially like the blue one :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Sorry you aren't eligible to enter, Mica!

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  13. Very pretty! And yes, accessories always fit! :) Thanks for being the first one to the party, Andrea! Have a fun weekend & thanks for linking up!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn Lucy! I just love the "always fitting" part! :-)

      I hope you had a nice weekend!

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  14. Those pearls are so pretty and definitely a timeless accessory! Love the looks you created around them!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  15. You're looking lovely, Andrea, and those pink pearls are really delicious-looking. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! And, yes, the pink pearls are beautiful!

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  16. Pearls are making a comeback this season, great choice
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Very nice blue duffle coat

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  18. Andrea, I can't believe how different the outfit looks with a simple change in outerwear and the accessories. It's amazing. And a really cool experiment!

    These pearl pieces are amazing. So pretty. I had no idea that Swarovski made pearls too! What a great giveaway, thanks for hosting it!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! It was fun! And it really showed me, once again, that you don't need a lot of clothes and can create different outfits by switching out a few pieces.

      Good luck!

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  19. Pearls are indeed a great accessory to any outfit as your two fabulous looks have proven. I have several different necklaces with pearls and I always feel a bit chicer when I wear them. Thank you for sharing this style inspiration on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rena! Yes, pearls always make me feel chic, too.

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  20. I'm a big fan of pearls, they go with everything and always look so stylish.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  21. You are so pretty love pearls. One of pinterest link is not found please let me know by email to follow her Thanks

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know about the broken Pinterest link; I emailed the person who created the giveaway and let her know.

      Unfortunately, I can't email you because your email shows up as "no reply blogger," and I don't see your email address. For future reference, here is how you can enable your email on BLOGGER ACCOUNTS: Click on your Dashboard, click on EDIT PROFILE and place a check mark next to SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS, and finally scroll to the bottom and click SAVE PROFILE.

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    2. My email is rajeespot@gmail.com Thanks

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    3. Hi Rajee,

      The giveaway is now fixed. Local Mom Scoop's Pinterest account is: https://www.pinterest.com/Localmomscoop/.

      Again, thanks for letting us know!

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  22. I love your idea of building an outfit around accessories Andrea. It makes so much sense, especially since they'll always fit. I'm so sorry I missed the give away because those pearls from Pink and Rowe are stunning

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Sorry you missed the giveaway!

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