Tribal Necklace: Jewelry Judge

As I entered one of my favorite restaurants on Burlingame Avenue for lunch the other day, my attention went straight to the necklace the lovely woman behind the counter was wearing.

cary lane neckalce
I loved the mixed media, the angles, the sparkle, and the scale. Then I started to take in the whole picture. I noticed that the cream tones in the rope were a nice blend with the off-white blouse she was wearing. And then my eyes drifted down to her pants, which were a very tribal black and cream print.

tribal pattern pants
The pattern was an echo of the large, brass chevron at the bottom of the necklace, which really created a nice flow to the whole outfit.

tribal statement necklace
I appreciate how she kept the rest of her accessories very clean–no rings or bracelets, and simple earrings. The whole ensemble flattered her natural coloring, and the necklace brought your attention right to her smiling face.

After accosting her with questions (She bought the necklace at Cary Lane in San Francisco.) and my iPhone camera, I finally let her take me to a table. Sometimes talking about jewelry is just more important than eating! 😉

Necklace? Bejeweled Scarf?: Jewelry Judge

I was having THE most delicious meal at the Tipsy Parson in Chelsea during my NYC trip, and I had to pause as I was taking yet another mouth-watering bite of buttermilk-chive biscuit (with honey butter!!). In walked this young woman, and she simply sparkled, from her personal radiance to the jewels around her neck. At first glance, I couldn’t tell whether she was donning one major statement necklace, or a fabulous bejeweled scarf. Truth be told, the jury is still out. Nonetheless, the effect was stunning, and I don’t think there was a single patron who didn’t acknowledge her entrance. Her friend (who apparently created this stunning accessory) should get busy making more!

tipsy parson necklace
This is the way to spice up a basic top!

Statement Necklace: Jewelry Judge

I was out one Saturday morning in Palo Alto, and this gal’s necklace stopped me in my tracks. She had a few inches on me, which is saying something, and she walked with presence! Her simple black outfit was styled perfectly with this statement necklace. She said she picked it up at Buffalo Exchange. Not only is she stylish, but she’s eco-friendly with the recycled piece. Lovin’ it!

buffalo exchange necklace
Every aspect is in scale!

buffalo exchange jewelry
Close up of the necklace