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.
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.
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.
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! 😉
Art deco is a huge trend this spring, but it can be interpreted in a very Halloween costume-y way. This gal, whom I spied south of Market in SF last week was spot-on with her choice. Not only is the necklace a cool combination of tribal meets art deco, but it’s set off perfectly by the subtle geometric pattern in the blouse she’s wearing. She gets a jewelry gold star in my book!