Friday, March 9, 2012

Nurture Yourself - Ocean Inspired Accessories

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012. Image courtesy of 

As I was looking through some of the Spring 2012 shows for the 20th time, I came across this incredible couture dress from Alexander McQueen. What I had initially thought was some type of beading turned out to be hundreds and hundreds of pieces of coral! It reminded me to dust off a beautiful red coral necklace I borrowed from my mom (that was about 10 years ago so not sure borrow is still the right word:). I usually pair it with a white button down or a simple black sweater so it can take center stage. 

Versace Spring 2012. Image courtesy of 

Versace's Spring 2012 show was all about whimsical ocean prints in a soothing palate. 

Givenchy Spring 2012. Image courtesy of 

The large shark tooth necklaces became the must have accessory for Spring 2012 as soon as they stepped onto the runway at Givenchy. I sometimes find the best way to interpret trends is through accessories, so here are my picks of ocean-inspired pieces you'll wear through spring and into summer, and for many years to come. 

Versace Gold Starfish Ring, $325, 

This rose-gold cuff by Fallon is abstract loveliness! You have to look twice to notice the shark teeth. $235,  They also make a matching set of earrings!   

Fallon's Shark Tooth Earrings, $75, 

These Staghorn Reef Earrings by Anthropologie are a more subtle interpretation of the trend, $48,  

A great interpretation of the Givenchy necklace! Fossil Shark Tooth Sterling Silver Pendant, $13.00, Smiling Raven Creations on 

This starfish cuff would look lovely with a black maxi dress. Kenneth Jay Lane Metal Starfish Cuff, $89.25, 

Coral Necklace, $63, Jewelry By Sonja Blume,

Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend where ever you are! I am so excited about how March is shaping up here at the blog and have some great posts, interviews and ideas coming over the next several weeks. Please know how much I appreciate you stopping by! 


Theresa / InspirationCOOP said...

I love your 'borrowed' coral necklace. I can imagine how beautiful the red against a crisp, white shirt would look. I'm feeling the shark tooth pieces, as well. I wonder if they bring good luck if you wear them?
So excited to see what you have up your sleeve in the coming weeks! I know it's going to be good.
Have a wonderful weekend, J! Enjoy this amazing weather we're having.

tina said...

Hi. The AMQ dress is gorgeous but boy is that model skinny. Actually a bit sickly:)

Your mum's (or now yours) necklace is really nice.

I too look forward to what you will be unveiling in the next few weeks. I do like reading your blog:)
Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

I surprisingly like the shark tooth necklace. Coral is always so pretty. Looking forward to what you have in store for your blog.
Happy Friday!

Mom said...

Loved your posts! Beautifully done! Mom

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