*Bring On The Bling*

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Let me start, by saying I’m super excited about this post, because…. I’m bringing you a budding fashionista Exclusive! Maybe it’s the news producer in me, but…this just in… an Exclusive is a big deal!

I had been working on this post about layering necklaces when I came across an Instagram picture of one of my favorite bloggers, Brenna from Chic Street Style. Her picture was a perfect example of what I wanted to blog about.

You can create a great statement piece even if you don’t have one that necessarily stands out on its own.

I asked Brenna if I could feature her Instagram picture in my post. Well, I didn’t have to worry about “borrowing” the image from her Instagram feed, because she sent me personal pictures of the look that haven’t even posted on her own blog! So, I’m bringing you her looks…before she does (if you don’t count the preview pic she posted on Instagram ha!)!

Brenna is a blogger, personal stylist and stylist for Stella & Dot. I love Stella & Dot jewelry and I’m sure you will, too if you want to check out her page. All of the bling above is from Stella and Dot. Don’t the necklaces look like they belong together?! With all the stones and metals matching, everything is bound to look flawless!

The coordination is something I kept in mind when stacking my necklaces a few weeks ago. It was something I never tried. But another blog, Coast To Coast Central, helped me branch out! The site hosts an Instagram challenge twice a week. The goal is to get women to rethink how they get dressed. Try something new. Try something different. Try something unexpected. I love a challenge and this also gives me some guidance on new ways to approach my closet.

One recent challenge was layering up jewelry. Just like my fashion sense… my bling is still budding! However, I do feel I have some decent basics with a few decent statement pieces.

This is what I came up with:

I started with a simple necklace from Charming Charlie that had a little length. I added a slightly shorter necklace with some metal bar detailing and neutral stones from Francesca’s. Then I added an even shorter, simple, chain link necklace I purchased from Banana Republic.

I decided to go with a black and gold theme since it’s all pretty neutral and I wouldn’t have to worry about colors clashing or if all the colors coordinated with my outfit. I, personally loved the end result! Individually, the necklaces are decent, but not super impactful. Together, I think they’re quite the neck party!

It’s something I hope to do more of in the future! Maybe I’ll try colors next time, like Amy from My Soapbox Moment!

This new accessorizing tool is also another great way to help me keep my outfits fresh during my 6 month “shopping fast!” Follow me on Facebook to see if I figure out a way to incorporate more Stacked Bling to my wardrobe! I hope you feel inspired to branch out!


7 thoughts on “*Bring On The Bling*

    Chic Street Style said:
    February 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the feature. Love your layering too.

    Xo Brenna


      Budding Fashionista responded:
      February 27, 2014 at 7:03 am

      thanks for sharing your pics! you’re the best! and glad you liked my layering! a first for me, so it’s nice to know when you get something right! 🙂


    Fashion Tag (Dana Cristina) said:
    February 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    wow! I love what you did with your necklaces ❤ amazing layering. and black & gold accessories are my favorite. This btw is a brilliant idea and I'll definitely give it a try. It looks fantastic, helps us get creative and make use of all those forgotten necklaces. Loved this post!!! that, and also – you can never have too much bling 😉 xoxo


      Budding Fashionista responded:
      February 27, 2014 at 7:05 am

      I am SO glad you were inspired by the post!! Seriously, you made my day! I would love to see what you do wtih your bling! I tend to gravitate toward black and gold jewelry when I’m shopping, so I really have to make an effort to branch out when I buy something new! I end up trying to accessorize and realize I could use more color in my armoire!


    amyortiz27 said:
    February 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Love it!!!! Thank you doll!


      Budding Fashionista responded:
      February 27, 2014 at 7:06 am

      so glad, amy!! thanks again for letting me “borrow” the image from your blog!! i love your style, girl!


        amyortiz27 said:
        February 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        My pleasure! Thank you!!! I love your style as well!! XOXO


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