Friday, August 6, 2010

Wear It Twice: Peridot Paradise

An everyday necklace is really only as good as the number of things you can wear it with. When we spend our hard-earned money on something, we want to know that we’ll be getting a lot of use out of it. So a necklace that can go from work to dancing to brunch, is a good investment.

Today I thought I would examine the versatility of a simple birthstone necklace. August’s birthstone, peridot, has such a fresh green color, and it begs to be paired with other pure, exuberant shades. After finding a pretty strand of peridot beads, I started to see a palette of beachy colors - green, white, aqua and gold.

For the first outfit, I started with a fun asymmetrical ruffle tank top in a vibrant, almost peacock turquoise. I added a pretty white pencil skirt, then topped it off with gold strappy wedges and a pair of vintage Dior sunglasses - perfect for a day on the boardwalk.

To create a more casual ensemble, I found a lovely belted tunic in white, and added a cute pair of sandy denim shorts. Teal gladiator sandals and a floppy sunhat complete the look, for a lazy day at the beach.

And of course, you can get these looks - or something like them - on Etsy!

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  1. Peridot is a staple in my jewelry wardrobe now because it's my son's birthstone. Such a versatile color! I'm loving those teal gladiator sandals!!!

  2. Great picks! I love how you show a dressier and more casual ensemble. I love the splashes of aqua and never would have thought to pair peridot with them!

  3. I love peridots - I think they are an underappreciated gemstone!

  4. I agree! Although I'm generally not a fan of anything you have to dig up, I do love that amazing shade of green. It has such a lovely sour quality to it.


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