Friday, December 3, 2010

Wear It Twice: The Cold and the Beautiful

It’s all too easy to get carried away with Christmas themes at this time of year, so instead of seeking out some distinctly holiday glam jewelry for December, I stuck to birthstones instead.

The first blue topaz design that really caught my eye was this gorgeous Cubic Zirconia butterfly pendant. It’s about as far from Christmasy as one could get, so I started building some fun December outfits around it.



For those lucky enough to live in climates without heaps of snow and rain in winter, I started with an irresistibly fun Peter Pilotto dress. The splash of orange goes so well with the blue CZ. It’s a fun challenge to combine black and orange together and completely wash away any trace of Halloween. The shapes and textures of this dress have already done most of the work for me.

To complete the look, I added Swarovski studded leggings, some furry black boots and a sapphire blue handbag. I thought adding a vibrant orange Tarina Tarantino butterfly barrette toed the line of taste just enough to be sensational.

I created the second outfit with the northern hemisphere in mind. It started with a gorgeous wool turtleneck in pumpkin orange, which has a fantastic cowl neckline for showing off a statement necklace. Dark gray printed jeans and blue Dr. Martins dress it down. To bring it back up again and balance out the butterfly pendant, I added a black and gold bangle watch, and a black knit beret.

And, of course, you can get these looks, or something like them, on ArtFire.

The Cold and the Beautiful ArtFire Collection



Okay, bring on the eggnog!

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5 comments:

  1. I love that turtleneck, where is it from? Great choices for our northern climate.

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  2. That is a Miriam Ocariz sweater from Farfetch.com. Doesn't it look so comfy?

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  3. It's gorgeous, looks so comfy, and is one of my favorite colors! That might have to go on my wishlist :)

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  4. I love the colour of the blue butterfly with the turtleneck!

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