Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to Style a Valentine Necklace

A time for great debate is approaching - the middle of February, when everyone will have the opportunity to show their allegiance or disdain for everything from greeting cards and chocolate, to singles bars and cinnamon cocktails. While the merits of Valentine’s Day are always up for argument, it also brings us to a major color battle as well. Is it okay to pair red with pink?

Many people do not approve of putting pinks and reds together, but still others agree that it can be done, if done right. With the right shades and proportions, pink and red can be gorgeous together. And with this in mind, I decided to take on the challenge of combining red with a really tough shade of pink - magenta - plus a little peach thrown in for extra fun.

Naturally, any Valentine collage should start with hearts, and I found an abundance of simple heart pendants that weren’t very inspiring. When I finally stumbled across a Betsey Johnson statement necklace with zebra print hearts and magenta colored rhinestones, I couldn’t resist. But how well would it work with my chosen palette?

Valentine Zebra

I combined soft fabrics and pretty contours with black, red and peachy coral. Each outfit provides a romantic backdrop for our quirky necklace. A simple black bag and a luscious red crystal cluster bracelet easily cross over from casual to semi-formal. My favorite find is the chunky Murano glass statement ring!

As always, these looks - or something like them - can be found in handmade and vintage.

Peach Zebra Valentine Treasury

And here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring today’s picks.

crimson nutmeg



It´s passion....

Do you like to combine red and pink in your designs?

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  1. Hi.... thanks a lot to give us ideas!!! I loved the orange blouse very much!!! simple, practical, versatil and stylish I am going to sew it.. see you next time

  2. I love your treasury! Very original. I definitely combine reds and pinks in my design. You have to be careful with the shades, but when they come together just right, the effects are stunning.


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