Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011: From Mom

My mother and I are very similar in alot of ways. It's one of those things that I didn't fully realize but, still tried to fight when I was a teenager. Now, I'm cool with it! For one we look like each other... don't you see the resemblance? But, other things like our penchant for word games, hardwood floors, altruistic natures, and love of unique handcrafted jewelry (to name a few) grow day by day. This Christmas (thanks to Mom and the latter) I found this great necklace sitting under the tree. A small group of native Johannesburg, South Africa, artisans, called Inkwenkwezi, began making safety-pin jewelry in 1992 and this is one of those items. I would not have instantly gravitated towards this piece for more than it's novel appearance but, mother knows best (don't tell her I said that) and I am really loving the way it fills in the space around the collar of this sweater. How else would you style this piece? Mom says with a black turtleneck but, I am skeptical...
  • Top: orange v-neck sweater, Banana Republic outlet with a tank top underneath for the modesty
  • Bottom: gray pants, New York and Company
  • Shoes & Accessories: black ruffle embellished flats, Audrey Brooke via DSW; Inkwenkwezi Safety Pin necklace, Smithsonian Christmas gift from Mom; silver bead earrings, Tiffany & Co.; purple tote bag, Coach

Items from this outfit are previously seen here, here, and here:


  1. I think maybe another option could be a crisp, white button down so the colors in the necklace would really pop. But then, I kind of have a flare for the boring. Regardless, it's a great piece!

  2. My mom always tells me to wear necklaces with black turtlenecks, and I am also always skeptical. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I say try it, but I also think that necklace would work well with any v-neck or scoop neck top. It's beautiful!

  3. Are those kitten heels? I need a nice, basic pair like this to go with certain trousers. Pointy, but not tooooo pointy, ya know?

  4. You look super cute. I love those shoes and that necklace!

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  5. Yes momma's do know best, I have never seen necklaces like that but I would definitely wear it! I've also seen necklaces made out of buttons! =D


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