ADORN yourself.Â That’s what I learned yesterday.Â I wasn’t pleased with the outcome of my animal print cardigan experiment last month (written about here), so I gave Nupur Arora a call.Â Not only a technical designer, she also designs and makes affordable one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.Â I suspected that some of her large gold jewelry was just what the outfit needed, and I was right.
Finally, Nupur didn’t stop at the jewelry.Â It turns out that she has a stylist’s eye in addition to her many other talents.Â She found these $55 shoes for me at JCPenney.
After the jump, see a before and after comparison, plus all the other jewelry we tried.Â (Please disregard the too-tight shirts!)
From left to right below:
1.Â Fancy earrings to dress the look up for evening.
2.Â I love the gold hoops with the crystal charms. Simple and sparkly.
3.Â The amber hoops worked best by themselves.
|Nice idea, but the metal was
too dark to make an impact.
|Just to show the difference
when the metal stands out.
|The same necklace, clasped.|
|Too short even with
a collared shirt.
|I adore this necklace (4th one above),
but the length can’t be adjusted, and
it gets hidden by the shirt.
|The same necklace under the collar.
Still hidden, unfortunately.
|Ending where I started.
My favorite combination.