Wednesday, 24 July 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Accessories

I could tell you my view on accessories was shaped by Coco Chanel's comment "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory" but if I'm being honest it's shaped from "too many accessories clutter an outfit" from Troop Beverly Hills. Maybe it's not as chic but those girls ditching their badges is what I always think of when adding accessories to any outfit. Then I start doing the Freddie and sing Cookie Time but I digress.

I've been trying to make the most of the clothes I already have rather then buy a new wardrobe for work. I'm not 100% happy with the size I am so buying new clothes isn't at the top of my agenda. So instead I'm trying accessorize what I have to create different looks and to add to the dresses and skirts I already have.

I'm a sucker for bright colours and funky prints so while these aren't exactly work wear I am absolutely in love with my new rainbow socks from Primark. I'm one of those people who can't wear white socks at least I assume I'm one of those people maybe I'm the only one!



I was cleaning out my wallet the other night and I found a credit voucher for New Look--score!--and then popped in store to find they had a massive sale on--double score! I'd seen a similar ribbon necklace in a magazine a while back so I had to get this gorgeous rainbow ribbon necklace since it was technically free thanks to my found credit note! I don't normally wear gold but I like how it works with all the different colours.



I'm not sure nails are normally classed as an accessory but I think that nail polish certainly can accessorize with an outfit. I've been pretty religious about painting my nails since I've gone back to work in an office and I've had a lot of fun experimenting with different designs and colours. This Maybelline Color Show Nails Polka Dot topcoat over reminds me of jawbreakers candy and it won me some NailGirls polish on twitter in their nail art competition!



What is your favourite way to accessorize? Do you consider nails an accessory? Do you still quote lines for eighties movies? 




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51 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I adore that nail polish, and I completely believe that it is an accessory! Love the necklace too!

Melaina25 said...

Dude. That necklace. It's crazy gorgeous!

xo
Kym
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Melaina25 said...

Oh my gosh - that necklace is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love statement necklaces - and that one is fabulous!!


Thank you for hosting!


Lauren xx
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Melaina25 said...

That necklace however is amazing! And statement necklaces are pretty much my go-to on how to change up an outfit.


Thanks for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

I'm a sucker for earrings - I tend to stick with silver but that's not to say I don't also have them in other colours! I'm branching out in the colour stakes thanks to the blogger journey and loving my coral handbag. LOVE the socks!

Melaina25 said...

The socks are cute and I just LOVE your necklace! Thank you for hosting the link up party :)
xo,
Janise

Melaina25 said...

I just love wearing bright colored/patterned socks! They always brighten my day. =) And that necklace is stunning!!! SO gorgeous. =) Thanks for the linkup.

~Callie
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Melaina25 said...

I've never heard that quote from Coco Chanel before... I should probably live by that... haha I absolutely LOVE accessories and think they can totally make an outfit...

Melaina25 said...

Socks are 100% my flashiest accessory... as you know i dress boring, but i always have cool socks.. and usually nails :-D

Melaina25 said...

Love the new necklace! I'm such a sucker for statement necklaces, it's gorgeous.


Lindsay
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Melaina25 said...

Love the necklace. I also love getting the email reminder for your link up. Thank you.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the invite! Wow I'm such a huge accessories person that's why I'm so interested in your linkup today. Accessories bring life to any look!!!


Rebecca
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Melaina25 said...

Haha! Troop Beverly Hills! I love it! And now I have the Freddie stuck in my head... ;)

Taylor Bradford said...

I think nails are definitely becoming an accessory. And I can't quote 80s movies all that well, but I love them!! :)

Melaina25 said...

hello melanie. i hope you are having a lovely summer. your necklace is great. i love when you find something at the bottom of your purse. i found e50 yesterday i thought i had lost . so i went out and got 3 pairs of shoes , brand new in a sale. all pink aswell. yahooo!!! i could be so lucky, lucky,lucky,....... love lucky lucyx

Melaina25 said...

Love that nail polish! And your new necklace is so bright and cheerful :)

Away From Blue

Melaina25 said...

Love the necklace! x

Melaina25 said...

The necklace is beautiful. I bet it looks beautiful with a black top/dress.
I love the socks too, white ones remind me of school x

Melaina25 said...

I love statement necklaces. I do consider nails accessories especially how intricate they are.

Melaina25 said...

Hey Sweetie, Happy Hump Day Wednesday. I love statement necklaces and yours is adorable, however, I don't wear them often. I do like large rings which is my favorite accessory. Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for hosting another week.

Melaina25 said...

Love that necklace! It can go with anything!

Melaina25 said...

Great necklace! Since rings and bracelets irritate me when I'm working, I usually accessorize with necklaces. Thanks for hosting!


-Jen
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Melaina25 said...

Statement necklaces are fab for adding some oomph to a plain outfit. And yes, nail art can be a great accessory too - love yours! x

Melaina25 said...

I'm finding myself changing my nails at least once a week now!

Melaina25 said...

Yea I only wear my wedding rings and that's it!

Melaina25 said...

I like how it can jazz up a plain top!

Melaina25 said...

I love big rings too but I don't really wear them any more since I wear my engagement ring/wedding ring now.

Melaina25 said...

I wish I could do some of the crazy stuff I see on Pinterest!

Melaina25 said...

There is a similar one on sale still: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jewellery-and-hair-accessories/gold-woven-rainbow-ribbon-chain-necklace-_279679299

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I love bright jewellery right now :)

Melaina25 said...

Gotta love a wee surprise :)

Melaina25 said...

SOOOO glad it's not just me :) Do the freddie.......

Melaina25 said...

They can totally make or break an outfit!

Melaina25 said...

I'm glad you like the reminder! I never know if it bugs people or not but I know I'd forget if it was me :)

Melaina25 said...

The bigger the better in my book :)

Melaina25 said...

You do have sweet socks :)

Melaina25 said...

Oh wow really? It's one I've heard and said when I don't want to admit to my Troop BH one lol!

Melaina25 said...

White socks are just blah right?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I pretty much always have my tiny skull studs in because if I didn't I'd forget to put in earrings and it would drive me nuts all day!

Melaina25 said...

I'm hoping to use it to jazz up plain coloured tees and dresses

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I'm so glad I found that credit note :)

Melaina25 said...

Phew! Glad it's not just me who classifies it that way :)

Melaina25 said...

Troop Beverly Hills is SUCH a classic. I always think of that line, too, actually. But your accessories are super cute, nails included. That necklace is awesome -- so unique! And the socks are really fun. I don't really wear white socks, either, so I'm totally on board with rainbows.

Melaina25 said...

Wow I love that ribbon statement necklace from New Look and such a bonus you got it in the sale and with a credit note!! Cute socks as well


Laura x
www.sidestreetstyle.com

Melaina25 said...

I'm loving that necklace and what a result that it was free pretty much! I may have to link up this week seeing as I'm on holiday, so am wearing pretty clothes :-)

Melaina25 said...

I love those socks! Am off to Primark this weekend to see if I can find some for me!

Melaina25 said...

Nice necklace! I love doing my nails wether its french manicure or lots of sparkles and coors :-D


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Melaina25 said...

These glasses are super cute!


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