Thursday, February 25, 2010

GIVEAWAY: olive & a necklace!



Sweet readers, I'm so excited to announce this giveaway from olive & a, an amazing etsy shop filled with the most intricate and beautiful designs. Heather has kindly offered one lucky reader a necklace of her choice. I love these yo-yo necklaces for spring--I would wear one with a plain white tee and a high-waisted skirt (oh spring, please come soon!).

How to enter:
1. Be a follower of this blog. Visit olive & a. Leave a comment here.
2. For an extra chance to win, leave a separate comment about how you'd wear the necklace. With a strapless dress? Against a creamy wool sweater? Over a turtleneck for the last days of winter?

Giveaway closes at the end of the day on Wednesday March 3.

And go check out Heather's blog while you're at it--she has the most impeccable and beautiful taste!

Good luck! xoxo.

178 comments:

Oranges And Apples said...

These are so pretty, I hope I win! I am a follower.

chaoskontrolowany said...

So lovely!

xoxo M.

T said...

I love the spring bouquet necklace. SO pretty!
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Marianna said...

Beautiful!

I'm a follower. :)

tastymoog said...

Follower!

I would wear w/ a boatneck top, or my collarless linen jacket for a springy, retro look!

T said...

I would wear this with a brown t-shirt and jeans. Simple!
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Oranges And Apples said...

I'd also wear them with a plain top/tshirt and a ladylike skirt!

Lisa said...

Those are some beautiful necklaces - kind of like the statement necklaces that are popular now, but way more laidback and wearable.

I'm a follower! I think those necklaces would work great with a strapless dress but I don't think I could rock the strapless. It'd be a great way to dress up a simple tee and skirt combo though!

Sabrina said...

such beautiful pieces.

I am a follower.

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jen lainy said...

I love these necklaces, so sweet!!

I would wear with a dark shirt, menswear vest, and some wide leg jeans!! Love love!

Jilliebeanie said...

Very lovely things...and so affordable!

I follow you!

Catherine said...

Those necklaces are gorgeous!

Catherine
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Catherine said...

I like the fall floral necklace the most (fall and winter are my favorite seasons) - I think I would wear it with a solid color scoopneck tee to really show it off, or maybe with a printed dress for a really statement outfit.

Catherine
http://anhourandahalfeast.tumblr.com/

Kristin said...

Love them! I follow your blog (Google Reader-style)

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Kristin said...

I think I'd play off the soft, feminine styling of the necklace and wear it over a boat-neck black shirt, with either a dark skirt and tights or sleek trousers. Maybe add a chunky bracelet or fab shoes to add another pop of color. Very sleek. :o)

The Patersons said...

Love the soft colours. I'm a follower.

eek said...

Gorgeous necklace! I am a follower :)

missvinylahoy said...

I'm a follower! So awesome.

eek said...

I would probably wear the necklace with a simple solid top (like black turtlenect), dark jeans and some boots. Gotta keep wearing the boots before the weather gets warmer!

Andie said...

I'm a follower! :)

oh, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE these necklaces. I'm already picturing the colored one with the outfit I wore this past monday with the ivory shirt and the high waisted denim skirt....

or... I could wear it with a brown tee and jeans

or with a lightweight tank in the summer. It's really such a versatile piece!!! So many possibilities! :)

missvinylahoy said...

I'm a follower! So awesome.

cherrow414 said...

Oh my gosh, I love this!! I would wear it with...um, EVERYTHING?? well, maybe more often with my favorite outfit of the moment, a modern take on Audrey Hepburn's black turtleneck/capri look from "Funny Face".

Kathryn said...

Ooooooh, I'm a follower. I hope to win.

The Patersons said...

It's still the end of summer in Australia and I have a lovely linen dress that would really do well with this. Cheers.

Marie said...

I would wear the necklace with a black dress to a certain special occasion coming up! Thanks for holding this contest! I've been a follower for a while now, and I love your style.

Kendi Lea said...

What beautiful necklaces! I might just have to buy one! I would wear the white one with a crisp button down shirt with boyfriend jeans rolled up. I'm so ready for spring, can you tell?

Kathryn said...

I would love to wear the spring bouquet one with a pastel T, khaki jacket, patterned skirt and T-straps. Oh spring, get here soon!

caffeinerd said...

I'm a follower. I LOVE the spring bouquet yo yo necklace, and honestly everything else. Beautiful shop.

missvinylahoy said...

And, I would wear the necklace with the blue dress from Rodarte for Target, white tights and oxfords :)

ANA said...

You know I follow you! :o)What a cute necklace, and I love the onyx earrings!

ANA said...

I just ordered a high waisted skirt for warmer weather, and a strapless polka dot dress, and I think both of those need one of these necklaces :o)

bookwaif said...

These are amazing necklaces! I love the fabrics used.

bookwaif said...

And I'd wear them over a grey marl jersey t paired with some charcoal grey carrot top trousers.

Ady said...

What pretty necklaces! I love the fall one. I would wear it in the springtime though, with my favorite brown sundress. I would probably put a cardigan over it for work, and then let the necklace be the SOLE statement after work. :)

bellisimama said...

oh my god!!! i love those pieces! and i love your blog!
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Sarah Yvonne said...

so beautiful!

Sarah Yvonne

Sarah Yvonne said...

for my extra chance: I would wear these beauties against a dark v-neck blouse, with my white skinny jeans and black boots. It would bring spring to my cold, cold treks across campus :)

Sarah yvonne

Julia said...

I'm a follower! Love the necklaces, so lovely.

Julia said...

I would wear it with a solid color, un-embellished shirt so the necklace could take center stage.

Bridget said...

beautiful! I'd wear with a simple jersey dress to let it shine :)

enSTYLEpedia said...

I'm definitely a follower of this blog! and I visited olive & a, I love the spring bouquet necklace.

enSTYLEpedia said...

I would wear the spring bouquet necklace with with a white tee and boyfriend jeans, paired with a 3/4 sleeve orange cardi and some bronze flats...and a big gold hammered ring and little tiny pearl earrings...yes, I love it...I want spring to be here now!

Christine said...

I follow you via google reader!

Christine said...

I would wear it with a simple T and either jeans for a weekend look, or with a fullish skirt & fitted blazer for work.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh beautiful! I'm a follower of yours!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wear alot of strapless stuff with cardigans over it. I would pick the second one because I wear alot of black so the white would pop so nicely!! It's really pretty!

Jill said...

I love the spring bouquet yo yo necklace--so delicate and feminine!

Jill said...

I would wear the necklace against a black turtleneck with a pencil skirt and heels--so pretty!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love these necklaces! I'd wear any of her earrings too!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

My plan for these necklaces would be to wear them with a stripey top or cardi and a floral skirt.

futurelint said...

They're beautiful! And so ridiculously reasonably priced! I just realized I wasn't following you (oops, I always just click over from the sidebar on my blog - that's remedied now!)

futurelint said...

I would wear the white one over a grey t-shirt with cutoff jean shorts and camel leather sandals (once it is warm out!)

brunette said...

I just love those yo-yo necklaces their chic and so versatile!

I'm a follower!

brunette said...

I'm thinking a tan pencil skirt a fun spring-colored sweater and a pair of heels.

oh, I'd love to win!

love,natalie said...

I'm a follower. I would wear the white bib necklace with my new over sized v-neck white tee, a pair of skinny jeans and leopard print flats. I hope I win!

Kelsey Kim said...

Gorgeous!! I really love the spring bouquet one! I follow your blog.
Kelsey

Kelsey Kim said...

I'd wear it with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt to dress it up a bit.
Kelsey

Sonya said...

The necklace in the first picture is just soo gorgeous. I have been wanted a nice statement necklace!
& I am already a google follower!

whatiwore said...

Zomg, adorable!

Let's see.

I would wear that--the pearly one--with a basic grey tank top, dark stovepipe jeans, and vintage yellow pumps.

Elaine said...

Of course, I'm a follower! I love her jewelry. Totally my style!

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Elaine said...

I'd wear it with boyfriend jeans and a tshirt with a blazer and my brogues! Obvi.

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interrobangsanon said...

All the pieces are gorgeous!
I'm a follower :)

-Katie

interrobangsanon said...

I'd wear the necklace over one of my big lace collars (two layers of sweetness), but then pair them with a simple, structured outfit of jeans and a blazer.

-Katie

minerrva said...

I follow you on bloglovin'!

What a great idea to turn yo-yo's into necklaces.

minerrva said...

And I would wear the spring bouquet yo-yo necklace over an ivory or pale salmon 3/4 sleeve sweater

Meaghan said...
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Meaghan said...

OO so cute! It would definitely add some spring to my current dreary winter wardrobe.

I also follow you on Bloglovin.

Thanks!
M. Monroe
mkmonroe@gmail.com

Girl from the North Country said...

holy cute what a super sweet give away! really really cute! Amy recently had one to give away on her blog and I made lots of sad faces to see it go to another home! Here's my chance again!

Girl from the North Country said...

how would I wear it? With everything! My best friend is getting married this spring and this would be the most perfect statment piece! Its perfect!

Chelsea said...

Um, yes please! These necklaces are GORGEOUS, and her earrings are beautiful as well.

Loyal follower here :)

Chelsea said...

I haven't experimented much with the bib necklace (these kinda qualify, yeah?), but I want to! I would love to pair the more colorful one over a plain white tee and with jeans... adding a little girly to an otherwise basic ensemble.

J said...

so pretty! you're the first blog i'm following that isn't a joke blog from my friends!

Brittany said...

i'm a new follower! i'd wear those necklaces over a plain t-shirt, jeans, and some cute shoes.

Monique said...

They're adorable! Crossing my fingers I win! I'm a follower.

Monique said...

I'd wear one with boyfriend jeans and a simple tee or tank to dress it up.

overcaffeinated said...

How lovely! I'm already a follower!

Sarah said...

Love them all! I'd wear with a loose white v-neck tee and a belted skirt or skinny jeans.

overcaffeinated said...

The necklace is such a statement on its own that I'd wear it now with a pair of wideleg trousers and a plain l/s tee or a cami/cardigan. And I'd wear it in the summer with a simple sundress.

Julie said...

Can I please marry this white necklace?

Julie said...

...heck, I'd wear it with a wedding dress! Honestly. So springy and beautiful.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE these necklaces! Gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I would wear them with a cashmere v-neck sweater dress.

i'm a follower!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

What a cute etsy shop -- the prices are reasonable too. I'm a happy follower!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I would wear the winter white necklace with a bright sundress and a cardigan!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

The Glamourous Grad Student said...

How adorable! I follow on Google Reader. Can international readers enter?

The Glamourous Grad Student said...

I'd wear with a lacy cami and my favourite fitted v-neck cardi. It's just the kind of outfit that needs a big statement necklace!

Kate said...

OMG GORGEOUS necklaces!!!

I sub to you in Google Reader...does that count?

Kate said...

I'd wear it with a tank and swingy cardi, and jeans tucked into knee-high boots :-)

alyssam said...

I follow!

Love these necklaces!

Sonya said...

I would wear the first necklace with a neutral colored, strapless dress and belt it. I would also wear some cute sandals and a straw fedora. Perfect for summer.

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Angela said...

I follow this blog. :) And those necklaces are pretty.

Bridget said...

How beautiful! I really hope I win. =] I'm a follower.

Bridget said...

I would wear the all white one with a black shirt so the colors would contrast and because I LOVE black/white together.

Jen said...

awww these necklaces are just gorgeous. i'm definitely a follower :)
i'd probably wear mine with a striped button down shirt and a jeans for a more casual look. maybe add a gray cardigan for some extra warmth.

Alice said...

I'm a recent follower (just a few short weeks ago, I think)! These necklaces are lovely; thanks for the giveaway!

Alice said...

My favorite is the "fall floral" necklace, and I think I would pair that against a neutral canvas (a white or grey shirt), so it would become the focal point, along with some black slacks. This would definitely liven up my work attire - with a pop!

Sarah said...

Ooh, I love this!

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e. said...

Ooh!

I would probably wear it to dress up a simple outfit—and I've got tons of those. :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

Love this!! The spring bouquet necklace is so cheerful. I'm a follower =)

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Healthy and Homemade said...

I would wear this with a light pink top, and a very full skirt. Probably my brown one with a cream skirt underneath to add some volume. I would let the necklace stand out on its own, of course =) I'd of course have big heeled strappy sandals to go with!

And a cream cardi if there is a breeze, lol

Bethanne said...

I'm a follower. Those necklaces are so beautiful and unique!

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xfoxglove said...

I follow you on my google reader! :)

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xfoxglove said...

I'd pick the spring bouquet yo yo necklace for sure and use it to make some of my wardrobe basics a little more interesting!

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Bethanne said...

My favorite is the spring bouquet necklace. I like your mention of a strapless dress but I don't really do strapless. I think I would go for a low-cut top with a wide neck and a springy, patterned skirt.

Sarah said...

So cute! I follow through Google Reader.

Sarah said...

I already own the spring bouquet necklace and love it, but would love to win the winter necklace and pair it with a comfy tee, cardigan and skinny jeans of course!

Alisha said...

I follow you on Google Reader. Both of these are gorgeous necklaces.

Alisha said...

Hmm...I think I would wear the spring bouquet necklace against a navy tank top, pair with a cream skirt, and belted. With sandals! A very spring outfit indeed.

Sara said...

I just found your blog and added you to my favorites straight away. As a fellow grad student I can relate to your style ;) Love the necklace!

Sara said...

I would wear the top necklace with a black pencil skirt, a white t-shirt, and a striped blazer with floral cuffs. And red peeptoes!

Sasha said...

I'm a follower and would obviously love one of the lose o-so-beautiful and fun necklaces!

Sasha said...

I would wear the top necklace with my favorite old spring skirt (light green and white) and a white v-neck t. or! I would give it to my darling little (ok, she's taller than me) sister because its her birthday next week. She would probably wear it with skinny jeans, tall brown boots, and a cap sleeve turtleneck, cardigan optional depending on the weather.

anotherfishinthesea said...

I'm a follower - I love everything in her shop, its gorgeous! I think the necklaces are my favorite though!

anotherfishinthesea said...

And I would wear this with a scoop neck tank, a skinny belt and some dark jeans. And sunglasses!! TO BRUNCH. Can you tell I'm ready for summer?

Sara said...

I love the spring bouquet necklace in her shop. I confess to you that in the unlikely event that I don't win the giveaway, I'll probably buy it myself. =)

Sara said...

Here's how I'd style the spring bouquet necklace: wear it with a loose-fitting tee or button-up shirt, denim shorts, sandals, and a fedora. Perfect get-up for the farmer's market (sigh ... I am longing for spring and summer).

!Tb0n3! said...

Oh I love this!! So Anthropologie and perfect for the Spring!

Dottie said...

Wow, a huge amount of comments! Good stuff. I would wear the necklace with jeans, a plain t, and tough black leather jacket and boots. I'm trying to work more with the feminine/tough combo, instead of my tendency to go all feminine.

Mj. said...

These look similar to the fabric necklaces my mom used to wear (except wayyyy cooler), so I'm thinking I would wear it with a chambray shirt, high-waisted jeans and platform espadrilles.

Okay, actually I'm not sure if I could pull of that look without laughing at myself all day. But I do have a periwinkle and white striped tank, white jeans and gold t-strap stilletos that are screaming for one of the colored necklaces.

LPT said...

I love the spring bouquet necklace! And I follow your blog on Google reader!

LPT said...

Also.. I would wear the spring bouquet necklace with a peachy silk top I got from J.Crew, and then toughen it up with dark skinny jeans, a long cream-colored cardi, and leather sandals (in the warmer months!)

Katie said...

I'm excited to be a new follower of your blog!

I'm an old friend of Elena's (caffeinerd) and found your blog through hers. I love your sense of style and I'm looking forward to keeping up with your posts.

Katie said...

I would wear the necklace with a simple top and one of my new favorite "bling button cardigans" from J. Crew (which I have in three gorgeous colors).

Thanks for introducing us to oliveanda's etsy shop. Her jewelry is beautiful.

sophialiteraria said...

I follow through Google Reader as well. These necklaces are so cute!

sophialiteraria said...

I would wear the white necklace with a gray and blue-patterned twofer dress that I own or maybe black tank top and flowery skirt. I love the idea of contrasting the white with a busy pattern, enhancing the effect of both.

Tori said...

would love to win, heather is the cutest ever!

Amanda Leigh said...

they're beautiful!

i love your blog, i have been following it religiously and always get inspired! keep up the good work! :-)

i would wear this over a simple tank with wide leg trousers and flats...dreaming of spring weather of course!

secretsuperhero said...

Both necklaces are so beautiful. And I'm already a follower.

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CC said...

I love her necklaces! They're very Blair Waldorf.
I would wear one with a boat neck top and a high-waisted skirt.
And I followed your blog too! :)
*cross my fingers and hope to win*
Xx

notjustmedical said...

That is a gorgeous necklace!! I would wear this necklace with my tan shirt dress and some over the knee stockings and heels.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

becky said...

I love the spring bouquet yo you necklace. I think it is a great piece to wear for all seasons! got a little color in there for each! So i would wear this with about anything! its so cute! Love your blog by the way! i could see you wearing this necklace!


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Sarah said...

This site was indeed a dose of beautiful things! I'll be tempted to buy something if I don't win :-)

Sarah said...

I adore the fall floral yo-yo necklace, and would wear it to give some excitement to a fall & winter staple outfit of mine - cream-colored cami, khaki cord skirt, and brown cardigan.

juliamarisa said...

i might end up buying one if i don't win. they are so ador!

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juliamarisa said...

i especially love the first one and would probably have to search out an easy jersey dress in the perfect deep purple to throw it on over. add some cream huaraches and voila! or maybe a deep purple v neck and a high waisted circle skirt in a light yellow and olive calico. can you tell i'm craving spring?

brunette said...

for some reason I reread my entry, and I'm so embarrassed. "their" instead of "they're" - oh the horror!

A-C said...

I'm a follower!

Mandy said...

LOVE the spring boutique!

Clare said...

Aw, I love that necklace, and their stuff is so lovely. I follow you with Google Reader!

Clare said...

Also, I would totally style this with a patterned Spring-y dress, a cardi, and knee-high boots. So fun!

Release Karma said...

I'm a follower. I love the winter white yo yo necklace! It's sooo pretty.

I'd wear it with black tights, black lace up heels and a black button up dress. Let the necklace pop. :]

la belle fille said...

I love this necklace and thank you for the chance to win it!

Hello World said...

Just became a follower! Olive & a had such pretty stuff

la belle fille said...

I would wear it with my black 40's style velvet dress with teal tights and black buckle heels!

ejessop said...

These are terrific! Thanks for the chance to win... (and I'm a follower!)

ejessop said...

Also, I would wear any of these necklaces with a little black dress and brightly-colored heels.

cadencesmama said...

I have been drooling over yoyo necklaces on etsy for some time now! so cute!

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cadencesmama said...

I would wear it with a boyfriend tee, skinny jeans, flats and matbe a cardigan!

Angela K. said...

I'm a new FriendConnect/Blogger follower of your blog (which I love).

olive & a has some cool jewelry - I really like the colors & overall style of the fall floral yo yo necklace!

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Sil said...

I love your blog, I'll be starting grad school next Fall and hopefully I'll be able to still dress up just like you do. Thanks for the give away, those necklaces are cute.

academicguide said...

I would love to wear this necklace as a fun accompaniment to the basic navy blue sheath dress that's more or less become my "teaching uniform."

academicguide said...

Oh, and I'm following now too.

Jenny said...

I would love to wear this right now with a black tissue turtleneck, but in the summer with a white tank and jeans.

Jenny said...

I'm a follower!

sugarskulls said...

following!

Considering the length and downward curve of the necklace, this piece would go great with a (black or floral) dress with a sweetheart neckline (and a flared skirt to draw out the proportions). Since it's still kinda cold out, I'd add a knitted cropped boxy cardigan, some tights and a pair of clog heels. Perfect for the coming spring!

Nicoloushka said...

I have a lovely printed jumpsuit, strapless and cuffed at the leg. It would look so fresh with the white flowers. But if I don't win the draw, I'll make my own version. Less classy, but I must have the flowers... must have.

ps- what are you reading these days?

rebecca said...

I love the winter white yo yo necklace...i would wear it everything! i think it would look great with a black dress to just a teeshirt and jeans!


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Rachael said...

I'm a follower!!

Rachael said...

I would wear the white yo-yo necklace with a boat neck royal purple 3/4 sleeved t-shirt, black denim cigarette pants, and a classic khaki short trench coat.

Lemondrop Marie said...

New follower!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Lemondrop Marie said...

I would wear one of the tres cute necklaces with a simple t and a fun vintage skirt!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Poppy said...

I only just discovered your blog and am sure it will be a frequent read. That necklace is gorgeous and I'm sure it would make a simple outfit amazing.

http://punksand poppies.blogspot.com/

simple said...

Your blog has been bookmarked for a while, but now I'm officially a follower! olive & a has simple yet lovely pieces :)

simple said...

I would wear the white necklace with a black tee, cognac leather jacket, light pink ruffle tiered skirt, and black ankle boots.

Melanie said...

I just added you to my google reader!! Love the blog.
Also love the spring bouquet necklace!!

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Melanie said...

Oh, & how would I wear it? With a simple tee and my bf jeans. I love the girly touch with the not so girly jeans!!

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Beth said...

Wow what a statement necklace!

Corinne said...

I'm a follower and I love the necklaces, though they aren't what I would normally wear. Time to try something new!

Erin said...

Beautiful pieces!

Erin said...

...I would wear this over a simple t-shirt with some jeans to give a boring outfit some style, or over a simple dress!

KP said...

So pretty! I would totally wear it with this cute and simple black spring dress I have...

coleenpq said...

I'm a follower!

The necklaces are so pretty! The earrings are cute and beautiful as well, but it's the necklaces that catch my eyes!

krox06 said...

I'd love to win one of these!!

krox06 said...

Oh and I'd love to wear it with denim shorts a bright tank and high high wedges! Let it be the special piece in a casual outfit!

T said...

Wow, these necklaces are perfect!

Amanda said...

i really like the bib necklaces that are popping up for spring. these are great translations of that style! i would love one for my own : )

Amanda said...

oh, and i would wear the multi-colored, neutral tone necklace with a white, v-neck aa tee, free people beige, pin striped, linen trousers, and brown, cork wedges. easy, beautiful, spring look.

Misa said...

I'm a follower! =) I love the first one esp against a plain white or black T with a high waist-ed pencil skirt!

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