Fresh Funky and Chunky: Statement Necklaces

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My best friend gave me this necklace! I love wearing it with bold colors like navy or black!  The light blue and orange beads add the perfect amount of color to my ensemble!

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This Armani Exchange necklace had been missing for more than 6 years!  Just when I thought I’d never see it again, I found it in a box, in another box, under another box…in my room.  Woo, it’s time to celebrate!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

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Monday Morning Fashion Inspiration

To get you through the week all you need is a good magazine for your commutes and your favorite accessories to keep your spirits up.

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This Fall we’re seeing the emergence of red.  Red nail polish, red shoes, etc…

For jewelry, choose chunky over fine.  A chunky crystal necklace and an oversized men’s watch will go great with your feminine and chic cat-eye sunglasses.

Here are my personal picks:

Alexis Bittar at Bloomingdales ($895.00)

Alexis Bittar at Bloomingdales ($895.00)

Theirry Lasry at Neiman Marcus ($485.00)

Theirry Lasry at Neiman Marcus ($485.00)

Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus ($1,090.00)

Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus ($1,090.00)

Love,

J. Molly

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale – Up to 40% Off

It’s that great time of year again.  Unlike Christmas, this amazing time of year comes around twice: it’s Nordstrom’s lovely sale.  This gold pearl bracelet will go perfectly with your new white ensemble or your bright colorful summer dress.  Wear this to dress up any outfit!

Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Scouring through Nordstrom’s jewelry department can be quite a thrill!  This multi-color chain link necklace could turn any outfit into a statement!

Tory Burch Necklace

Tory Burch Necklace

Although these brown booties aren’t as wild as most of the shoes you’ll see featured on Molly’s Runway, these boots will add a sophisticated touch to a pair of jeans or a slim-fitting cocktail dress.

Nina Originals

Nina Originals

Now why should the zipper on your jeans or your leather moto jacket be the only zipper in your look?  These Naughty Monkey pumps unzip the perfect amount of glitter and glam, and will add a chic, elegant rocker vibe to any look.

Naughty Monkey

Naughty Monkey

Check out the Nordstrom site to find more cool items on sale!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

This Spring’s Hottest Jewelry

I was inspired by a woman’s chunky necklace the other day.  It was feminine, bold, and refreshing. So I scoured the web to find pieces of jewelry that I think stand out in their own unique way.

First, there was Stella & Dot.

Stella & Dot ($148.00)

Stella & Dot ($148.00)

Stella & Dot ($98.00)

Stella & Dot ($98.00)

These chunky necklaces insert bold colors like blue and orange, and combine metals with fabric to create a wonderful hybrid between a piece of jewelry and a collar.  And how do you do Spring time jewelry better than with floral designs?

Spring time means one thing.  Less clothing.  What better way to show off your body than with a piece of body chain jewelry that wraps around your neck, torso, and shoulders.  Indie designer, Vanessa Mooney, keeps styles interesting by offering an assortment of gold chains that will highlight your body’s shape and take your outfit to the next level.  First, we’ll just have to figure out how to put this body chain on…I hope it comes with instructions!

Body Chain: Vanessa Mooney ($262.00), Click to original post.

Body Chain: Vanessa Mooney ($262.00), Click to original post.

On those evenings you have a fancy affair to attend (excuse my old English, I’ve been watching a little bit too much of Mr Selfridge lately), Swarovski gives us all that we need to look elegant and lavish.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($360.00), Click to Original Post.

I know that not as many people wear watches anymore; afterall, who needs one when you can just pull out your smartphone?  But wearing a watch doesn’t always have to be for a practical reason.  The above Swarovski watch is tasteful, glamorous, and simple, and will make any outfit just a tad more dazzling.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($199.00), Click to Original Post.

Next we’re moving from the wrist to fingers with these two divine chunky rings.  Make your statement with large colored gems.  There’s a time for being simple and subtle, and then there’s a time to be bold and colorful.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($89.00), Click to Original Post.

Sometimes an outfit needs a bit of a pick me up.  Not a complete mouth to mouth, but a little jolt, like a morning coffee.  Featured below, we have a bold Swarovski necklace made perfect with square shapes of all different sizes.  This statement doesn’t need color.  It combines shapes and textures to create the ultimate attention-grabber.

Swarovski ($899.00), Click to Original Post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($899.00), Click to Original Post.

But not every necklace needs to be that forward.  Perhaps all your outfit needs is a bit of sparkle and a bit of shine.  The necklace featured below could be paired with a strapless cocktail dress for a lovely evening outfit, or even with round collared casual cotton tee.

Swarovski ($399.00), Click to original post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($399.00), Click to original post.

Last but not least, Swarovski combines bold colors, a variety of shapes, gems and metals in this collar necklace.  From soft to rigid edges, this necklace is sculpted perfectly to create a fun, festive chunky necklace.

Swarovski ($799.00), Click to Original Post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($799.00), Click to Original Post.

Stay tuned for all the latest fashion scoops and trends.  Subscribe to mollysrunway so that you won’t miss a beat.  For inspiring outfit ideas, follow me on twitter @mollysrunway or on Instagram.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Outfit of the Day

Created on the StyleChat App.

Created on the StyleChat App.

Today’s outfit of the day is inspired by the desire to mix warm and cold color tones for a soft and intriguing look.  Throw on your favorite pair of colored skinny jeans in a red/burgandy/maroon/pink color tone.  Pair it with a similarly colored purse.  In this example I use the beautiful Stella McCartney handbag to bring out the color of the jeans.  To compliment the maroon, the look features soft beige boots.

Last but not least I added a blue button-down blouse and a watch with a blue face, to add some cheerful color to the look.  Keep this look simple without jewelry, or dress it up with a fun pair of hoop earrings or chunky necklace.

I hope you like today’s look.

Stay tuned for more OOTD’s.

Love,

J. Molly

Incorporating Color into your Everyday Wardrobe

Don’t let the grey skies of winter drain the color from your wardrobe.  A splash of color here and there, a fun pattern, or a burst of sequins may be the perfect thing to brighten up your outfit! But how much craziness is too much?

The golden rule: When there is too much going on, everything loses it’s value a little bit.

My favorite way to plan an outfit is by picking one statement piece and planning a clear and decisive look around it.  If you want to wear a bold deep green skirt, keep your shirt a neutral color, and pair soft and simple colors around it.  You want the green skirt to be the center of attention, so don’t let any other part of the outfit steal the show.

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If you want to wear a plaid shirt, pair it with a pair of skinny jeans and rugged black or brown cowboy booties.  Since there’s already a lot of pattern going on with the shirt, leave your neck bare with no jewelry and add a simple pair of earrings.

If you want to rock your new electric blue blazer, pair it with a neutral-colored tank and a neutral-colored pair of pants.  Adding a silver or gold chunky necklace will compliment the blazer perfectly.

If you want to wear a pair of pants with a crazy pattern, don’t introduce any other new colors into the max.  For example, the colors in the pants below are accentuated in the outfit with the purple handbag, the grey shirt, and the rose pink and black pumps. Make the pants stand out by keeping the other elements simple.

Created on the StyleChat App

Created on the StyleChat app.

Make color work for you!  Be bold and smart.  Accessorize wisely and never underestimate the power of a statement piece.

Love,

J. Molly