I spent the weekend on the picturesque, central coast of California. I went to hear my oldest son's college band compete in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend - I had my family, jazz twelve hours a day, we were steps from the ocean, and were bathed in warm sunny weather. Yes, I was in heaven. Since I was away, I didn't have time to create my usual style story, but I did want to show you the look I wore to the Chico's style event called the Leopard Lounge. Many of you follow me on Instagram as well, and saw me post the look (last image below). Still, I want you to see the entire look head-to-toe.
I was inspired by the necklace worn in this look - a bold, squash blossom styled necklace in simulated silver pearls and Lapis stones. It is indeed a statement piece. Chico's is known for its unique jewelry that is reminiscent of Mexican and Navajo folk art. You can't purchase from the store without topping your look with their unique stamp on jewelry. Their take on accessorizing is a catalyst to the statement - Go Bold or Go Home. Though I've acquired quite a collection of Chico's jewelry, this one is, by far, one of the boldest I own. Since the necklace is such a conversation piece, it was necessary for me to let it be the center of attention. Therefore, I constructed an easy ensemble that is classic with a touch of Southwest to complement the native tradition of the squash blossom necklace (To learn more about the origins of this type of necklace, click History). I hope you enjoy, Go Bold or Go Home.
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Chico's. I received compensation in exchange for sharing with my blog public. Although this post is a partnership, all opinions are my own.
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