Flower Power

Monday, November 02, 2009
This is probably the third time I've worn this necklace because I frequently get stared at. It's definitely a statement necklace, that's for sure. It was fun to make but it's not fun to see something you made just sit on your dresser. I've tried to incorporate it into my outfits but often changed my mind. But after months of disuse, I had to do something about it. I get compliments on it but you know there are people who stare thinking "Why is there a garden attached to her chest?"
I trimmed my bangs last night. Then I remembered why I always tell myself I should never cut my own hair. I'll have to fix it tonight...hopefully, I don't screw up again.
Update: I seem to have confused a few of you! This picture is from yesterday after church. I cut my bangs that night so pictures coming tomorrow.... :)

67 comments :

  1. LOVE the necklace and just the whole outfit :)

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  2. your necklace is absolutely beautiful... you should wear it any time you like to...:) I love the colors in your outfit and your tights! I'm obsessed with tights for this winter :)

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  3. this is such a pretty outfit, there's a real freshness about it.

    Clothes Are Cute

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  4. Your D.I.Y necklace is lovely. Sometimes it's hard wearing something a little different and getting stared at, but if everyone dressed the same life would be boring!

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  5. LOve the flower necklace... statement piece for sure... yet it's not too over-powering. It's very pretty against the stripes :) You always look fab!

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  6. Hello, Elaine!

    I cut my bangs all the time! Cute tights and your DYI flower necklace is very pretty. ;)

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  7. i think your entire outfit is adorable! it made me smile and im not even in a good mood!

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  8. You definitely should wear it more often. I think it's fun when people stare lol. I know, weird, but I feel like if I'm brave enough to wear something so bold, I SHOULD get people's attention, whether good or bad. As long as I like it, that's ohkay with me! I have friends who thinks I wear weird stuff all the time and they don't hesitate to tell me, but I like it and I think it makes me different from all the "normal" looking people... haha

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  9. I really like how the necklace pops against the blue and white stripes!

    ... and your bangs look great! Though I know what you mean, whenever I trim my bangs with my 5 year-old status scissors I wonder what I am thinking of!

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  10. That's a great idea. Katy of katiedid.squarespace.com made something similar for her little girls this Easter, and I always thought it would be a good look for us big girls too. Anyone who wants to check out how she did it can visit: http://katiedid.squarespace.com/katie-did-journal/2009/5/1/tutorial-flower-collar.html

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  11. wow. that's a really good idea. huge flowers. i love statement pieces! i might do this too. but maybe in black. haha. ^^ and i love the different textures in ur outfit. win!

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  12. I'm way, way too chicken to try trimming my bangs. I've cut off weird sections that have grown faster than everything else, but never all of my bangs.

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  13. great outfit! I want you you top!!! I love patterns from stripes,polka dots and bright colors!! gorgeous necklace!!

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  14. I have the exact same stockings... Love the flower, such a colorful outfit!! :)

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  15. This outfit is PERFECT for that necklace Elaine.
    You seriously have a fantastic sense of style. As I was just telling Kyla, I bought a blazer on the weekend to see if I can incorporate it as well as you both have in your wardrobes.
    I'll just have to wait till our winter, haha.

    Oh, also, I'd love to see how you made this necklace. Have you blogged a tutorial yet that I missed? :)

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  16. you pull that necklace off beautifully! i need those tights! cute outfit!

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  17. Your bangs look great! And I love that pencil skirt =)

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  18. lovely necklace. its like wearing a little bit of spring around your neck :)

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  19. i love how the yellow contrasts the blue stripes! so pretty.

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  20. I do just love that necklace.

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  21. Every time you wear that necklace I think happy thoughts... it makes everything look so pretty but it's especially perfect against the nautical stripe...

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  22. Love this outfit. I don't remember the 2nd time you wore it though. I must have missed that post.

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  23. Cool necklace its a great DIY statement peice. You look pretty =)

    www.Nubiasnonsense.com

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  24. fabulous shoes,nice stripped shirt and love these awesome pictures <333

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  25. you rock that necklace girl! makes me miss summeR! hehe!

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  26. Yay for the tights!! Love it!

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  27. I love your style! I found your blog from Flickr as I was wondering how you made this necklace. I am definitely going to attempt one of my own when I have the time! :)

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  28. your outfit is very chic, and the flower necklace is awesome, so don't worry about the stares! :)

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  29. Im sure people stare because they like your necklace! I love it! i love the rest of the outfit too.

    Rose

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  30. aww you look so lovely ! love the necklace , don't worry about the stares because it looks great ! oh i want to see your new bangs !

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  31. pretty pretty :) Love yellow flowers, they are so cheery :D

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  32. sweet necklace and love the yellow! lovely :)

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  33. Very cool necklace! It goes perfect with this outfit!

    xoxo
    Amy

    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  34. Love it! The flowers are fun. :)

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  35. This is a perfect outfit. I love how that yellow flower necklace really makes the entire outfit pop. Very, very cute!

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  36. lovely necklace and amazing oxfords! i love them.

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  37. Normal people don't understand fashion, haha. It looks fabulous, and the funny looks are the best part, in my opinion!

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  38. I love costume jewelry! Yous is fantastic!

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  39. i adore the necklace - that will be my next little project :)

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  40. your DIY necklace is so adorable! i'm sure you are getting JEALOUS stares when you wear it- i know i'd be staring! the yellow with the blue and white stripes is great, and i like how you added in the black lace and patent. ~joelle

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  41. You're right, the necklace really makes a statement! It was the first thing that caught my attention, and I love it!
    The second thing I noticed was your pretty pretty hair, and I'm sure that it would still look nice however much you think you botched your bangs (or at least it will grow back because that's one of the good things about hair XDD)

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  42. wow!
    your outfit is totally amazing! <3

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  43. I think you rock those flowers, and given that the rest of the outfit is so elegantly understated, I would wear them more often if I were you!

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  44. i love this necklace - i must go back a learn how to create this look. your crisp winter white skirt is a classic touch :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  45. I LOVE the red lipstick on you! It looks so amazing with your haircut!

    I always try to trim my own bangs, and thinks it looks OK, then I go to my hairstylist, and she notices it right away! I guess I don't do as good of a job as I thought! Haha

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  46. I love that bright and cheery necklace!! Very cute!

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  47. thanks for your comments :) I really appreciate it!

    you necklace definitely is a statement! i LOVE that you made it though...

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  48. i adore this necklace - can you show us how to make it?? i trim my own fringe too!

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  49. i absolutely love what you did with the flowers :)

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  50. Perfect outfit and a truly beautiful necklace. You shouldn't let people giving you funny looks stop you from wearing something. If I did that, I'd have to walk around nude!

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  51. love that necklace! so bold and pretty. love it with the stripe. looks like it got a little warmer for you outside:)

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  52. If they stare....it's because they are jealous and want to know where to get their own. At least, that's why I'm staring. :)

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  53. I love the way that necklace looks with the tee! so pretty!

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  54. I am totally in love with this whole outfit...it's simply perfect :)

    Laura xxx

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  55. Elaine
    that happens to me often....i do not want to feel stared at so I cut down on my accessories... specially if they are right out there blunt. I personally think it looks great, I would look at you not once or twice just trying to figure the necklace out... love it.

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  56. Amazing outfit, girl - I love the flowers <3 You're so great! Big hugs from Norway

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  57. I still envy the necklace...gawd!!! its like ages since I checked your blog...oh well, I am available now...keep the post coming...

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  58. keep up the post...love the outfit...miss reading ur blogs...

    sweet
    http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

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