Monday, May 21, 2012

Necklace Obsession

Since college, I have had an obsession with big necklaces.
When I was a freshman, I went with a friend I met in the dorms to NYC and we did some serious shopping at a street fairs with inexpensive big, chunky necklaces.
This was one of the first necklaces I bought - it was $9, and it sparked my love.
I remember wearing this thing all the time.  I still wear it, and I will keep it forever.

Since then, I have made a habit of collecting unique, colorful, and fun pieces when I see them.
I get asked a lot where I buy them, and the answer is: everywhere!
Most often: street vendors, small stores, brass plum, banana republic, anywhere I see them. 
(including my MIL's closest - she's very generous )
 {my girlfriends got me this Kate Spade beauty for my bday}
My mom also feeds my obsession - she loves buying fun necklaces when she sees them.
And, I can't talk about jewelry & necklaces with out mentioning my MIL, who has contributed greatly to my collection, and loves big, fun necklaces just as much as I do.  (I am wearing her's in this pic)
It's always neat to see all of the fun pieces she's collected over the years.

My newest favorite necklace came from The Red Dress Boutique: {I want one in every color}

Cheers!

What are your fashion obsessions?

27 comments:

Jax said...

LOVE IT!! And I love your necklace obsession! I need to be better with necklaces. I am obsessed with earrings. I got my ears pierced later in life (I was 22) and have been obsessed ever since. :)

Shelley said...

I have always been hesitant to wear big chunky necklaces but they look good on you!

Jessica said...

I don't think I've ever taken my necklace OFF! How fun are all of these?!

Arielle said...

I'm obsessed too!! Love all these! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I am definitely obsessed with statement necklaces as well. Love all of yours! xo

Nicole Marie said...

i Love your collection of necklaces. I brought so many with me to Spain, but I'm so scared to wear them because I've heard people will come rip them off your neck.

Jodi said...

I'm right there w/ ya on the necklaces! I keep mine on tie racks and I have 3 racks overflowing w/ necklaces! IF you like big statement pieces you have to check out Stella and Dot. They have some great (but expensive) stuff.

Frances said...

love all the necklaces! you wear them beautifully! :) Question, is that the Crystal Venus flytrap necklace from JCrew 4th up from the bottom????

K_stets said...

Holy crap. I love all of them. I always want to get big statement necklaces like that, but I don't know what/how to wear them. I've been a sucker for long 'charm' necklaces. Either way. love them.

Cait said...

omg girl soo cute! im not a very big necklace person but seeing these great designs on you make me rethink that ha ;) xo

Melly said...

I more of a rings girl (it's like an obsession) but your statement necklaces are gorgeous!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love your collection! I have been borrowing an awesome necklace (similar to yours) from my friend for like 6 months! It's from Anthro and they no longer sell it but I LOVE it!

Carolina Charm said...

What a fun collection! How do you store all your necklaces?! You must have racks and racks! If you aren't already a fan, you should check out Bauble Bar (baulblebar.com) for cute, affordable jewelry!

Jenna said...

Love all of these, but the last one is absolutely stunning! I'm always tempted to by big and bold necklaces, but chicken out at the last second because I'm afraid that I won't be able to "pull them". This makes me just want to go for it :)

xxx
Jenna

Nadine said...

I love all of these necklaces! Wow. What a collection! I'm trying to build a statement necklace collection right now. I've had some luck using ebay. I was intimidated by the whole bidding thing at first but once I got the hang of it, I started getting cool necklaces for much cheaper. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

love them! I really need to be better at buying fun necklaces! they add so much!

Claire Kiefer said...

You look so great in them. Do you have a Francesca's near you? I feel like they often have really cute ones, too. My favorite is that orange Kate Spade necklace with the gold chain . . . so pretty, especially with that shirt you're wearing!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Hold on.. You need to show everyone your actual collection holder.. or I'm guessing it changed from college.. That thing was massive your dad made you! :)

Lori said...

You are so tiny but pull off every one of these big necklaces Tracy!! I have been on a bracelet kick lately but my forever love will be earrings ~ I feel not quite dressed without them on.

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Love them!!! I'm definitely a handbags & heels kind of girl. I love all accessories though - necklaces, scarves, rings, earrings, bracelets - especially bracelets right now!! Love that new necklace too :)

Trishski said...

I'm definitely a simple dresser. Love all your fun necklaces, and big statement pieces, just always think they look ridiculous on me. I can't seem to pull them off. You are so good at that Tracy!

CMae said...

Speaking of jewelry, what kind did you wear on your wedding day?

sophistifunk said...

i love love love them all!

Our Family of Four said...

These are all so pretty! I never were necklaces.. I need to start!

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

I love your necklaces!! I never wear any, but this makes me want to start!

Carolyn said...

I love giant necklaces too! SO cute!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm obsessed with giant chunky rings but I'm growing my collection of necklaces and I am in LOVE with that last one!