February 4, 2014
it's a show-stopper
i love bold, un-dainty jewelry, and this piece makes a statement for sure.
each section of the necklace is solid but hinged to the next, so the entire necklace has some movement and adjusts as needed and lies nicely.
the color is kind of an antique-y, touch-of-bronze to the gold, but it's expensive-looking and doesn't look cheap. it's just not your usual super-shiny gold or pale gold color. it's a bit warmer.
i got this just for fun—i figured i could dress up whatever outfit i could drum up for the weekend. you could go casual or formal with this, but it's definitely an eye-catching piece. i will say that the neckline is very striking, so types of tops i think it would look perfect with are a simple t-shirt, a plunging v-neck, or a strapless dress (probably the best look). pairing this with a scoop neck or v-neck might be challenging. i could also see someone wearing this with a sharp oxford shirt for a super chic look for work.
as for me, i wore it at a friend's party (he complimented me afterwards on the necklace specifically!) over a leather top, and then later that weekend while bowling in t-shirt and jeans. i would definitely rent this again, and it's a perfect match for any type of look, from going out dancing to a polished professional event.
i will say it's on the heavier side, so if you're sensitive to feeling metal on your skin, this may not be the one for you.