May 28, 2014
Show Stopper Necklace! Even more brilliant in person.
I had the privilege of renting this necklace after my original was returned damaged, and boy was I glad someone trashed my first OdlR necklace! From opening the box to forlornly returning it, I was in love with this piece. I wore it to a wedding reception with the Badgley Mischka Waterfall of Love dress. The necklace was a solid weight on my chest, but never bothered my neck. The color of the stones was even more brilliant in person, particularly in the sun. RTR's photos seem comparatively washed out to what I recieved. I wore the necklace almost and long as it could go, FYI, to balance the low neckline on the dress. I danced quite a lot, ended up crawling around helping with broken speakers, and the necklace never got tangled or hit me in the face. I was constantly receiving compliments, and both the bride and (delightfully goofy) groom had to try on the necklace! LOL
This is definitely a FANCY necklace, so rent accordingly. In my opinion, the dress and necklace was the perfect pairing for the level of formality I wanted, as the necklace is definitely gala-worthy on it's own! The Mischka was the perfect rich cobalt blue, but the shorter color and classic ruffles styling softened and dressed the necklace down. I would be very surprised if anyone could dress this down further. I did a neutral, slightly shimmery eye with a bright blue winged liner (Stila), and a soft pink lip, to let the necklace shine.
If you're looking for a statement piece of brilliant blues that will get you tons of attention, get this one. It photographs beautifully, lays solidly, and has a ton of character. <3 Oscar de la Renta!