Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How to accessorize?

Does anyone else feel like they could use a stylist?  I feel like it is harder to figure out my entire bridal look than it was to find my wedding dress.

True, I have plenty of time to think of accessories before the wedding, but they have been on my mind lately.  What accessories should I choose that will all complement the dress, will go together, and yet not be over the top?  Ideally I would like to pick jewellery that I would wear again too.  Pearls are always a classic choice but I’m not sure if I want a standard string of pearls.  I am also in the process of making a hair fascinator with a vintage rhinestone brooch in the center.  The flower is a big statement and I don’t want to over accessorize!IMGP2691

Here is what I’ve picked up already:

The beautiful pearl cobblestone bracelet from J.Crew.  A pearl bracelet sprinkled with rhinestones will match some of the detailing on my dress perfectly.

erezImage via J.Crew

A small pair of pearl and rhinestone earrings:image

Here are the necklace choices I need your help with!  What about this pearl and rhinestone lovely from luxedeluxe?


Celine, Triple Strand Rhinestone & Swarovski Pearl Necklace via luxedeluxe on etsy

I think the necklace is beautiful but I’m worried that it would be something I wouldn’t wear all that often.  I’m also worried it will be a bit much between my bracelet and hair flower as well.

My mom has a necklace I can borrow.  It is a really simple pendant consisting of a pearl inside a gold cage.  This necklace was a gift from her mother for my mom’s wedding.  It was the necklace my mom wore when she married my dad!  *tear!*  I think my mom is a little sad that I have proclaimed that I’m not wearing a veil (as otherwise I could wear the veil my grandmother made for her) so this is a wonderful way to incorporate a little “something old, something borrowed.”IMGP1197

The only thing is the necklace is gold and all of my other accessories are silver.

Last up, I have a few necklaces that I already own that I could wear.  Maybe my Tiffany heart pendant, although truth be told, I wear this one every day.  Maybe my diamond pendant?  Or otherwise I have a small and simple pearl pendant.IMGP3217

I’m leaning towards wearing my own pearl pendant, but what do you think?  Which option is your favourite?  Do you have any other jewellery suggestions?


Unknown said...

I really like the look of the first two. If you can, I would suggest bringing home as much as you can to try with the dress. Many of my friends surprisingly went with no necklaces, just earrings and bracelets and it looks really pretty and simple. Hard to decide though - good luck!

kristen said...

I like the first one.

Something to think about is not to over-accessorize. Obviously I don't know what your dress looks like, but when you put a fancy dress, bracelet, necklace, earrings and hair piece together, it might be too much if all of them are "statement" pieces.

Good luck choosing! (I went really simple with some pearl stud earrings and a single strand of pearls)

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

I also really like the first two. It is hard to say without seeing your dress first :P

I went with chandelier type earrings, tiara and bracelet. I skipped the necklace because I didn't want to have too much going on. So I think if you go for a fancy necklace, have less flashy earrings and head piece.

I love pearls- so timeless!!