JCrew Inspired // Layered Necklaces



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Oh JCrew, how I love thee!  You always make things look so fresh and chic!  Do you get emails and catalogs from JCrew?  I love going through their catalog for inspiration.  And recently, Gayle Spannaus, fashion director and head stylist, sent an email about summer layering.
DRESS: old Limited {similar} // NECKLACES: 1 pink Lanvin {similar}, red Lanvin for H&M {LOVE but money tree needed} // 2 pearls from visiting my best friend {similar}, vintage thrifted here {white bib necklace} // 3 old F21 flower, Ann Taylor waterfall {cutie from Target} // 4 old F21 orange flower {make a statement in this! and cute F21 peach one}, turquoise gifted from MIL {similar}
So why not get more from your jewelry by layering!  I thought it was a fun idea and tried out some different looks with chunkier necklaces.  Gayle suggested “twisting them up up a bit so it seems unintentional, like one dramatic piece”.  When I did that, they looked twisted up, very intentional – I must not have that magic fashion director touch!

Amazingly, I’ve tried necklace layering before here and here with thinner/smaller necklaces.  Have you tried this and/or will you try this?  What do you think?!

P.S.  The cute photo collage layout?!  Pugly Pixel of course!  :)

Happy Monday!  :)

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. – Chinese Proverb
{In times of darkness, I light a candle of light and trust.}

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  1. Ashley K says:

    I haven’t tried this but I love the look! I just got my first chunky necklace a few weeks ago and I for sure love it:)

  2. Miriam says:

    i’m gonna have to try this layering!!!
    what a great diy!

  3. Lili says:

    great combo choices!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Love this post! So many good ideas! Turquoise and red is one of my favorite color combos.

  5. fab! :-)

    Followed you through GFC
    pls follow mine too

  6. Mica says:

    I really like these ideas for layering necklaces! The two used in number 3 is my favourite – I thought it was one necklace at first! :)

  7. Anna Brain says:

    Awesome necklaces!! :)

  8. Lilli says:

    these ideas are very nice Sam, my fav is the third!:) Kisses and have a nice day!

  9. Annie says:

    LOVE this post Sam! You are rockin’ the layered necklace look :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  10. wow, i really love the F21 piece, looks very expensive. and you can really pull those lanvins off….

  11. This is a difficult one for me. I don’t do big jewelry very well….fear of going overboard I guess.
    It looks so effortless on you!

    • Samantha says:

      True Jeannie! Sometimes, I feel like my jewelry is out of control! I thought it was fun to try! Number 1 DEFINITELY makes a statement, so I would need to be in the right mind frame!

  12. Lindsay K says:

    Love the layered necklaces.This looks great.

  13. Nini Nguyen says:

    Great post. Love it Sam.


  14. great post, i really love wearing statement necklaces!

  15. loove all your colorful necklaces!!!!

  16. Rachel Lynne says:

    Sam, this is such a great post! :) Love the layout and your necklaces :) You always look so put together and gorgeous!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  17. kimberlyloc says:

    love this post, sam! no. 2 and 3 are my faves, but i love how daring no. 1 is — such a statement! love this blog layout, too..need to go check out pugly pixel ) xo

  18. Sam, you look so gorgeous girl! i didn’t think to pair up chunky necklaces. i love the colors. great suggestion!

  19. Love this! 2 and 4 are my faves, so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  20. Sam! You’re so creative with this. And very photogenic too. I need to break those Lanvin for H&M necklace more often.

  21. This is such a cute post! Learned lots from it!
    I love the pink and red necklaces by Lanvin for H&M! Great picks!

    ♥, Jo

  22. Long time no chat! I hope all is well, I have not tried this whole layering necklace trend yet and love how you did it. #3 is my favorite. I also am impressed you can create 9 hairstyles! I probably can do only 3…it is so sad. Hope all is well and that you will experience the emotional brilliance line from LUSH.

    • Samantha says:

      I know Bessie!! I’m always behind – the story of my life! And you are NOT sad silly gal! I want to go to Dallas to check out the new emotional brilliance line! I LOVE that place! My nose goes into overload/overdrive when I’m there!

  23. steph says:

    Wowza! I love this; the red and pink ones in #1 are definitely a show-stopping combo!! Thanks for the inspiration lovely! x

  24. Imogen says:

    Wow they are all so gorgeous. I love every single one.

  25. Mary Ann says:

    That first layered set is bright and fun! I’d love to see your husband’s grandma’s vintage outfits – post soon!

  26. i am a huge fan of piling on necklaces. you look great in all the pics, sam. :)


  27. KJ says:

    I love the idea of layering a pearl necklace with another necklace. Great ideas!

  28. Samantha says:

    ********Thank you sweet lovely ladies!!***********

  29. Sam, you are adorable! Love your posts!


  30. Lanie Ann says:

    I get the JCrew emails and catlogs too! I love looking through them for inspiration, but often I think some of the combos would only look good in a JCrew photo shoot, but they’re still fun! I was just in JCrew yesterday and watched a lady layer necklaces. I like your number 3 the best, they look like they were meant for each other!

  31. Hi! we follow each other on Instagram and I saw this pic and loved it.
    the fashionable ESQ

  32. This necklace was inspired by many that I have bought over the years, mainly from J.Crew. I love long necklaces that can be layered or worn alone, and this one is mostly neutral with a bright pop of neon for a little added fun factor!

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