Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Random Wednesday #39 - Secret Weapon

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Old Navy Top (option) (option) // c/o Dittos Jeans // Go Jane Heels (option) (option) // Target Bag (option) (option) // Derng Necklace (exact) // Forever 21 Bracelets (exact) (option)

Okay, so maybe I fooled you a little bit with the title of this post, but I really do believe that we all have a secret weapon when it comes to our personal style.

My accessory ammunition usually fastens around my neck and is something called a statement necklace. I know, I am not providing any breaking news here. They have been one of the biggest trends for over a year now.

But...it sure is a beautiful thing when a simple top, pair of jeans and nude heels can stand out from the crowd just because of one necklace tying an entire look together. 

Really though, any accessory can be a secret weapon when referring to fashion and style. Just think about...shoes, bags, scarves, hats, glasses, jewelry and even lip color are crowning pieces of all of our wardrobes. Remove them and things just might get a little boring. Let's face it...how many of us own the same solid top from Target or the same shorts from Old Navy? Who cares if we own a dozen of the same items. If we pull out our own secret weapons from time to time, no one will ever know that half of us buy the same pieces and shop at the same stores. To me, that's the fun part; adding bits and pieces to create our own personal look and style.

So, what weapon are you wearing today? Is it on your feet, around your neck or on your head?

P.S. I was featured on a few fab websites last week. A little about me and a little about what I am loving. Hope you can take a quick peek.

P.P.S. I finally listed a few items from my closet on Poshmark. I know, I am a little behind with technology. You can find me @shannasaidso if you are interested.

 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

80 comments:

Stesha said...

your hair is getting so long, I love it! You rock the statement necklaces, those and maxis! I love sequins, so lately I have been wearing sequin sandals! LOVE YOU SEXY MAMA!!!

xxS

Taylor Bradford said...

Shoes/Heels are my statements! :) Love your outfit girly!!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

What a fun necklace! Great satchel... so simple and chic. Hope you're having a great week!

Jen Vroi said...

I am completely in love with your necklace!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

love the outfit!! I am really trying with the whole accessories thing...i got 2 scarves from Express the other day and they're printed!! you should be proud of me ;)

Chelsea said...

Ooh, I just loooove that top! Such a beautiful color :)

Amy - Louise said...

This is such a 'me' outfit! I love the necklace and shoes and colour of the top is beautiful :)

Lauren @ Style of One's Own said...

Oh that necklace is fabulous!! Perfect way to dress up a casual look.

Lauren
Style of One's Own

Franziska said...

those jeans look amazing on you - your legs look a mile long!

Nina Piccini said...

I love this statement necklace and how you've styled it!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

Great necklace Shanna and I love the mint color on you! Thank you so much for the blog support! Your encouragement means a lot to me! Susan

Annie said...

LOVE this look Shanna! That necklace is gorgeous and so are those fabulous shoes :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ashley said...

Statement necklaces really do add so much to an outfit!

Ashleigh said...

Now that is what I call a statement necklace! Awesome! I can't wait to see you wear it again! (I barely even noticed the outfit. It's all about the necklace!)
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

We all have a secret weapon!!! :)

Danavee said...

Love that mint top! And I love how that necklace makes this normally casual outfit very glam!

Allison said...

I need to stock up on some secret weapons of my own. Love this one!!!

Whitney James said...

This is such a perfect, cool and chic look for the season. Love the colors, as well as that GREAT necklace!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Always Maylee said...

You look so gorgeous! Love the mint color on you and that necklace is seriously one amazing statement!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauren said...

Mint is such a flattering color on you, and I am OBSESSED with your necklace! So gorgeous! Statement necklaces are almost always my accessory of choice but occasionally I mix it up with a fun pair of bright shoes.

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This necklace is gorgeous! I've never seen one like that. I love this whole look.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

JP Lord said...

This outfit is perfection my beautiful friend!! LOVE the mint :)
xo

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I fluctuate between bold jewelry and my simple understated silver S necklace and hoops.

Susan said...

We are so on the same page today! All about accessories...I don't think I've ever seen you in jeans??

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

accessories are the best part of any outfit! Loveee that shirt, and that necklace is totally I would never something I would grab in the store, but seeing it styled I love it!

Rebecca said...

Definitely on my feet! I'm all about having the perfect shoes for my outfit.

Elizabeth said...

Can I just say that this is probably one of my favorite looks you've worn? It really is amazing how much moe put-together one can look by just choosing the right accessories. The necklace is amazing! Great look:)

Rebecca said...

Oh YESSSS......a statement necklace as lovely as that is everything we need to spruce up a look. I'm also wearing one in the post I linked up with your fun party linkup!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

you look amazing!! that necklace definitely makes a statement!!!!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Alyson said...

SO all about a statement necklace or piece of jewelry, too. MAKES the outfit, for sure. Love all of this... casual chic. The blouse hue is gorgeous.

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Oh my! That necklace is stunning!

You do look like a super hero in it : )

bisous
Suzanne

Rachel said...

I love that you kept your outfit simple and let the necklace take center stage!

Ashley said...

I have that shirt in SEA SALT and ROYAL BLUE. I can't get enough of it! I've been wanting that mint color but I'm not sure how it will look on me! You however, it looks amazing. The color combo with the pink lip color looks so good! you are gorgeous!

Christina Heflin said...

I completely agree! I love putting on a statement necklace with a simple look.

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Helene said...

i would say lipstick is my secret weapon (even though I know that's not clothing!!) but mint is so pretty on you and that necklace- adore!

Callie said...

Gotta love a great statement necklace!! Yours is fabulous! And I love how flowy and pretty your blouse is. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Melissa said...

Always love your outfits Shanna! ;)

The mint shirt and that necklace are perfect together!! And I agree- accessories make the outfit. Sometimes you can dress so 'chill' but then spice everything up in a hot second with the right necklace and/or bracelets.

TheTinyHeart said...

I love a good statement necklace too! It really spices up an outfit and gives it that something extra!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Rachel Lynne said...

Girl you look fabulous! Like seriously so gorgeous! If I were you, I would wear this color over and over and over again! :) Love the necklace too, so perfect!

allthatglitters810 said...

I love mint! I cannot say it enough. And I am also, alllll about the statement necklaces...wearing one right now:)

xox Megan

Alice Warren said...

How fun is that necklace! I agree - accessories are my secret weapon to help me pull an outfit together!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Jacqueline said...

I'm not usually a bird fan... but this necklace is gorgeous! My secret weapon is usually on my feet... I'm such the shoe hoarder!

Carly said...

That necklace? I'm in love! It's PERFECTION!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Brianne Bracco said...

Totally just bookmarked the Charlotte Russe heels! I am a sucker for nude color anything on the feet this season...and the mint looks gorg on you my dear... I am all about a clean look with "shazaam"! pop from a statement necklace ;)

Katie said...

that color of your top is so pretty! i love it! and i want jeans like that!

TaraMixandMatch said...

That necklace is totally fierce!

Sarah said...

Love that necklace and bracelet! :)

MIH Janise said...

That's a beautiful necklace. Great outfit!!! Thank you for the linkup. Have a fabulous day :)

xo,
Janise
http://MamaInHeels.com

Sarah Tucker said...

If I wasn't so claustrophobic about wearing necklaces, this baby would soon become my secret weapon! I guess today my lack of real clothes will have to be my secret weapon :) Sorry for the neighbors when I go check the mail! Ha! #PJsallday

Shira said...

I love a good statement necklace! This one totally makes this whole look. Also, you're wearing mint so....you already have major points for that! ;)

http://asequinloveaffair.com

Christy B Photography said...

I love that outfit!

~Christy
http://www.christyBphotography.com/blog

Kylie Rae said...

The necklace definitely completes your look -- the best kind of secret weapon if you ask me! Mint looks so beautiful on you too. I'm sure your girls are so thrilled to have such a stylish momma to look up to :)

xo, Kylie Rae
Shimmer Me Pretty

Jenn @ WLB said...

I've always been really simple with my outfits so I used to stay away from accessories. Since working my first big girl job though, I've found that my simple style can be translated into a simple grown-up look with the perfect statement necklace, great shoes, or those perfect earrings.

Aukele @ 91dash said...

So today I have a FIRST. This is the first time I've seen a fashion post, where (even) the thought crossed my mind to click a link for something you wore, let alone want to buy it. (your top). That is a great outfit :)

delovely details said...

This outfit is flawless. It complements all your features! Love it and love how you accessorized it. Well done you!

Amanda Cobb said...

Accessories are definitely a secret weapon. My go-to's lately have been belts and scarves, with shoes close after. :)

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Loving that necklace!! It's so pretty and it does make a bold statement. :-)

Mo

Courtney Ramsey said...

Obsessing over that necklace girl!! LOVE it!

xo, Courtney
shabbyloveschic

Vicki said...

OMG I love that shirt! So much!

bashashhazbaz said...

awesome outfit and outstanding necklace!

Shannon Hearts said...

What a gorgeous color on you!
www.shannonheartsblog.com

Style-Delights said...

Such a statement necklace!! style ammunition indeed! You look beautiful - mint color suits you so well! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I tried on that exact top a while back and loved the color and the way it looked, but they were sold out in my size. It looks great on you with that necklace! Love those boyfriend jeans and heels too. Basically I'm loving the entire outfit. ; )

Laura said...

shanna you look EPIC in mint, just saying. my fashion weapon is statement necklaces too- always makes an outfit awesome!

mama-andmore said...

I totally agree with you! A killer accessory, or even just something simple but thoughtful changes an outfit from meh to yeah! Love a great statement necklace too. I've posted at n.126 and n.170 with my two different blogs, statement necklaces and shoes in each one. Fab blog, thank you so much for hosting the linky!
Mama x

http://www.mama-andmore.com
http://www.mamalikesprettythings.blogspot.co.uk

Delusions of Grandeur said...

Shanna - mint is fantastic on you, and that necklace is AMAZING. And so affordable! I miss you - have not been able to keep up with my blog recently, but I hope everything is fantastic there!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Your top reminds me of fresh springtime. Nice to see you sporting a casual look. That necklace would drive me nuts. I do bracelets and very few necklaces; very few, but some.

List Addict said...

It is a great necklace. I think my statement is always in my shoes. Thanks so much for the blog-hop. Loving it as usual.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love this blouse on you! You look gorgeous!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Mimi said...

you look perfect, as always! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
Firmoo Giveaway

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Now THAT is a statement necklace! VERY cute!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Niki Caron said...

Shoot. I totally meant to link up for Random Wednesday this week! Oops. That necklace is amazing! Now I'm wondering what my secret weapon is... hmmm. Probably similar - a statement necklace in a bright color!

Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

Okay, that necklace is KILLER! Great with the minty top too!

Sequins&Stilettos

EMR said...

Loving the mint!!!!

Kristin said...

Could you be any prettier? This mint color on you is perfection. and I LOVE that necklace too! great outfit :)

Sherry said...

That color is fabulous on you Shanna!! So pretty and that necklace is amazing! Thanks for hosting the linkup!
Sherry
www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

mariaajohnson said...

I am in love with this outfit. So cute! Found you through Dancing with Ashley and I'm so glad I did! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

LOVE that necklace - absolutely gorgeous!
xoamy
www.cupcakesncouture.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

Beautiful mint top! And I'm with ya on the statement necklaces...I've been rocking them for quite a while and they totally change a look! I'm actually wearing denim shorts and a tshirt right now, but with my fab new necklace, I feel put together instead of a bum!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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