Artisan Handcrafted Bridal Chandelier Necklace
by Ida Hsiang
Using shells, either whole or just the shiny parts, is not a new concept when it comes to jewelry, but is a style that is constantly getting revamped. Shells are definitely reserved for the sunnier seasons like spring and summer because it invokes breezy, sun-filled days on the beach and give the wearer an air of nonchalant luxury. Sometimes, it's just a single, shining pendant, while other accessories use shells for it's shine and color, like on layered chains and charm bracelets. But no matter what, seashells are always a good look and adds immediate elegant whimsy to your ensembles. For simple shell accessories, try pairing it with a nautical color palette, like navy blues, whites and reds, or don a clustered bib necklace over a simple sundress. However you decide to style it, there's no denying that shell accessories are feminine, versatile and just what the sunshine called for. Click on the slideshow to see my favorite shell jewelry for this season!
by Ida Hsiang
This mesh pearl strand necklace from Forever 21 is the perfect accessory for the stylish young woman that still remembers when the Material Girl was a lace tutu-wearing pop sensation, yet works just as perfectly for the trendy teen that refers to Madonna as "that buff singer that, like, invented yoga, right?" The pearls and mesh flower give the necklace a feminine feel, while the ruffled, intertwining mesh give it texture and edge. Worn over a cotton tee and cardi with a pencil skirt, it's just right for a lunch meeting, or would look totally cool layered over long tanks and tattered leggings for a "rich girl gone bad" vibe. It doesn't matter how many outfits you pair it with, though, because nothing beats the amazing price and the uncanny (but not copycat) resemblance it bears to one of Lanvin's ultra-coveted, ultra-pricey mesh and pearl confections!Price: $10.80Who Found It: idabone was first to add the mesh pearl strand necklace to the Hive.