Style File 07.05.11

Morning Everyone! I have lots of photos to share from the 4th of July, but first I want to share these outfit photos. When I got an email from Lucky asking if I wanted to partake in a DIY statement piece challenge with Michael’s Craft Store, I couldn’t say “YES!” fast enough. I LOVE crafts!! I went to Michaels a handful of times before I decided what I wanted to do. I decided on an embroidered bib type necklace. I picked out some really fun colors and got right too it. I am really happy with how it came out. I think the flaws and imperfections in the sewing (I am not the greatest) give it some character.

I am kind of in love with this outfit. I love the colors and the necklace compliments it so well! It was an outfit I just felt really happy in. Don’t you love those kind of outfits?


Outfit Details:
Tank Top: Gap
Skirt: J.Crew
Belt: I’ve had this since like 10th grade
Wedges: c/o Ruche
Bracelets: Forever 21 + Gift from Punky
Necklace: Self Made c/o Michaels + Lucky

The start of the project…

Create your own statement piece from Michaels by downloading this 25% off coupon!! Yay!!

  1. Super cute! Love the necklace and the outfit.


  2. you do look happy and beautiful in this! the color palette is gorgeous, but most of all, i found myself admiring your layering/accessorizing skills. you seem to have amazing natural instinct with color and jewelry–it always looks effortless and beautiful.

  3. I love how unique this necklace is…beautiful work Jen!

  4. I am so impressed that you made that necklace! I would love to learn how to do this – there are a bunch of necklaces like this on Etsy that I’ve bookmarked and want to buy someday, but it would be much more fun and economical to make one myself! How long did it take you?

  5. wow, i am so impressed, that necklace is gorgeous! the colors are perfect for summer.

  6. Thanks for the coupon tip! I can’t wait see what I can create.

  7. You look so cute Jen! I love the necklace, and the color blocking is just awesome too!!!

  8. Great choice. Love how bold it is

  9. Jen, that necklace is SO adorable …what a beautiful statement necklace indeed, and I can see why you’re thrilled with the outfit too, it’s really pretty. xx veronika

  10. LOVE the necklace and the outfit too! So beautiful!

  11. I love the necklace!! How many things of thread per color did you need? I might have to make my own design and try it out! 🙂

  12. It’s lovely! Great job, looks so pretty and cheerful!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  13. Jen, I am so impressed with your necklace! It is beautiful!

  14. Michelle •

    aw i love outfits that make me happy! and you look so sweet and cute and.. happy! haha but for reals, you look adorable and the necklace is awesome. you can tell you really had fun and just went with it.

  15. i didnt evem know this sewing canvas existed!really great result!love it!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous — the necklace, the colors. I love everything about this.

  17. I can’t even believe you made this! I LOVE it! Why aren’t you selling these?! <3

  18. Ooh, Jen, I LOVE this – that necklace is amazing (seriously, I am a major crafting addict and I would never think to embroider a necklace) and you are wearing my absolute favorite color combination, pink & mustard! Bravo, lady. 🙂
    the other emily

  19. Great work on the necklace lady! Love the whole outfit. And Lucky is my favorite fashion mag, so I’m stoked about that, too!

  20. super LOVE this. really fun idea.

  21. I LOVE your necklace. That is gorgeous. And I love all the colors you have going on in the outfit. Ok, I love everything!

  22. Adorable necklace and adorable outfit. I’m loving these summer pastels 🙂

  23. love the necklace!!!!!! wow. i totally want to make one!

  24. Such a cute outfit, very summery! You did a GREAT job on the necklace too!

  25. oh my gosh I can’t believe you made that necklace! Well, I can because I know you’re super creative 🙂 I absolutely LOVE it!! I wish I could buy one just like it!

  26. kelly jo •

    the necklace is gorgeous! any way you would want to post a tutorial? it’s very unique!

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