Art Deco // OOTD

Basics are cool, but sometimes you just want to make a statement. I'm pretty new to the statement necklace trend. I normally opt for minimal & versatile necklaces that can be styled in a variety of ways, so the statement necklace has a wholly alternative vibe. They're big. They're bulky. They're beautiful.

art deco ootd

art deco ootd

When Happiness Boutique* reached out to me to pick out a necklace, I spent a good chunk of time deciding which one to go for. They have so many options. Seriously. A lot. They also have bracelets, earrings, & clothes. I ended up choosing the Art Deco Style Statement Necklace. It's a lovely silver color with three chains & a large design in the middle. The package arrived in a timely manner & retails for about $25.93 or €23.90.

art deco ootd

art deco ootd

I liked the scheme of this particular necklace compared to the other colorfully ornate options. Although I do adore color, I wanted a statement necklace that I could wear often. The silver Art Deco Style necklace can pair with many items in my wardrobe. So far I'm liking it! It's different than any necklace I've ever had.

art deco ootd

art deco ootd

I like the retro aspect of the necklace. The little opal looking gems. They give the necklace a bit of dimension. I paired the darling necklace with a classic & simple black button down. Then of course, I added pink shorts & funky sandals. Okay, okay. I enjoy making a statement. Colors, colors, & more colors? Yes please.

art deco ootd

art deco ootd
Shirt: Nordstrom Rack // Necklace: Happiness Boutique* // Shorts: Forever 21 // Sandals : Rue 21 // Sunglasses: Marshalls
I hope you're having an excellent summer...or whatever season it is where you live. My summer has been pretty busy as far as work & blogging. As you may or may not know, I am presently in Europe! Updates are to come. Do you have any statement necklaces? What do you think of mine? What about the look as a whole? :]

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* Disclaimer: The necklace was received complimentary from Happiness Boutique in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

56 comments

  1. Can't wait to hear about Europe! Loving the statement necklace you picked out. It's super cute and not too over the top. Also loving your shoes.

    --Samantha

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I'm currently in Brussels! :]

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  2. Statement necklaces are such a big thing at the moment, especially in summer but some are just so big! I like this one because its still subtle and not too in your face ;)

    Dana || fashion-dew.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right, Dana! Some are huge. It's a new concept for me. :]

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  3. I love all the layered necklaces that you added here!! Great look! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Love the necklace!! The sandals you are wearing are so cute and the pop of color from the pink sunnies are perfect!

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  5. I love the pop with the sunglasses! It is fun to match some basics with a surprise or two!

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    1. Exactly! Basics are great & all but I need a little something more! :]

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  6. Looking lovely! The sandals are beaut :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  7. I love a good statement necklace! This is actually the same one I picked from Happiness Boutique, so clearly I love it. Your pink shorts are too good.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. Love your sunglasses! They add a pop of colour to the entire outfit.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  9. Personally I think that the sunglasses and necklace complete the look and you look absolutely stunning by the way!

    www.emilyy.co.uk

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  10. love this outfit! Perfect for the summer!
    Love
    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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  11. That statement necklace is so pretty, I really like the blue touch to it! And the pink sunglasses really bring your outfit together! beautiful

    Megan x / megaanalicec.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love those hot pink glasses - they are quite fabulous!

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  13. Happiness Boutique is great and I love the necklace you picked! It looks incredible on you and makes the perfect statement with your outfit!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  14. Lovely look, I really like the necklace!

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  15. Love the necklace - so elegant, though definitely a statement one! And the whole outfit is great too - the pink and black combination is amazing!

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  16. love the post!

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    xo,
    Jess ♡

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  17. Cute outfit! I am always hesitant to wear statement necklaces too, but you're rocking yours!

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    1. I was hesitant as well but I thought it didn't hurt to get out of my comfort zone. :]

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  18. Love these shorts and statement necklace. very pretty. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  19. You look fab, so simple but stylish. Love the necklace & shorts x

    The Fairytale Pretty Picture

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  20. always scary to step out of your comfort zone but you are rocking that necklace
    x http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  21. The necklace looks insanely gorgeous, and I LOVE making a statement, too. I do have one too few a necklace, though, so I'd definitely be checking Happiness Boutique out, haha. Loving the way you styled it, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Statement necklaces are new too me but I think I like it :]

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  22. Cute outfit! Love the pink sunnies!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the post. The necklace is fabulous with the outfit. XOXO mimi

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  24. Those pink shorts are really nice! I love the colour!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  25. You are definitely making a statement with that necklace. It is simply beautiful. And I just love your sandals as well. Great look.

    Kia / House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  26. Love the way you styled that necklace! I also love those pink sunglasses a lot too!

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  27. I love how you styled those necklaces! Awesome post!

    - Cielo
    www.mermaidinheels.com

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  28. That necklace is simply gorgeous!! So stunning. I'll definitely have to check out Happiness Boutique! Great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  29. The statement necklace is such a great way to spice up a basic look. I also love your printed sandals :)

    Mili

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  30. Oh! this necklace is absolutely adorable! I love this metal details. And I'm obviously in love with you sandals!

    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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  31. This is a great look. Casual, stylish and unexpected. I'm loving that necklace. Not to mention, the tribal pattern on your sandals bring additional visual interest and style layer to the look. You look adorable.

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  32. The happiness boutique has such lovely statement necklaces. Love yours. Great outfit! I love your short's color and sandals.
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  33. love the sandals
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  34. You look fabulous, dear. Love your look and the necklace is awesome
    xoxo
    Liza
    Liza’s Corner l Instagram l Bloglovin

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  35. I love a good statement necklace :)

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  36. nice...
    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  37. Hey there Carmen! I totally love this outfit of yours. Love the necklace and everything about the pink & black combination. <3

    xx,
    Lucy Van Dean | Instagram

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  38. Love those sandals, I have seen that style of print on a few items recently and love it for a bit of interest!

    cescasretailretreat.com

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  39. I haven't yet tried statement necklace, because as of now they feel a bit intimidating ;-) . But I love how it looks on you, good call to let it stand out on a simple black blouse! Your sandals are fab, love the black 'n white pattern!
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

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