Statement necklace needed

(19 Posts)
rockybalboa Tue 25-Feb-14 16:15:09

I'm stuck in a bit of a post-baby clothes rut which means I predominantly live in skinny jeggings, ankle boots and a long vest top with something like a Boden Breton over the top. I feel a bit mumsy but as I'm losing weight post-baby well, post all 3 babies, the eldest of whom is 5 - ... I don't want to buy any new clothes yet. So I thought a statement necklace might be the way forward. I did have a fab one from Primark which cost me £3 and was like a thick hollow chain with rings of pearls, diamante and plain metal round. Obv all made of cheapo metal and plastic and it only lasted one wear but because it was silvery coloured metal and 'pearl' it was nice and neutral, went with lots of things and made even the most dull everyday outfit look a bit more hip. Can't find anything else like it (should have bought loads of them!) and am considering these options. Part of me feels that I should get a statement necklace which makes A Statement and is therefore a lovely bright yellow, bright pink or bright green but then it obv wouldn't go with as much so thinking neutral might be better although more boring I admit. Any views on these please? Pls bear in mind that the baby will undoubtedly try and chew whatever I buy...

this knitted one

this silver one

this not-actual-silver one

Cherrypie32 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:00:14

I've bought several from H&M. Cheap and cheerful as I don't wear often. Check their accessories page. I have also got a couple from School Gate Style (blog) shop which has a gorgeous pink and blue stone one schoolgatestyle.tictail.com/

Cherrypie32 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:01:31

Btw the knitted one is awful IMO sorry smile

Pizdets Tue 25-Feb-14 18:34:00

I can't pull off statement jewellery at all but was in Oliver Bonas today and was almost tempted by some gorgeous statement necklaces in there www.oliverbonas.com/m/jewellery/collections_2 (scroll down a bit)

Might be worth a look?

RonaldMcDonald Tue 25-Feb-14 19:10:40

I like this and this

RonaldMcDonald Tue 25-Feb-14 19:12:14

this is alright I suppose

TheBeanAndTheBee Tue 25-Feb-14 19:15:39

I just bought this today it's lovely and looks to be well made monsoon

TheBeanAndTheBee Tue 25-Feb-14 19:18:02

Also, someone else on here suggested red box which has very reasonably priced statement necklaces. Have ordered a couple but they haven't arrived yet so can't comment on the quality.

Amethyst24 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:41:05

Stella & Dot stuff comes up on eBay a lot, or try & Other Stories.

movingmovingmoving Tue 25-Feb-14 19:42:58

I got a lovely neutral coloured one in oasis (called the Lucy necklace; on phone so can't link) last week. I also saw some nice chunky ones in Zara but they were all brightly coloured; like you I wanted a neutral one to go with everything!

Someone on another thread linked to this Etsy seller who has some nice looking items that are reasonably priced here

HermioneWeasley Tue 25-Feb-14 19:49:43

Step away from the knitted one, OP

Missred Tue 25-Feb-14 19:56:32

Ooh love those etsy ones! Have a look on ebay as well OP, saw some v nice j crew necklaces on there recently

rockybalboa Tue 25-Feb-14 20:52:08

Point taken about the knitted one people! wink The more I look at all the lovely suggestions, the more I prefer the brightly coloured ones. I'm liking the Etsy ones from Hong Kong as at those prices am tempted by a yellow one (I have a real thing for accessorising with yellow, looks great with lots of colours) and either a green or a blue. Thanks!

Lorelilee Tue 25-Feb-14 21:11:05

OP, love the silver one so much, I've just ordered it! Thanks for the tip.

Sillybones Tue 25-Feb-14 21:25:54

If you do ignore everyone and go for the knitted one, they're a couple of quid on ebay wink!

MrsPeacockDidIt Tue 25-Feb-14 23:43:01

I've just bought a couple from school gate style which are really nice.

I also bought the chain link one Ronald has linked to from H&M but it irritated my skin within half an hour.

I love the silver one you've linked to and may have to make a little purchase as it's pay day today.

Puddles1234 Wed 26-Feb-14 00:16:19

OP have you not tried Zara? They do the cheapest yet gorgeous necklaces. I always buy a statement necklace each time I go.

bunnymother Wed 26-Feb-14 06:12:04

I would also suggest Zara, Mango and J Crew. Make sure you don't buy a Chinese knock off of these - they are floating about on eBay and they don't look as good in real life (they are garish v's vibrant)

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