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Chic for Cheap: The Statement Necklace

There are a few key pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe. These include a Little Black Dress, a pair of great fitting jeans, a crisp white blouse, and of course, amazing accessories. Great jewelry can take any outfit from plain and simple, to chic and modern. That’s why I love statement necklaces! It’s such an easy way to take your look up a notch. Lucky for us, statement necklaces come in all shapes and sizes and price points.

Below, I’ve listed a few of my favorite statement necklaces for the season from the pricy to the affordable. Take a look and let me know which one is your favorite!

Chic for Cheap: The Statement Necklace
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Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

Say what you will, but no one can convince me that Lena Dunham isn’t just plain great. She is talented, funny, clever and an “It” Girl of our generation. I have been a fan of her show, Girls, since it first premiered on HBO and I’ve been hooked ever since. She not only created the show, but she also stars in and writes each episode, which is pretty impressive in and of itself. The show paints a real-life (and sometimes depressing) portrait of four girls trying to navigate life in the big city of New York.

Lena’s personal style is as unique as her personality and writing voice. She has received a lot of flack from critics because of her wardrobe choices on and off the red carpet. However, Lena dances to the beat of her own drum, and quite frankly doesn’t care what you think. There is something very refreshing about a girl working in Hollywood who is actually more concerned about her work than how she dresses. That’s why I was so happy to find Lena Dunham on the cover of Glamour magazine this month. Hopefully this serves as an example to women everywhere that you don’t have to look like a super model (or even want to) to make it big.

Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

Lena Dunham on the Cover of Glamour Magazine

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Best Dressed on the 2014 Oscar Red Carpet

I’m usually pretty critical when it comes to the red carpet. However, I have to say that this year was definitely an exception. There were so many incredible looks, it’s honestly hard to choose a favorite! From Lupita’s flowing Prada gown, to Cate’s nude jeweled number, this year’s red carpet offered up a lot of fashion eye candy.

Take a look at who made my Best Dressed on the 2014 Oscar Red Carpet!

best of the red carpet 2014

Lupita Nyong’o: You could almost hear the world swoon when Lupita arrived on the red carpet wearing this dreamy Prada gown. There is nothing quite like a confident woman in an amazing dress, and Lupita truly embodied that essence on Oscar night. Not only did she go home with the gold, but she also was instantly on the top of everyone’s best dressed list!

best of the red carpet 2014

Charlize Theron: Charlize is the perfect picture of a modern day goddess in this black Dior gown with Harry Winston jewels. I just love the deep-V neckline and sheer mermaid skirt. This look is just the right mix of sexy sophistication. Black has never looked so chic!

best of the red carpet 2014

Cate Blanchett: Oh, how I adore Ms. Blanchett! Not only did she win Best Actress, but she looked every bit of the Hollywood Royalty that is while doing it. I love this breathtaking Armani Privé gown, mostly because of the nude color and the sheer cap sleeves. Her hair was simple, yet elegant and I thought the earrings were the perfect accessory choice.

best of the red carpet 2014

Jennifer Lawrence: Jlaw does it again! First off, I love the simplicity of this Dior gown with peplum detail. I also love how the bright color of the gown compliments her fair skin. Though I have to say, I wasn’t a huge fan of her necklace, only because she did a similar look last year. But overall, I thought Jennifer looked amaze!

best of the red carpet 2014

Kate Hudson: This was another one of my favorites! Kate looked super sexy in this ivory Versace dress. I love everything about this look, from the deep-V to the caplet. Well done Katie!

best of the red carpet 2014

Amy Adams: Last, but not least, we have Miss Amy Adams. What’s not to love about this navy Gucci dress with Tiffany’s jewels? This tuxedo inspired dress is chic, modern, and fits her like a glove. Amy looks simply glamorous!

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How to Dress Like Zooey Deschanel

What’s not to love about Zooney D.? She’s funny, charming, and oh, so adorable. This A-list funny girl has a style all her own and always looks put together. I love the military-style jacket she paired with high-waisted denim for a day of shopping. Zooey kept her accessories simple with a gold belt and Turquoise studs, which looks modern and fresh. Take a cue from this Style-Setter and keep dress up your favorite jeans with a tailored blazer and fun jewelry!

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Stella and Dot Giveaway

Last year, one of my dearest clients asked me if I would write a blog post to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease. She recently emailed me to ask if I would create a follow up post just in time for February, which is National Heart Month. I thought it would be fun to raise awareness in style! That’s why I’ve partnered with Stella and Dot jewelry to giveaway this gorgeous statement necklace. It’s not only super chic, but it is also appropriately named the “Mae”!

Here’s how to win: share this post on your Facebook timeline and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing. The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day (February 14th)! Good Luck Style-Setters!

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