Monday, October 20, 2014

On Trend: Tortoiseshell

If you are a lover of jewelry like me, you've probably noticed the growing collection of Tortoiseshell bling in stores lately.  I was immediately attracted to it, but couldn't really put on finger on "why".  Then it hit me...tortoiseshell jewelry is similar in versatility to a leopard print!  It offers a subtle pattern that is neutral, yet eye catching.  Who doesn't love that?!

This subtle pattern works great if you already have a lot going on in an outfit -lots of bold patterns or textures - & you want to just add quiet jewelry.  Or, vice versa, if you are otherwise lacking pattern it's a great way to add some without being over the top (typically, I'm one of those who can't stand my outfit if it's lacking pattern in some way).

Here are some options depending on your preference -

Tortoiseshell Necklaces

I haven't been bit by the monogram bug yet, but this could sway me...I do love the simple monogram pendant above.

Tortoiseshell Earrings

The one piece of tortoiseshell jewelry I do currently have is the double loop earrings from Target.  I find that I reach for them quite frequently for the reasons I mentioned above.

Tortoiseshell Arm Jewelry

I absolutely love this Michael Kors watch!  If my hubby is paying attention, this is on my wish list!! :-)  You can't go wrong adding any of these to your collection to adorn your wrist!

So, this leaves the question - what to wear with tortoiseshell?  Well, anything really! Pinterest has some suggestions for you:

Melisa Tortoise Shell Necklace, tuckernuck - $50
Simple Blouse
Gold chain necklace, chunky gold chain link necklace, tortoise shell necklace by McIntoshJewelry,
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So, thoughts on this you already have pieces?  Tell me what you love, or don't love!

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  1. You are so spot-on with this. Tortoiseshell really does have a leopard-esque look to it and goes with everything. I only have tortoiseshell sunglasses but I have my eye on a watch after seeing it on someone on Instagram. I just love the versatility and fun look of it. Great collection of pieces here! I actually really like those earrings from JCP!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. Ohhh I have been loving this trend too! I saw a necklace on baublebar I was dying over. Those earrings on the far left are amazing!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. I love this! I think I want to add a tortoise shell watch to my collection!

  4. You're right---tortoiseshell has the same pattern as leopard print. I love it in items like sunglasses glasses. It's much more unique than the usual black frames that I see everywhere.

    Another Beautiful Thing

  5. Tortoiseshell is so fab. Love your picks

    Made in Mauve

  6. I love tortoiseshell jewelry. I have that Michael Kors watch and I get compliments on it all of the time. Great picks!

  7. Ah can't go wrong with tortoise jewels!! I love it--and it goes with everything :) You gave me so many choices to add to my wish list!


  8. I've always loved tortoiseshell, it's beautiful on jewelry and I have a few pieces myself. I totally agree that is a neutral yet really stands out! You picked so many amazing pieces here, really love the look of that long necklace on the white blouse.

  9. I like this trend very much, so long as it's not real tortoise shell. Animal print is just fun to wear. :] // ☼ ☯

  10. I have some tortoise pumps that you are inspiring me to wear right now! And now I really want a tortoise watch in my life!! Hmmm…
    Carylee |


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