WIW: pink and red

I wanted to wear another outfit with the rust tights today, but it was just too cold. So I decided to go with a comfy outfit featuring a chunky sweater, cord pants and my fleece lined boots.

I did add in a statement necklace though, after a lot of deliberation.

There is a bit of a story to this necklace. I bought it from H&M for €10, it is a J Crew necklace dupe so I was really excited to own it. Then, it turned out to be way too long for someone with my generous boobs, so when I went to India, I got the length altered. After that, I've tried it on with a million outfits, but it always felt a little too big, a little too showy or a little too noisy! I finally wore it today and even though I felt a little uncomfortable at first, I ended up really liking it. :)

What do you think? Is it too much?

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  • HelenInCanada replied 11 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the necklace - it really kicks up your casual outfit a grand notch! :)

    You look so cozy in that lovely sweater, and ready for a winter's day!

  • Sunita replied 11 years ago

    I love combining pink and orange with brown, but I usually pick one bright to go with the neutral brown. I am learning *so* much about color mixing from you & the others here....love it!

    That's a lovely statement necklace....if it isn't adjustable, maybe you could look into having that done? That way you could also use it under a button-down shirt or a v-neck jacket. The current length looks like it would only work over your clothes...

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Helen: Thank you! :)

    Sunita: I've learnt by observing others too! :D
    Would it need to be shorter or longer to work under a jacket? I don't think it would fit under a button down. It is adjustable, but all I can do is shorten it! This is as long as it gets - any longer and it looks weird with my bust.

  • lyn* replied 11 years ago

    Aww; you're terribly cute - look at that smile!

    I love the necklace; I think it provides a great pop of something against your sweater!!! I have a set of jewellery making tools in my room that I use to tweak my own jewellery all the time! Love it!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Lyn: That is a great idea! I'm not crafty int he least and I haven't the slightest idea who would 'alter' jewellery in France, and that too at the dirt cheap prices of India... so I just keep such projects for a trip home :P

  • Sunita replied 11 years ago

    Oh no, definitely not longer! I meant you could shorten it to wear under a button down. The necklace is so full, I don't think you'd expose too much skin...worth a try? I was trying to come up with more ways for you to wear it....it's just so fab!

  • lyn* replied 11 years ago

    I take clothes to HK to tailor - super cheap; but then usually end up tossing and buying new (even more cheap!)

    I must say that I would love to go to India. I am afraid for my bowels.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Sunita: And I really appreciate it :) if wear it shorter I could definitely wear it under a jacket! Thanks!

    Lyn: Well, it depends on where you go - in a big city, you can find a lot of non spicy, non greasy food too. :)

  • lyn* replied 11 years ago

    My best friend is East Indian and seriously, his "not spicy" blows my mind. It's fun to take him out to eat spicy food though - because the guys always compete to see who can eat the spiciest - and he would always say, "You're competing with a brown guy? HAHAHAH."

    He always wins. Got to 11/10 on Thai food. :p

    Anywhoo; enough with hijacking your thread. You're too fun to talk to!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Yeah, that's true, my 'not spicy' is too spicy for non Indians :D And you're fun to talk to too! You also have a great blog :)

  • Jilly replied 11 years ago

    Kirti, what a great necklace! It looks really cute with the pink sweater, and I think it would also look great with a little black dress. Very nice!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Jilly: Thank you! I don't own a little black dress *gasp* but I do have a grey one that I think would look great with it :)

  • Tina replied 11 years ago

    I really like the necklace but I vote for shortening it even more. To me it looks as though the top part of the necklace (the baubles or whatever you call them) should be up by your collar bone and then fall from there. I could be wrong but that is how it looks to me. I really like your outfit. You can sure wear a wide variety of colors- good for you:)

  • replied 11 years ago

    You guys have me salivating for a good curry! One so hot that it makes my nose run. Yum!

    Kirti, this is a super outfit. I love how the pants and boots seem to match. I would have never put the color of that necklace with the sweater, but guess what? I love it! It really brightens up your face. Can you try a button front shirt, buttoned all the way to the neck and this necklace on top? I like that you were brave and wore it even though it's out of your comfort zone. A few more times and you will figure out if it's *you* or not. :)

  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    KIrti: I love viewing your posts. Your face is always so open and radiant! I also completely enjoy your color mixing and the boldness of the necklace. While I usually see you photographed from the front, I've never noticed generous bosoms -- even with the cables of the sweater, you look quite proportionate. I do think the sweater would be better an inch or too longer, although this would be the perfect length for skirts. I was helped by Angie's post on the subject: youlookfab.com/2008/04/23/different-tops-for-skirts-and-pants/ I'm long-waisted so I'm paying more attention to this myself.

  • Aida replied 11 years ago

    Kirti that is a FABulous necklace! I hope you start to wear it more :} I like your outfit too, nice soft colors. However I think this sweater is a bit short for pants; with this outfit I would like to see a belt (could be in a fun color!), or perhaps try pairing with a skirt?

  • ManidipaM replied 11 years ago

    I'd NEVER have thought to wear that muted pink sweater with that bright, gorgeous necklace! Kudos to you, Kirti, because it looks fab. What would have been a sweet, gentle-ish, almost romantic outfit suddenly has drama! I would love to see you try this sweater+necklace combo with your brown skirt from the other day too.

    Truly a beautiful necklace, Kirti, and seems very versatile too. I think I agree with Tina, though, that you could stand to take it up a bit more (and this holds for your other orange and silver one as well).

    There was a book I had for a while that correlated proportions in the arts to fashion (the golden mean, of course, and then some!). It suggested that the easiest place for eye-catching scarves or jewellery is one head/face length down. That is to say, the largest/widest/most interesting bit of your necklace, tied scarf or brooch should fall at this point, or for a statement piece like this one, the endpoint of should hit just there. Going by your photo, I think this means it could go up an inch and a half probably, which means the lowest tier *just* nestles against your bust and the beads start closer to your face, as Tina suggested, nicely leading the eye back to your smile :-)

    (I can't for the life of me recall the name of the book at the moment, unfortunately. It was rather a handy little tome.)

    Off-topic to Lyn*: The world's second hottest chilli comes from eastern India, so I definitely wouldn't want to go up against your friend in the spice stakes :-D Still, I'm from east India too, and would like to assure you that we also do gentler flavours as well! (Our culinary guidelines advocate ONE dominant flavour per recipe, so if a dish is not red-hot, it will usually concentrate on being fragrant, sour, salty, or sweet. A full meal must cycle through all the flavours.) So please don't let that put you off visiting India soon!

  • goldenpig replied 11 years ago

    Yum, Indian food! But I am a spice wuss, so mild please!

    Kirti, I love this color combo--so fresh and unexpected. Beautiful necklace. I agree it seems like it could be a bit shorter. You have such a lovely face and smile!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Claire: I'll try that with my denim shirt! Thanks for the idea :D

    Beth Ann: It definitely is a little short... I should try it with skirts! Thanks :)

    Aida: Thanks for the ideas! I will try it both with a belt and with my skirts, funny how I've always noticed that is a bit short but never thought of pairing it with skirts!

    Manidipa: I've read something similar online as well - http://www.insideoutstyleblog......llery.html.
    The orange and purple one is about 20 inches, which is my ideal length. This one is definitely longer, so maybe I should just try wearing it higher up and seeing which length I like better!

    GP: Indian food can be mild too! And thanks for the feedback, I think this necklace will be going in for some more shortening!

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