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Make A Statement- Statement Necklaces
Fashion Fashion and Style

Make A Statement: Statement Necklaces

Statement jewelry is easily one of the hottest treds right now because of the ease in which these pieces allow us to pull an outfit together. Whether you”re looking at bling for your arms and hands, a chunky ankle bracelet or even something to wear in your hair, statement jewelry is one area you can’t go wrong in. In fact, one of the questions that I get asked about all the time is how to spice up an outfit using statement jewelry. Today, I am going to answer that question by spotlighting one of my favorite, affordable ways to do just that.


What’s so great about statement jewelry is that just about everyone carries it now. Target, Jcrew, Anthropologie, Amazon, major designers they’ve all gotten into the act making it affordable for everyone.  Not only can you find these beautiful pieces just about anywhere but you can get them on a budget and still look like a million bucks!

Here are two of my ways to wear them:

The T-shirt: This is one of my favorites. I love it because the look is clean and the statement necklace does exactly what it’s supposed to. I don’t care if it’s a crew neck or a v-neck t-shirt.  Statement necklaces look great. When pairing your necklace (or other  jewelry) with a tshirt, be sure you are using pieces that are low on the bling but high on style. One of my favorite, casual looks is a pair of denim shorts or capris with a neutral colored tee and major pops of color.

Over a simple white blouse: White blouses are my favorite (if you can keep them clean) and adding a statement necklace just sets it off beautifully. Here you can add some bling if you would like. Add a blazer or a chic cardigan and you look pulled together. This look is the epitome of business chic. Another fun way to spice up this look is to have your shoes that match your necklace.

So which necklaces should you choose? Here are three of my favorites that you absolutely cannot go wrong with:

Women Lady Fashion Crystal Leaves Rhinestone Statement Bib Necklace

Statement Necklace - Amazon 1


Two-Tone Painted Chain Necklace

Statement Necklace - Amazon 2


Rhinestone Crystal Reasin Flower Statement Fashion Necklace

Statement Necklace - Amazon 3


Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? What’s your favorite way to pair amazing statement pieces with your favorite outfits?

Until next time,



Fashion Fashion and Style

The One Style Item I Cannot Live Without

Tanks aren’t something I have really touched on here on the YNS blog. I have talked a lot about style, fashion (yes, there’s a difference) and the various shops, items, etc. that I own and wear. As I was preparing for this post on using stripes in fashion I realized that I had yet to share my favorite piece of fashion with you all. Now, when I say “favorite” I mean favorite as in I wear these all the time and they compliment absolutely every look you could imagine. Trust me when I say that there are, quite literally, a hundred ways to wear this piece.

So what is it, you may be asking. Well folks it’s probably not what you think it is. The one piece of my wardrobe that gets the most wear and that I call my favorite is the Bordeaux Seamless Tank found here on Amazon! (The picture doesn’t do it justice.)

Bordeaux Tanks

So why do I love this simple tank so much? A few reasons:

1 | The fabric is the perfect weight (not flimsy), hold its shape, hugs you in and it’s as seamless as it looks. This means that no matter how you wear it, you’ll never see (or worse, feel) any seams along the front, back or sides. Seamless is a huge win because I am so not a fan of the unflattering lines left by any clothing item with obvious seams.

2 | The Bordeaux Tank comes in so many color options that you could wear a different tank every day for a year and never run out of options.

3 | There are just so many ways to wear this tank! The most obvious way is as the above photo shows, by itself paired with some shorts or pants for a casual chic look or you can dress it up under blazers, dusters or layered under a sheer top. This tank is seriously so universal that you will never want to own any others.

4 | When washing, they come out silky smooth; however, I recommend not putting it in the dryer as they do shrink. They dry quickly!

As you can see, I can’t speak highly enough of these tanks, I own them in every color and wear one practically every day!

Do you have a favorite tank or are you on the prowl looking to add this much needed fashion item to your own wardrobe? Leave me a comment here and share your own favorites so I can check them out too!







*Disclaimer: Some posts contain affiliate links. Though I may earn a small income should my readers choose to purchase through the links I share, all opinions, reviews and product evaluations are my own. – Patty

Fashion Fashion and Style

From Bland to Glam with just One Accessory

Scarves are one accessory no women should be without. Whether they are keeping you warm or taking your look from day to night, a scarf is the obvious choice for maximum style. Maximizing your fashion and style with one simple trick can save you loads of time but also ensure that you are passing off a polished and finished look.

If you have been coming around YNS for awhile, I am sure you’ve noticed that I like to include a scarf in my outfits or even just as photo props. I have so many that there is rarely a time I am lost for which one to pair with my daily outfits. I also have several that are “night only” scarves, meaning that I wear them to glam up my nightly ensemble.

Since I love scarves so much I thought I would put a spotlight on them today and show you a few different ways you can accessorize your look with just a simple scarf.

Way To Wear Scarves #1: To Keep You Warm

Way to wear scarves #1: to keep you warm

I love these looks because they are staying in style while not sacrificing their warmth to the fashion gods. It’s easy enough to match a thick wool scarf to any outfit in the fall or winter and still come out looking chic.

Way To Wear Scarves #2: As Clothing

Way to wear scarves #2 as clothing

I adore this idea simply because it’s unique and yet still manages to bring a major “POP” quality to your outfit. If you plan on trying this, however, I definitely recommend going with a scarf that I thick enough to not show through but also stylish enough to make you stand out.

Way To Wear Scarves #3: As An Accessory

way to wear scarves 3 as an accessory

Old Hollywood made this look classic and we all know that classic never goes out of style. How many celebs have we seen walking around using this 1940’s iconic look every day? Exactly! And there’s no reason you can’t dress like a boss and still have a splash of starlet glam too!

As you can see here, the possibility of how to go from bland to glam with just one accessory is endless.

How do you style your scarves? Do you have a style accessory that is used just to add some glam to your look? Leave me a comment here so I can get a look at your style too!


My Favorite New Cashmere Brand
Fashion Fashion and Style

My Favorite New Cashmere Brand

Cashmere. Who doesn’t adore it? I sure do. I have a few different brands of cashmere in my closet but I recently found a new brand and today I’m collaborating with them.

Meet The Cashmere Queen: 

Catherine Robinson Cashmere

Catherine Robinson is headquartered in the UK but sells worldwide on her lovely website. Her cashmere is made in Mongolia (known worldwide as the “Land of Blue Sky) and I have to say the quality is unparalleled and just plain yummy.

They carry cashmere wraps, capes, sweaters, scarfs, snoods, leg warmers, gloves and socks. I think that qualifies them as a cashmere expert! The colors are muted colors perfect for every day; vintage rose, ivory, soft greys, pinks and blues. Catherine’s idea is to compliment the buyer’s  skin tone and add a soft glow to brighten one’s complexion. I say, “I’ll take one of each!”

If you are a regular reader of, you know I love companies that take the time to present their products with care.  And that’s exactly what Catherine Robinson does. It arrives as a true gift. In fact, it’s like getting a warm hug! Here’s how it came:

Catherine Robinson Cashmere Unboxing

It was even  beautifully wrapped in tissue together with a cameo infused with Catherine’s signature scent, Grace.  So elegant!

What I loved most about the beautiful pink wrap they sent me is that it’s HUGE, making it a great value.  Unlike other brands, they don’t skimp in the least bit. This will be one of my favorite pieces for travel on a chilly airplane. Here I am showing it off in all its splendor:



So go check out Catherine Robinson’s beautiful cashmere. You will be glad you did. And me? I’m ready to order their beautiful duster!

Catherine Robinson Cashmere Duster

A bit of background directly from Catherine:

I was approaching my 50th birthday, my daughter had left home my husband had sold his business and I thought it was the right time for me to venture into something new!

I have a public relations background and a love of style and of course cashmere and thought I’d have a go at setting up my own business.

I originally sourced my cashmere from Nepal but I wasn’t happy with the quality and the professionalism of the company and found this wonderful established company in Mongolia who are a delight to communicate and work with.  I work closely with the team there on my designs.

My business in the last 5 years has grown enormously and I’m so excited about all my new designs and ideas to increase my brand awareness….I’m venturing into cashmere for gentlemen later this year.  

Maybe the loveliest thing is doing it all at the age I am now; it feels like I’m having a second chance at things and I’m absolutely adoring it…it’s fair to say cashmere is a passion of mine!

Is she not just amazing? I’m definitely happy to have been able to connect with Catherine on a professional level and I just know you, my readers, will love her products as much as I do.





*Disclaimer: Some posts contain affiliate links. Though I may earn a small income should my readers choose to purchase through the links I share, all opinions, reviews and product evaluations are my own. – Patty

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