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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: Necklace surgery



My mom gave me this necklace for Christmas, a piece she snagged somewhere in our home state of Ohio. I liked the heft, the beading, the colors. The only thing I didn't like much was the huge black and white pendant hanging off the end. It's technically zebra, but at a quick glance, it kept reminding me of one of those magic eye posters from the 1990s. "It's a schooner!" (Mallrats reference, anyone?)


This morning, I decided to play doctor. I pulled off the schooner charm by bending its metal ring. I thought I might just wear it like that, but the proportions felt off, and it didn't lay right. Also, there was a hole in the bottom bead where something else had clearly once been. It needed something. I rooted through my mass of tangled baubles until I found the earrings that came with the necklace. Ding ding ding.


I twisted off the earring hook and slid the earring beads onto the silver ring from the schooner pendant. Then I attached it to the necklace and squeezed the ring back together. Voila!

Like changing knobs on kitchen cabinets!

Here's the necklace with the rest of my outfit.


My black crepe jacket is from Charlotte Russe, layered over a red tunic from Forever 21. My black jeggings are Underground Soul from Nordstrom, and my studded heels are Candies. Bracelet came from Macy's. I ate a lot of salt this weekend, so this outfit is designed around that fact. I may get back to non-tent shirts by Thursday. We'll see.

Deal Diva Stephanie

[Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2012 11:22am]


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