black | green | gold

Top - Calvin Klein via TJMaxx ($25) | Pants - Old Navy ($25) | Heels - Rock & Republic via Kohl's ($25)
Clutch - Marc Jacobs x Nordstrom ($30) | Necklace - Charlotte Russe ($5 in store) | Rings - Urban Outfitters 

Just a few of my favorite things.
Statement Necklaces.
 Add those three things to an all black outfit and they all stand out.
I love how the white pumps, contrast against the black faux leather pants, and how this green and gold statement necklace catches your eye instantly. I used this look as an opportunity to try something a little more funky/edgy with my hair. Yes, this is what I consider edgy. My hair is usually just down and curled or up in a little bun these days.

This is also the same top from yesterday's post but styled totally differently (check out yesterday's post here). When I saw this top at the store, I wasn't too sure if I wanted to spend 25 bucks on it. I know $25 isn't soooo expensive but still, it's 25 dollars.You feel me? I thought it through and already knew of a few things in my closet I could pair it with. Rule of thumb when making a purchase on something that may cost a little bit more then you would usually spend on an item like that is, make sure you already have pieces in your wardrobe that you can pair it with. You don't want to invest in something and then have to go out and buy more things to wear it with. I knew I could pair this top with these pants, my leopard print skirt, my distressed denim, and could rock it with heels, flats, and my sneaks that I wore in yesterday's post. Perfect investment piece, i would say!

Be ready to see this top some more!

Mercedes Richelle

| photos by my husband |