dress: Forever 21 (same dress, very similar) // boots: Chinese Laundry // necklace: c/o Andrea Montgomery
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
I love when pieces I’ve owned from previous seasons can be put together to make a totally on trend outfit. For instance, I bought these Chinese Laundry over-the-knee boots in 2012. When paired with this printed dress I bought last year (seen here and here), I’ve got a perfectly modern take on the ’70s style looks that seem to be everywhere right now.
You know what else I love? Pretty jewelry that goes with anything and everything, no matter the trend. Houston jewelry designer Andrea Montgomery reached out to me to style one of her pieces, and I had a tough time narrowing down a favorite because every piece is extremely versatile. I chose this beautiful Peruvian opal necklace and have been wearing it non-stop. I was excited to see how well it paired with this teal dress, but I’ve also worn it with winter white, an amber-colored blouse, and my favorite LBD.
I know we’re all shopped out for the holidays, but a new year means new birthdays to shop for. Whether it’s your bestie’s January birthday or your mom’s in October, Andrea Montgomery designs jewelry for every kind of woman. Whether you’re looking for something simple and delicate, a little colorful, trending now, on the preppy side, or personalized, Andrea Montgomery actually does carry it all! Next on my wishlist are these moonstone earrings and this white agate slice necklace.
One thing I really wanted to mention about my experience with Andrea Montgomery is the truly amazing customer service she provides. When I first received my necklace, I realized that the chain was much shorter than I anticipated. I shot her and email and, without question, she asked me to ship it back so she could change it out for a longer chain. She provides custom designs and options on any piece you fall in love with, and she’s so excited to send off something you’re going to wear again and again.
Because Andrea’s the best, you can use the code WritesLikeAGirl to receive 20% off your order! Can’t wait to see what you pick!