This is a hinge bracelet and the clasp looks like this w/the gate as well. I always like that extra closure.
A surprise thumbs up. I expected the bow collar necklace to be awesome and this to be meh. I will say it would've been way more exciting in a pavé. I could also see it in a solid gold color like the heart bracelet. I like the hinge, the bow size and the bracelet plays well w/others like my Kate Spade idiom bracelet.
Bow collar necklace (18815, $148) is $99.99. It is probably still regular price in-store, like the bracelet above.
Check it out on Bows & Sequins, on Only Boring People Are Bored and on Sequins & Stripes.
It would've been a big statement in pavé, but that would've created a more cohesive sparkle. I really wanted to like it. The length and size of the bows are nice. I just feel like the rhinestones are too sparse. Like they cheapened out on the quantity. It may've been a design choice to keep the necklace more subtle, but I didn't like it. Plus points for putting 5 bows on one strand.
Vevlet tee - size 6 (30314, $110) - admiral blue - This is a pullover style, no zippers or other closures. Plain Jane style. Trying it on w/the necklace so you can see what it looks like with an article of clothing.
Pretty basic except for the seam running horizontally across the chest. Bad news. It's boxy.
Side view. Some of you are going to wish it were longer.
I like the velvet. It felt soft. I like the way the top shines. I wasn't really excited about the color and the style is pretty plain. Plus points for bringing in the velvet texture this year. Minus for the boxy style. Too many JC tops are boxy, which is ironic considering their long, lean models & mannequins. Thumb should probably be down a little more because I think the length was a cost cutting measure.
Vevlet tee - size 6 - neon azalea -I wasn't going to try this color on because I've never seen velvet so scary bright. But since the top only came in the blue & pink, I figured what the heck. Remember I'm 5'2" so if you're taller or have a long torso, you may not likey. Check it out on 1 More Shopping Blog and on Good Life For Less.
I like the way the velvet shines. It adds something and doesn't look cheap, like panne velvet.
Same comments above about fit & plain style. I like this color better than the admiral blue. I realize not everyone can wear neon azalea, so I'm trying to be objective here. This color was more special and fun than the blue. Even though the color looked scary, my eye went to this more than the blue and this one looked better on.
You're invited to check out more sparkle in the pavé heart bracelet review.
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