Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Review of the Chain Bow-Tie Necklace!!
You will have to excuse my makeup and facial expression. I actually wore this necklace as an acccesory to my black dress for my Uncle's funeral. Because I knew I would be doing a review on this necklace, I had my brother grab a shot. Not my finest look, but whatever. A funeral is not meant to be a fashion show.
This necklace is still available on the J. Crew website. Today it is $44.99 and is an extra 20% off. That makes this necklace a pretty good deal. I actually like the necklace before it went on sale, but by the time I got around to buying it, it was already on sale (although for a bit more than you can get it today).
The necklace is very pretty and classic. I think this is one of the few pieces J. Crew has that doesn't scream "whimsy." I love whimsy, but for occasions like a black-tie event, a funeral, an opera, you need something more time-tested. This necklace fits the bill beautifully.
It has a nice weight to it...not too heavy...not too light. It ties in the back with the ribbon. The ribbon is a solid piece of fabric, with good care it should last a long time. It holds together with a very pretty set of inlaid "crystals" (whatever J. Crew calls the diamond-looking pieces they use) where the ribbon and chain meet.
I purchased it in a natural ribbon as black does nothing for me (you have proof of that with this picture). Both the black and natural ribbon necklaces are available for purchase here.
Ashley also did a review of the necklace here on her blog, Love It!
You can also tie the ribbon on the side and make the ribbon center-stage if you want to make the necklace more "fun" than "formal." :)
I hope this helped someone...especially if they were on the fence!