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All About the Accessories

shein blazer

Just as we were about to leave for the day, my husband looked at me and said, “You look too expensive to be standing next to me! Should I change?” As he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I laughed and told him he looked great…and we went about our day.

shein blazer

But that made me think about this outfit a little harder. If you took the accessories out of the equation, this outfit cost just under $70. My new sleeveless blazer from Shein is about $25. These jeans I got on sale for $45 (but are usually about $60). And my flats were $8. So, overall, not an over-the-top pricey ensemble.

polette sunglasses

shein blazer

However, when you put in my shiny, new Kate Spade purse and my silk scarf (that was a gift from Australian-based designer Demon TZ)…this outfit does take on an “expensive look.” Which reminded me of something I had read eons ago in some magazine…”that if you have expensive accessories, people will assume your entire outfit is expensive.” Welp, I guess it just might be true!

handmade earrings

However, I think the most exciting accessory in this outfit is my earrings! These were handmade by my husband’s coworker in Japan, Kazuko. She is incredibly talented and makes earrings and rings by weaving them by hand. They are very unique, in that they are made with a Japanese style thimble, paper, silk floss and silk threads. They are so detailed – it’s amazing!

handmade earrings

Kazuko also has just about every color and pattern under the sun available. So, if you are interested in purchasing any rings or earrings like mine, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will be sure to send you more photos of earrings available or an equally beautiful ring!

What are your thoughts on accessories? Do you think they can make or break an outfit? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Sleeveless Blazer: c/o* Shein
Scarf: c/o* Demon TZ
Earrings: Made by Kazuko email me at [email protected] to purchase
Purse: Kate Spade (Also available in black.)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Jeans: ModCloth
Flats: Bought in Sydney (Similar here)
Cami: Maurices

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. That is so true. Accessories can surely change the whole game!
    Love the sscarf and bag but those earrings are so beautiful, specially as they were made just for you!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

  2. You look very tres chic Lindsey!! Loving that vest and of course the darling Kate Spade bag. The silk scarf adds the prettiest pop of color! Accessories can totally make or break an outfit. They are in fact my favorite parts of a “look”. These handmade earrings are beautifully designed too. Such lovely colors.


  3. Ah.. in love with those earrings. Accessories on point. You look great Lindsey!

    Nisha| http://simplistique.com/

    1. Thank you so much, Nisha! You are too sweet! And just let me know if you want a pair for yourself! 🙂

  4. You’re definitely right, they do make an outfit something special!!! You look really pretty and the accessories are gorgeous. The rings remind me of our British Hula Hoop crisps!

  5. You look lovely, dear Lindsey, I loved the outfit – scarf, jeans, bag and these earrings, wow! Kazuko is really talented! I loved the earrings! You are right, the accessories can really transform a look! I also liked your shoes very much, you do look fabulous! Hope you have a nice week!

    1. Aw, thank you! If you do want a pair of your own, Denise, just let me know. 🙂 And I’m so glad you like the shoes too – they are so comfy! So, I am literally wearing them all the time (and therefore, they’ll end up on the blog a bit more, haha). Hope you have a nice week too!

  6. Those earrings are amazing! What talent! I think your outfit looks classy with or without the purse.So maybe it’s not just the money but the way you wear it! 🙂

    1. She is such a talented lady! I also forgot to put in there how much time it takes to make one…it’s incredible the amount of patience and talent needed to make them! Aw, and thank you so much, Laurie! I hope that’s the case! 🙂

  7. It’s true. Accessories not only dress up an outfit but symbolize it. A few nice pieces make the entire ensemble look better. You look great in this.

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