Hurry Up…Summer Is Almost Over!

26 Aug 2013 Permalink

little white dress, layered necklaces, Musana, beaded necklace, nude sandals, army jacket, sunglasses

little white dress, layered necklaces, Musana, beaded necklace, nude sandals, army jacket, sunglasses

little white dress, layered necklaces, Musana, beaded necklace, nude sandals, army jacket, sunglasses

August is coming to a close and, of course, Chicago is hitting temps in the 90s.  I feel like this is the chance to wear my favorite summer dresses one last time before I “fallerize” them.

Just a warning…be prepared to see lots of this army green jacket.  It’s one of my favorites when the temps do dip.

And, I’m working on my layering again.  This time I’m using necklaces.  This black handmade necklace from Musana was a fun piece to mix with a red-beaded number that I grabbed a while back from The Antique and Resale Shoppe.  If you’re looking for a few new pieces for yourself, head over to Musana.  KUF readers have until the end of August to get a discount using the code APRIL20.  Not only do you deserve a little treat, but your purchase will also help women who are working on changing their lives for the better!!

other ways to wear a little white dress or a black statement necklace

This Musana necklace was last worn with a striped t-shirt and printed midi skirt.

The little white dress was last worn with a baseball hat and floral wedges.

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Knocked Up Fabulous for Musana

12 Aug 2013 Permalink

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

With the anticipation of going back to school this week, I used last Friday for some “me” time.  My mother-in-law came over and watched the kids for a little, while I did some errands alone…including plopping myself down at the nail place for a mani and pedi.  I felt so refreshed after it all…sometimes you just gotta pamper yourself a little!!

Even though it feels great being a little self-centered, helping others (especially struggling mothers!) feels pretty darn good too. This past Mother’s Day, I worked with Musana Jewelry on a special project.  Musana empowers Ugandan women…artisans who make beautiful jewelry.  This Ssezibwa necklace that I’m wearing, was made by a Musana artisan.  It’s so beaufitul…no picture I took did justice to it!

During this month of August, I’m honored to be a brand ambassador for Musana!  You should check out all the beautiful pieces that they have to offer.  KUF readers can get a discount using code APRIL20.  Besides for this necklace, I also love the Safari Print necklace, the Bronze Bangle, and the Nkuba Earrings.  Each piece is handmade and helps support a great cause!

necklace – c/o Musana // t-shirt – Loft // skirt, sunglasses – thrifted

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The Statement Necklace – 3 Ways

28 Jun 2013 Permalink

party outfit with statement necklace - Knocked Up Fabulous

Last Wednesday I ordered this necklace from Accessory Mercado’s flash sale.  I love how it’s so colorful and bold…it’s like summer in a necklace!

Of course when it arrived in the mail, I had to spend a few minutes trying to incorporate it with my old stuff.  Over the weekend we have a birthday party to attend, so my mind was on party outfits.  Here’s a few ways I’m planning on breaking in this necklace…

party outfit with statement necklace - Knocked Up Fabulous

party outfit with statement necklace - Knocked Up Fabulous

party outfit with statement necklace - Knocked Up Fabulous

With a necklace this flashy, I kept all my other pieces nice and simple…let the necklace do the eye-catching!

Just a couple of days left to speak your peace…I’ll be drawing 3 winners on Monday!  Enjoy the weekend!

 

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style

10 Jun 2013 Permalink

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

I’m out with the flu today, so this little cutie is here to help me show you some of my favorite ways to layer necklaces for the summer.

In the cooler months, I have no problem layering on the big and bulky necklaces.  But that’s just too hot for summer! Summer is all about light layers!

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

One long necklace with a few shorter necklaces always look perfect.  I used a long safety-pin to add a little more length to one of the short necklaces.

gold chains – gifts // bird necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

When I have a detailed necklace, like this winged crown, I keep the other necklaces simple.  I also used a safety-pin on this winged crown necklace.  Instead of lengthening the chain, this time the pin shortened it.

winged crown necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

Sometimes all I need are two long necklaces.  I usually pick two necklaces in a similar color…like these gold tone ones.

elephant necklace – c/o John Greed // chain necklace – Bitten

One last safety-pin trick…when I layer thin necklaces, I pin them all together in the back so that the clasps don’t spin around to the front.

Are you a fan of layering necklaces?  What are your favorite ways to wear them?

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