Simple Black Dress with a Statement Necklace

I love my UNA dress. It’s not new, but a black dress is always a great wardrobe staple–something to wear year after year. And UNA is a local Seattle designer. I love shopping local! I have a striped skirt and a purple skirt from this company too.

Una dress

Dress: UNA
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: DIY

What makes this outfit unique is the necklace I made.

shoe neckalce

It’s about 40 tiny doll shoes strung up onto a chain. I think of it as a modern take on chunky coral. I saw this idea online and really liked it. I didn’t want to buy a necklace so I made this. Well, I’ll admit that it was a time-consuming project! It took over an hour to hook all those tiny shoes onto jump rings and affix the rings onto the chain. If you see one ready-made, it’s probably worth the dough.

Summer dress

I wanted the necklace to standout so my all-black ensemble was a good backdrop for the candy-colored shoes.

summer blacks

Are you a DIYer or do you prefer to buy things other people have made?

3 Comments

Filed under Crafts, DIY, Fashion, Thrifty

3 responses to “Simple Black Dress with a Statement Necklace

  1. The LBD will always be in style and yours is very chic. I like that the dress is elegant and the necklace is playful, nice combination. You’re right, it’s easier to just buy something rather than making it. But if you like making things, the joy is in creating, not saving money. As for me, I have too many unfinished projects, but good for you to just do it yourself!! After all, you are jean of all trades–a dabbler! 😉

  2. That is the cutest creative necklace ever!!!

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