shein blazer

shein blazer

polette sunglasses

shein blazer

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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.

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. The 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.

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 me true!
handmade earrings

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! 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 Lindsey@Have-clothes-will-travel.com and I will be sure to send you more photos of earrings available or an equally beautiful ring!

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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 Lindsey@Have-clothes-will-travel.com to purchase
Purse: Kate Spade Emerson Place Phoebe Tote Bag (Also availble in all black, or as a satchel or cream satchel and also comes in a “mini” cream version.)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Jeans: Judy Blue Jeans
Flats: Bought in Sydney (Similar here and here)
Cami: Maurices

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*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.

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16 thoughts on “All About the Accessories

    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      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! πŸ™‚

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  1. denisesplanet

    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!
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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you! If you do want a pair of your own, Denise, just let me know. πŸ™‚ 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!

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  2. Kezzie

    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!

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  3. Amanda Brezovsky

    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.

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