Belinda Anidjar, fashion blogger for My Fashion Statements, is in love with our “Valencia” paper necklace that she recently received. This is one of our boldest designs, and men often write to me with a touch of trepidation, wavering between purchasing the trend-setting Valencia Necklace, or a more conservative choice like the Adore Necklace. So, I wrote to Belinda for her expert opinion and for some styling inspirations.
Push the limits
Belinda writes, “Scared to wear a piece that pushes the limits of what you’re used to wearing? The best things in life are those that scare you the most. I encourage you to walk into a store and try something on that scares you. Whether it’s a leopard coat, a pair of 6 inch heels, or a pair of leather pants, don’t let your fears guide your fashion choices. It’s all about expressing who you are and letting your personality shine through. Don’t let what you wear be an afterthought. Try something that excites you and you’ll be surprised at how amazing it can make you feel.”
Does your wife have a touch of “trend-setter” in her? If so, give her the gift of the versatile “Valencia” paper necklace.
Belinda took a snapshot as she was leaving her apartment wearing the Valencia necklace, to show us creative ways to wear this piece.
For this outfit, she was going for a boho chic winter-to-spring transitional look with pops of color to uplift our spirits in these sub-zero temperatures of Montreal. She chose the blue American Apparel skirt because it brings out the faint blue designs in the necklace.
Skirt: American Apparel
Cropped Sweater: TopShop
Booties: Le Chateau
Nail Polish: KIKO
Necklace: Paper Anniversary
The Valencia Paper Necklace is handmade from Katazome-Shi paper, a traditional Japanese paper that is dyed with persimmon fruit using kimono-printing techniques. Matching earrings are available. $100 at paper-anniversary.com.