Okay, you're no longer 9 and you don't want to be caught dead wearing accessories that may be considered too cutesy. Diamonds, pearls, simple bands, and other elegant pieces are often the order of the day but there are times when a cute and colorful necklace can complete a look. Go ahead and collect jewelry that speak well of the sophisticated woman that you are. However, do not be afraid to fall for whimsy once in a while by investing in one (or two) of the following pieces:
1. Party Animal
Price: $38 at anthropologie
What could possibly be cuter than a circus animal pendant. You get a giraffe, elephant, tiger, and a zebra. Of course, my favorite is this adorable elephant with his teal balloon. For laughs, wear this fun necklace for a night out at the town with your girls.
2. New Life
Price: $238 at anthropologie
A tad too pricey for my usual taste but I must say that this is a statement necklace that fits our cute and colorful bill here. There is something about a tassel detail that makes me think of high school (cheerleaders?) and so this necklace made me go "aww!" I was not a cheerleader, mind you; I just had a pretty fun high school experience.
3. Tour de Jewels
Price: $28 at anthropologie
Even if you're only wearing a plain white shirt, this necklace will make you look undeniably adorable in seconds. If I see a lady wearing this, I will immediately think that she's fun and always up for a good laugh. Then I will befriend her and hope that she will let me borrow the necklace one day.
Price: $298 at anthropologie
There are many necklaces out today with pendants that are supposed to be human-inspired. You know, little girl or robot pendants. Often, though, they are of the same color as the chain. This Bewitching piece, however, is too colorful to ignore. This is handmade and came all the way from France.