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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tortoise Shell A Fall Wardrobe Staple


When it comes to color you will not see me in brown clothing, but you will see me in combinations of brown and black in accessories.

I love the look of tortoise shell. The combination of browns and blacks are intriguing to me. I find it to be classic and timeless in my wardrobe.

When I was just 12 years old I got my first bracelet with  a tortoise shell look. I still have that bracelet 50years later, and I still wear it.

Today I thought I would share a few pieces that are on my radar…..

I love this handsome watch. It is simple and classic in every way. Notice the cute detail of the date being on an angle for easy viewing, so clever!

If you prefer round watches this one is for you. I am loving the mixed link chain look with the gold and tortoise.

Such a pretty bracelet. I love the little gold details at each corner.

Trina Turk did a wonderful job designing this cocktail ring. I could see me wearing this for years to com.

I actually ordered this over sized bangle, and I love it. It has a matte gold universal monogram with a little touch of bling with a Swarovski crystal. Another fun classic for my wardrobe. It is also hinged for easy taking on and off.

Marc Jacob’s infinity bracelet would be a fun piece to add to any wardrobe.

Leave it to Ralph Lauren to make such a beautiful, timeless clutch. This would be such a fun piece to carry.

The ever-classic tortoise shell sun glasses.

What's not to love?!

Another timeless beauty!

With Fall right around the corner I am finding my mind wandering towards all things tortoise!!!

How about you? 

Do you have a Fall staple for your wardrobe that never lets you down? You know the one piece that makes you  feel like a million bucks when you put it on.



Unknown said...

i dunno if i have a staple really - anything leopard, leather, and feathers makes me feel good

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So many pretties, Kathysue! I love that big bangle bracelet and the clutch purse! Will you be wearing tortoiseshell in Paris? :-)...hugs...Debbie

Kathysue said...

Deb, Yes! indeed I will be wearing some tortoise shell in Paris!! xo

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love tortoiseshell and always have a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses. They are timeless.

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Oh love these picks, adore tortoise shell, glad to see so many pretty options! When are you headed to Paris?

Babs said...

LOVE the timeless look of tortoise shell bangles and sun glasses!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I can't get enough of the stuff!! I love everything tortoiseshell and have since I can remember. It goes with everything and is so classic!
Beautiful post, Kathysue.
Happy Wednesday.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh these are all stunning. I need to update my wardrobe a little. Can't wait to see what you are taking to Paris. Hugs, Marty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This makes me so happy! I am a huge Tortoise shell fan! LOVE the bracelets!

Sarah said...

Kathysue, you are featuring one of my favorite looks. I've long been in love with tortoise shell items. I have a couple of authentic tortoise shell bracelets and several other pieces of jewelry that are faux tortoise. Tortoise is so classic. Will you be sporting a tortoise shell bracelet in Paris? Love the example you showed. I adore the RL clutch too, but it says it is no longer available. At $1000, don't think it would be in my wardrobe even if it were still available for purchase. LOL

Thanks for sharing all the tortoise details.....Sarah

vignette design said...

I love tortoise also, it reminds me of leopard which I really love. Both are great for fall, but I wear them all year round. Glad to see you're planning on wearing tortoise in Paris!

Anonymous said...

I also love tortoise shell and have several pieces myself but I am actually having a set of old nesting tables painted to resemble tortoise shell for my new, smaller entryway , should be interesting

Amanda said...

Shame on you KathySue for showing these gorgeous bangles!! Now I cant stop thinking about that MK watch and that Marc Jacob bracelet (thats sold out! boo!!)
Such a great round up of jewelry !!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

OK....I NEED THAT MONOGRAM BANGEL BRACELET!!!! It would then be my Fall Staple!

The enchanted home said...

Great minds think alike..just bought such a great looking equetrian themed tortoise cuff and love it. I LOVE tortoise, always have. Beautiful post!!

michele said...

totally feelin the tortoise, kathysue.

always on the hunt for the bracelets!


Merlin said...

GORGEOUS!!! franki

NanaDiana said...

I love tortoise shell, Kathysue. I have tortoise shell glasses and big barrettes that I use to pull my hair back and up. I have tortoise shell belt buckles,too. I think it is a timeless classic. Blessings- xo Diana

TN Mimi said...

Great post! So fun! I found a similar bracelet to the Marc Jacobs @ the Banana Republic outlet.


You are damn skippy what is not to love! I will take a watch and that clutch please :)

Unknown said...

Im with you, I love tortoise shells accessories. I have a watch that I need that wide bangle to mirror on the other arm! I love to layer it with big gold links.
I wish there were more tortoise shell tables, etc. for the home...know of any?

La Dolfina said...

I am most definitely tortoise shell obsessed!!!
My dear friend from Cuba has been gifting me with several genuine tortoise shell bracelets and a cuff. She calls it Carey. I have to say it is probably my favorite jewelry.
I just got 3 gorgeous vintage jade bracelets for my 30th Anniversary and they are a close second!!!
You must be getting so excited for Paris!!!!
I am so happy for you:)

for the love of a house said...

Love it ALL!!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

well, now i find myself having to have tortoise shell accessories! oh my gosh that infinity bracelet!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the look! Very sophisticated looking. Ralph Laurens glasses are a must. I guess I need to go shopping!