i've learnt that contrast is a wonderful thing aesthetic-wise. this had led me to believe that i should never wear a top & cardi of the same color. the photo above (from fashion pirates, a blog mentioned on the style rookie), however, has led me to believe otherwise.
now i'm not a fan of necklaces as i've lines on my neck (it's a genetic hereditary thing), but i must admit that i'm quite keen on trying statement necklaces. i will, when i finally find the right necklace (at the right price, of course).