A “Wow” Accessory

I have this fashion philosophy that for every outfit, there should be just one “wow” component. If I’m wearing a print, everything else will be somewhat neutral. Statement necklace means the rest of my accessories are simple. If I’m wearing something short, then I won’t show any cleavage. Some people are really good at knowing when to mix prints or layer necklaces—I’m just not one of those people, and it helps me to focus on one element.

Long winded intro, but for my wedding look, I’m trying to decide what my “wow” accessory is going to be. I’ve decided this is going to be one of three things: earrings, a belt, or a hair piece.

Before I get into options, here’s something I’ve already picked out: a simple necklace.

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(Photo via Edor on Etsy)

I got this one, except for two hearts. Super simple, and brings in some of my green color. (Side note: I am OBSESSED with Edor. I can’t remember how I first found the shop, but it’s perfect for minimalist, everyday jewelry—super affordable too. I think everyone I know has been gifted an Edor necklace from me recently.)

So, I have some places to play around. Perhaps some spangly earrings that bring in my colors?

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(Earrings via BHLDN, $195)

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(Earrings via Kendra Scott, $75)

Both dresses I like are conducive to a fancy, jewel-encrusted belt:

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(Belt via Luxe Bridal Couture on Etsy)

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(Belt via BHLDN)

Or something to put in my big updo:

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(Headband/sash via Live Adorned on Etsy)

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(Headband via Live Adorned on Etsy)

What do you think of these options? Did you have a “wow” accessory, or did you keep it simple?

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Location:
Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013

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    dcgirl655, Guest @ 2:07 pm

    I LOVE them all!!!!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:13 pm

    Love that second headband!

    I let my dress, and my engagement ring, be the wow accessories/factors :)

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:14 pm

    I think my ‘wow’ accessories were my brooch bouquet and bright red shoes. That’s an adorable necklace!
    How much of a ‘wow’ are you going for? Because those hair accessories seem a little tame to me for a ‘wow’ piece.
    I like the first belt and the second hair band, but I’m a big advocate of ‘wow’ earrings. Good luck choosing! Can’t wait to see the final product!

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    mswallaby 2061 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:27 pm

    I love them all….sooo pretty. I’m loving the mint green accessories, those are so wearable after the wedding :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:46 pm

    I kept it simple with my look. I think I like the belt idea out of the 3 you posted.

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:46 pm

    I think my “wow” must have been my pearl bracelet. My earring and necklace were also pearls and very nice, but they didn’t jump out at you. I love bracelets.. not that my moniker would give that away or something. ;)

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 3:03 pm

    I think mine was my headband, but I also had a belt that was beautiful and added lots of sparkle to my look. I think everything you posted is really pretty, and I can’t decide! Sorry I’m absolutely no help.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:14 pm

    Oooh so pretty! I vote belt or headband.

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    futuremrsroos 429 posts, Helper bee @ 4:33 pm

    I really love the last picture, that headband is just amazing

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:50 pm

    I love all your choices, so I’m obviously no help :) I think my statement piece was probably my earrings, although I keep things pretty simple regularly.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 9:23 pm

    I am terrified to try and accessorize my dress. I am so bad with accessories. But all of these options are beautiful and tasteful! I can’t wait to see what you end up going with for your final look!

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    MrsB22 151 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:14 am

    when are we going to find out about your dress?!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:30 am

    Those first earrings from BHLD are stunning! I was going to say my earrings were my “wow”.. but I think that award has to go to my hair piece, actually. It’s large, sparkly, and in charge!

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    craft darling 84 posts, Worker bee @ 1:51 pm

    I vote headband! I think it brings the focus up to your face without being too distracting. Happy planning!

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    mssmiley 349 posts, Helper bee @ 3:11 pm

    i bought my “wow” sash on etsy from something ivory….and I LOVE IT! it’s blingy and beautiful. something that’s totally me, but that i wouldn’t normally go for bc it’s so a large wow-er. lol

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    bjack28 100 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:54 pm

    IMO, I think earrings should be the wow factor! It’s just enough without being too much!

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    Natasha, Guest @ 6:52 pm

    Have you checked out these absolutely fabulous handmade headbands from http://www.beejoos.com/Headbands_s/1840.htm

    They are so beautiful and adds a super cool interntational travel touch given that they are from such faraway destinations! I am absolutely obsessed by the white and baby pink ones!

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