All about accessories ...

I used to shy away from huge, bobble-type necklaces with the worry they'd make my large frame appear, well ... larger.

However, after seeing countless variations in countless magazines, I finally decided to give the 'statement necklace' a try.

The version I chose is this gold, cord and chain piece from The Bay, which I scored on the clearance table for a mere $7.

I paired it with a block of basic dark colours including: indigo skinnies, a black tank from Wal-Mart, and my favourite gold-emblem Tory Burch flats.

The outfit felt casually dressy and the necklace lent an undeniable polish to an ordinary look!

So, go ahead ... wear a huge, statement necklace. You won't regret it.