Sunday, 5 June 2016


Accessories can play an important role in an almost all black wardrobe. Rarely a day goes by when I don't feel like wearing black, however there are days when I feel the need to lighten the black, add contrast to the black or even soften the drama of the black.

This is where accessories come into play in my wardrobe.

Given the relative simplicity of my wardrobe I tend to favour  accessories that create what I call a 'subtle statement'.  Something strong but not over the top.

Like my clothing, when I find the right accessories, I will wear them over and over.

These beautiful (gifted) House of Poly necklaces have been on regular rotation since they arrived a couple of weeks back.  As you can see I haven't strayed from my colour palette with these, and they work with pretty much everything in my closet.  Both are adjustable in length and are hand made in Australia (Canberra).   Both are perfect for adding texture and interest to my all black outfits.  And the black pendant with silver statement hoop is a standout worn with white.

skirted leggings / cami / twist top - motto
boots / hushpuppies
marble monochrome necklace/ c/- house of poly
tunic / birdsnest
leggings / millers
otk boots / target
long black pendant / c/- house of poly

top / decjuba
harem pants / eileen fisher
boots / hush puppies
monochrome marble necklace / c/- house of poly
duster jacket / crossroads
shirt / COS
long black pendant / c/- house of poly

There is something quite special about hand crafted jewellery, and House of Poly designs are unique and modern, and are made with an attention to detail rarely found in mass produced items.  Each time I wear one of these pieces I think of Katrina, House of Poly designer, who lovingly created each piece.  Because of this, I have a connection with these two necklaces that I don't have with most of my other jewellery.  So...just a warning, you will be seeing a lot of them:)

What role do accessories play in your wardrobe? 

xxx Deborah

Items cited as "c/-" have been gifted to Stylish Murmurs, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Garments for review are selected by me and I only accept items that I would choose/purchase myself.


  1. Necklaces is something that i struggle with. Having a large bust (size GG) makes it very difficult to get a necklace that sits in a good position. More often than not they do not work for me, so I have almost given up.

    1. Hi Jenni, have you tried short necklaces or necklace scarfs? They might be good options. We custom make to suit customer needs, happy to help if that's of interest to you.

    2. Thanks for chiming in Katrina :) Jenni both of these necklaces are adjustable. I don't know if it's obvious but I am also large busted and try to hide it:) I didn't think I could wear long pendants but I can if they fall below my bust of sit above it. There is that spot on the bust that just doesn't work. Pendant styles are good for a large bust too.

    3. Hi Jenni, hope you'll be fine there, jenni I'd also like to tell you to try some Best Comparison site, That's the place where you can get the number of necklaces from different stores, so you not only get the best but can also compare prices which reaches you less.