Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

Tuesday started out promising in Avon’s Grey Crackle CZ Necklace and Earring Set!

This set features very pretty (and super dainty) smoky grey (which is way too fitting for how this week has gone with all the wildfires around us, by the way…) teardrop-shaped CZ stones.  They are a medium grey, so it’s obvious what color they are, but they still retain much of their transparency.  The necklace also features a tiny clear round-shaped CZ stone at the top tip of the upturned teardrop.  While the stones in the set ended up being much smaller than I’d thought they’d be, their design is a timeless classic that never goes out of style–they will never be showstoppers, but they weren’t meant to be.  One gripe (and I’m getting pretty irritated that this seems to be becoming more and more prevalent): the back of the necklaces pendant is rounded.  And not even a little.  It’s almost like they build the back the shape they did so it would assist the facets of the CZ to sparkle more.  Well, okay, but if it doesn’t ever lay facing the front, it doesn’t really matter how much it sparkles, because nobody will notice it laying on its side, unless they are pointing out that it’s not laying properly.  I really hope this isn’t becoming a new normal.  2020 has already been crappy enough without all the new jewelry pieces coming out with rounded backs too.  Just make it stop already!

I made Wednesday my biotch in Avon’s super trendy Chunky Link Necklace!

I don’t know about you, but I am in awe over this piece! The chunky link and toggle bar closure is completely on-trend, but the pavé stones are what makes this scream high-end designer to me!  Even though it was just released, it’s already sold out–that should tell you something right there!  Okay, now let me get down to one little piece of business…for us pencil-necked girls, this trend is just plain difficult to wear well.  Every single time I moved, gravity would kick in and pull the weight of the necklace forward, twisting the chain’s links in the front, and jacking up the perfect circular way I’d laid it out.  I even struggled with getting a decent selfie without the links getting out of line.  ::steam::  All that said, I am still completely gaga over this piece and think it’s a complete steal.  If you want one, join the wait list, and when you get notified they are back in stock, don’t delay locking it down–I guarantee you these will sell out again and likely won’t be coming back in stock.

The weekend was finally in sight on Thursday (longest short week EVAR), and Avon’s Embellished Hoop Link Earrings are OUTTA SIIIIGHT!

I’m not sure why I thought these would be larger in scale, but I’m delighted they weren’t!  I know I’ve reviewed, and gushed about, other designs similar to this one–and I’m still in love with it. The “studded hoop” that lies flat against the ear and allows another interlaced, free-wheeling hoop to do its thing is really the best of both worlds.  This particular design has some sparkle, but is more complex than that–it also offers shine and a bit of simplicity.  These can be worn alone to add a little something to an outfit, but they can also be work with other showier pieces and won’t go to the mat with them vying for attention.  I know I’ve said it before, but Avon is really knocking it out of the park with their earring designs this year.  Another new fave pair right here.

Those are all of the past week’s selfies! What was your favorite and how would you have worn it?!

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2 thoughts on “High-End Looks

  1. I like the sass in this post. Way to go!

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