Monday, July 9, 2012

Alivia May Review , Giveaway, and Coupon Code


As you all know, I'm a fan of statement jewelry. And I've tried to whip up a few multi-media necklaces myself. They look fantastic ... and fall apart in seconds. So when the good folks at up-and-coming jewelry designer Alivia May approached me about a review and giveaway, I jumped at the chance!

I was sent this gorgeous hand-knotted statement necklace to review and keep.*


The necklace fits pretty close to my neck, so I used an extender chain for this outfit and these photos. But the piece itself is substantial without being too heavy, extremely well made, and simply gorgeous to behold. I'm thrilled to have found such a talented designer whose designs are fun, funky, and contemporary.

Alivia May is offering up a different design to one lucky Already Pretty reader. You could win this gorgeous Pearl Statement Necklace:


Perfect for pairing with light colors for summer, but versatile and classic enough to transition beautifully into fall and winer! Aaaaaand here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Sign up for the Alivia May e-newsletter. (At the top right corner, look for the bar that says "Enter your email." Pop your e-mail address in there, and click "submit.")
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us how you'd style this necklace if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  4. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, July 15, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

AND! If you use code ALREADYPRETTY when you check out, Alivia May will give you 30% off your entire order from now through July 20.

 *CMP.ly/2

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I'd wear it with a simple black dress.

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Gretchen said...

I'd wear this necklace with...well, exactly what I'm wearing today: navy faux-wrap dress and grey cardigan. It's just the thing to perk up my officewear!

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(Also, Hi Sal! I don't think I've seen you since you & Mike shot my wedding in 2008.)

April said...

I'd wear it with a coral dress and metallic sandals.

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LeBonVoyage said...

Lovely! I'd actually style this on my Mom. She would absolutely adore this -- I'd style it with every single one of my sheath dresses!!! But, I also know Mom would say -- "ooooo, I love that necklace!" She seems to get many of my statement pieces. : )

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lindsay said...

A red draped dress I wear for work.

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Shana said...

Gorgeous necklace -- perfect with a blue wrap dress and heels!

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Ashley said...

Love it. I'd totally pair it with an awesome cami and blazer ensemble. In fact, I have a killer green blazer that would be amazing with it. (Thanks for all of the inspiration btw - I recently discovered your blog!)

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D said...

I can see myself wearing this every day of the dang week for work. It would go with my camel pants and a nice blouse, or a simple dress. Lovely! danielle.alkire *AT* gmail.com

Jen said...

I saw that and immediately thought of my work wardrobe, and of my tuxedo front button down shirts! That would cap off those necklines with a flourish fitting of those blouses!! Of course, I have a black dress that it would do well with, or my watermelon pink sundress. Even my navy/white striped top I've been wearing to death this summer. Oh the possibilities!

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Meshell said...

Is it horrid that I am already thinking of how to style a kitschy December Holiday outfit inspired by the tacky balls one puts on a Christmas tree? I love it! I would rock this all Holiday in appropriate gear. Of course, this necklace screams for my cute grey tank and olive shorts paired with my silver flats.

Anonymous said...

Signed up for the email. I would wear this with a one of my plain black dresses to draw attention up to my face and make it more interesting.

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Cathy said...

I'd wear it with my silky, cream, ruffle-top, low-cut tank and grey trousers.

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Anonymous said...

with a black or gray dress

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Jean said...

I'd wear it with a white tank (yes I know it'd kind of clash, but in a cool way) and my red velvet blazer). Drool worthy necklace.

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Jean

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Teal empire waist dress and bone josef siebel shoes.
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Annie said...

I wear it with my gray pinstripe sheath dress. So classy!

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Kristine Jenson said...

I have a great black and white print wrap dress that this would go great with. Plus I have a simple grey cashmere sweater that is begging to be paired with that necklace!
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Ranjita said...

I'd wear it with mixed neutral - grey sheath dress, olive jacket, and brown sandals and handbag.

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Michelle G. said...

That necklace is D-I-V-I-N-E!! :)
I think the options are limitless with a statement piece such as this. Its trendy yet classic so I could see pairing this with my daily work wear or even something as simple as a shirt/jeans/blazer combo.

However, I would go beyond this and say its something that would give my bathing suit a kick! As a curvy woman out on the beach each weekend I can feel pretty intimated by all the "skinny" tan ladies so having a interesting accessory that complements my new blue "Marilyn" swimsuit would make me feel unique and awesome!!

Thanks for having the contest!

Michelle- mgutwei[at]gmail[dot]com

Mary Rose said...

Love this necklace! I'd love to jazz up a causal outfit: it'd add just the right amount of sparkle to a white t shirt,coral skinny jeans, and a neutral pair of heels.

Thanks! mrcristello [at] gmail [dot] com

shannon p. said...

I'd love to style this with a simple swingy skirt and draped-neck top, to really let the pearls shine!

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Anonymous said...

I think this would look great wtih a little black dress. What a way to add interest.

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rebecca said...

i love how you styled it with a white tee. i think i would do the same!
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Carbon Girl said...

I would like to use it to make a menswear-inspired look more feminine. I am thinking of pairing it with black cigarette pants, white tuxedo shirt, and a black blazer.

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JennyRose said...

I would wear it with half my wardrobe. My style of dress is somewhat classic/conservative but I like to add an edge or sexy feather. This would look great under one of my white or black button downs.


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Anonymous said...

This necklace is dazzling. I'd love it with a white button down shirt and my new heathered gray slacks. Let the necklace shine on its own (plus I worry about overaccessorizing).

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Wish me luck!

SouthernBelle83 said...

I'd wear that gorgeous necklace with a Turquoise maxi dress and a black gladiator sandals.

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Unknown said...

denim shorts, flowy orange top, metallic flats.

LOVE this necklace.

Can see it with many of my dresses, too.

michelle at bootseg dot com

Elise said...

I'd wear it with a plain crew-necked t-shirt and a cute floral skirt.

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Anonymous said...

I can see myself wearing this to work often with a collared shirt, pencil skirt, and heels. Gorgeous!

Jen
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DeeDee V. said...

I would wear that to dress up a tee and jeans on the weekend, or with a collared shirt to work.

Lovely!

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Anonymous said...

Great necklace! I'd pair it with a charcoal gray shift dress. Oh! And I've got a purple dress it may go well with, too...

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L said...

Love the necklace! I'd wear it with a white sundress dress and a pair of cork wedge sandals.

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ekaren said...

I bought a gunmetal gray sequined dress earlier this year and this necklace would compliment it perfectly!

Anonymous said...

I would waer it with a black dress and cropped denim jacket.

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-Nidhi

becky said...

this would be so fun to play around with. easy to dress up or down!
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Anna said...

So pretty! I just bought this really feminine sort of retro-shaped dress, only it's colorblocked (black, slate blue, and peach). I think this necklace would look great with it!

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful necklace! I would wear it with a cream and brown tribal print a-line skirt,ivory lace trimmed cami and brown crochet vintage vest.

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Nicole said...

Love it! I'd wear it with a black t-shirt and my lime green khakis.

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Tanya said...

I'd definitely wear it with the perfect LBD.

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heidi said...

i love pairing statement necklaces with my a white blouse and great skirt for work. thanks for the giveaway!

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