How I Wear My: Tassel

Welcome to the 50th post in the How I Wear My series!

Yes, 50!!

This  month’s theme is tassel! The hottest days of the year call for lightweight—and maybe lighthearted!—dressing, so Jill of Everything Just So and I thought September’s “How I Wear My” could use the pure fun that a tassel represents.

As always, Jill from Everything Just So gets us started with her look. She’s wearing a tassel necklace by Jacket Society which she says she loves for its glittery glamour.

Jill says, “Nora always has the best jewelry on her site (and in her photos) and I fell for this tasseled and bejeweled number at first sight! I’m wearing it with a cardigan by Anthropologie and an ombre tank by Old Navy.”

What a fantastic piece and such a stylish look on Jill!


Suzanne from Suzanne Carillo styles a necklace she made herself. Did you know Suzanne makes jewelry? It’s true! Suzanne is so talented and this tassel necklace is stunning. The combination of cobalt with the black and pewter is eye-catching, especially with Suzanne’s gorgeous hair.


Tamera from Tamera Beardsley tells us she is a lover of tassels and has been for over a year now. Here she’s wearing a tassel belt that she designed. She says, “It was the perfect finish for my vintage kimono, giving an older piece just the right amount of new trend. I always try to balance a vintage piece with a modern nod to keep it from feeling like a costume.”

Glamorous as always! What a great styling tip too, Tamera.


Merci from Chic on Thrift wears the only tassel item for this month’s How I Wear My post. She says, “I have worn it before in warm weather and I find it also well suited for cooler weather. It is a hand down from Mom and that makes it more special!”

Yes, it does! And it’s also special because it’s the only tasseled skirt we have in the post.


Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge is a brand new blogger! Do pop over to her new site and welcome her!

Shelbee says, “I chose a silver tassel necklace which I recently purchased at Cato Fashions. I am really loving the longer length chains with a statement piece on the end, especially with simple tee shirts. I think it really dresses up a more casual look. I am also wearing a pumpkin colored dolman sleeve tee from Old Navy and a butterfly kimono that I picked up this summer at Ross Dress for Less. I paired these with a pair of lace trimmed high rise denim short shorts from Target and cream crochet sandals from Payless (not seen in this photo).”

The tassel necklace really  brings this look together. And what a stylish transitional outfit as fall approaches.


Malia of Style by Malia shows us a tassel look that works for the office or going out to dinner. She says, “I am building my fall wardrobe out and this Ashley Stewart dress was a MUST. I love the neutral colors. I also love this earthy tassel bracelet and necklace from Sweetland Designs that I had to have in my accessory cabinet!”

That’s right. This tassel bracelet is also a necklace! My friend, Lawana Sweetland, made it with howlite beads and a black suede tassel and it is gorgeous!


Trina from Tea Time With Trina shows us a boho look for fall with her tassel necklace.

She tells us, “I’m really embracing the tassel craze this season, which is simply by adding a fun tassel necklace to an outfit. I feel this just fits the bohemian feel free look and attitude to the T. It’s simple yet adds just the right amount of edge to give an outfit a whole new level!”

I love the boldness of the tassel necklace! It really works with the dramatic top and cool floppy hat.


Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life also wears a stylish boho look with her tassel. She says, “Tassels are such a great way to add some fun to an outfit. Here I am wearing tassel necklace & bracelets from Purple Peridot with my maxi dress.”

What a feminine and colorful tassel outfit!


Molly, my friend and real estate agent with Century 21, joins us this month and says,  “A few years ago my sister, Amy Wall, had a shop in Mendocino called Mendocino Beauty in her shop and she had earrings similar to these for sale. The earrings she had for sale were designed and made by Hook & Loop jewelry company. They were my inspiration for making my own!
I handmade these beauties with high quality embroidery thread and silver earring hooks. Honestly the look, feeling and quality of H&L earrings are superior to mine. However, my version of the earring is fun, flirty, and easy. I really enjoy wearing them. I love that I was able to recreate a similar earring for a fraction of the cost. This is something I’ve always loved doing, recreating my own version of an inspiration piece. The idea of “the rich life on a budget” is me to a tee!”

I love that Molly made her own version of a design she loved! The tassel earrings are fantastic and such a great length with Molly’s hair.


Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom wears a tassel necklace she also made herself (here’s the post with instructions!).

She said, “Neons are in full force this summer and I decided to share a tassel necklace that I made to match my neon yellow and hot pink outfit.”

A fun summer look and so vibrant! Thank you for sharing your how-to with us, Carrie.


Glenda from So What To Twenty styles an outfit featuring a wonderful tasseled bucket bag. She tells us, “Typically I live by the rule of wearing one statement piece at a time. However, with this look, I trusted my gut and went with two – my sandals and handbag – both beaded and both give a nod to the Native American culture. You’ll see by pairing the two statement pieces with solid garments in complimenting tones, the outfit, though subtle in details, somehow manages to give a gentle punch of individuality. Also, notice how the shape of the bag mimics the shape of the skirt.”

California Cool! Love your look, Glenda.


Dale from Savvy Spice wears double the tassels in this boho look. She says, “When I spotted this flowy floral blouse at Zara, I instantly loved the gold tassel detail. I paired it with my 70’s style flared jeans and sunshine yellow ‘Adora by Adrienne’ bag I’ll definitely be carrying this fall which has a leather tassel, too!”

I adore the brilliant pop of yellow and the blouse with tassels is great for fall. Those wonderful colors look fantastic on Dale!

Tassel- Dale

Jane from Toronto Shopoholic wears a look featuring a tassel on her handbag. This navy blue handbag is from J. Crew. She says, “The bag also comes with a large tassel which can be removed if you like but I am all for the tassel look.”

Same here! I love a good tassel on a handbag especially when it’s big and dramatic like Jane’s.

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Nora from Jacket Society tells us, “I am wearing our Ivory vest over a Zara graphic top, Rag & Bone jeans, Zara lace up heels and a brown clutch. I have added another one of our brand new necklaces with tassel detail also available on the website.”

Very chic street style, Nora! I imagine that necklace goes with just about every outfit.

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Ana from Mrs. American Made says of her tassel look, “I have a classic jeans and navy blazer #madeinUSA outfit worn with a Trina Turk silk print top and colorful scarf. The vibe of this whole outfit seemed classic and proper so I pulled out my vintage leather Coach satchel but I added a pop of color and touch of ‘trend’ with a leather tassel by Elke.”

A contrasting tassel really draws in one’s attention! Great styling idea, Ana.


Linda of A Labour of Life is a ray of sunshine in her tassel look. She says, “Pairing a tassel necklace with a bright yellow dress from Old Navy and a flowy kimono creates that notice-me-at-the-office look!”

Linda must have brightened everyone’s day at the office in this look. I love it!


I love tassels and have quite a few of them, mostly in the form of jewelry but my Adora bags have them too.

Here I’m wearing one of my most anticipated pieces for fall! This Take Note Vest from Stella Carakasi and their newest fall collection will be available on the Stella site this Saturday, September 12th*.

I am crazy about the olive green color of this Take Note Vest. And it’s so versatile. It can be worn a variety of ways – opened, fastened and with the hood up.

With my Take Note Vest, I wore my Gap Always Skinny jeans, black pointed pumps, a Stella Carakasi ballet top and my new-for-fall burgundy Jewels of the Vineyard wrap bracelet.

I also wore my tassel necklace, by Sweetland Designs.


Which is both a necklace and a wrap bracelet! Just like the one Malia is wearing in her tassel look.


The necklace features gorgeous Carnelian beads and has a big leather tassel in a lovely rich chocolate color. I plan on wearing this piece often this fall. I love all the shades of cognac and deep browns.


What a great roundup of stylish looks! I love how we have so many creative women making and designing beautiful things in this month’s post. It’s inspiring!

Thank you to all the participants and to each of you who help keep How I Wear My going after all these months – and years. And thank you to Jill for many, many months of collaboration. Here’s to 50 more posts!

Be sure to visit my How I Wear My partner,  Jill’s blog for even more stunning tassel looks.

And now for October’s theme! A terrific transitional piece as the seasons begin to change is the poncho or wrap. You can wear it at the beach to take in that last summer sunset, or you can wear it to a romantic dinner to add an element of elegance to your ensemble.

Whether you like a bohemian poncho with pom-poms, or a sophisticated cashmere wrap is more your style, join us in October for “How I Wear My: Poncho or Wrap.” Send photos to by October 5, 2015, and be sure to tell us a little about your outfit!

How I Wear My Badge

A reminder that the Fall Style Event is happening this month on September 25th at 5:00 pm. It’s all happening at Stella Studio in Berkeley and will feature tasty food from Whole Foods Market Gilman, a fashion show featuring several well-known fashion bloggers such as Tamera Beardsley, Dale from Savvy Spice and Wendy from Fashion Over Fifty. It will focus not only on fall style, but celebrating women and women-owned businesses as well. It’s sure to be a fantastic evening!

Get more details on the Fall Style Event page and Facebook page. Please feel free to email me with any questions ( I would love to see you there!

Stella Fall Style Event

*Take 15% off your order at Stella Carakasi, storewide! Use code RICHLIFE15 to take 15% off your purchase at checkout – valid now and expiring October 7th.

Make it a rich day!




  1. Hello my dear! Another fantastic round up! I love Glenda of So What To Twenty wonderful look! She is a master of ensemble styling with balance!

    My heart beat faster when I saw the new and gorgeous Stella Carakasi Take Note Vest you are wearing!!! How absolutely fabulous!! I have been waiting in excited anticipation since Yarra mentioned they were coming out with a fall versions of my favorite piece of theirs! And may I say, you have styled it to perfection my dear!!

    So excited to see you at your Stella Carakasi event in just a couple of weeks my friend! Big hugs!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:16 am

      I just love your stylish and creative use of tassels in this look! Really fabulous!
      I can’t wait to see you this month – you will look absolutely stunning in the fall version of the Take Note Vest. It comes in a gorgeous dark teal color too!
      Thank you so much for coming up and being part of the Fall Style Event. It’s sure to be another fantastic evening! xoxoxox

  2. September 9, 2015 / 7:04 am

    Nice to see some new faces this month and all the stylish ways to wear tassels!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:14 am

      Thank you for your submission. Love that pop of neon pink and your powder blue tassel necklace is so cute!
      I will link up HIWM if that is okay with you! 🙂

  3. Kathy
    September 9, 2015 / 7:09 am

    I LOVE that olive green SC vest you’re wearing!!!! All the tassels look wonderful as well.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:13 am

      Isn’t it gorgeous?? It will come in a dark teal color and back as well. I would love to have them all but this olive color is my favorite. xo

  4. Jill
    September 9, 2015 / 7:32 am

    So many great looks this month. I am particularly enamored of Suzanne’s this time around, love that deep shade of blue on her. You are so busy my dear, I love that you are doing more events! xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:34 am

      I wish you lived closer and could attend, Jill!
      Can you believe this is our 50th post? Wow!
      I love Suzanne’s look too. I shared it on my Facebook page, I loved it so much!
      Thanks for another great HIWM!! xoxo

  5. September 9, 2015 / 7:33 am

    Great round-up!

    I love the necklaces but have really fallen for Glenda’s bag.

    Thanks for hosting!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:34 am

      Thank you for joining us, Suzanne! I was just writing to Jill that, like her, we love your tassel look!

  6. September 9, 2015 / 7:45 am

    Fantastic looks, all of them. And I need Molly’s hair, I need it! xox

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 9, 2015 / 7:51 am

      Isn’t Molly’s hair gorgeous? It’s even prettier in person. Love the color, the length and the waves!

  7. September 9, 2015 / 9:01 am

    I love your vest, the color is beautiful and your necklace is fab too! What a great round up as usual, thank you so much for putting it together Adrienne 🙂 Looking forward to next month’s HIWM!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 10, 2015 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you, Nora! Jill and I love your looks and the tassel necklaces are a big hit! See you next month for Poncho or Wrap!

  8. September 9, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Great post! I love tassels!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 10, 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Me too! Love a good tassel 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 10, 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Yes! And I would love for you to participate in How I Wear My sometime – maybe next month for Poncho or Wrap? Email me with questions if you have them. 🙂

  9. September 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Thank you so much for the very warm welcome to blogging! I am so excited for this new adventure and honored to be joining such a great community of amazing, beautiful, FABULOUS women! Everyone in this series (as in all the past How I Wear My posts) look so dazzling that I can’t even pick a favorite look! And I have found so many wonderful blogs to follow!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 10, 2015 / 4:38 pm

      You will love having a blog – I have met so many wonderful people through blogging it really opened up my world!
      Hope to see you next month, Shelbee!

  10. September 10, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Jill is right, Nora does really have the best jewelry on her site! Love it all! Thanks so much for featuring me and my tassel necklace. I enjoyed seeing what everyone else is wearing, too!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 10, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much for joining us this month, Carrie! Love your fun, summery tassel necklace.
      Hope to see you next time for Poncho or Wrap!

  11. September 11, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    Oh now I know what a tassel really is – these are really cute ideas. I often use tassels on door handles of all things but recently thought of adding a colourful tassel to a handbag to give it a bit of a lift 😉
    Love all the pictures!

    Yvonne x

  12. September 12, 2015 / 4:47 am

    What a fun theme! Makes me want to go out and buy some tassel jewelry right now! love your cool necklace/bracelet! Thanks for hosting such a fun monthly event! And thanks so much for sharing with the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!
    Dawn Lucy

  13. September 12, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Great round up! I am so in LOVE with your outfit! I will feature this look of yours on my Friday’s post. I run different themes everyday and that day is called They Got It Right! Thank you very much for sharing and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂


  14. September 13, 2015 / 4:00 am

    Thanks again for a fabulous HIWM! I love that everyone had a different take on the tassel. The necklace you featured is fantastic! Often when I have tried to do this with necklaces I have they don’t quite work because they weren’t designed for switching from bracelet to necklace in mind. The vest is fabulous too! Can’t wait for the next one 🙂

  15. Marta
    September 13, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Such a great round-up of fab bloggers and how they style the tassel trend! I’m in love with your chic olive vest, what a great piece!! Stopping in from Visible Monday:)

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