taking the hassles out of tassels- how to style tassel jewelry

…Razzle ‘n’ a tassel ‘n’ a flash a little light…

oh hey!  Me again already!  Aren’t you lucky???  Ok, maybe not, but as promised, posting once again, for another style challenge I’m co-hosting with several stylish ladies on Instagram.  This time the challenge is also a **giveaway**!! Yes, we ALL love giveaways, right?!?  This one is a $100 gift card to Kay and Star.  Julie and Jordan are a mom and daughter team who make beautiful jewelry!  Who wouldn’t want to win a chance to grab some free goods from their Etsy store??  To enter, you need to follow me @loopyscorpio on Instagram, find the original post for the giveaway, follow the other ladies as well as @kayandstar, and do what the instructions say to do!  It’s soooo easy!  As far as the style challenge goes, you just wear any tassel jewelry you have for the week of November 2-7th and use the #ThisIsHowITassel every time you post a tassel-donned outfit!  Each time you post is another chance to win the gift card!

I know sometimes there are hassles with tassels.  Some do not really know what to wear them with or how to wear them.  I’ve searched out some past photos of me wearing tassels on Instagram and I thought maybe those pics would provide some tips on how to style your tassels!! So bear with me, some of these shots are super old, but you’ll get the idea…

As you will see, I’m quite a sucker for tassels…

tassel necklace

tassel j crew, Diane wrap: courtesy of la senorita jolie, jeans: level 99, tee: nordstrom, shoes: forever 21, sucker: local candy joint

Gotta wear a bright turquoise tassel, patterned tights, and neon pink shoes to take focus away from how wrinkled my shirt is…

leggings and neon shoes

leggings: bauble society (IG), neon flats: J. crew, tunic: anthropologie, tassel: knock off

Pretty wild over my Kendra Scott Rayne tassel necklace and my pretty sweet arm candy in this shot…

kendra scott rayne necklace purple jade

Top: anthropologie, skirt: banana republic, necklace: Kendra Scott , arrow bracelet, madewell, wire bracelets DIY, watch-in the trash broken, shoes: pikolinos from nordstrom

You need to go to visit Kay and Star right MEEEEOOOW to get a tassel like this!! Gorgeous, ain’t he?

kay and star necklace leopard cardigan

Necklace courtesy of: kay and star, leopard cardigan Nola Jane, dress-unsure, very old, knee socks-?, boots: corso como via 6pm.com, tee: nordstrom BP


*not entirely sure why this pic is sideways…but it is.  sorry about that.        tassle courtesy of : kay and star, same Nola Jane cardigan, tee: Kohl’s, jeans Kut from the Kloth distressed boyfriend from stitch fix

kay and star and leopard cardigan

Drinking a DC and showing my tassel bracelet-kinda.  Can you see it peeking a little?

boo and boo factory

Jacket: anthropologie, green bangle: kate spade NY, colorful tassel bracelet: boo and boo factory, top anthropologie

Gone dots over this tassel necklace!

j crew sequin top and tassel necklace

top and necklace: j crew, cardigan: don’t remember, jeans: j crew, boots 6pm.com, ring Kendra Scott, watch–see above comment

Gettining loopy over here…

patterned pants and tassel necklace

pants: joe fresh JCP, shoes and sweater: anthropologie: necklace: knock off, bracelets: thrifted

I’m just living my dream…

graphic tee, skirt, tassel necklace

top courtesy of: candy court boutique, bag: kate spade NY, boots: 6pm.com, skirt: Loft (thrifted), cardigan: white house black market, necklace: courtesy of Swell Caroline

jailbird stripes and a tassel

striped tunic, leggins, tassel necklace

Tunic: prowse on main (IG), leggings: jen daisy boutique (local), boots: dolce vita, tassel: knock off, hat: banana republic, tote: madewell

feeling like royalty in my purple and gold…crown royal(ty)

tassel necklace and purple cardi

cardigan and tassel: j crew, dress and arrow bracelet: madewell: purple bangle: diy

Everything is rosy when you’re wearing a tassel-like necklace.

rose skirt anthro

skirt and jacket: anthropologie, shoes: kate spade NY, tee: target, necklace: rocksbox

Going for the slouchy look…it was a Friday, OK?!?

orange and turquoise

jeans: pilcro, boots: dolce vita, tassel: knock off, cardigan: banana republic, tee: nordstrom, tote: madewell, other necklace: anthropologie

off the grid…

eliza j dress j crew necklace

dress: eliza j & leather jacket both from nordstrom, boots 6pm, ring: barbara j pelligrino (IG), tassel J crew

playing with color…

analise dress stitch fix

dress: stitch fix analise dress, booties & cardigan: anthropologie (boots Kelsi Dagger), tassel Kendra Scott Rayne purple jade

and just another way I styled this dress (& tassel) to be a little warmer for some spooky fun with the fam…

conner prairie

dress: stitch fix analise dress, boots: born crown, cardigan: anthropologie, hat: DIY (my mama), gloves and scarf: von maur, caramel apple: the apple store–not kidding (conner prairie), tassel: kendra scott rayne purple jade, bag: art boutique in chicago

Funnnnkeh with FCUK

french connection dress kendra scott pendant

Dress: French Connection UK (FCUK), blazer: j crew, tassel: kendra scott Rayne purple jade

don’t i look innocent in shocking pink?

hot pink sweater turquoise tassel

Sweater: F21, skirt: target (girls’), jacket: anthropologie, tassel Knock off

Last, but certainly NOT least, another outfit where i’m sporting a Kay and Star original.  You really do need to check out their Etsy store and enter the giveaway!! Go on, do yourself a favor!!

oatmeal and maroon for fall

Entire outfit: anthropologie (except tee: nordstrom bp), tassel courtesy of: Kay and Star

Most of the clothes/accessories you see on this post are old or sold out.  I have posted links to all the current items.  If you have any questions about any of the other items not linked up, please drop me a line!!!  Thanks!!

Tip:  Go to Instagram.  Follow @loopyscorpio.  Go a few posts back to giveaway and style challenge #ThisIsHowITassel.  Follow instructions.  Post outfits from November 2 (TODAY!!)-November 7.  Win $100 towards fabulous handmade jewels from Kay and Star!!!

Alright, I need to hit the hay.  It is WAAAAAAY past my bedtime.  Sigh…anything for you guys!!! Sweet dreams!!!



style challenge outfit inspiration

…”On the street where you live
Girls talk about their social lives
They’re made of lipstick, plastic and paint
A touch of sable in their eyes…”

Hey there, strangers!! Yep, it’s me, Rachael…finally.  I know I’ve been ‘a little Runaway’ but I’m back.  Having a demanding full time job and a sometimes even more demanding home life, it’s hard to sit down and write a post that’s worthy of the time you all take to read it.  As I have promised my Instagram followers (if you’re not following me on IG, you really are missing out 🙂 !!) I am going to post an update on my (and my good friend Jen’s – mommyteacherfashionista) fun, Bon Jovi-inspired, song prompt style challenge for October!  There were SO many creative, inspirational outfits posted by our fabulous followers; it was very difficult to choose our favorites for the month.  We based  our choices by the number of times each person participated,  as well as the beautiful outfits themselves.  We also had a rule that each one who wanted to be featured was following both of us on IG.  With that said, let me present to you all of the lovely ladies who were chosen to be featured on the blog:

Unfortunately, I have really no way to post the links to each and every one of their profiles, but if you click the button on here to follow me on Instagram, you will see the collage I posted and each and every one of these great ladies is tagged in the photo.  That way you can go to each profile and see the outfit in detail and follow along if you’d like!  They are ALL wonderful, inspiring women, so you would definitely be doing yourself a favor to light up the ‘follow’ button on each of their profiles 😉

Here are the actual challenge prompts:

you give style a rad name


Jen @mommyteacherfashionista and moi

outfit inspiration


October 1-5:

instagram style challenge


October 6-10:

instagram style challenge

October 11-15:

instagram style challenge


October 16-20:

instagram style challenge


October 21-25:

instagram style challenge

October 26-30:

style challenge instagram

There they are!!  Some of the most inspirational, kind, thoughtful, beautiful (inside and out) women on Instagram.  If you’re looking for outfit ideas, please do check us all out!  If you are into fashion and would love to post your outfits with a bunch of other women who will NOT judge you, you should consider joining us!  It is a lot of fun!! The style challenges really help spark some creativity to get dressed and ready in the mornings!  Some people don’t care for the challenges because they would rather wear what they want without being guided by a style prompt…and that is fine too.  Sometimes I like to do my very own thing as well.

…”Hey man I’m alive I’m takin’ each day and night at a time
Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
Like I ain’t got nothin’ but this roll of the dice
I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday FRIGHT…”


Boo-tiful, tu-tu scary Halloween costumes:

fun halloween costumes