Looking for a statement necklace that will work for a day off, night out and the office? These comfortable, locally handmade pieces are a versatile addition to your closet and the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the ladies on your list.

McKinney Online - Office Look

Office Look

Elevate your office basics with a briolette necklace. Shown here, it elegantly mirrors the shape of the scoop neck. Because Simply Livly necklaces are adjustable, you could extend the piece to wear it underneath a buttoned-up collar for a fresh spin on a classic look, or let it all the way out for a bold, pendant necklace effect.

Pair this piece with a casual outfit to look chic and pulled together instantly.


McKinney Online - Night Out Look

Night Out Look

This bold wooden statement necklace pops against a soft­ sweater with sparkly details, a cuffed pair of jeans and wedge booties.

It’s perfect for dinner with the girls or a casual date night, but­ polished enough to pair with a silky top and blazer at the office.


McKinney Online - Casual Look

Casual Look

A pendant is perfect for elevating basics. In this look, the military jacket frames the piece, so it’s the star of the show.

To show off this necklace at the office, choose a plain top, so the design really pops.


McKinney Online - For Younger Sweethearts

For Younger Sweethearts

Every Simply Livly piece is handmade with incredibly soft organic cotton jersey and a variety of stone, wood and metal beads. They are ideal for girls and women with little ones, because there is no chain to catch on the hair, the cotton is gentle on sensitive skin, and the stretch in the fabric allows children to pull on the necklace without fear of breaking it.

The necklaces are one-size-fits-all, and are adjustable to any length. Simply knot or tie the cotton for the perfect fit.


Visit simplylivly.com to shop locally crafted, beautifully-­packaged gifts for girlfriends, teachers, daughters, nieces and just about every lady on your list! Pam Stroffolino is the woman behind the designs. Click here for Style File stories from previous issues.


About the author: Caitlin Skidmore is a McKinney-based writer and style coach. She is the creator of Greater Than Rubies, where she teaches people how to make the most of their closets. You can contact her at caitlin@greaterthanrubies.net.