Turquoise Jewelry As Part of a Western Wear Theme

Fashion for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Turquoise Jewelry As Part of a Western Wear Theme

Quote of the day: “Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.”  – Alan Cohen

After a suggestion to showcase Western Wear by a blog reader, I asked her advice on what categories she’d like to see. We came up with the footwear category (see it here) and this post on turquoise jewelry. The last one, you’ll just have to wait and see what we picked….

Now in my head, turquoise jewelry goes with absolutely everything! I think it’s one of those stones that really pops against a lot of different colors! For our showcase here, I varied the colors of our tops with black, white & mint green!

In the first of this Western Wear series, I discussed that I wanted us to  showcase the category with modern items. It’s easy to get caught up in a theme and wear it exclusively. However, I do think turquoise jewelry is more widely seen on all types of women with all types of style, don’t you?

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I really don’t have a ton of turquoise jewelry in my collections of baubles!

This pendant that looks like a turquoise nugget was my father’s. However, for some reason, I couldn’t get it to fit on any of my existing necklaces. Thus I attached it with a safety pin—anyone have any other ideas?

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I love this black shirt because of it’s asymmetrical aspect (subtle but interesting), but I certainly didn’t realize how much lint was on the shirt before I took the pictures. Egads!!

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This turquoise bracelet is one I won from JTV through Dawn’s blog, Fashion Should Be Fun!

It’s not an inexpensive piece…that’s for sure. I will be honest and say that if I paid the amount charged for it, I would be disappointed in the fact it’s not weighted well. The fabulous front part always falls toward the back and thus you really don’t see it. (Evidence seen in the first picture where I’m seated).

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Pants: Banana Republic (similar here as a jumpsuit and here in cropped pants)~~Top: Lily (similar here in plus size)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here as a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: JTV (here it is on sale)~~Ring: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I had Nancy wear her turquoise necklace against a white shirt so it would pop and be noticed more!

She has a couple pairs of turquoise earrings, but she said these are her faves!

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There is nothing else of this turquoise color in her outfit, yet I think it’s a nice compliment overall. I think we could have paired almost any colored shoes with this look, but I think blue is a natural.

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Pants: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Evie (similar here)~~Shoes: Forever (similar here but only 2 sizes left)~~Necklace: (similar here same design but as cutouts)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as a wider version)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: I almost think I could have left off the necklace since mom’s jacket has turquoise buttons on it!

But the more the merrier, I guess!!

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When we styled this outfit, it was still hot outside, thus the white, lightweight jeans. However, I imagine that her denim or grey jeans would look good too!

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Mom made this jacket many years ago, and has worn it quite a bit! The buttons make it look somewhat western, yet the sleeves are more whimsical!!

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Pants: XOXO (similar here on sale)~~Jacket: Mom made (similar here all white, but you could personalize it?)~~Shoes: SRO (similar here more toe showing)~~Top: Ann Taylor-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: Style & Co (similar here)

Jude (blogette): Jude says she has a penchant for collecting Western Wear. This bracelet is a big ole hunk of sterling silver and turquoise purchased from a Native American artist named Prennally in Albuquerque N.M and gifted to her by her father.


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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Jude’s necklace is a stunner. I love turquoise jewelry, even fake stuff, though the real thing is so much lovelier. Love it especially with white, black or red.

    • I’m ashamed to admit that I’m not sure I can tell the real from the fake, Kathleen!! I think it’s the brightness of the blue that draws me in every time!!
      Great to hear from you again!!

    • Judy Gramith

      Hi Kathleen! You are very kind to be so complmentary of my necklace. Like you, I’m crazy for turquoise and actually Southwestern designs in general. This particular necklace is what I call a fabulous fake. Like you, I don’t really care but I think the true Native American designs that use genuinestones are pretty spectacular.

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I’m shocked that’s not genuine. Great purchase!

  • AHHH, Everything is sooo pretty! I adore turquoise and don’t have enough in my jewelry box! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping in and linking up with me! Hope to see you back next week!

    xx, Chanda | http://www.mschanda.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Chanda!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Although I am not drawn to turquoise usually, I really do like the pieces you showcase here! You’ve shown how versatile it can be with so many different styles.

    I love how your mom’s buttons and her necklace echo each other–and how the “bubbles” on her sleeves echo the shape of the turquoise in her buttons and her necklace. It all just comes together so well!

    I also appreciate the artistry involved in Nancy’s necklace. Her white top does make it pop and the turquoise looks really nice with her skin tone.

    Finally–your SHOES! I love them!! They are indeed a turquoise I would reach for. 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t my shoes great? They were another hand me down when Bethany passed. They are getting quite worn, but I love them so much (even besides the sentimental fact).
      I guess I thought every woman had turquoise jewelry in her collection. Probably because many woman around here wear it often???

  • What a pretty collection of turquoise jewelry in one post! I have a few pieces of turquoise that I need to wear more often. I think I need to treat it as a neutral almost. I am also loving the printed pants! All lovely outfits, for sure.

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge. I hope to see you again this week. Have a beautiful day!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do think the turquoise can liven up almost any outfit—it’s funny how we get into ruts even with our jewelry!!

  • So many pretty pieces! Love all of this turquoise inspiration! I need to start wearing mine again!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill—I know…I got so into the fringe that I forgot to wear all my other fun jewelry!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I love turquoise jewelry and it really does go with so many things. And you made me laugh. I wouldn’t have even noticed the lint on your top until you mentioned it. Ha, ha. You still look awesome, lint and all. Great post. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t notice it all day either Amy—those darn photos show everything!!!

  • I love turquoise jewelry! Your bracelet is so pretty – I’ve always loved red and turquoise together. Too bad it doesn’t stay the way it should…

    And I love the turquoise buttons on your mom’s jacket! Turquoise and white are perfect together! In fact, I almost always wear turquoise jewelry when I wear white!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I remember when I saw some blogger wear a red shirt and turquoise necklace and I thought—wow, I never thought about those colors together. Until I realized that —duh—a lot of turquoise jewelry is red & blue! It’s such a beautiful combination!!
      Thanks for your thoughts Andrea!! I think white is such a nice backdrop for turquoise to show up!!

  • Yay for turquoise. I have some very old pieces that are hand-me-downs from my grandmother. I need to wear them more. Thank you for the inspiration. You gals are lovely, as usual. Following you on Bloglovin’ now.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Leslie!!
      I love the pieces that have sentimental emotions—sometimes, I think we put those “away” and don’t want to loose them or think they are too “good”—but they can be so fun to wear !!
      I can’t wait to see how you wear your grandma’s pieces!!

  • Turquoise jewelry is so neat! I really like it especially because I feel it’s so unique. I love Nancys earrings and Judes bracelet so much! They are great pieces!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re so right—there are so many pieces around that are different from others!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by Ruth!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I really love these looks. I guess being out here in the Wild West of California, I don’t think of turquoise as western wear. I noticed that Nordstrom sells a faux gold and turquoise ring. Copper and turquoise are my favorite looks. I just don’t wear too much jewelry (except for rings) these days. My birthstone is turquoise, too (December). Maybe I’ll look for a 10-carat gold ring with turquoise. This got me motivated!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So I’m a December birthday too, but I always thought the birthstone is blue zircon—are they the same?
      And maybe I’m wrong….maybe turquoise jewelry is mainstream enough now that it isn’t western wear? But it is very pretty—for some reason, that shade of blue looks good with most everything!!

  • I adore turquoise jewellery! When I first went to Cancun I almost hyperventilated with excitement when I saw all the turquoise and silver jewellery in the shops! Could you add a jump ring to the nugget so you can thread it onto a chain? I have jewelled bracelets that always drop to the back and it really annoys me. When I went to jewellery-making lessons I was told that you need to counter the weight of a centre piece so it sits correctly. You’d think designers would know this!

    Emma xxx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That cracked me up when you said you almost hyperventilated Emma!!
      My blogette said she’s going to send me a “bail” for my necklace!! I’m excited to get it so I can wear it now!!
      So do you know if there’s something I can do to my bracelet now to make it better weighted? I’d love for it to show when I have it on!!

  • I collaborated with a company ( Larimar) and loved the turqoiuse stone I received. I dont have much turqouise jewelry but do really like it. Of course your dad’s piece is special! I love the bangle Jodie and especially the print of the pants you are wearing.
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      I know my reasoning for not having scads of turquoise jewelry—because I already have some. So i’m usually looking for something else—you know, variety!

  • Turquoise jewelry is one of my favorite ways to incorporate western into a look. Well done! You all have one such pretty items. I have some really special ones passed down fro my mom and grandmother. Also, loved your comment about boots on blog blog. 🙂 Sounds like we have a mutual affinity!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The sentimental items are certainly meaningful!!
      And I like your term affinity, Amy! It sounds much better than addiction—ha ha!!

  • I’ve had bracelets that do the same thing. Sigh…
    Love all the jewelry and those cute buttons on your mom’s jacket!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The buttons really make the jacket, huh?
      At least I’m not the only one that the bracelet thing happens to!! 🙂

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  • Tessy Onyia

    Aww! this is super cute so colourful and beautiful.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tessy!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Aww it’s fun to see you wearing that bracelet! Sorry it always falls backwards. Don’t little things like that drive you crazy?! I love turquoise jewelry!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so not your fault it falls backwards—I should be thanking my lucky stars for being able to have it in the first place instead of complaining!! I was just so shocked it cost so much, that I think I expected it to be perfect!!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I love turquoise jewelry. It isn’t something I own a lot of but I do like it and feel it goes with almost everything.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I agree Victoria!! I think I don’t own a lot, because I already have some, so I always think about getting different kinds of stones!!
      But there are some beautiful and unique items out there!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Loving all of you in your jewelry.
    My favorites are Nancy’s inlaid pieces but those darling bottoms on Charlotte’s jacket are really hard to beat!
    Jodie, I know how important the sentimental value of something can be. Since both our father’s gifted us turquoise I’m sure we share a love of these baubles turned into treasures.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t even put 2 & 2 together about father’s gifted turquoise when I added your photo in—-what a coincidence!
      And how interesting, they are also from the males—turquoise is perfect no matter age or sex!!

  • Laura

    Turquoise is such a fun stone to wear and accents blue really well! I love how Jude paired it with black to add more edge to the look. 4 great outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny, because I don’t really think of it as Western–since it’s quite mainstream! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Beautiful color!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!!

  • Turquoise is my favorite color! Your outfit is my favorite today. Just love those printed pants!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—I should wear these pants more often since they are super comfy!!

  • I love turquoise jewellery although I don’t own very much myself I find it truly beautiful in a spiritual sense. I think if I lived further south I’d own a ton of it.

    You can add a jump ring to your necklace easily. They sell small packs of these at any craft store.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the insight on the pendant—I can’t wait to fix it so I can really wear it!!
      I agree…I do love the jewelry, but I think I stop myself from buying more since I already have a couple of pieces?? Silly me!!

  • Jodie you are on fire with that outfit today! I LOVE it! Turquoise jewellery is beautiful. I love to wear it too.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—-you made me smile with that comment!! 🙂

  • Marci Vaughn

    What pretty jewelry! I especially love those buttons! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Marci!!
      The buttons really make the jacket, huh? I think even if you bought a jacket—you could switch the buttons out for more interesting ones!!