Swarovski SS13 Tropical Paradise Collection & Contest

The creative designers behind the iconic crystal jewellery brand, Swarovski, have released their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Tropical Paradise. The Tropical Paradise collection incorporates the notion of exotic destinations and the spirit of paradise. Vibrant shades and mixed materials conjure notions of an exotic journey. Greens evoke the lush vegetation ofΒ a tropical forest, fuchsia conjures up the sensuality of the orchid, and turquoise tones symbolize the clear waters of the seas. The collection is inspired by everything from festive atmospheres and native rainforests to crystal clear seas of the tropics.

swarovskiFrom the Tropical Paradise Collection, theΒ Translucent PendantΒ in the shape of a beetle symbolizes the power and fertility in South America. The body is composed of two large faceted crystals that represent wings and the hand-sculpted horns are a dainty and feminine addition.

I was graciously gifted with a Translucent Pendant to bring with me to Austin where fashion trends are currently screaming spring and I have been able to style it with light dresses and silk blouses. I have also styled it on Polyvore with some items from my Spring Wishlist from Zara, H&M, and Kate Spade:

Swarovski Translucent Pendant

Which outfit do you think showcases the jewels best?

Want to win your own Translucent Pendant from Swarovski?



Enter to win the Translucent Pendant ($160 value) by filling out the form below and telling me how you would style it for spring. This is a quick one – the contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 18, 2013. Open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be notified by me.

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  1. ladykeira
    March 17, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    Ah Jamie, now you know I don’t usually enter your contests, being family and all……but I love this necklace, The colours are my favourite and I’ll be styling it with my Spring dresses for work and evening wear.

    • JamieLeighTO
      March 18, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      You are always welcome to enter my contests πŸ™‚ Best of luck!

  2. March 17, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Normally I’d enter on Sarah’s behalf, but I know this isn’t her style. HOWEVER, I think it’s pretty cool, so I hope whoever DOES win it rocks it with FLAIR πŸ™‚

  3. March 17, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    I would style this gorgeous pendant with a white sheer top, turquoise skinny jeans, nude stilettos and a purple clutch! Love it! :))

  4. AdrienneCarolyn
    March 17, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    I will style this baby with a simple white tee, bright coloured skinnies, and some strappy sandals!

    • JamieLeighTO
      March 18, 2013 / 4:07 pm

      I love the idea of styling it with something white so that it really stands out! Gold luck!

  5. March 17, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    Hi Jamie! I would wear it with a cute dress and heels, or a great pair of skinny pants and cute shirt! Love this contest. πŸ™‚

  6. March 17, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Yay pendants! I would sport it this spring with my bright colored tops mindful of what the beetle represents πŸ˜€

  7. March 17, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    A nice summer dress and strappy sandals – it would go well with so many of my outfits. πŸ™‚

  8. Chantelle Jacobs
    March 17, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    This would look awesome going out on a date with Gary. With a nice blouse and jeans!! This pendent is gorgeous!! Plus this could also be my something blue…. LOL!! Also , its pink so it would match my wedding dress……

  9. amy_amazon
    March 18, 2013 / 12:05 am

    I saw some of this collection window shopping at the Bloor/Yorkville Swarovski – and I am in so love with your beetle pendant!! I studied beetles in the Amazon rainforest! This piece gets me all nostalgic!

    I would style it with a sheer white blouse by day and an indigo wrap by night (to let the colourful pendant steal the show). I would team it up with cork wedge sandals, woven belt, fuchsia lips, and a tropical flower (real) in my hair.

    *fingers crossed*

    • JamieLeighTO
      March 18, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      um, I think you need to dress ME. That sounds amazing and the beetle definitely reminded me of you when I got mine!

  10. March 18, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Gorgeous pendant..love bugs!! Thank you

    anger_family @yahoo dot com

    • JamieLeighTO
      March 18, 2013 / 4:03 pm

      Oh my gosh – great ideas! Best of luck!

  11. Kate P
    March 18, 2013 / 11:17 am

    I absolutely love this piece! I’ve been thinking about since you posted it on Instagram. I would probably end up wearing it with everything I own… well maybe not my workout clothes…

    • JamieLeighTO
      March 18, 2013 / 4:03 pm

      πŸ™‚ You really never know who you’ll meet at the gym though!

  12. March 18, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    For an evening out, I would style it with a black v-neck dress and silver heels. During the day, I have a light pink wrap dress which I would wear with flat sandals.

  13. March 18, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    I have this gorgeous teal dress with a deep cut front. This necklace would rock with that outfit!

  14. March 18, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I’d style it with light blue skinny pants, a white chiffon top, and some cute wedges. Love it!

  15. March 18, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    All I ever wear is black. Black in the winter, spring, summer and fall. This necklace would be the perfect pop of colour to feature with every black outfit I own. I’d even splurge and buy matching heels to one of the pendent’s colours! PS – It would look great with my leather jacket too!

  16. lily
    March 18, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    This pendant is gorgeous!!! I wouldn’t want to wear anything too colourful to take away from the pendant itself, so I’d wear it with a simple black tube dress