September 6, 2013 - Style, The Next Thing You Need, Trend Watch

The Next Thing You Need | Tortoise Shell

I can pretty much guarantee that you don’t have enough tortoise shell in your life.  What better time to fix that than right now?

Tortoise shell is HUGE for fall.  You’ll find it on everything from earrings to belt buckles.  I, for one, couldn’t be happier.  It’s just so classic and chic.  Pick up a piece or two to add to your collection.  I already have the watch and bracelet and just ordered the flats.  How fabulously perfect are those Anne Klein flats?

Tortoise Shell

[1.  Earrings:  Fossil/2.  Watch:  Michael Kors/3.  Sunglasses:  Tory Burch/4.  Flats:  Anne Klein/5.  Bangle:  Fossil/6.  Monogram Belt Buckle:  C. Wonder]

It’s Your Turn:  Will you be adding tortoise shell to your fall faves?

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  • Oh my goodness Alison! You’re right…I don’t! I so need those earrings and that bracelet!

  • I love tortoise and have a beautiful tortoise necklace, next maybe sunglasses. I do love the earrings and bracelet idea.

  • When you’re right, you’re right. I’m dying over those TB sunglasses. I only have 1 tortoise shell bracelet, so I TOTALLY need to add more to my life. Thanks for the awesome round up!

  • I saw this watch on your blog a few weeks ago and I just added it to my wish list! Gorgeous!! Susan

  • I always loved tortoise shell as a kid. Go figure… I’l be doing my best to add some in. I’m so overdue for shopping.

  • Love this! Perfect for all too!

  • Elonda

    I loved the watch that was on your blog earlier and I found a inexpensive version (under $30) so of course I had to get it. I am so happy I did! It is awesome. Now I need those shoes.

    • Saxon

      Elonda, share where you got your $30 version of the watch!

      • Alison

        Hi Saxon – I saw a pretty good knock-off at Charming Charlie last week. It was around $30!

  • I wasn’t thinking about it but you’ve inspired me. Tortoise shell is a lovely design that’s never appeared on my body but should. Thanks for the fashion head’s up!

  • I am not sure I have ANTYHING tortoise? I need to run out and get something apparently, lol.
    Hope you are having a great week and Happy Weekend.

  • Saxon

    Love this post. I used to ALWAYS have a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses, but I don’t right now. Putting them on my list. That watch! Drooling.

  • I love the bracelet and the flats – and I never would have thought about tortoiseshell earrings! I think I need to make a fashion investment. Thanks for the great recommendations!

  • You are so right about tortoise shell. This is one of those patterns that I won’t feel guilty splurging on either because it’s such a classic look. If only I had a big of wiggle room in my budget, that watch (#2) and those sunnies (#3) would be on their way to my house right now. Ah well, a girl can admire from afar 🙂

  • Love them all, those flats are fabulous!! Have a great weekend.

  • Amy

    I definitely like the glasses and bracelet. I think those are great classic pieces.


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  • Love the bracelet and earrings. Gorgeous.

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  • I LOVE tortoise shell..Always been a fav of mine!

    Lauren from Modern Modesty

  • I love that watch 🙂

  • I love tortoisehell- so classic and elegant. I just got a new tortoiseshell hairclip, and I am totally crushing on those great flats!

  • I love tortoise shell… so classic and versatile. Those sunglasses are cute!

  • I’m such a big tortoise shell fan on my sunglasses and spectacles…’s just so chic! Your picks are so chic as well!


  • My RayBan reading glasses are turtoise shell and I just love that style. Paired with golden accessories, black and beige/camel it looks a million dollars…

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • I wear a great pair of tortoise glasses pretty much all the time
    I am happy to be in style

  • ani

    I always loved tortoise especially on sunglasses :-9


  • I’ve been considering a tortoise shell watch…. that Michael Kors one is fab!!
    Nikki at

  • hl

    I love all the things! I’ve always liked tortoise shell and have loads of accessories and even tortoise shell eyeglasses at one point. It’s a classic.

  • Those flats are amazing! Love them!

  • I like tortoiseshell sunglasses most of all. I hear they’re a must have for every fashionista 🙂

  • I love anything tortoise shell!! Those flats are beautiful. 🙂 So excited to see this trend for fall.

    Style of One’s Own

  • An absence of Tortoise Shell in my life is something I’m going to have to fix asap! I love the bracelet & those flats are perfect for you Alison! Ax