Ever since I saw cute little Lisa Williamson (founder of the Junkyard Memphis) wearing a dramatic necklace from Muse — similar to the ones below — at an event, I have been lusting after one. Sometimes they include ribbon, sometimes it's brackets, but they're always elaborate and eye-catching.
And then I found out they're called bib necklaces. I get the reference, obvy, but I think the name might have ruined them for me. It's just not a connotation I like. Now, every time I see one, I'm going to think BIB and that's going to make me think BABY SPIT-UP.
(Then again, I do really like the pearl one in the middle, so if it were to somehow find it's way to me, I might be able to muddle through.)
The only thing worse is if they called them dickey necklaces. (You know, those mock shirts that people sometimes wear under jackets or sweaters. You don't? Lucky you. Want to change that? Click the link, but don't say I didn't warn you.)
By the way, the first necklace is from Fred Flare and costs about $10; the second is Amrita Singh and $100 through Gilt Fuse. The last is Ranjana Khan, and available at Bergdorf Goodman for about $600.