Style your ‘xauv’ : Hmong silver necklace

This past November I purchased 2 ‘xauv’ (pronounced ‘sow’) silver Hmong necklaces from the Sacramento Hmong New Year.


Below is how I would style them for every day.


Outfit #1: Metallic Chic


This is my favorite outfit of the bunch. The silver on silver contrast with the combination of peach is oh so peachy keen.

  1. Silver Sweater (f21 – recent) – looks very similar to H&M’s sweater from last season. You can also get one from Michael Kors here
  2. Black pleather panel leggings (H&M – old) similar here
  3. DIY Infinity Scarf (see how you can make it here)
  4. Black studded H&M ankle booties similar from TopShop here

Outfit #2: Royal Blue Edge

This black cross cardigan was one my favorite thrift finds.

  1. Black Cross Cardigan (thrifted) similar here
  2. Blue Oversized Sweater (H&M – Sale for $15 recent) similar here
  3. Black pleather panel leggings (H&M – old) similar here
  4. Black studded H&M ankle booties similar from TopShop here
  5. Faux Fur Infinity Scarf (Target) similar stole here

Professional – work outfit ideas!

Outfit #3: Purple Leopard

  1. Purple dress (f21 old) similar here
  2. Black blazer (purchased from local boutique in SF) similar here
  3. Nine West Bow flats (Ross – recent) similar here
  4. Leopard Scarf (thrifted) similar here
Outfit #4: Pink + Leather
  1. Black/Grey H&M Dress similar peplum style here
  2. White H&M Blazer similar here
  3. Hot pink clutch (boutique old) similar from Rebecca Minkoff here
  4. Nine West Bow flats (Ross – recent) similar here

Outfit #5: Blush + Black


  1. Black Express shirt/dress with fringe detail (Express old) similar here
  2. Pleated blush skirt (Target – on sale for $11) similar maxi skirt here
  3. Black blazer (purchased from local boutique in SF) similar here
  4. Black Asos Heels (Thrifted) similar here
  5. Silver Clutch (Express – old) similar here
Outfit #6: Grey + White
  1. Grey/white Lush dress (purchased from local boutique in SF) – (FYI I wore this dress during my engagement photo shoot. If you missed it you can click  here) similar in black at ModCloth here
  2. White H&M Blazer similar here
  3. Black Asos Heels (Thrifted) similar here

Leave me a comment with your favorite outfit! If you liked this post, you can see my previous posts on how I styled my other ‘xauv’ here and here. Also, if you want to see sneak peeks of my outfits, follow me on instagram & facebook.




  1. Cute!! I love your Hmong necklace. Hopefully I can find the same ones here in Minnesota. ^^ Thanks for sharing!

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