Lisa Leonard Designs

i love to layer…

April 29th | older posts

i do. tanks, tees, sweaters, dresses with jeans. layering is so fun and makes clothes *and jewelry* more versatile. *new* cream freshwater pearl necklace. simple. classic. heirloom quality. 16-18″ adjustable clasp. perfect for layering. $48

find them on the ‘something extra’ page.

and…i am giving 2 away. leave us a comment below and tell us your favorite way to layer!!

221 Responses

  1. Jessica B says:

    I love to layer too, especially t-shirts. Lately I have also been layering pendants on your necklaces. I bought a hand painted pendant from India recently and it looks great added to a necklace I bought from you earlier this year.

  2. Kristen Borland says:

    i like dresses and jeans too. oh that is such a sweet combo, the freshwater pearl necklace with the silver tags. cute! and love that pic of you! looks so vintage!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I also love to layer clothes – t-shirts and tees.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Layering is the way to go when you are always the one that is cold. I love wearing a tank under a t-shirt then putting a cardigan over for cold times then just tying it around my waist when I get too warm. Saves others from being too warm on my account.

    Love the website. How do you find the time – and come up with these adorable pieces?

    Stephanie M.

  5. Diane says:

    My favorites are dresses with leggings, and also different widths of bangles with charms! Yippee!

  6. Forever Greatful to be a Wife and Mommie says:

    Dose seven layer salad count? — very yummy :)

  7. Francine says:

    Oh I love layering. In scrapbookpages. In digital designs. in clothes (dresses and jeans, mainly). In jewelry.

    And in cake πŸ˜‰

  8. Jenn says:

    i love to layer clothes as well, since i seem to be the only person who is ever cold around here.

    lately i have been layering my wedding ring on a ball chain with the mama necklace. i love wearing the two necklaces close to my heart.

  9. Susanne says:

    I love little sweaters or shrugs over tanks. I do it all the time and even have my 8 year old doing it too. It just looks so cute and spring-y! Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful necklace!

  10. Christine says:

    I have layers of love. As my relationship with my hubby has grown over the years, the love between us has been added to and changed and gotten more complex. And since our son was born, there is this incredible layer that surrounds all of us which is indescribable. These are the best layers of all.

  11. SECPumpkin says:

    Yes, I’m a layering fool. I usually layer tanks under most shirts. It’s hard with lower rise pants to be modest and keep your skin from showing just above your waist line. So I have tons of solids and patterned tanks to layer under my shirts to try to keep some modesty going. plus I’m pretty sure no one wants to see my booty hanging out when I bend over for something! I’ve never really layered my necklaces, but would love to try it! I really like your new website! It’s great! Oh, and I love those pearls! : )

  12. Christina says:

    I live in Wisconsin so I love to layer my bed with blankets, down covers and quilts. Even my reading chair has a layer of vintage quilts on the the back :)
    Also I make a mean death by chocolate trifle. It doesn’t get any better than layering chocolate :)
    Have a good day!

  13. Amy says:

    i have a short, dark garnet necklace, that I got while on a mission trip to the DR, that I love to layer with a longer silver cross pendant. I’m usually hot, so I don’t layer clothers. plus I’m not so tall, and I don’t think layers add inches so I dont layer my clothes. hugs amy

  14. heather says:

    i love to layer black t’s with hot color tanks, especially in the summer when I can show off newly tanned skin….I really dont wear those bright colors any other time of the year.

  15. Mandy says:

    I love to layer a cozy sweatshirt over a comfortable t-shirt. Love all your new products!

  16. katarinasmama says:

    I love to layer…jewelery especially…I have a silver cross necklace that was my grandmother’s and I love to wear a longer necklace with it…whatever goes with the outfit I am wearing so sometimes its her long amber necklac…sometimes my mama necklace from you…grandma’s cross goes with everything!

  17. Monique says:

    Okay so as a hairstylist I love to layer hair products! Shamp & Cond to cleanse, body building or smoothing creme to set the foundation, styling product to shape the hair and some finishing spray for shine and hold!

    I also love to layer my kids with kisses!

  18. tiffany lordan says:

    One thing that I really love to layer lately is a long sleeve t-shirt and a colorful scarf/pashmina. I wear these to dress up an outfit, to warme me up when it’s chilly, and to make any outfit look instantly chic!

    Your necklace is gorgeous!! I am thinking about buying 8 of them for my bridesmaid’s gifts for my upcoming wedding!

  19. Heather says:

    I love to layer cake with fruit…mmm…angel food cake with a layer of whipped cream and strawberries…yum….I love the look of that pearl necklace with the silver tags! I will have to keep that in mind.

  20. Christa says:

    i ALWAYS ALWAYS ALYWAYs layer my shirts. I wear a tank under everything and most usually have a sweater on top of my shirt! I would freeze to death without LAYERS!

  21. Lindyp says:

    Beautiful necklace! I recently purchased my first necklace from you, and wouldn’t it look wonderful paired with the pearls? The layered look in jewelry is something I think looks terrific, yet I haven’t tried – yet. I do layer tanks and tees under sweaters. I start out cool, but warm up quick!

  22. marni says:

    Hmmm, favorite layers?

    Dark choc cake + kahlua + sweetened whipped cream + chopped up Skor bars.


  23. Lene says:

    I always layer my shirts, usually it is a cami under a tee. I like my camis to be a bright punch of color, so when they do show it is a bit of a surprise.
    I usually layer my jewelry also, rings, bracelets, necklaces.

  24. Bre says:

    OH THE SWEETNESS OF LAYERS!!! Jewelry is my favorite to layer. Especially when I’m so indecisive…the heck with it…wear them all I say! LOL!! Necklaces with charms, bracelets with a watch, rings upon rings, bangles on top of bangles. And it doesn’t stop there! Clothes are fun to layer and you can make like 10 outfits out of 5 pieces. Who wouldn’t adore that???? Then there’s food, but we won’t go into that one…once you get me started I don’t think I’ll ever stop!!….LOL!!!!

  25. Lisa B says:

    My favorite layer is when I’m all snuggled up on the couch with my two little girls watching a princess movie… legs all tangled up and warm snuggly blankets keeping us warm…. I just ordered my first necklace from you – I can’t wait to get it! Lisa

  26. Raquel says:

    I live to layer-love it! I usually will have a long tank top on with another over it or a t shirt over it or a long sleeve over it….you get the idea-love tanks. I need to try the dress and jeans bit-it looks so cute. Also love the jewelry layering-I’ve tried it a few times but your picture is so cute I will have to give it a go again:)

  27. Jackie says:

    I love all your jewelry! This newest one is beautiful. I love to layer tanks and t-shirts with sweatshirts or jackets. I will have to try it with necklaces. It looks great!

  28. Jill says:

    Classic white tee’s with everything, sweaters, cardigans, sweatshirts… but I love how my husband layers more. He puts colors together like nothing I have ever seen and it he always looks brilliant! Your work is beautiful Lisa.

  29. The NON-Superwoman says:

    I am so addicted to layering clothes :-) And my favorite fragrance too! I start with the shower gel and continue the “layering” with the scented powder, the body lotion and then the perfume. Rather than being overpowering, the fragrance lingers gently all day long.

  30. Jeff and Robin says:

    My favourite way to layer is a tank top and my comfy “kangaroo jackets”. The ones with the pocket in front. So warm.

    My most recent layering was my sister’s wedding this weekend. For some reason the dress I have had for 4 months didn’t fit the morning of! It fit around the waist, but not the bust. It was too big! That’s odd for me. So… I layered. One strapless bra, one corset bra, and four socks later… it fit. Oh well!

  31. Rachel Slagle says:

    i love layering tank tops with other shirts.

  32. leslie c says:

    Like everyone else, I love to layer my tees, tanks, and sweaters. My summer “mom-iform” consists of layered tanks with capris. On a special day, I might even trade in the capris for a peasant skirt (which is layered, of course!). I also love to layer pillows on the bed, much to my husband’s dismay. There are currently 12 on our bed!

    I love your jewelry and your blog!!

  33. Christy D. says:

    I love to layer…dessert. My mother in law has a punch bowl cake that is layers of yellow cake, strawberries, pineapple, vanilla pudding, cool whip. It makes me happy because it is yummy and it reminds me of how the generations overlap or “layer” together. It is an old family recipe that has been passed on for years.
    Christy D.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I love to layer pillows. Fancy, plain frilly, all kinds. I layer them on our bed, on the couch and on our chair. I love this picture of you!

    Michelle Joshi

  35. Robin L. says:

    I love to layer short sleeved t’s over a long sleeved t. Love your designs – thanks for sharing!
    Robin L.

  36. Tamara says:

    There are so many things I like to layer…I love jean jackets over khakis and button ups…I love short sleeves over long sleeves, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to put my boys in button up white shirts with cute logo t’s over the top of them…I love to layer myself with 4 children hugging me…that is my favorite layer…oh and I adore getting one more year out of my daughters dresses by putting them over jeans…what a cute look!!!

  37. Spencer Family says:

    I am definitely a layered t-shirt girl. In fact I don’t know that I ever wear just one t-shirt or sweater, I usually have something underneath it. Love the layered jewelry idea!

  38. Fetch Magazine says:

    I love to layer the kids up with long sleeve under short sleeves. they look so cute. Especially my son with a dress shirt under the short sleeve. How adorable!!

  39. Anonymous says:

    Love to layer a short sleeve tshirt over a long sleeve tshirt.

  40. Karen says:

    I love love love layers. I am especially fond of layering different types of bangles and bracelets with one another on my wrists. Two bangles with a chain or a watch all on one arm…it’s a lot, but I like it :)

  41. Teri Key says:

    I layer oxford cloth shirts with t-shirts. Love your site and your jewelry!

  42. ARPL says:

    i love to layer…blankets. Foolishly, I used to have only one jumbo duvet on the bed. Now it’s a bunch of thin blankets. Tougher to make the bed, yes, but somehow comforting.

  43. Linda Z says:

    Beautiful, classic pearls!

    I love to layer my “little black dress” with jeans, boots, a woven scarf or shrug and some vintage Indian jewelry.

    My son likes to layer Legos and is far better at it than I am!!

  44. Jackie says:

    Love the necklace…love to layer! Be it a cami under a dress, skirt over leggings, long sleeved under short sleeve or long & short necklaces. I think it adds more character to the outfit = )

  45. jen says:

    i love to layer tanks with hoodies :) or on the babes… a onesie under whatever they are wearing!! love your blog!!

  46. Tori Shelton says:

    layering is the way to go: shirts under shirts, dresses over pants, quilts on quilts, eyeshadow over eyeshadow… the list never ends!

  47. Teri in CO says:

    I love to layer too! I wear a tank just about every day under something! And I love the layered-look of a dress with jeans!

  48. dawn says:

    fun colored cami’s under long sleeve oxford shirts! that’s my layering signature!

  49. Amanda says:

    I layer love on both my kids. Sometimes they get sick of all those layers but I keep piling them on!

  50. Patti says:

    T-shirt under a nice wooly sweater…

    Love your stamped jewelry so much.

  51. kim says:

    I love layering tanks!
    Your necklace is fantastic!!

  52. Julie says:

    My favorite way to layer? Cardstock on cards! =)But I also do jackets or sweaters over tanks or tops, especially if I am cold.

  53. Jeremy and Mandy says:

    I like layering long sleeve shirts under short sleeves. I also love cardigans on top of almost every outfit. Layering adds so much personality to clothes! Also just got my hair cut in more layers. :)

  54. Deborah W says:

    I live in northern cali where the weather is changeable, especially this time of year. I wear a short-sleeved T under a long-sleeved one, then a fleece vest, and finally, a waterproof jacket. I add or subtract layers as needed throughout the day. Great way to travel, too! DeborahW/Benicia, CA.

  55. k.smith says:

    this is my favorite necklace of yours!!
    oh, i am a big layer-er…primarily because in vermont the weather has no rhyme or reason, so you have to. i layer tanks, tees, dresses over jeans…
    love the layered look. my bedding is layered in whites!

  56. Hayley says:

    I layer a hoodie over everything. Even in the summer when I am at home I throw on my hoodie.

    It’s an addiction.

    I’m wearing one right now.

    beautiful as always!

  57. Jan says:

    I do like to layer. I rarely wear one necklace alone — usually several at a time. I love these pearls — I hope I win!

  58. Petra says:

    I love layering tshirts and tanks. It’s especially helpful when it’s cold outside…

  59. Autumn says:

    I am a compulvise layer-er. I was doing laundry this weekend and realized that I seem to have a serious addiction to tank tops. I just feel like switching them around under my normal clothes helps them to not get old for me too fast… and it keeps things fresh :)

  60. pennymalley says:

    I love to layer my peanut butter with my chocolate- that’s always in style! :)

  61. Amy says:

    I love the whole bright tank or tee under a fun stripey cardigan look. Something about it screams young! but not too young to me. Now that I’m in my thirties, dressing like that makes me feel like I’m an adult, but a really cool hip adult!

  62. Rebecca says:

    I am 35 weeks pregnant so right now my favorite way to layer is a tight t-shirt under a regular t-shirt so that everything stays covered but I don’t have to wear maternity everyday!

  63. Carolina Mama says:

    Loving layering here too. Tanks, under tees, under jackets. Then I’m warm and I look of the moment. I layer leggings a lot too.

  64. Mommy to Girls says:

    I love to layer my cloths when its cold, lots of tanks, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts…….not always cute but always warm :)

  65. Katherine says:

    I would love to layer but I’m always so hot that I just wilt faster. Love the look, though. One of these days I will get to layer again (haven’t since High School!). I bought one of the Inspired necklaces you created and love it! I would love to have another one of your designs but it is so hard to choose and with twins it is imperative that the charms match! LOL! Keeping my fingers crossed!-Katherine

  66. Anonymous says:

    I love to layer me and then my daughter in a mei tai or sling. We are two layers that go together great and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Those pearls would look great with my necklace you made with my daughters name on it.


  67. Rhiannon says:

    I’m a big fan of a longer tank top under a shorter shirt. Sadly, my favorite tanks are Hanes Men’s Tanks – which are totally wife beaters :)

  68. Shawna says:

    I layer tank tops or camis under everything! In the summer I love layering different colored tanks!

  69. Beth and Jared says:

    I love how layers look, it just adds a whole new dimension to pretty much anything. Probably my favorite thing to layer is food, though. Like s’mores. Those are a great example of layering!

  70. Lauren says:

    I love to get my hair layered! πŸ˜‰

    But what I really love is being in New York in the winter, layering leggings under my jeans and shirts under sweaters under a cozy jacket with a scarf and a beanie!

    The necklaces are just adorable – I love them all!

  71. KMR says:

    I love to layer long sleeve t’s & short sleeve t’s. In TX you never know when a cold day will turn into a warm one. I also layer my sterling necklace with my leather neclaces. I’d love to add one of your designs to the layer!


  72. Jenna says:

    i love to layer my hair. there’s too much of it, and it’s too thick. i also love wearing a zippy over everything. i dress my kids the same way. LOVE LOVE LOVE the necklace!

  73. Sarah says:

    I love to layer long sleeve shirts under short sleeve shirts! Love the dress with jeans look, but I can’t pull that one off, so I admire others! :)

  74. Anonymous says:

    I love a long sleeved t-shirt under a short sleeved one. . .it’s a way to keep wearing my favorite t’s here in the cold Maine winter!!

    I love your blog!


  75. Mary K says:

    Layering is my favorite t-shirt with ocean city sweatshirt. My new favorite would be the pearl necklace (my favorite gemstone) with the true heart necklace I got for my birthday! Too beautiful. My wishlist is a mile long.

  76. lindsey cheney says:

    i love the combo – never would’ve thought of it, though!

  77. Anonymous says:

    seven layer bars! need I say more. yum!!!

  78. JonesFam4 says:

    Favorite way to layer: Food comes to mind (can you tell a diet is in hand…) Mashed Potatoes layered with gravy…vanilla ice-cream layered with chocolate…chicken layered with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes…

    Dinner time!

    Seriously, t-shirt that fits, jeans and a button up cardigan sweater (favorite is 2 years ago Lands End version)

  79. Jenn in GA says:

    i like layering dark chocolate frosting on a cupcake, or layering lingonberry preserves from Ikea on top of peanut butter toast!

    i’d love to win this necklace so that i could give it to a friend!

  80. Brittany says:

    I love to layer tank tops. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  81. Cindy says:

    I would love to layer MYSELF between the covers of a nice comfy BED! Hubby and I have been sleeping on opposite ends of the couch (since DECEMBER!!) while we remodel. (Doing the work ouselves to save $.) I don’t like to complain but I sure do miss our bedroom, and sleeping in a real bed. But still, count my other blessings…
    ANSWER B: I luv to layer hugs ‘n’ kisses on my two little girls :)

  82. Someone Being Me says:

    I layer tanks under t-shirts but more often than not I am layering a sweater over a short sleeved shirt. It starts out cool in the morning then hot during the day then back to cool in the evening.

  83. Alyssa says:

    i love to layer!! layer dresses with jeans, tshirts with jeans (anything to help enlongate my tummy and take away attention from my post baby belly!) i layer my wedding rings, my daughter layers…i LOVE that layers are a style and hope it never goes out! i’m learning to layer jewelry (c/o you!!) you’re jewelry has taught me to layer. : )

    also have enjoyed reading the posts on the boys and learning more about david. he is such a beautiful miracle. thank you for sharing your life, lisa.

  84. mamaredhead says:

    I love to layer and so does my 4 year old – she MUST have layered shirts (fortunately it’s super cute!) and jeans under dresses! So much fun!

    And those necklaces are darling – so perfect!

    mamaredhead (at gmail dot com)

  85. Jessica says:

    Layering… I wear at least 4 bracelets every day! That’s a lot of layering! I love the little clinking sounds they make together.

  86. Sheila says:

    I love the necklace it looks so classy and I wouldn’t have thought of layering pearls with regular jewelry! I myself layer blankies, nice soft vintage blankies, when I am on the couch, in bed or on a picnic…

  87. olse0231 says:

    Beautiful necklace! I always have to layer a tank under every shirt I wear!

  88. Anonymous says:

    Layering is my middle name! I love to layer – clothes, jewelry, food and my two girls love to layer too – we have to here in Minnesota! The pearl necklace would would look oh so darling with my new necklace you just made for me – I haven’t taken it off since it arrived. It’s gotten rave reviews… that was for my birthday…now what should I pick for Mother’s Day???

    Therese T.

  89. joycemarie miller says:

    I layer from necessity – always cold!! I layer short sleeved t’s over long sleeved t’s and sometimes I even need to layer a cardigan over that.

    In terms of jewelry – I love the look of layered charm bracelets with solid bands. Thanks for offering the give-away – I love all of your designs and stop by your blog each day to get a glimpse of life for you. You are inspiring in your honesty. Thanks for sharing!! joyce

  90. Cindy B. in Montana says:

    Very pretty!I often wear a sleeveless top under a t-shirt under a sweater so I can peel layers off as the day warms up!

  91. Seth, Sarah and the kids says:

    i like to layer as i scrapbook. lots of different paper and embellishments.

    what a beautiful necklace! :)

  92. Judy says:

    winter time is the best for layering- coats, scarves, sweaters, shirts, tees, socks, etc.
    Can’t do that is hot West Texas…ugh!

  93. Jen says:

    I live in the desert..but i still love to layer. I have found a new cropped layering tee, that I wear from Mia Bellina when I don’t want to feel too hot in the summer…I love a cap sleeved tee that goes great with strappy dresses! Which would look stunning with those beautiful pearls.

  94. Anonymous says:

    I’m the layer queen! My office is usually about 55 degrees, all year long. This spring I do a long sleeve t-shirt, a dress shirt and then a sweater. In the summer, its a short sleeve t-shirt and in the winter its thermals! I always wear a necklace to make my t-shirts a little bit more girly, a little bling takes away from the underclothing so to speak!

  95. amy - directionally challenged says:

    Another layerer (is that even a word) here! I layer tank tops under sweaters, leggings under skirts, and multiple layers of jewelry…

    but, my favorite way to layer is cream cheese, refried beans, salsa, and cheese all warmed up and served with chips… yummy!

  96. Nicki says:

    my fave way to layer:
    one mom relaxing on the sofa (who happens to be styling a tee shirt/mens sweater combo)-
    add: one tall 16 year old that still loves to snuggle sometimes and comes and flops on the mom-
    then add: one big dog who still thinks she’s a puppy who flops on the 16 year old and the mom
    = layered goodness

  97. elliottsurf says:

    I am still layering hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, vests, sweatshirts, coats and boots! It is still cold here, but when the weather gets warm, I will take it all off! Love your blog and your jewlery!

  98. The Fantastic Four says:

    I have to layer a tshirt with either a tank or a jacket(hoodie). I love layering my 3 year old daughter’s wardrobe even more. A tshirt with a cute tank dress and a pair of jeans.

  99. melissa says:

    i love to layer…babies!! i have twins that are 20 months old and one of my favorite things is when they both lay on my lap, overlapping. a “layering” of sorts!!

  100. Sonja says:

    Love to layer clothes and so glad that now it’s hip! :)Because as you go through your day, you don’t have to worry about too hot, too cold temps. I also love stacking bracelets, beaded ones, bangles, what have you. If ya can’t decide which one to wear, where them all! Yesterday I saw a sweet lil’ tot with stripedy tights on with a striped jumper and yet another striped top underneath. Her mama saw me smile at her and she said apologetically, “She dressed herself.” I said, “Well, mom, layers are in, so I think you have quite a little fashion maven there!” The mom rolled her eyes but the wee girl smiled ear to ear!

  101. Soderin Family says:

    Having just had a baby…okay, it was almost 8 months ago, I still look four months pregnant. I like to layer my spanx under a pair of jeans or a skirt. It makes me look thin and feel more confident. I also like to layer angel food cake, whip cream and strawberries, perhaps a major contributer to the need of spanx. πŸ˜‰


  102. Paige says:

    I like to layer with sweaters…there is nothing better then a really cozy sweater!

  103. traci in virginia says:

    I love to wear a white t-shirt under just about anything. I also love to layer flannel quilts on my bed. My mother makes the most beautiful quilts and everyone in our family has at least one but most of us have many…we love to layer. They are oh so cozy!

  104. Carolyn says:

    Right now, I’m 18 weeks pregnant, so my layer is “one baby on the inside and one baby on the outside” as my 2 1/2 year old likes to say! I must say the dessert suggestions sound fantastic as well. Looking forward to adding a new circle to my mommy necklace in the fall!

  105. Jenny says:

    My current fave way to layer is on my little boys. I love putting long-sleeve button down shirts on the with a shirt-sleeve 3-button sweater over it.

    I LOVE your jewelry by the way! So delicate and beautiful!

  106. selah says:

    Hmmm…I have probably 30 tank tops – what does that say?! :) I love to wear tanks under everything – t-shirts, dresses, sweaters, whatever! Beautiful necklace!

  107. Cindy says:

    I layer compulsively:

    A camisole underneath a dress underneath a sweater over bluejeans.

    (And hello, I am a lurker, your blog is lovely.)

  108. Anonymous says:

    I feel nothing is better than a plain white tee under anything! It feels so crisp and clean. Very classic although still modern. I also love how you layer.I am always pleased when you list a web site to check out! You have such style! Love your stuff and your sensiblity!

  109. Mrs. Incredible says:

    Chocolate syrup on some sort of chocolate cake!

  110. Spottydotty1 says:

    Like many that have posted, I love a white T under most anything. With my fav worn & softly faded long-sleeve jean shirt is my most comfortable just about year round uniform.

  111. says:

    My beautiful Anthropologie apron over t-shirt and jeans!

  112. Cathy says:

    I don’t know what I just did–sorry!

  113. Lara R. says:

    I live in a ski town where it always seems cold in the evenings no matter what time of year it may be. I always leave the house wearing layers– usually a light sweater or jacket.

  114. Jen says:

    I have a long torso, so the layering of a tank under many of my tees is a must if I don’t want the B. button hanging out in the breeze! :)

  115. Evidence of an Artistic Life says:

    I layer my clothing, my mats for framing art, and even my dishes-layer sizes and colors!
    chris p

  116. kimberlynj says:

    I am also into layers, and I really love to layer tanks under t-shirts with a suit for work, it’s such a fun and funky look especially with a few different pendents and bangles.

    Kimberly Marcus

  117. Denise says:

    wow! #116.
    first i have to tell you i was at a women’s retreat this weekend, wearing my favorite l.l. necklace, i got soooo many compliments, and many requests for your websight.

    how do i layer, hmmm…. i am layer-challenged. i’m a layering copycat, and i’m okay with that.

  118. Alice Wills Gold says:

    My kids brought home a book from school the other day entitled Fancy Nancy…she would have a fancy word for layering….accesorizing! (I don’t even know how to spell it)

    I am not so good at layering unless it comes to wearing a longer camisole under shirts (so my butt won’t hang out) or making a chocolate cake (the reason my butt hangs out)

    Oh, but I would love a necklace, even though I know I won’t win.

  119. eRiCa says:

    Layering rocks my world! I love to layer shorter dresses over jeans….necklaces with simple charms (ahem…yours will do nice :D), a tank layered under a tee…pretty much every thing I can layer I will :)

    love your stuff…as always!

  120. Jodi says:

    Layers – you gotta be an expert on that living in the north. Besides layering clothing, I love layers on my bed, and on my scrapbook pages. (and in my hair!!)

  121. the girard family says:

    i love layer cakes – and i layer my clothes as well!

  122. Laura and the family says:

    Honesty, I don’t wear layer in clothing so often. I am a simple person except if you don’t count wearing earrings or necklaces.

    Except,there is one thing I always carry my three very special layers that cannot replace,change, or take away from me. It is in my love for my two sons and a dear husband.

  123. Anonymous says:

    I love to layer ANYTHing. Layering is how I dress & am starting to dress my 2 year old that way–heheh
    I also layer jewelry of all types. I sold jewlery for years & layer all the pieces I accumulated. Anyway love to layer!!


  124. Beth H says:

    oh layers how fun!! I’m definitely a layer-er when it comes to the tank issue. Here in FL the temp can change a lot in a day so it’s great to have a tank under anything…just in case.

  125. blessedme says:

    I love to layer, usually beaded necklaces with a simple necklace on a chain. I also love pairing jeans with a tutu on my girls.

  126. samantha says:

    love layering-

    1. undershirts and tshirts. especially the ones from smart set! SO YUMMY!

    2. a cute pair of jeans and a dress. esp. with a cardy on top. oh soooo cute!

    3. hairbands and hair elastics too! cuuuttte.
    Hope you’re having a fabulous day. I love love love your blog and am inspired daily by you!

  127. Wendy says:

    I have to layer tees…no ifs, ands, or buts! Love your jewelry…saw the necklace offered in Victoria and found your website. Beautiful! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for one of these!

  128. ~amy~ says:

    I love to layer tops…super sweet necklace!!!!

  129. Rebecca says:

    I love to layer vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, and juicy red strawberies.

    Yay for summer coming!!

  130. Anonymous says:

    I layer tanks with shirts and sweatshirts. I also like to layer vests with t-shirts. My bracelets are always layered because life is too short to wear just one.

    One of my hobbies is rubber stamping. I frequently layer decorative papers and cardstock when making cards.


  131. cindi says:

    when i’m not layering beads on a cross…i’m layering paint on something and usually myself included. jeans, tees and denim or my hubby’s oxford buttondowns. i just told my daughter this evening that i never ever want to be too old to wear my bluejeans.
    pearls look pretty with jeans…right? =)

  132. Stephanie says:

    I also LOVE to layer my jewelry. I usually wear a long necklace (really long, down to just above my waist) with a not-so-long necklace. I also like to wear a watch with a bracelet. I think it adds interest. The new pearl necklace is so cute!

  133. Derice says:

    Layering is also great for the nursing mom. A tank top or something like a Belly Band underneathe can make any t-shirt as discreet as a nursing top.

  134. Julie says:

    I almost always wear two ribbed tank tops… whether they are showing or not. It is a comfort thing. I also love to wear dark jeans under dresses. Sassy, comfy and a bit different.

  135. jules0509 says:

    i *love* to layer on my scrapbook pages and the cards i make :)
    i also like to layer my clothes at work…long sleeve {t} under my work polo :)
    have a great day!! :)

  136. Jacey R says:

    I feel like I am always layering…my latest layering “fashion” is layering my kids! The 2 year old on my back and the 4 month old in the sling. Hey- the housework needs to get done somehow!

  137. Strawberry_Lamb says:

    I love to layer, my favourite is a dress over a pair of bootleg jeans with a cardigan, There is a shop in South Africa called Honey Child and I find the most awesome pieces there to layer. I also like layering my sandwich, cream cheese, salmon, watercress, sprouts and sprinkles of onions, does that count. But my favourite layering is warm pajama’s, warm winter blanket, warm duvet and a book … layering never felt so good. Love your Blog Lisa!

  138. Lorrie says:

    I love layering long t-shirts with jeans on my girls. For me, I usually have a stretchy cami under all my tops on colder days. Not very sexy but it is quite snuggly since no breeze sneak sin under my clothes

  139. the7gerbers says:

    It’s fun to read all these comments!

    I like to layer a close-fitting tank over a flowing, peasant-y top that has a lower neckline, so the tank peeks through at the top.

    And I love what Christina says above about layering chocolate. That might be best of all ;-).

  140. Kenna says:

    I love layering shirts. I almost always have a tank on under another shirt/sweatshirt/sweater.

  141. Anonymous says:

    I love layering my little girls clothes…especially long and short sleeve T-shirts.


  142. LobotoME says:

    I love to layer clothes too – I pretty much (with the exception of weddings) always wear dresses over my cuffed jeans – and now my daughter Sam does the sam thing! I am layering 2 of your necklaces these days as well – the sam one and the “breathe one.” Have a great day!

  143. Kim says:

    Layering in lasagna! Everytime I make it, I try different layers of different ingredients. When people then ask for a recipe, I have to remember what I did!!!

  144. pam1228 says:

    I love to layer dresses with jeans, or skirts, and add t’s, tanks,sweaters whatever!!! Anything goes!!!! I even layer clothes on my one year old..As for jewelry, I love to layer chains with anything beaded, long necklaces with shorter versions… it’s so fun!!!

  145. Anonymous says:

    I don’t do too much for myself because I have 4 kids but I love to layer their shirts. 3 boys so I am always layering their t-shirts and long sleeve collared shirts.
    Tracy Neal

  146. Jen L. says:

    Since I’m 8 months pregnant and live in humid Virginia I’m not layering much these days. But I like to put a camisole or tank top under a cute top Or put a cardigan over a dress.

  147. Suzanne says:

    My favorite layering is t-shirts. I love the extra color I can get with 2 t-shirts :o)

  148. Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags says:

    I am with the cold bunch. I have to layer tshirts, sweatshirts and jackets in the winter.

    I love layered (stackable) rings and have a set of three stamped with hearts that I wear every day.

    I “borrowed” my moms pearls to wear for my wedding. I have wished I had my own since then!

  149. Anonymous says:

    I like to “layer” my food…chocolate over ice cream, cool whip over fresh strawberries, ranch dressing and melted cheese over crispy french fries – YUMMY!!! :)

    Shelly Primm
    North Carolina

  150. Katy says:

    I am such a cold person, that I am always layering up my clothes for warmth … I love the look too though! I love long sleeve tees with short sleeve over the top (plus a vest underneath for that added layer!!) I love the look of your necklaces layered though … I will definately be trying that out. :)

  151. Elizabeth - Scrappygolden says:

    Every time I pick my favorite of your necklaces you come out with a new one! :)

    I love wearing the little short bolero type sweaters over t-shirts.

  152. Cathy says:

    OOh, I love to layer as well. Cute cami’s under low-cut tees, sweaters.etc.

    Just started layering jewelry and love it. It’s something that I’ve always liked, but been “afraid” to do myself. So glad I’ve tried it.

  153. dubya says:

    Layers=da bomb! πŸ˜‰ my gulity unnecessary layering pleasure would be decorative pillows..I’m addicted to them! On the couch, chairs, beds…everywhere!

    And I also love layering jewelry and always always always layer shirts!

    What about cheeses on grilled cheese sandwiches… mmmmmmmmm.

  154. kc says:

    It’s to hot here most of the time, to layer clothing…so I don’t layer often..just in the winter (unless a bra under a shirt counts as layers! haha)
    I’ve never tried layering my necklaces, but I love the picture of your necklaces together. That is so cute! You’ve inspired me, and now I’m going to have to give it a try! :)

  155. kendall. says:

    I love layering tee shirts, polos and v-neck sweaters. And that is a cute combo with the necklaces.

  156. Beth says:

    I love to layer a vest, then a shirt then a zip up top and then a big cardigan or sweater just so i don’t have to wear a coat! Find that sometimes i am warmer this way.

  157. Kat - Taylor Made designs says:

    Love to layer, clothing, jewelry etc.
    I think your jewelry really lends itself to layering. so yahoo for that :)

  158. Michelle B says:

    layering clothes is the best. Today I have on a tank, button-down shirt, jacket – and necklace! Layering on scrapbook pages is also very good!

  159. Smiling Mama says:

    My two year old just learned that little game where you layer hands then move the bottom hand to the top…I love to play it with him because it always leads to lots of giggles and tickles!!

  160. Mrs. Fluffy says:

    OK, your lovely layers just inspired me to buy another one of your adorable necklaces. Love your jewelry, love your blog….you are a very lucky lady!!

  161. Anne says:

    I love to layer tissue t-shirts! a short sleeve under a long sleeved one is my favorite. Comfy, casual, and cute!


  162. Anonymous says:

    In Minnesota, sometimes layering is a necessity, due to unpredicatable weather. I spent the day working outside yesterday, and this Spring has been rather cool. I had a tank, two long-sleeve tees, a short-sleeve tee and a fleece jacket on! The weather got warm enough to lose a layer! Yay!

  163. Monya & Rick says:

    I love to layer a t-shirt over a long sleeve long john shirt!! I seem to always be cold so this is my way of not only staying warm but also being fashionable!

  164. Anjanette says:

    I love to layer tank tops and cardigan sweaters with a long necklace. It’s feels most like me.

  165. lizziemarie says:

    I love layering cakes with deep chocolate, raspberry or lemon filling. I also am constantly advising my children to “Wear layers!”

  166. Kate says:

    I love to layer RINGS…and I love to layer tank tops and long sleeve shirts with short sleeves shirts! :) The more the merrier…
    LOVE the layered look of your latest creation…beautiful as always…it’s layer-ific!! πŸ˜€ Have a great day!

  167. jodi e says:

    i love to layer bracelets, photos on my scrapbook pages, and my newest layering object is my “mama” necklace I just got from you under so many of my other necklaces (w/ bright colors)! It is darling!!:)
    Jodi E.

  168. breanna says:

    dresses and jeans is probably my favorite layering, but since that’s been said…

    i love layering fragrance…matching bodywash/lotion/spray of a gentle scent is just fantastic!

  169. Melissa says:

    Hmmm, pretty sure this isn’t quite the answer you were looking for but my favorite way to layer is in my Adobe Photoshop as I digiscrap! LOL

  170. Kristen says:

    i love that necklace combo!

    i layer my clothes pretty much daily – long sleeved t shirt with short sleeved shirts – cami’s/tanks with anything. I like the dress with jeans look too :o)

    There is a company out here called Layers (website is – their speciality is…. layering. They have the softest tshirts and cami’s!

  171. brittone2 says:

    I love to layer too. Jewelry, jacket/coats (oh how I love a cute coat/jacket. Swing coats, a-line, princess coats, etc). A good jacket or coat totally ups the mommy wardrobe ante—it takes a tee and jeans to a semi-chic level if you wear the right jacket! (and accessories, especially if it is a Lisa Leonard necklace πŸ˜‰ )

    I also “layer” by wearing my daughter (and a few years ago my son) in slings, pouches, and my Ergo baby carrier. A warm body next to you is the best layer of all!

  172. Jaci says:

    In Girl Scouts, we were always told to dress in layers. You can always take something off…sometimes, you can’t change completely. LOL Like in the car, on the mountain trail or even, in the mall. So, I’d have to say dressing in layers is my favorite way. However, the pearls and silver necklace may make me change my mind!

  173. Angie G says:

    I love to layer tshirts and necklaces. Especially your neckalces with beads. My girls love to layer everything, dresses with jeans, leggings, they love to layer bracelets!!! Love your designs!!! Thank you for sharing your incredible gift

  174. Darcie says:

    I love to layer cardigans. I wear them with absolutely everything! I love your jewelry too πŸ˜‰

  175. Jackie says:

    I love to layer tanks and tees, I think it’s a cute young look and I need all the help I can get (I’m in my forties) !!!! I love the dress over the pants thing, but I’m too short to do that….LOL, hey, maybe I need a shorter dress !!

  176. Becky says:

    I have to say, my favorite way to layer is while reading books with my kids and they all pile on top of me. Now that’s a good way to layer! :)

  177. Shan says:

    I love to layer a long with a short necklace ;} I wear that almost everyday (and usually one of the two are yours!) I also love to layer a clean sheet with a blanket – so cozy but not too heavy!! (and a good movie helps!)

  178. tammy b says:

    i like to layer sour cherry preserves ontop of a lovely brie ontop of some really good crackers :)

  179. Krista says:

    I like to layer my nachos… oh wait, maybe that’s not what you meant! πŸ˜‰
    I am always wearing a short sleeve shirt and a sweater or sweatshirt. ‘cuz I have a very sensitive body thermostat so I need to be able to peel a layer or add one if I go in to or out of a cold/hot building!

  180. The Cool Chicks says:

    hee hee! I immediately thought of layering on my scrapbook pages when you were probably thinking fashion. I like the texture that layering gives to design of all kinds.


  181. ~love says:

    my favorite layer this week: a cami, under a 3/4 sleeve tunic, on top of ruffle pants from matilda jane clothing.

  182. Chelle says:

    before i mention my favorite layer…i just want to tell you how inspiring you are…imperfect, beautiful, wonderful …mother, wife, friend, sister…creator & blogger…thanks for that!

    i love to layer just about anything…but, picking just one…patterned paper on my cards and scrap book pages…

    thanks for all the beauty you add to this world!

  183. Anonymous says:

    I layer 2 different lipstick colors to get the color I want or lipstick with lip gloss.

    Remember layering two different colored socks in the 80’s?? LOL!!!

    Please sign me up for the contest, Lisa. Thanks a bunch!!

    “ANDREA L.”

  184. Kimberly says:

    I love to layer with my “Blush Topless Undershirts”. Highly recommended. A great way to hid your post-baby belly.

  185. -erin m says:

    I think I might be a chronic layer’er! :) Tshirts/everyday shirts are biggie for me, layered jewelry, and I absolutely LOVE dresses with jeans!! Yay u too!? As always your jewelry is lovely.

  186. Anne says:

    We layer our cereals. One of my sons is very specific about this: first uncooked quick oatmeal, then Multigrain Cheerios, then Life (it’s called “cookie cereal” in our house), then toasted wheat germ, then finally in goes the milk!

  187. jaclyn says:

    i’m always jealous of those who can layer.. i feel like i can’t pull it off! i do love when people layer colors that you usually wouldn’t put together. fingers crossed

  188. Cheri Mosgrove says:

    My favorite layering is on the cards I make! I layer paper, ribbon, embellishments, ink. . . whatever works at the time! It’s fun and addicting! :-) Thanks for the fun chance to win!

  189. michele mcdonald says:

    i love to layer my scents…
    from soaps, to lotions and perfumes
    and also i love doing candles and diffusers all the matching scents

    love your work lisa…hugs

  190. Anonymous says:

    I do enjoy layering my clothes, but I especially love to layer clothes on my 1 year old daughter Bronwynn! I love seeing her chunky little legs in her striped leggings, polka-dot onsie and jean mini-skirt!
    The one piece of jewellery that I layer with a boy and girl birthstone pendants along with a diamond and cherish immensely fell victim to my baby daughters tugging hands yesterday…one day it will be repaired!

    I love your designs and hope to order one, one day soon!

    Lisa-Marie from Canada!

  191. Emma says:

    I have to wear a shirt at work that’s the same as everybody else’s. It’s short-sleeved, and the only way I can kind of assert my individuality is by choosing long-sleeved tees to wear underneath it that show off some personality.

  192. helenw13 says:

    Love…love your necklaces!

    Right now since spring is so chilly and damp here in Oregon…I layer by wearing a long sleeve shirt, followed by a short sleeve shirt and wrap it up with a snuggly sweatshirt…then unfortunately it will ultimately be covered by a rain coat and umbrella!



  193. Anonymous says:

    Small mens wifebeaters.. a must have to add that extra inch to the bottom of shirts that you wish were a bit longer. A somewhat boring yet very practical way to layer~ love them!

    Jen Peet

  194. Vanessa Miller-Bradshaw says:

    Your jewelry is adorable. You are absolutely a gifted artist. I love the My Heart Necklace and will definitely be ordering one soon – I’m expecting my first child this fall and would love one of your pieces as my mother’s gift.
    Oh and Baby’s first spoon is another favorite, must have, will order!
    Everyday is about layering for me. I live in South Texas so it’s humid and horribly hot in the summer, but I can’t wear just one shirt. I have to have at least two on! I love layering simple jewelry as well – adds a unique touch.
    I look forward to ordering some of your designs soon! Thank you!

  195. robin says:

    oh..I love to layer and so does my 7 year old daughter..For me, I like to wear a t-shirt..tank and then a cami..for Kylie..she puts on a t shirt, vest then a skirt and capris underneath..I love how she just throws it ALL together!!!

  196. Annie says:

    layering for me means…many bracelets, lots of little kids hugs all at once, toe socks with sandals on a cold sunny day, t-shirts and camisoles, and a cherry on top.

  197. Tanya says:

    I mostly layer clothing. My favorite is long tanks under everything so as not to expose myself. :)

    Lately though, since our weather can’t decide on spring or winter, I’ve been loving my pashmina wrap to keep me warm when the weather turns without making me too hot.

    Your layered necklace look is very cute!

  198. Anonymous says:

    I love layering anything with lace, whether its a lace tank over a cami, or a cami with lace edging that peeks out from the bottom of your shirt.

  199. Sonya says:

    I love to layer prayers at bedtime, John and I start followed by three kids thoughts and even Josianne, 15 mos. puts in her “A-MEN !” :)

    This is so pretty, what are the lengths of the necklaces? Perfect together.

  200. emilymomto3boys says:

    Oh I love that look! I don’t think I ever wear just one shirt! Layering shirts is fabulous…

  201. Katrin says:

    I love to layer, espacially in sport cloths. When I’m in the mountains skiing, I use to wear up to five layers of shirts and jackets, but only two layersn of trousers…is this weired? I never thought about that before…

  202. Adriane says:

    I wear a tanktop under EVERYTHING…not sure why…I just love it.

  203. Becky says:

    I love to layer shirts also. My favorites are shade clothing. Great for layering.
    Love your jewelery! Thanks!
    Becky C.

  204. jjjourneyahead says:

    i love to layer smells….vanilla and coconut scrub in the shower followed by the same lotion after….my third grade students always ask if I had baked cookies that morning….:) jamie

  205. donyale says:

    Best Recipe for Layers – Passed down.

    Ingredients – Fall/Cool nights/Winter Pajamas/Hand knitted socks/BIG SMOOSHY LOUNGE/My name being called/2 kids/2 cats/One Husband and 1 Beagle

    Method – take all ingredients and layer in whatever fashion, mix with Popcorn and a favourite movie, and spoon on a soft squashy blanket to cover all and sundry.

  206. Jen. says:

    Layering a soft camisole with a soft, deep v-neck sweater… comfy and stylish!

  207. deezie says:

    Oh boy I love love love layering, My favorite is a tee shirt and then a sweatshirt, I love layering jewelry too.

  208. Anonymous says:

    I love layering, I’m glad it has come back into style again. So many cute tank tops with little bits of lace or beads, then long sleeve shirt with sleeves rolled & cuffed. Love it. Even see the men doing that with the tank tops & sleeves actually rolled under. Especially this time of year with all the spring colors. Love your jewelry, thanks for sharing your talent. Kathy

  209. Greg & Joanna says:

    I like to layer my hair, if that counts :)

  210. Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    My plain white tank top is my favorite piece of clothing because I layer it underneath everything: tanks, dresses, sweaters, cardigans. I love the look of it peaking out underneath a shorter shirt or sweater.

    love the pearls!

  211. danielle schmidt says:

    i love layering! clothes especially, but what i REALLY love to layer are ingredients in cooking…just layering different herbs or spices, certain pastas, or sauces can change the flavor in a meal!

  212. ashleys says:

    I think I layer a tank top under everything!! I also likt to layer cheese on most things and i am known to layer on the sarcasm a little (all in good fun!).

    Love the necklabe by the way!

  213. Anonymous says:

    I use layers in my artwork to create lots of yummy texture. I like to layer bracelets and love your idea of wearing pearls and your newest design with the single pearl accent!

    Debra M.

  214. Elizabeth H says:

    I love the layered look too, but for me it has a purpose. I am 5’11” and many of todays tshirts and sweaters are not long enough for me, so i will throw on one of my longer tanks or tee’s underneath it, and I am fully covered!

  215. The Winns says:

    Lately the most frequent way I layers is with children! One on each hip, or my 3 year old loves to climb on my back while I hold the baby! I’m sure one day I will get back to the fashion side of layering. :)

  216. jamie says:

    I love to layer my workout clothes! A tight sport bra cami in a fun color and a customized t-shirt that I cut the collar off.

    I like to layer my jewelry too! Necklaces of same colors. Bracelets, love to layer them! The more sparkly the better. I cannot wait until I get paid this week. I am going to go online and buy myself two of your rings! Thank you for your creativity and talents.

  217. Jsmie G says:

    I like to layer my clothing, jewelry, and sheets on my bed.

    I love to layer my favorite dessert! Lemon Blueberry Bundt cake with cinnamon sugar, glaze fresh whipped cream and fresh cut strawberries! De-lish!

  218. Alicia says:

    I LOVE to layer. Besides the obvious ways of shirts over other shirts, (which I sometimes often do “backwards” and wear short over long) I also love dresses over pants, AND my absolute fav is when you see that skirt in the store that is way to cool/cute/beautiful to pass up, but way to short to get away with, I layer over jeans! I also layer longer sheer skirts, or vintage skirts that are a little run down (it prevents wear and tear a little bit)

    And of course I top ALL my outfits with the Open circle necklace. I love that necklace!

  219. Meg says:

    Ooooooh! I love to layer! Spring and Fall are my most favorite seasons and I think that layering a short sleeve over a long sleeve shirt is perfect for the crisp Michigan weather. I just discovered your blog and I think that your jewelry is truly wonderful!!! (Yay for Mother’s Day coming up! :) )

  220. Kelli says:

    I would LOVE to layer those pearls with my layered t-shirts. I JUST received that same silver tag necklace today in the mail! How cool is that?

  221. Kelli says:

    I layer t-shirts! I would love to have these pearls…I JUST got the same tiny letters necklace from you today!

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