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I’ve never been one to wear a lot of rings. I did try to do the hippy loads of sliver rings thing in college, but that didn’t last very long. I work with my hands a lot, baking, and crafting; heck, in college, I was sewing, drafting, and embellishing things left and right. With my short stubby fingers, rings just felt like they got in the way, and constantly taking them off and putting them back on during a project seemed, frankly, like a waste of time. It’s one of the reasons I have a modest engagement ring and wedding band set, and it still took the better part of a year to get used to them. So when I talk about liking a ring, it’s a pretty big deal; it has to be something special to turn my head. The Secret Wood ring collection did just that. Yes, they are on the bulkier side, but they look like rings from fairy tales long ago or the cat collar necklace bauble from Men in Black. Tiny worlds contained within a simple object.
Incredible, right? My favorites, of course, are the ones with flowers, but I think all of them are something special. Plus, no two are exactly alike, so each ring is a unique piece of art.
Images from here.
I am a notorious binge-watching fiend. Crappy week at the office, family drama, hormonal, and out of chocolate; whatever minor life drama I have can send me scurrying for my Netflix queue so I can disconnect for a bit. A while back, my program of choice was Pretty Little Liars, so I was delighted to discover that the new Guest Bartender at Bauble Bar was Shay Mitchell. Along with the collection being so many of the things I love in my jewelry (sparkle, globally inspired shapes, ethereal styling), it was like getting to see an old friend. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
The chokers alone would have made me love this collection. I was a very big fan of the trend when it last came around in the late 90’s, early 2000’s. I even still have a few of my more elaborate ones saved in my jewelry box. I mean, if there was ever a collection that could make a girl feel like royalty, it would be this one. With so many glittering pieces, I find myself at a loss as to what to purchase first. I also find myself trying to come up with reasons why I might “need” this or that piece. I mean, the holidays are coming up, and there are going to be plenty of reasons that a girl might need a little extra sparkle. Right?
The first time I ever walked into an Anthropologie I couldn’t believe that so many pretty uniquely wonderful things could exist in the same space. Unfortunately (or fortunately in my bank accounts case), there isn’t one close by so I only get to wander around in one once or twice a year. That doesn’t stop me from browsing online when I feel the need to see something special. Right now I am loving their necklaces. My wardrobe contains a lot of solids and neutrals that can be dressed up or down for work. A lot of the visual interest comes from accessories. Scarves and statement necklaces are my two top go-to options. Here are a few of the necklaces that I wish would make their way into my jewelry box.
The butterfly wings on necklaces 3&4 are so delicate and wonderfully fairytale-esqe, and that first necklace? I could wear sweat pants and a ratty tshirt and still look amazing. There may be some subtle hinting directed toward my husband in the near future. My birthday is right around the corner after all.
All images from Anthropologie.
As I have told you guys in the past, I am a pretty big fan of Bauble Bar. They have really great costume jewelry, and for the most part, they keep things pretty affordable. For the items that are a little pricier, all you have to do is wait for one of their many sales, and then you’re back in business. I was really excited when I got an email from them introducing a new fall collection by Olivia Palermo. The collection has lots of feminine nature-inspired elements but keeps it a little edgy by incorporating heavier more geometric shapes.
I need this necklace in my life; it would be the perfect piece to wear to holiday parties.
Leaves, buds, and a touch of rose gold? Any of these pieces would be a great way to add a bit of fancy to your Autumn basics.
I would love to own the entire collection, but I am strategically planning what pieces I “need” … then I’ll be watching for those sales I mentioned earlier.
Images from here.
This the season to celebrate and sparkle! With holiday parties peppering the next few weeks, this is the perfect time to add some bling to your winter wardrobe, but where to start? Buying the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can leave you a bit short on funds, so instead of trying to find a different outfit for every event (you know for the sake of facebook photos and all) you can make that LBD go a lot further by putting the focus on your accessories. One of my absolute favorite accessories the moment is the statement necklace; added bonus, it photographs really well. To help you find the right necklace for you, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites and organized them into categories.
Now go forth and have yourself a bold stylish holiday season.