I feel naked without earrings. I always have a necklace on, and at least two bracelets. I wear at minimum three rings every day. Needless to say, I’m a jewelry aficionado. So there are certain online retailers I like to turn to for all of my frosting needs…
Charm Bracelets // Alex & Ani
Like I haven’t shared my love for this eco-friendly positive energy brand already. See here // here // here and check out all of their Charity by Design products!
Body Jewelry // Fresh Trends
I know, I’m so wild + crazy with my cartilage and second hole piercings. But you do have to be careful with such piercings, especially me with my sensitive skin, and they have and endless supply of safe pieces to choose from– love this bow, leaf, and white gold stud especially!
Arm Party Pieces // Bfrend
I would be more than content if I could stack my arm in a handful of these fun + bright pieces everyday designed by The Doctor’s Closet blogger Monika Hibbs.
Monogram Jewelry // Dixieland Monogram
The little prepster in me can’t stop wishing for some monogrammed necklaces + bracelets!
Any + Everything Else // BaubleBar
BaubleBar is beyond on top of all of the major trends in fashion jewelry, and their affordable pricing is seriously addictive.
When I got to college, I did the most bag-girl thing that I had the nerve to do. [I got my cartilage pierced.]
And then when I was about to graduate college, I did the second most bad-girl thing I had the nerve to do. [I got a second hole.]
Believe me, if I ever go for that tattoo or, god-forbid, third hole, you’ll be the first to know. Until then, I’m hardly exciting.
And I got these bad boys for the sole reason that I just love earrings! Yet I am terrible at following through and hardly ever change them out. So I’ve tried to mix it up a little lately.
So I’ve gotten a little better about the lobe, but changing the cartilage still needs some encouragement. I adore some of the studs from online retailer FreshTrends though, especially this rose, key lock, and this FEATHER. Oh my goodness want. Wish I were cool enough to pull off.
Any go-to places you all look for fun little earrings?
Lockstitch Tee, Anthropologie
White shorts, H&M
Braided belt, vintage
Earrings, Urban Outfitters
Sand dollar necklace, Out of the Blue
There’s not much to this easy summer outfit, but I sure think the bright yellow Adirondack chairs add something to it! So proud of my mom for walking on the wild side (at least for her) and choosing such a bright pop for our outdoor furniture.
I also got up the courage to wear some big earrings other than my pearls and finally changed out my single second hole I have in my right ear for this adorable little bicycle. I mean, you know how much I love them!
Two other notes of business:
For those of you who are already on Bloglovin’, I’m finally just getting around to cleaning up my account and would love to connect over there! Follow my blog with Bloglovin <3
Also, I’d like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine:
James Dean Beauty Queen
Welcome Ariana to the blogosphere! She and I go way back, to eighth grade actually when she moved to our little Pennsylvania town from Texas! To this day she’s still one of the sweetest gals I know. We’ve been apart at separate colleges for too long now, so I’m very excited that we’re in the midst of planning a trip to meet up in New York City to visit our friend Kelly who just moved there!
Oh, high school...
Isn’t reconnecting with old friends the best?
I’ll say it: I like the feather hair extension trend.
But if you’re like me, you don’t like getting stuck with permanent accessories you have to match all outfits too, and the idea of crimping a feather into your hair makes you a little nervous…
Luckily, queen of all hipsters Urban Outfitters has some alternatives:
A single earring…
Johnique by The Desert Child Feather Single Earring, $38
A temporary clip…
Double Feather Hair Clip, $19
Or a headband…
Feather Drop Headband, $20
Ugh I so wish I could pull off this look!
In honor of heading to LA to see my boyfriend this weekend, I thought it was about time I dedicated a post to Catbird…
A Brooklyn-based jewelry and accessories store, Catbird has some of the most beautiful and original pieces I have ever seen. Charlie is the one who discovered it (major props), and he got me the most delicate gold and brass locket there last Christmas…
See it? Small photo, but you get the picture!
The coolest thing about this boutique is that they get their jewelry from all over the world. My locket came from Paris(!) before it made its way to the Williamsburg store. However, they also sell work by many local designers which I love and respect. Catbird jewelry comes in a range of prices and are able to point out many gifts that run for under $100.
If you’re not in the NYC area, you can certainly shop via their online store. And right now their signature tote comes free with any purchase over $100!
While there isn’t an item I dislike in their catalogue, here are a few of the pieces currently on my wishlist!
Alphabet Earrings, from $28
Black Spots Book Necklace, $50
Anchor Necklace, $143
Origami Crane Earrings, $130
Heart Ring, $88
Brass Teardrop Bangle, $25
Filed under Fashion, Gifts
I feel like I’ve been channeling and catering to the prep in me a ton lately, so here’s something to inspire your inner hippy: dreamcatcher earrings. I had been looking for a pair forever… finally I found the perfect pendants at a little outdoor jewelry stand on the Boston Common, but unfortunately they were on a necklace. Luckily, after a little pleading, the attendant took the pendants off the chains and turned them into earrings for me :)
Since then, I feel like I’ve seen them pop up a ton more. Here’s an Etsy seller, Serenity Jewelry‘s take on them:
Dream Catcher Earrings, Silver with Turquoise, Serenity Jewelry, $8.50
You can see such detail in the weaving– how is she charging less than $10 for these??
I also love them in gold… kinda wishing I had seen these first!
Turquoise and Gold Large Dream Catcher Earrings, Serenity Jewelry, $10
It’s amazing what you can find on Etsy, so glad I stumbled across this one! Be sure to check out her shop for more great finds.
Do you have any favorite Etsy sellers?
Filed under Fashion, Gifts
I am not the least bit ashamed to admit that I am totally enthralled in the Royal Wedding. I’ve had a crush on Prince William since about 1997, but I am completely supportive of his relationship with Kate as long as I can follow along with their wedding plans.
I find Kate’s style to be so elegant and flawless– she’ll fit quite perfectly in the royal family, that’s for sure.
In honor of the wedding being just TWO weeks away, here’s
my one of my Kate-inspired outfits, thanks to my new favorite online store, ModCloth. They have such a flair for British style, and it’s so much easier to order from San Francisco than London! I also included a few outside vendors for the jewelry, and if you can get your hands on that sapphire, then I say there is no reason why you can’t go mixing silver and gold!