I just spent two hours on a post and accidentally deleted it. My first foray into the world of blogger anxiety attacks.
First things first: my new ring.
I know, right? (Please excuse the fact that I am obviously not a professional photographer.) The ring is awesome and my mom is awesome for buying it. "It just looks so right on your finger. You have to let me buy it for you!," she said. Now my life would be perfect if only my boyfriend jumped on that train, but that's a post for another day.
Anyhow, this ring is perfect because it falls precisely into my aesthetic, which is Jewelry for a Girl who Does Not Like to be Tall but Has Come to Terms, Of A Sort. You see, I am 5'11". And I love dainty, delicate, tiny jewelry, which inevitably gets lost on me.
But I've found that simple, eye-catching pieces work really well with the height (and I don't wear heels ever cause lord knows I'd have to wear dish around my neck for people to notice the jewelry. Seriously, people are obsessed with height. It's like the weather or something. And I can't tell you how many times people--strangers!--ask me to get stuff for them off high shelves. I don't mind, it's just a little weird.)
It's not like classic and bold pieces don't work well for every height. I guess I'm trying to say that I was a fashion wimp and have finally realized that my height requires me to step out a little more.
The below pieces are just introductions to the idea and though they may all be different, they definitely can be categorized by a certain set of ideas: bold-ish, sleek, somewhat unusual and always beautiful.
Let's start with earrings, shall we? I am a coward when it comes to earrings. (This post is not making me sound very adventurous. Promise: wait until I whip out the Lucite next post. Your jaw will drop.) Large, dangly drops have made their way into my jewelry box, but I very rarely wear them. I am hoping to change this. Soon. I guess I could start with these lovelies.
Endless Kasbah Earrings from claudettejewelry.com. $80.
And this bracelet, also, from claudettejewelry.com, is gorgeous! I love the autumnal tone of it. Perfect with a dress in warm burgandy shades. Garnet and pearl bracelet, $75.
Stepping back into my silver comfort zone, here are two standout necklaces from www.dejarnettenola.com.
The first is the Stained Glass Necklace. I love the lines on this piece--it's both strong and delicate. $30.
The next is the Chain Chain Chain necklace (such an appropriate name, no?), which is a bold addition to any simple sheath or top. $84.
From GigiCaron.com, this tourmalinated quartz necklace surrounded by black diamonds is really incredible. First, I love this stone. It isn't that rare, yet somehow, nobody has ever seen it before, so this is a guaranteed conversation starter. (This quartz has a golden counterpart, which is sometimes called “Angel Hair Quartz”, and I love that name.) I think this stone may deserve it's own post at some point. So, it's a little pricey at $3100, but maybe bookmark it for the day you get raise? (Excellent idea! That’s what I did.)
Lastly, one more gold piece and something that I feel is sorely under-represented in the world of jewelry: the cuff bracelet. Cuffs are perhaps the most perfect accessory. Simple and bold, they will make some clothing into an outfit.
This cuff is especially great at $30. Constellation cuff available on trunkt.org, made by Stamp.
Wow. Long post, but hopefully worthwhile. Lucite coming soon and then maybe some serpents?