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Guys, confession: I’ve been kind of sort of OBSESSING over jewelry lately. There was a time when I was really simple — I wore the same bracelets and earrings every day for years. But along with many, many other shifts since I entered my 30s, I’ve become more conscious about accessorizing. And to my discovery, it’s SUPER fun … and the compliments are always worth it. I’ve been trying out Rocksbox (have you tried it? Use code brokeassbridexoxo to get your first month free) and have gotten a few super cute pieces which has been fun to play with, and allows me to try a few different looks without committing to spend (because, #brokeassfolyfe). Stella & Dot is another go-to for gorgeous, trendy and versatile pieces that I’ve been swooning over. Here are five of my favorite small jewelry pieces with a big impact as of late (complete with pictures of me!):
These are totally my new favorite earrings. I’ve been super crushing on geometric ish lately, and when I saw these at ModCloth, it was crush at first site. Plus, the price point is right up my alley. a.v. max Caged Ring in Gold from Rocksbox
I put this ring on my wishlist mostly because I’d been wanting to try out this style — it’s a little bulkier than I’m used to, and I have tiny hands, so I was curious how it would work out. I fucking loved it, ya’ll. While it does come up right underneath my knuckle, I got so many freaking compliments about it. Plus it just looks cool.
Stella & Dot sent me this necklace to review, and I happily jumped at the chance. Of all the pieces I’ve received lately (save the rings below … but we’ll get to them) this is the one that I wear pretty much every day. I love that it can be wrapped to create a layered look (which I dig, because I have a couple key pieces I wear always … and more is better!). I also love that it’s the first time I’ve been able to actually (and confidently) pull off a longer necklace. It hangs well pasts my boobs, which is something I’ve been pretty self-conscious about in the past, but as I said before, 31 is making me feel bold. I’ve been able to dress this look up or down (as evidenced above when at left I played tourist in Hollywood and at right I got gussied up for Second Chance Prom). The price point gives me a little pause, as $49 is a lot to spend on … well, anything in my book (for the most part). The necklace is already beginning to lose some of its luster and is greening a little bit, which isn’t super amazing. I have received a number of compliments on the Alexia necklace. I just hope the plating doesn’t wear off too quickly moving forward.
Image: Shaina Sheaff Photography
So, admittedly, I’m a ring junkie. I wear lots and lots of them, often mixing stones and metals and not giving a general fuck. Naturally, when I saw this set at ModCloth, and for that price, there was no way I could *not*. Like the Alexia necklace, I wear these pretty much daily, and always in varying ways. The two rings on the ends in the product picture above are both midi-rings, so I tend to mix the shine of the one on the right with the lines of the moon and the V of the one on the left with either the triangle or the quartz. Bonus: Your skin will not turn green with these pretties!
Sophie Harper Pave Moon Necklace from Rocksbox
Image: Shaina Sheaff Photography
This necklace was a lot smaller and daintier than I thought it would be, but it ended up working out well in my favor. It sat right above my Instagram / Twitter handle necklace I always wear, right on the base of my throat, which I thought looked lovely.
What do you think of mixing and matching small pieces of jewelry? Which is your favorite?