Remember the days when more was more when it came to accessories? Costume jewelry was queen and bigger and bolder was better. Don’t get me wrong, I was a part of this accessories overload movement without hesitation and it was fun at the time. Thankfully though in the past few years my tastes have moved towards simple, classic pieces that can be mixed and matched. When you feel like you can wear a piece for 10 years and not look back at pictures with embarrassment I think you’re on the right track!
I’m always on the lookout for new designers and places to help add to my collection so I thought I would share my favorite places to find some of my most treasured pieces.
The necklace I wear every single day is from Caroline Neron. (See here) It’s a simple horn necklace with a tiny Swarovski crystal on the top. It’s perfect for layering with my other pieces but also looks great on its own. It’s actually on sale right now too!
I got a little spoiled for Valentines Day and was given a beautiful armour necklace from Leah Alexander. I love the unique shape and the length of the chain means it goes with everything from a t-shirt to a deep v blouse. It’s amazing quality and I can see myself adding a few more items from her collection in the near future.
I also wanted to share about a new brand called Finley. They are a sustainable brand with very simple but classic designs. They are doing an amazing promotion to spread the word about their line where they are offering your first piece for free if you just cover the shipping. I picked up the gold choker and I’m obsessed.
Since my tastes have changed it feels much more natural to wear multiple pieces at a time instead of one bold statement pieces. One easy way to do this is wearing rings in multiples. You’d be surprised the impact a few rings (and a great mani!) can have on your look. Some of my favorites:
Gorjana was one of my first forays into the world of classic gold jewelry. I picked up a cuff ring and its still the one I wear the most often. Sadly they don’t carry it anymore but there are so many new ones I’d be more than happy to have in my collection! (Namely this one!)
Another ethical brand I love is Soko. They work with Artisan entrepreneurs who use locally sourced and eco-friendly materials. They have really unique pieces you won’t see anywhere else (like this amazing double dash choker) and knowing they are working to help improve the businesses of these local artists they work with is something to admire.
I found most of these brands through Instagram. It’s definitely become my go-to place for finding new brands to check out so please let me know if there are any others I should be following!