Need It Now- My Current Obsessions

Hey Cats!

Recently, I’ve gained a new love for jewelry. In the past I found it difficult to find pieces that matched each outfit, but that was only because my collection was too small. So obviously I had to do something about that! Over the past year, my bauble stash has grown considerably (but not too much, I’m on a college girl budget) and I have enjoyed adding variety to my wardrobe with jewelry. I try not to get pieces that are too trendy so I can use them forever, but there are a few pieces that are so “right now” that I’m dying to try!

Above-The-Knuckle Rings

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I LOVE these. They’re so dainty and a little bit funky, and they remind me of Phoebe from friends. My friend Kinsey and I were shopping the other day and we found some and completely freaked out because we have been looking for them FOREVER. I didn’t get any, (I so should have) but she did and they’re so cutie! I think they look great with bright nails and a well-stacked wrist! I also love the look of having one on multiple fingers. The ones pictured above are from Children Of Flowers on Etsy. Etsy has a great selection with an excellent price range! I love the chevron, and I also love these simple bands from AlinMay, these with the gorgeous rhinestone detail from JackandHazelStore, and of course, these with the precious heart and triangle detail from Raw Earth Studio. There are so many more that I love, initials, crosses, and many other shapes! There’s something for everyone!

The Stacked Wrist

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This image from kate spade new york shows a few variations on the stacked wrist. I like the different materials and color combinations, I think it adds interest and personality to an outfit! I also love anchoring the look with a big watch, like this one from Michael Kors. Another great addition to the stacked wrist is a few of these beautiful beaded bracelets from Lily and Laura&lt. The best thing about a stacked wrist is that you can use what you have, and it never has to look the same!

Layered Necklaces

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I have one necklace that I typically wear every day, with a Texas A&M charm and my sorority letters, so I’m usually not into other necklaces, but the layered look is making me think again! I love the look of a few dainty chains of varying lengths with different charms or stones. I’m looking into buying a few to mix with a necklace I found in a vase of old jewelry from Goodwill I received at a white elephant party last Christmas. It has a small gold circle charm that says “LOVE” and it’s adorable. I plan on pairing it with a gold and turquoise cross necklace, like this one from addieladawn on Etsy, and an initial necklace, like this one from mctdesigns on Etsy.

All of these trends are definitely on my “to-buy” list for the summer! What are you loving right now?

That’s all for meow!

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Current Obsession- Friendship Bracelets

Hey Cats!

Recently I have developed a new appreciation for a childhood favorite: the friendship bracelet. The bright colors and fun patterns scream summer to me, and I think they’re the perfect addition to any casual summer ensemble! They are also fun to make, which I re-discovered during finals week. Very poor timing, I know. My roommate and I would take bracelet study breaks, which usually turned into dinner and Dance Moms breaks, which turned into a few hours. Oops! I also went overboard and bought a 36-skein variety pack of embroidery thread because I thought I would use it all over the summer, so I’m hoping that this phase lasts a while.

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Here are all of the bracelets I’ve made so far! The one on the left is my favorite, and since it’s a little more dressy, I usually wear it in a group with my kate spade bangle and a few others for a stacked wrist! I made it myself, following this tutorial. The next bracelet is a simple chevron, which I have known how to make forever, but if you don’t, you can follow this tutorial. The big, fancy one is one of my favorites. It took me forever, and unfortunately it’s too big for my wrist, but I’m working on finding a solution to that! You can make it following this tutorial. Finally, we have the blue and green bracelet. I like this one because it doesn’t look like the rest of them! I followed this tutorial.

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Here is my mass of embroidery thread. Anybody want a bracelet?

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Here’s the bracelet I’m working on right now!

Hopefully you will make a few bracelets and add them to your summer wardrobe! I like to mix them in with other jewelry to add a pop of color and fun! What do you think about this trend? Let me know!

That’s all for meow! -Kristen