Women love jewelry! End of sentence and a big exclamation mark. But with all the many choices out there, how do you know what to buy? Do you buy jewelry for now or later? Do you buy jewelry that is the latest trend, or do you buy only the classic piece that will never go out of style?I think you do both. Okay, that answers that question. Anybody have any other questions? You in the back, what do you want to know? ………………..Did everyone get that? She wants to know what are some of the pieces of jewelry that are considered classic, and what are some of the latest trends. Lol!
I bet most of you immediately conjured up a picture of Jackie O in your mind, or maybe even Barbara Bush. You would be right, those ladies both wore the classic pearl necklace. But there is much more that you can do with pearls. The chocker style pearl necklace, either one strand or multiple, is always elegant and can be worn with any style clothing. I also love the really long pearl strand necklaces. I usually buy vintage, I think they are better quality, but I am a vintage snob. Haha Long necklaces are so versatile. You can wear just one long strand, you can double or triple them, you can tie them in a knot, or you can make them like a lariat.
The most classic stud earring would be the diamond. Follow that with pearl, the gold and silver stud, and you all that you need. The great thing about this jewelry is, unless you are a jeweler, you usually never know if someone is wearing “real” diamonds and pearls, or if they came from Belk. And truthfully, does it really matter? I own “real” versions of all those items, but guess what? They are all in a safety deposit box because someone “lifted” most of my finer jewelry years ago. The pieces they missed are now locked up for safe keeping. But that means I never get to wear them. So what good are they doing me? NONE! Instead, I now wear faux diamonds, gold, silver and pearls and I don’t feel a bit different.
Hoop earrings are a classic jewelry piece. In the fifties they were huge! I have a picture of my mom wearing hoops almost down to her shoulders. I used to wear a pair of gold hoops, on the smaller side, and I NEVER took them out. I bathed, and slept in these things. I think one of them finally broke, or I would still wear them. A nice set of gold and silver hoops will go with everything.
Bangles. I love bangles and you can wear one or multiples and look great. Gold or silver, or both together look nice. Thin one or large ones, it really doesn’t matter. I have bakelite, wooden, lucite, plastic, and stone vintage bangles. That means they have been popular for a VERY long time. I don’t look for them to go out of favor anytime soon.
Or, you could go with the classic tennis bracelet. This too can be worn alone or in multiples. The diamond tennis bracelet is always elegant and ritzy looking. Once again, they make great faux looking bracelets if you don’t want to plop down a couple grand on a bracelet.
I like a nice cocktail ring. Nothing too ostentatious, but still something that screams “glamour.” I had a cocktail ring YEARS ago, like 30 years ago, that my grandmother (the one that is now 102) admired, so I took it off and told her she could wear it. Boy did she ever!!! My mother gave it back to me last year after granny broke her hip and had to go into a retirement home. It is still in the box, and I will probably never wear it again, it is a wonderful sentimental piece of jewelry for me now.
Long necklaces are in trend. Lariat and tassels are popular. Dainty necklaces are also still in favor. So basically long and short. You can buy at cheaper stores for these looks, if you don’t think they are going to be something you want to keep very long. I have on one of my favorite tassel necklaces in this post. I like buying Chloe & Isabel (I am a merchandiser) or Stella & Dot for a nicer trendy jewelry source.
We have already gone over how studs are a classic staple, but you can buy some trendy earring jackets to dress up the studs. That gives you several different looks. Dangle earrings are cool. Chandeliers or drops are nice, and colorful stones can make an outfit pop.
Cuffs are very in style at the moment. The skinny very thin style is what is really popular. Bangles are also popular. I love the ones that are engraved. I have one that says, You Inspire Me. I didn’t even know if was engraved when I bought it, I just wanted a gold bangle. Haha
My suggestion would to buy a couple classic pieces, and supplement with a couple trendy pieces. Gosh, aren’t you glad you read to the very end for that brilliant piece of advice.NOW, finally to the outfit of the day. Easy Saturday run around town outfit. I have on a GAP t-shirt that I found at an outlet store, so of course I can’t find in anywhere online. Here is a somewhat similar one.I have on the bangle I told you about earlier in the post. I bought it years ago at TJ Maxx, and it is inscribed or engraved with inspirational words. I also have on my “bling” bracelet from Chloe & Isabel. My third bracelet is a pave bracelet from Stella & Dot that I got for free when I hosted a trunk show this past November. How do you like my nail polish? It is a brand called Cuccio and the name is Quick As A Bunny. I should have gotten this for Easter.My fourth bracelet is one of my favorites by Chloe & Isabel. I like it because it has several strands, it has a quartz dangle and a tassel.I am once again carrying my Dooney & Bourke purse. You’ll be sick of it before summer is over. Here is a similar one. The shoes are soooo comfortable. They are Aerosoles, and I have no idea when or where I bought them. I think they came from TJ Maxx, but I couldn’t swear to it.I am wearing a pair of mildly distressed jeans. These are Old Navy mid-rise rockstar jeans. I like this pair, they are soft, comfortable, and perfect for running around town. Joe and I went out and ate Mexican, so the white jean jacket was perfect for the cooler restaurants. I bought this one last year at Cato’s because I was freezing at the restaurant that was next door. I left the restaurant, and went and bought the jacket, then came back. I now try to keep a jacket in the car at all times. Lol! Here is a similar one.
I think that covers it all. All except my toenail polish, and I don’t have a clue what the color is. I forgot to look. It is a cross between coral and pink. That should be a big help. Haha
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