Jewelry and accessories can dress up any look. As someone who lives in basic tops and distressed denim, I live for my earrings, cuff bracelets, watch and necklaces. They are sophisticated, timeless and effortlessly chic. Every woman should have essential pieces that make her feel like a million bucks. My family taught me a lot about fashion growing up. I have always looked up to them for guidance in life and style.
My grandma, mom and aunt are three people I consider my style icons. In my opinion my grandmother trademarked the “arm party” long before it was cool; my mom is never without her gold hoop earrings, and my aunt can make any type of jewelry look chic! While I love shopping for trendy jewelry and accessories, I tend to splurge on the classics and skimp on trendy items that I can almost guarantee won’t be in style in a few years! It’s cheaper in the long run this way, as I never have to replace my most beloved items. I have seven essential pieces that I can’t live without and I’m excited to share them with you today!
Like many of you, I love jewelry and accessories! I live for shoes, handbags and jewelry/accessories. For years I’ve wanted to share my favorites with you! I believe that mixed metals are timeless, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous gold hoop earrings, arm parties are your friend, statement jewelry is a must, and it’s okay to skimp on trends and splurge on classics! With that being said, today I’m thrilled to share my 6 essential pieces for women of all ages. They will make great gifts for high school and college grads, are amazing birthday gifts and will make your gal very happy for the holidays!
Sentimental Pieces Are A Must
My grandmother passed away on October 31, 2015. She and I were extremely close. I helped take care of her, and still miss her tremendously. During the holidays I was searching for a piece of jewelry to purchase that would remind me of her. After months of searching, I decided to purchase a David Yurman Albion ring in hematite because hematite brings a sense of security, safety and protection – everything I missed since she had been gone. I must admit, I loved the color of the stone too! Every time I put on my ring it puts me at ease. I absolutely love it.
Every Woman Needs A Timeless Watch
Every woman needs a watch that she can wear everywhere, whether it’s the office, to church, date night, on vacation or to a wedding. For me, I knew what I wanted for years. I’d always loved the look of Michele watches and knew one day I would own one! I waited and waited impatiently, and I’m so glad I did. My mom taught me the importance of saving and buying what I want. To this day, I’m thankful I did because I didn’t go into debt purchasing it, I know I will wear it forever and it’s effortlessly chic!
I can wear it to run errands in my favorite basic top, distressed denim and sandals in the summer. I can also wear it with dresses or a skirt!
Gorgeous Cuff Bracelets Are Classic And Always On Trend
As I mentioned above, my grandmother was the queen of arm parties! She wore a watch, charm bracelets, handmade bracelets my aunt made her, and her religious bracelets all on one wrist. My Margaret rocked arm candy long before our favorite celebrities made it cool in the 90s. While I tend not to wear as many bracelets as she did, I can tell you that my wrist feels naked without my favorite David Yurman cuffs!
I love that they’re mixed metal, and one has turquoise accents! The color turquoise will pair well with everything in your closet. It can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly
If you’re like me and wear a lot of silver and gold, I highly recommend mixed metal jewelry. Mixed metal jewelry will not only make a statement, but will look great with your silver watch and gold hoop earrings, etc.
A Diamond Necklace Is Perfect For Every Woman Regardless Of Age
Every woman needs a beautiful diamond necklace that makes her feel like a million dollars. I bought my diamond necklace about three years ago, and I wear it daily. The only time I take it off is when I take a shower. The thing I love the most about it is it’s dainty. Don’t get me wrong I love large statement pieces, like the beautiful turquoise gemstone necklace I made years ago, but when it comes to diamond necklaces I prefer delicate pieces. Delicate jewelry looks amazing on any woman regardless of age. It’s classic, will always be on trend and can be passed down from generation to generation.
Pendant Necklaces Are Classic And Very Popular
It’s no secret, pendant necklaces are extremely popular, especially with trendy millennials. I’ve always loved pendant/medallion necklaces. I was gifted my first pendant necklace when I made my Holy Communion in second grade, and have purchased a few others over the years. Two years ago I bought an evil eye pendant necklace, which I absolutely adore and wear all the time on its own or with my diamond necklace (layering is another popular trend!).
Pendant necklaces come in a variety of styles, price ranges and materials! They are perfect for summer music festivals, Sunday brunch, and any other occasion.
Gold Hoop Earrings Are A Must
My beautiful mom taught me the importance of wearing earrings anywhere and everywhere I go! I was an infant when my ears were pierced and got a second hole when I was 10. When I was a kid I was religious about wearing earrings. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found it hard to wear earrings because my ears are very sensitive to various materials used. I’m not sure if the materials have changed over the years or if my ears have just become more sensitive. Whatever the case may be, I have missed being able to wear earrings!
A few weeks ago, I was asked if I’d like to collaborate with fine jewelry designer Aurate New York. I had the option of picking out a new piece of jewelry, and after seeing the amazing reviews I decided to splurge on a pair of yellow vermeil long beam hoop earrings. I am so happy I did! Not only are the gold plated hoop earrings absolutely gorgeous, but they don’t bother my ears one bit. I have a feeling I’m going to have to get my mom a pair because she loves “the queen of gold hoops” loves them too! There are so many things to love about Aurate! A few of my favorite things about them is their amazing merchandise, their lifetime warranty, free shipping and returns, and they offer home try-on.