If you know me (or even remotely know me from my blog) and my sense of style, you know that I love big, fun, crazy jewelry. The louder, shinier and sparklier, the better.
As I continue to scout the Kansas City area and its respective suburbs for fun shops, I’ve been feeding my addiction to all accessories colorful and kooky. On one recent adventure with my friend Laura, I hit up three local stores (you’ll see more about them in future posts for my “shop local” series) as well as national accessories chain store Charming Charlie for some arm and finger candy.
While I left all of these items at each store (I did buy a few other things, though!), I’ve been thinking about these ever since and wondering if I should return to snatch them up if they’re still available. Want to help keep my accessories addiction in check and tell me a yay or a nay on these funky jewels?
The No. 1 accessory that haunts my dreams is this colorful peacock bracelet from Inspire Boutique. It’s attention-grabbing and absolutely stunning; I’d wear it with all black or neutrals to really let this piece stand out. It was priced in the $40 range, which is expensive for costume jewelry, but the detailing on it is amazing. What do you think? Worth it?
You know those gladiator sandals we’ve been rockin’ for the past few summers? This ring is the equivalent — finger gladiator. Just as the leather straps on your sandals that climb up your ankles protect you from…something…the armor of this ring from Charming Charlie protects your precious knuckles from
flipping the bird to innocent bystanders something, too. I just don’t know what. But it doesn’t matter. Fashion doesn’t have to be functional, right? Especially when it’s accessories! But you tell me: love it or leave it? This ring was something like $10. Should I keep that cash for a rainy day (or Chipotle)?
It was really difficult to walk out of Inspire Boutique without this bracelet. I’m a huge fan of turquoise-greens and adore chunky jewelry. I don’t quite remember the pricepoint on this one, but it was more than I was willing to spend that day (in combination with the other ring I did buy), so I passed on it. This bracelet is a stretchy slip-on (even though it looks like a cuff) and was remarkably comfortable even though it had some weight to it. What do you think about this ocean-colored cuff-like find: sink or swim?
So, peacocks, again. Except this time some feather-like texture is involved. This ring is just plain nuts, and I’ve had many peacock- and bird-hating friends tell me no, no, no! Are they right? Has this gone too far? It didn’t seem as crazy as the fuzzy owl ring I found…
I don’t need any of these accessories…but the fact that I’m still thinking about them makes me wonder if I can convince the teacher man to get one for me. :)
Which one do you like best and why? Or do you hate them all and think I should hold out for something a little less…weird? Tell me what you think in the comments section, and also, link me to some of your favorite accessories sites!
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