Stepping Out of a Jewelry Comfort Zone
Raise your hand if you wear the same jewelry every single day and only take it off to occasionally clean it?
Unlike most of my friends, I don't have a jewelry box bursting at the seams with statement jewelry, family hand-me-downs, or a plethora of other shiny hardware. It's taken me 27 years to get into a more adventurous space with my jewlery.
On the daily, I wear one ring, one necklace, a pair of studs, tragus piercing, and another stud in my second ear piercing. I never take any of these pieces off and can't live without them. I'm not kidding, I feel naked if I'm missing even one of them.
The above mentioned being said, over the year or so I've made it a point to get a little more adventurous with my jewelry on occasion. And by adventurous I mean bold. For me.
I've learned to love my watch and add stackable bracelets so as to embrace the trend of a wrist well accessorized (my dream watch would have to be the Michele Deco watch, but at this point it's just a dream, current watch is an Invicta, similar to this one). My go-to bracelets include a gold bangle I got in Madrid, and Roxanne Assoulin's Camp Bracelets (mine say my daily mantra of 'you got this').
Earrings are a new, like the last month or so, addition to my repertoire. I usually stick with my diamond studs but have discovered BaubleBar and the major boost a solid pair of statement earrings can do to ones outfit.
I got my first pair of statement earrings two weeks ago as I wanted to oomph up my outfit for a friends wedding. Not only were the earrings beautifully made and perfectly on trend (it was a spring wedding and the earrings were drop cherry blossom flowers), they made me feel really glamorous and were the subject of much gawking.
I have since purchased another pair of statement earrings, beaded ones this time, which I plan to wear to an upcoming event.
Next on my list would be exploring rings. Lately, I've really been into the idea of a pinky ring...
Stepping out of my normal accessory habit has made me feel more confident and comfortable. While it may seem like this is a small change for some, this was a big step forward for me in terms of my style and personality expression.
In the age of self love and body positivity, stepping out of my jewelry comfort zone has been one huge leap towards being me both inside and out.