Happy Monday, good vibers!
I hope that this Monday is treating you with lots of great energy and excitement for the week ahead! I’m back on the blog today to share a quick post about how I layer necklaces.
There’s two things about accessorizing that I’ve stayed true to over the years — more is more, and I’m going to be extra if I want to be! Okay, I’m sure you’re like, “What’s she even talking about?” I’m getting there!
Styling necklaces is often a grey area for many people, and for good reason. I remember when I was in high school, it was unheard of to mix a gold necklace with silver earrings, or to wear more than one necklace — it just wasn’t cool, or whatever that meant back then.
It wasn’t until I started experimenting with bigger, bolder necklaces that I began to realize why there was so much hesitation when it came to layering necklaces. For me, that realization came in the form of comments people made to me about the way I accessorize.
I can’t even begin to express to you how many times people have asked me why I wear so much jewelry. The thing is, more often than not, people want an answer to everything — even the most minuscule of things, like why I over-accessorize all the time. Well, here’s the thing, the only answer that I have is that I like to do it. Boom! Done!
I think that speculation and curiosity of others has only fueled my obsession for layering my necklaces. When I buy jewelry, I don’t just buy something random at a store that doesn’t sell quality pieces. I want my jewelry to last for years and years so that I can pass it down to my children some day. Kind of sounds weird to even be thinking about that, but still! They’re mementos for me, so I’m sure they will be the same for someone else.
When I get ready in the morning, I always know that I’m going to be wearing more than one necklace — it’s just who I am!
I definitely think that how I accessorize has become one of those quirky things that people recognize me for, and I absolutely love that.
For inspiration on how you can layer the necklaces in your collection, check out my photos below!
1. Celestial Vibes, Anyone?
I’m obsessed with astrology. I also love astronomy, which is why I took a class about it in college purely because it sounded interesting to me! I’m all about the celestial vibes — all day, every day. This trend is easiest to integrate into your personal style through accessorizing, which is why I have so many unique pieces that fit into the “celestial” or “astrological” jewelry category.
The crescent moon has to be my absolute favorite necklace in my entire collection of jewelry. I picked it up at this little shop called Islands of Amity in Duck, NC. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece by the jewelry designer who owns the shop, but I’ve linked some similar options for ya below!
The Libra constellation necklace was given to me by my sister and brother-in-law as a graduation gift. They knew how much I loved astrology, and I think it’s such a thoughtful gift to have received! The marble circle necklace is one that I bought from a local jewelry artist down here in South Carolina. She is such a kind soul and her designs are amazing! Her company is Golden Zen Boutique, so definitely check it out and give her a follow on Instagram @goldenzenboutique.
2. The Quirky Collection
This is one of my favorite necklace combinations to date because it’s so unexpected and weird! It also represents one of my favorite things about wearing jewelry — the fact that you can style however you envision!
My charm necklace features a lawn gnome, a magic eight ball and a pretzel — three things that make absolutely no sense together, but somehow work? I wish that I could say that each charm has a sentimental meaning to me, but they don’t! I just thought they were so weird, like me (LOL), that I just had to put them on a necklace together! If you’re wondering, I made it at one of my favorite places in Athens, Ohio — Beads and Things!
This Amazonite necklace by Cleveland-based designer 2 Odd Birds is definitely the coolest one that I own! The designer, Sara, has so many incredible pieces on her Etsy shop right now that I’m already planning which piece I’m going to buy next! My aunt purchased this one for me at The Cleveland Flea as a gift for graduating college, so it will always hold a special place in my heart!
3. All About Agate
I’m the biggest fan of natural stones being used in jewelry, so you know I couldn’t walk away without buying this agate stone. I’ve had this pink agate for upwards of seven years now, and it’s unlike any other piece of jewelry in my collection. Finding natural stones like this is definitely not the easiest thing to do, but my best advice would be to look for ethically-sourced mineral shops near you!
The other necklace that I’m wearing is actually made of shells that I smashed and glued into an open locket. Sounds complicated, but it really wasn’t and it was super fun to do! I guess that these wouldn’t necessarily be considered shells, but I did find them on the beach in Duck, NC. There were tons of purple pieces washed up on the shore. I had so many leftover that I decided to put them in a plastic bag, cover it with a towel, and smash them into small pieces for jewelry making. Just a little bit of glue and it was ready to go!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for ya today! I hope that you have an awesome Monday! Stay tuned for another post on the blog this Friday!
Until next time!