I guess you can call me detail oriented because I honestly believe that it is in fact accessories that truly make an outfit and have the power to transform and elevate a look unlike anything else. In fact, when it comes to styling an outfit, most of the time I gravitate towards simplicity when it comes to clothing and go all out with accessories. A statement making bag, a pair of cute heels, or like it is in the case of today’s look, a few sparkly favorites from LAGOS jewelry.
I think I’ve always had a passion for jewelry. I remember when I was very little, I’d go into my grand mother’s jewelry box and spend hours and hours playing with pretty brooches, necklaces and rings. In fact, one of my favorite childhood memories was watching her get ready for an evening out. She had a beautiful pale blue evening gown on and kept debating which pair of earrings to wear: statement making pearl chandeliers or a more demure option – sparkly flower studs, and it is I think this particular moment that made me truly realize the power jewelry has to transform a look. Unlike any other accessory, jewelry can elevate a look, take it from day to night, add that perfect finishing touch to an otherwise very simple outfit, and make a look feel very modern and of the moment.
Yet another reason why I love jewelry is fairly recent. Though Emil and I have always traveled quite a bit, these past 3 years we’ve been on the road so to speak a lot more than we’ve been in the past, which definitely improved my packing game but also gave me yet another reason to appreciate jewelry. Compact and easy to pack ( unlike the million shoe and bag options I would like to take with me, but never really have space for ) jewelry is a great travel companion. Perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to my day time looks, great when I pile on a few statement making favorites for an evening out, normally I like to take pieces that can easily be worn individually or together when I choose to opt for a more dramatic look.
Take today’s look for example. As we were heading to dinner with friends after our mini winery picnic, I wanted to spruce up my look with a few stacked jewels. Normally, when I layer jewelry, I tend to go for pieces with uniform look and feel yet also combine different colors, textures and shapes to create that very bold effect. For this particular outfit, I opted for stacked bracelets in gold and white, but what I love about LAGOS jewelry is the fact that though it certainly layers beautifully, it makes an equally impressive statement should you choose to go with just a few pieces. So for day time, I often go with a pair of hoops and a bracelet or two to add a bit of drama to my casual basics.
Self Portrait Guipure Lace Midi Dress (more sizes here) | Proenza Schouler Grommet Mules | Madewell Raw Edge Fedora | Cult Gaia Small Round Straw Bag | Lagos Gold Hoop Earrings, Gold Bracelet, Beaded Bracelet with Gold, Gemstone Caviar Bracelet