I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel complete until I have a heavy stack of metals piled on my wrists and hands these days. The simplest outfit becomes an outrageous fashion statement as soon as multiple bracelets or rings are stacked. I’ve always loved rings, and have shamelessly adorned my size 4.5 fingers with plenty, but in the recent, it’s also donned on me that I love bracelets just as much. How do I know this? I had someone ask me once on Instagram, where I store ALL of my bracelets. It hadn’t occurred to me until then, just how many I had collected throughout the years. Temptations are so high when you find stackable bangles at thrift stores for $5 or less. Why not right? It costs less than my lunch sandwich. What’s even more fun is to try and coordinate all the pieces you have and create an arm story. So that they all have a similar feeling, or at least seem to come from the same part of the world. In the past year, I’ve even asked my mom to dig up all of my childhood bracelets (not only do I have ridiculously skinny fingers, but my wrists could easily be snapped in half without much force). So it was inevitable that some of my bracelets from childhood would still fit, and they sure did (with room to spare).
Moral of the story is, when it comes to jewelry, the more is really the merrier (even inanimate objects love company) and don’t be afraid to mix old and new, thrifted, borrowed and gifted, to create the most cohesive, unexpected and enviable stack.
On a side note, there was a hint of sarcasm in the title of the post today, not because I have anything against pinning, yet I can’t help but wonder, are we pinning just to pin? Or do these images serve any purpose? The lack of ability to interact with these images besides stashing them on these cyber “boards”, almost feels like a social media duty at this point with little personal reward. I’ve been guilty of pinning before too, yet to what end? How many more ways to gather and group images will we need before we can say we’ve got enough? I’m still working on that answer.
Any questions class?