It’s Accessory Tuesday over here at Brenda’s Blog. Today I’ll be showing you textured Woven Silver Bangles and Zen Black Druzy Earrings (sponsored by Artful Home), as well as providing you with some accessory styling tips. We even have a guest appearance by someone you may have heard of—performer Miley Cyrus.
Here’s how Miley came into today’s tips.
Russ had seen Miley Cyrus perform on late night programs and saved the segments for me to watch the next morning. I was wowed by her song, but it wasn’t just her singing that caught my attention—it was her jewelry. I had to pause the video stream and take pictures.
Russ showed me two clips. Miley sang the same song in both of them but wore different outfits each time. In the first clip she was wearing her War Is Over T-shirt tucked into her Mom jeans. In the second one she was wearing a print sequined fancy dress that plunged to her waistline. I spied the use of a Beauty Bundle, because the stacks of rings and bracelets stayed the same both times.
Miley’s accessory display challenged my thinking about quantity. She gave me the idea to add more jewels to my outfits, like wearing more stuff at once. I had some stacking to do!
Styling Tip: Building a bangle bundle
A bangle stack is built around a theme. My theme is going to be texture and a certain artfulness. I want to mix handcrafted pieces. I started my stack with these two Woven Silver Bangles by Kendra Renee available through Artful Home. They have interest, substance, and great craftsmanship.
Next, I added another bracelet that I’ve gotten from Artful Home. Christine Mackellar, the artist, created the bangle in the middle with gold, silver, and stones on it.
And that’s how I wore the Woven Silver Bangles on my home office day recently. It’s a small but mighty stack that looks so fresh with my watch.
And now it’s time to add the mixed metal Zen Black Druzy Earrings. They’re textured and definitely have that artistic craftsmanship that I want for my accessory look.
These earrings are good as gold
Patricia McCleery is the artist who created the Zen Black Druzy Earrings.
They’re remarkably lightweight. I thought they’d be heavier. They’re packed with design weight, but I can’t even feel them when they’re on.
I realize I’m not looking anything like Miley Cyrus. But with her influence in my ear, I did add two rings and a necklace to my Office Tuesday outfit. This is my version of more.
The necklace is on a simple chain. It’s a lemon quartz faceted piece that Erin got for me. Thoughtful as ever, she added a bee to it because she knows how much I love bees. Now isn’t this all so pretty?
The next day I added more bracelets
My first thought the next morning was how much I wanted to wear my olive green corduroys, my cozy warm oversized charcoal gray sweater, and my cognac suede boots. To bring some balance to the oversized sweater, I decided to use the same jewelry I’d worn the day before but add in more gold tones and more bracelets.
To my original starter stack I added my bronze heart bangle, another textured bangle and brought in my owl gold and diamond ring.
I wore my fave Griffin chalk plaid coat to my cords and sweater outfit and added a pin in mixed metals to the coat. I’m loving how this is coming together!
Who knew it could feel so great to be in simple separates? All the credit goes to the added layers of interest that these jewels bring. Can you imagine all the outfit combinations I could be in while wearing these same accessory pieces? I won’t be in a plunging cocktail sparkly dress anytime soon, but I bet I could make twelve outfit combos in less than an hour while relying on these same pieces of jewelry.
More praise to give
I want to thank Artful Home for letting me play with the Zen Black Druzy Earrings and the Woven Silver Bangles. I love my Brand Ambassador post! I want to thank Russ for saving those video clips for me to watch. It was a gift that kept on giving. And Miley Cyrus, thanks for your inspiration and your great music.
You know how this all started with the Woven Silver Bangles, but I want to point out one more nifty thing about them. I love that my bracelet stack-making started with two matching bracelets. The pair do such a great job of organizing the stack. I could have created an eclectic stack by using single unmatched bangles. But together the Woven Silver Bangles act as bookends even if they float around in the stack willy nilly. They’re kind of the Mom and Dad of the stack and the others are the kids in the family.
This is something I realized after wearing these bracelets several times. Having two the same anchors the whole group.
You guys are the best! Let me hear from you. Can you believe how easily jewelry makes simple clothes look lovely? Is Miley inspiring you to wear more? Bring on the jewelry comments!