October 13, 2015

Raiding My Sister's Closet: Daily Jewelry

A long time ago (in a galaxy far far away. . . ), Merrick mentioned on her blog that jewelry was really what finished off an outfit and made you look fully dressed.

I've basically ignored this advice for the last however many years since she said that and then foolishly sat around wondering why all my outfits looked unfinished. I'm the fastest kind of learner, obviously.

Of course, part of the reason I've ignored it is that I felt like jewelry didn't work very well in my regular life with a bunch of little girls that want to tug it or try it on. Or I felt like it looked like I was just trying too hard (giant statement necklace on a Tuesday morning, anyone?).

Over the last six months, though, since I started using Rocksbox (you can get a free month with the code everydayreadingxoxo), I've been able to try a bunch of different jewelry and figure out what really works for me (and I've also come to the shocking realization that when your jewelry isn't from Forever21, it doesn't break when your baby so much as looks at it).

I still don't want anything that's too big or eye-catching, but now I wear a delicate necklace, a pair of stud earrings, and a bracelet or two, plus my watch, pretty much every single day.

And. . .what do you know? I feel like I'm fully dressed.

Also, I was in Portland over the weekend for The Hello Sessions and it was pretty thrilling to wear a jacket again.


Drop by Merrick and Landen's blogs and check out their daily jewelry: 



  1. Wow in love the drape of this jacket! Is the one you're wearing the same one you have linked here? Really cute.

    1. Sadly, it's not quite the same (mine has an asymmetrical zip and the one I linked has a straight one). I bought mine at Kohl's on clearance two years ago, so it's not available any more. Sorry!

  2. I love that jacket! It's definitely a great staple piece to have!

  3. This is a little off-topic, but I wanted to say that you have great taste, and I enjoy reading your blog! Multiple times I've been meaning to research a new purchase, and then you've posted about that very thing. My current list is (1) good shows to watch as a couple, (2) where to buy dressy-casual clothes for your husband online, and (3) what is the best mid-range priced hot chocolate mix. Ok, so number 3 probably isn't on your radar right now since you live in AZ, but if you want to tackle any of these I'd appreciate it! :)

  4. It took until the very last sentence of your post to uncover the mystery of why you were wearing a jacket in Arizona!

  5. I am always a fan of jewelry to liven up an outfit. I just moved to a different continent for school, and I took minimal clothes with me. I have been dependent on jewelry to keep up my regular standard of dressing. I am also a huge fan of a my leather jacket :)


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