Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rings 'n Things

As an accessories addict, it's hard for me to miss the latest trends in jewelry. 

For the past year or so, midi rings (aka "over the knuckle rings") have been a huge trend in the fashion world. Believe it or not, I was a fan of this particular look before it was a trend. 

I bought my first midi ring while I was in college, from a woman who was selling sterling silver jewelry on campus under a tent near the student center. I fell in love with the many designs she had, and eventually settled on a ring with a zig-zag pattern, and one with a squarish up and down "U" pattern. She came over to me with a tiny Ankh ring and showed me how awesome it looked perched just above the middle knuckle of my left ring finger. I was instantly enamored. Finally a ring that I could wear on even my knobbiest of fingers!

Since then, I've purchased a few other little rings, most of them from etsy. I've gotten a few sterling rings for around $10 each. (Check out Kriya's adorable pieces; she creates each ring, so you can get whatever size you want.)

With so many options to choose from, I can see why this look has been so big. I can't wait to see what jewelry trends become big this Spring.

Spring Cleaning

It's been almost a year! As usual, I got so caught up in everything else, I neglected my writing. Even my journal is looking kind of dusty.

Anywho... I'm sick of Winter. Sooooo through. I'm tired of wearing a pair of socks on top of my sweater tights, tired of squinting in the wind, tired of dreading every little errand that I have to run out in the cold.

Needless to say, my shopping habits haven't changed much; they've just shifted. Instead of making my monthly runs to Georgetown or the huge Forever 21 on F street or Pentagon City, I've been looking high and low for the things I want online. 

Etsy has been getting a portion of almost every paycheck for the past few months. Ever since I got my second earlobe piercing, I have been scouring sites, looking for cool mismatched earring studs. I'm always excited for a new excuse to buy jewelry!