2020 Style Faves: Back to (Anything But) Basics

I’m just a girl who loves her accessories—the more the merrier. At the start of the last decade there were three brands that I was obsessed with— Baublebar, Dannijo and Luv AJ.

If memory serves me correctly, I was one of —if not the first Baublebar customers. I religiously picked up at least one item every week and on Fridays my sister and I would see who could find the buried bauble first. Ah, good times. Needless to say, I racked up quite a collection. At that time statement jewelry was the trend so the bigger, the better. Erickson Beamon was their first collaboration and the pieces were so regal, dare I say opulent. I bought the pearl necklace (which was odd for me because I didn’t know I could be a pearl kind of girl until that moment) and  the crystal statement necklace. If you want to see what that collection looked like click here. As the years went on,  I remained a loyal customer and watched how the brand took off. There were pop-up shops and many visits to their Fifth Avenue NYC showroom where I browsed new items while sipping champagne. I loved how they were always on top of what the latest fashion and accessory trends were and produced quality jewelry at a very affordable price. It was through their collaborations that I discovered influencers like Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific and Courtney Kerr of Kerrently . Last year I fell in love with the Montserrat safety pin earrings collaboration. They were the perfect blend of edgy of classic and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I find myself reaching for them all the time. I wear them to work, to dinner, to the laundry…like I said, I reach for them all the time.


This next jewelry designer really is near and dear to my heart—Dannijo. I discovered them when I first started blogging and I think it might have been the first time that my purchase was influenced by another blogger. The blogger responsible for my obsession with this brand was The Man Repeller. The first thing I bought was one of their arm party bracelet stacks. I admit they were pretty expensive but every time I wore them, it was always a conversation starter. The bracelets were really unique and were true statement pieces with oversized Swarovski crystals and chunky oxidized brass, silver or gold plated cuff bracelets. Over the past three years, I’ve fallen in love with their jewelry all over again. I recently got this bangle set and earrings and it it reminded me how unique their designs are. It’s a mix of vintage and edge that goes with a silk dress or a moto jacket—both of which you are sure to find me wearing.


Last, but definitely not least is Luv AJ. As far as I’m concerned, Luv AJ is a perfect mix of Baublebar‘s trendy vibe mixed with Dannijo‘s edgy vintage. Of the three brands, this is the brand that I bought the majority of my new jewelry pieces from over the past three years. I like the boho vibe the jewelry gives off. From delicate necklaces perfect for layering, to classic pieces like their Amalfi hoops these are pieces that will take you from work day to date night.

What are some of your favorite jewelry brands. Leave a comment below and find me on Instagram to see how I styled some of the pieces I mentioned in this post.




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