Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: How to Invest in Statement Jewelry..

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Invest in Statement Jewelry..

How to Invest in Statement Jewelry..

Hello there! My name is Melissa and I am going to be giving advice on how to be fashionable without breaking the bank.My tip for this month is to invest in good statement pieces. A statement piece is something that makes a statement and takes your outfit to a whole other level of cute! Statement pieces can be necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, scarves, purses, etc. I am obsessed with statement pieces! Here is how I organize mine:

How to Invest in Statement Jewelery...

I know that it looks like a lot, but in reality I paid almost nothing for these items. The holders were also extremely affordable. I bought the bracelet rack off of Amazon with a gift card that I got last Christmas, the earring holder is from a mail order catalog a few years ago but it was under $10, and the necklace rack was on sale at Target last year. I like to keep them somewhat color coded so that I know where to find what I am looking for quickly. 

Let me explain to you my tips on making statement pieces affordable.

1. Ask for gift cards to your favorite stores for your birthday/Christmas etc. Once you have these gift cards combine store coupons and shop the sale and clearance racks to get the best bang for your buck. My favorite places to shop for jewelry are Burlington Coat Factory and Rue21. Just about every other month Rue21 does an amazing deal (get on the e-mail list to stay in the know and get bonus coupon codes). They will e-mail a code for 40% off of your order and every $40 that you spend you get a $20 gift card to the store.

2. Do a swap with family or friends. This is something that I have always wanted to do because I think it is such a neat idea and everyone can leave home with something new for free. Serve up some desserts and spend some time with those lovely ladies in your life! 

3. Buy jewelry from thrift stores. I have not had a whole lot of luck in my area with this but I have seen other bloggers that have. I did buy a few necklaces from Goodwill for a little over a dollar and they are holding up great! Keep checking back if you do not have luck the first time you look because those stores get new shipments in daily so there is always a chance you can find that piece you are looking for!

It is very important when you are buying statement pieces that they are versatile. Which means that they need to be able to fit into more than one outfit in your closet. Here are two examples from Polyvore:

How to Invest in Statement Jewelery...
How to Invest in Statement Jewelery...
As you can see the sets can be dressed up or dressed down and the pieces still work well together. This is an important factor to keep costs down and to not have to buy a ton of different pieces. I would recommend if you are just starting out buying statement pieces to have one good gold and silver and one bright colored piece and then grow your collection from there. Be adventurous in your fashion journey! Mix and match colors and patterns that you normally would not put together. Try new things and see what works for you. I know you will look fabulous!

XO Mel

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