Vintage Tasseled Lariat

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I’ve always thought shifts and maxi dresses pair well with a long necklace.  They draw the eye in a way that lengthens a straight silhouette.

Recently, my mother and I were browsing around in an amazing, cluttered little jewelry shop, and this vintage tasseled lariat was the first thing that caught my eye when I walked through the door.  It has a nice weight to it, doesn’t seem prone to tarnish, and while interesting, is simple and versatile enough that I’ve already worn it three times.  I have a feeling it will be making a lot of appearances this winter.

Bracelets, studs, and Jewelmint

Pyramid bracelet

Pyramid bracelet

Earlier this summer, I’d been on the lookout for a few pieces of bold, modern jewelry to add a touch of interest and polish to some of my more tailored and understated outfits.  Lot’s of what I was seeing was girly and colorful and not quite what I was looking for.

A couple of mentions in various blogs led me to JewelMint and exactly the sort of jewelry I was looking for.  I started with two bracelets and a pair of earrings.  All three have become work horses in my outfit rotation.  They work equally well for conservative business meetings or drinks with friends, and I get lots of compliments on them.

Above: Moto Chic Bracelet (worn with an old turquoise beaded bracelet and a woven bracelet I picked up in Southern Peru.

Gold bangle

Gold and bold

Above: Golden Arm Bracelet – Currently out of stock but I love this Cobra Cuff

Gold stud posts

Gold stud posts

Above: Gold Pyramid Studs.  Worn with a Madewell shirt.

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