Right now I’m drooling over and attempting to recreate the bold grown-up version of the “arm party.” Like most girls, I love bracelets in every color, texture, and price range, and I went through the stage (both in summer camp way back when and seasons past) where I wore friendship bracelets like they were going out of style (which they never do). Alas, this season – I want big girl bracelets. I’m still not shy to layering on the bracelets until they jingle ever-so-loudly (haha, okay – very loudly), but now I want my arm party to be just a bit more sleek. I love gorgeous designer bangles with spikes and bones and gorgeous patterns, but my wallet (and my husband) are less fond of the little luxuries. So I DIY… HERE.
I’ve always been a lover of gold. A few years back when shopping engagement ring styles (he knows better than to surprise me … too much), I only wanted a yellow gold ring. The jewelers all frowned and gave me a list of reasons why platinum was classic and I’d tire of yellow gold. I never have, and I never will -- I love, love, love my yellow gold setting, thank you very much.
It’s no surprise really that I swoon over yellow gold home accents as well. There’s something so elegant about heavy piece of gold armor on a tabletop or a surprising gold and cream chevron print on the wall. But what I really love about gold home accents, is that because of their already formal “feel”, the mediums have a whole lot more legroom to get funky. Take the AREAWARE gold piggy bank – it’s a pig, used in every trendy designer, fashion blogger, and magazine editor’s home design – but it’s a pig, people! What makes this little piggy so special? That perfect gold metallic sheen. Take that, jewelers!