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Elevating the Ordinary

9 Jan

I love when the ordinary is dressed up, or something is used for a purpose other than intended.

-Margi Smith, my mom

My mom and I like to send emails back and forth about cute fashion finds we’ve seen lately. Most recently, this has included a lot of jewelry from MARC by Marc Jacobs. And I had been pondering over why I like it so much. And then my mom said the above and a light went on. That was it exactly. He’s taken the ordinary and made it extraordinary. He’s taken objects we see every day and given them new purpose. MARC by Marc Jacobs has taken items like bolts and made them, dare I say, classic pieces.  Love it! It reminds me to look at the items around me in new and fresh ways. It reminds me to always be creative and be creating something. And it reminds me that even the smallest minutia of daily life can be beautiful…if you just look at them with new eyes. Some of my favorites from the collection are featured below (the photos are clickable to take you right to purchasing them if you wish) plus some great bangles from Fossil that follow the same principles. I haven’t actually purchased any of them yet but I bet at least one of them will make it’s way to my jewelry drawer. And honey, if you’re reading this…my birthday IS just around the corner.

Keyhole Bangle, Fossil, $68

Keyhole Bangle, Fossil, $68

Key Bangle, Fossil, $68

Key Bangle, Fossil, $68

Turnlock Station Necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $108

Turnlock Station Necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $108

Zipper Stud Earrings, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $58

Zipper Stud Earrings, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $58

Bolts Station Necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $98

Bolts Station Necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $98

"Petal to the Metal" collar necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $228

“Petal to the Metal” collar necklace, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $228

MARC by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Katie Bracelet, $128, Available in Many finishes

MARC by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Katie Bracelet, $128, Available in Many finishes

MARC by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Ring, $58, comes in many finishes

MARC by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Ring, $58, comes in many finishes

So what are you loving now? What’s on your fashion radar? And what everyday items will YOU look at with new eyes? Get out there and be inspired!

Tell me below in the comments!

And never forget….

Be Fierce. Be Fashionable. Be Yourself.

XOXO

H