Monday, June 20, 2011

The Anatomy of a Bracelet Stack

Lately I have been absolutely obsessed with bracelet stacking.  I've always been one to pile on stacks of gold bangles or double up on rhinestone bling, but for some reason my obsession has gone to a whole new level in recent weeks.  Maybe its the summer heat or maybe I've just gone plain looney, but I have abandoned all fashion and color rules and started stacking bracelets of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  And to induce even more swooning is the fact that I've found thrifted/gifted bracelets make the best stacks.  True story.  I've purchased a million bracelets over the years, but whenever I stack, I always find myself drawn to the bracelets that cost me next to nothing.

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Bracelet Breakdown (from top to bottom):
1. gifted from my parents trip to Greece
2. gifted from my grandma
3. thrifted last weekend (25 cents!)
4. passed down from my great aunt Bunny
5. thrifted by my mom
6. thrifted in Houston along with matching red and green bracelets
7. snagged from American Eagle eons ago
8. thrifted last week at a Chicago garage sale (50 cents!)

So the next time you're wondering what bracelet to wear, I say wear 'em all.  Beaded or bangled, silver or gold, thrifted or gifted...just pile 'em on!

12 comments:

Melanie said...

I could never in a million years pull this off, but I like it!

Tina said...

love it! i posted a little picture of my bracelet stack in my post today actually lol crazy how we're both in love with this, though seriously ive been doing this for YEARS and my girlfriends thought i was crazy!

Paula said...

Looks great :) I often find that thrifted items are the best and most loved pieces! I love your take on stacking bracelets.

Natalie said...

Ohh I love your stack! I've been stacking all golds lately, but I love the look of your colors! So pretty.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

ha - i'm so with you! i got my own bracelet stack going. one of my faves looks for summertime.

lydia of boy howdy daily said...

i too am obsessed with the bracelet stack! i refused to buy into it for a while because i had too many teenager students bracelet stacking, but i've since caved!
i blogged about you today, love it!

Lindsay said...

I love this idea! Too bad I would look ridiculous if I tried to do it hahaha

PursuitOfLLT said...

omg, love it!!!

Natasha xoxo said...

I still have three friendship bracelets from by BFFs in H.S...still very close friends 'till this day! Would never throw 'me away :)

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amy kelinda said...

WOW. That is bold, and I love that you're doing it! The evil eye bracelet from Greece is stunning. And the statement one from your great aunt Bunny looks incredible as well!

Jessica said...

What a great idea to mix and match pieces! I have been loving all of the bracelet stacks I have seen lately... now I just need to collect my precious pieces :)

Angie said...

OMG, I HEART the bracelet stack!! And I heart your philosophy, which I believe in as well, don't know which one to wear, so wear em all! Just found yoru blog thru Cely, and am loving it, new follower!