For several years now, I’ve been loving big, bold statement necklaces. I have a pretty good collection and wear them with everything from dresses to jeans and sweatshirts. But lately, perhaps due to the ubiquity of large-and-in-charge accessories, I’ve been returning to a slightly softer look, jewelry-wise.
Enter charms. They’re (generally) affordable, can be worn with everything (I even wear mine to bed) and, depending on what you choose, can carry a lot of personal meaning. I’ve been rocking my Ontario charm from Maya Brenner since my sister gifted it to me, and I’ve recently added some other charms to my neck party (is that a thing? can we make it one?) as well.
When I was in Toronto post-Christmas, I did a bit of shopping with some girlfriends in their hometown of Oakville, and made a brilliant new discovery. At local jewelry shop Bluboho (which, if anyone reading is from Oakville or nearby, you simply must check out – a fantastic shop with lush things and lovely owners!) we each made a few purchases, including one charm necklace each by American company Dogeared. Each one comes on a card inscribed with a different meaning or sentiment, and we had a great time choosing three that felt applicable to our lives now.
The arrowhead necklace I picked up in December has been discontinued, but there’s loads to look through on the Dogeared website. With so many to choose from and at such reasonable prices, I’ve already decided that these charms will be my new go-to gift.
PS. The third charm I’m wearing up top is an electroplated piece of kale, to celebrate my love of well, kale. Yes, I’m aware it’s awesome. I bought it on ebay.