Hey lovelies! Back again with another Friday Five. This week was crazy. I flew back to Athens on Monday, and with only 6 weeks left in the term, it was midterms plus the beginning of final projects, so I apologize for no Monday blog post. This week, for March's Friday Five, I'm sharing my top MUST-HAVE Spring Accessories. It's getting warmer out, which means it's time for a change for accessories, and I'm gonna share the Five things I cannot live without during Spring!
This is a must-have for any season, but especially during the spring! As it gets warmer out, I hate using a big purse, so this is perfect! I throw in my essentials and go! I adore this wristlet, and I know you will too. The Sable is perfect for just about anything. When I'm running around school with my tote full of books, I'll throw this in as my wallet. It has card holders and a zippered pocket for change! Then, if I'm meeting friends for dinner, I can just pull it out of my tote, and take it into dinner! Perfection. The soft-handle makes it easy to slip on my wrist and forget about it at get-togethers, shopping, and exploring downtown Athens! Plus, it's big enough to also throw in a lipstick and phone, so I'll always have my essentials with me.
In the spring/summer, I barely wear any jewelry. I try to keep it to a few key pieces, so my outfits looks springy and effortless. These Pandora bangles are perfect for that. You can get them in all silver, all gold, or silver with a gold clasp. I prefer to wear them with no beads and stack a few together for a more polished take on the boho bangles you're seeing everywhere this season. You can add your favorite charms as well, if you want to add more dimension to your wrist. They're just a clean lined and easy way to add accessories to your outfit without going overboard.
Pearly Girls Necklace
When I think of summer, especially after living in D.C., I think of the ocean and Cape Cod. Pearls allow me to bring that laid-back, preppy life to my outfits in landlocked SD. Not to mention, pearls are my absolutely favorite. If I had to pick between diamonds or pearls, I'd definitely pick pearls. They're classic and beautiful. But a classic strand of pearls, doesn't really go with most informal outfits, so that's where Pearly Girls comes in. Their line of fresh-water cultured pearl jewelry is unique and can be worn with almost any outfit. I think pearls are perfect for spring because they just bring in that Nautical vibe I love so much. My favorite necklace is the one shown below because I adore the blue stone, which just brings the Nautical inspiration to another level. If you don't have a piece from Pearly Girls, stop in and let one of the YBF girls help you pick one out. You'll be wearing it all spring and summer.
Love Your Melon Beanie
Spring in SD, and apparently in GA too, means it's still pretty chilly out. Thankfully, Love Your Melon came out with a spring beanie line full of bright colors to make it feel like spring even when we have to bundle up for a few days or wear a hat in the early mornings and evenings. I love pairing mine with the classic jeans and a light jacket outfit we all know too well for spring. It just adds that pop of color to an outfit we probably wear one too many times, while we wait for Mother Nature to make up her mind.
S'well Water Bottles
This isn't quite an accessory we think about often, but having a water bottle around when temps get warmer is necessary! Especially, if you're spending most of your days outside. I really hate plastic water bottles (along with anything that's one-time and disposable), so I think the S'well bottle is the perfect alternative. They keep your water cold for 24 hours! If you forget it in your car or outside for a few hours during the warmer months, it'll still be cold! Win for you! Even more exciting, you won't have to dump out the warm water and go take another plastic bottle from the fridge! Win for the environment! If you're still not sold, they do keep warm drinks warm for 12 hours, so if you never have time to finish your coffee before it's cold in the mornings at work, the S'well is great! Plus, you can take it to Starbucks where they'll fill it up with your favorite drink AND give you 10 cents off your order. Just another win for you and for the environment!
I hope these give you some ways on how to freshen up your accessories for spring!