Jazz it Up With…

Picks from Wanderlust + Co's Les Petites and Arrow series.

Arrow, Screw Stud and Tri-Arrow Necklaces in gold and rose gold.

Bar Wave bracelet in silver and Multi-Stud Bangle in gold

American Apparel shirt, Chloe jeans, Stella McCartneyt pumps

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by Leandra Medine
November 20, 2013
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It is a universal truth that when you want to jazz it up, Zatarain’s can’t be far. What happens, though, when you’re considering your outfit, that which makes it prosaic, and how to eradicate that looming sense of “blah”? Is a stain smack dab in the middle of your chest care of the newest “Jambalaya Mix” really going to make your look seem all that better? In this instance, unfortunately, I think not.

Enter a selection of jewelry that makes co-existing with accessories during winter months and therefore sweater weather not just palatable, but enjoyable. Because, really, what’s worse than buying a huge crystal cuff, wearing said cuff and realizing shortly after having digested with pride the first omg-I-die-obsessed-where-did-you-get-it stamp of approval from your lady comrades that the entire sleeve of your knit has unraveled faster than a cat could have obliterated it when said cat first mistook the thing for a ball of yarn?

To answer that question for you, there’s only one thing that’s worse: trying to get a jacket on over a collection of thick bracelets that are paradoxically cramping your winter style because they seem so damn pivotal when considering all the black or denim you’ll be probably wearing every day. Through the end of May.

This brings me to my next point. Yesterday’s afternoon story referenced the proliferation of dark-colored clothing in the winter but left out an important detail: what about the accessories?

Granted, I styled the antecedent navy blue sweater and black jeans with a thick metal choker, but is it just me, or has jewelry that doesn’t require pre-shower removal never seemed this lucrative? I just want to know that what I put on, I don’t have to take off. Ever. Unless I want to. I’m sick of operating as a slave to my accessories but I might be experiencing a cold case of Stockholm Syndrome because I don’t want to forfeit them either. So where’s the happy medium?

Rhetorical question, obviously, because I’ve got an answer and it is in Australia-based accessory brand Wanderlust + Co, where not only ladies who like to put their metal to the pedal can unite but so too can the repellers on a budget — this way, you don’t have to be trading in your CASH-4-GOLD like all those illusive commercials tell you to.

Stack your dainty-ass plated arrow necklaces because you can afford all three colors, add a silver tablet that kind of looks like an old-school Advil capsule and let them tangle together. Mold a selection of the skinny, small gold rings to fit and festoon your fingers from the pinky backward. Try your luck with some bracelets if you want to, and definitely don’t let your ears continue to function as the unsung hero of jewelry wearing. The best part here, as previously inferred, is that no bracelet, ring, earring or necklace retails for upward of $50.

Now, for that Zatarain’s…

Part of a collaboration with Wanderlust + Co

REPLIES
  • http://www.welcometomyjungle.com/ welcome to my jungle

    I’ve already ordered some pieces from Wanderlust. Amazing shop.

  • Amy

    Yesterday I couldn’t sleep, so I was reading The Manrepeller archives. Your prose certainly did a complete 180, but for the good. But man I sure do miss Leandra circa 2010/11.

    • Quinn Halman

      Change is inevitable, ya know. The writing of the first Harry Potter book is soooo different to the last one, but still it does not take away from the story. Just like their writing, bot J.K and Leandra have matured over time. Although, I would be very happy if a new “Know Your Onion” was posted…

  • Nina

    Hey Leandra, do you ever where those jeans uncuffed? If you do, do they cover your feet even with heels on because the inseam is so long? Only asking because I’ve been looking for jeans like that and I’m sort of tall.

    • Leandra Medine

      Yes I do and yes! They do. Pretty good.

  • Ruth Rivas

    Amazing…

    Similar in my blog and shop: http://made4live.blogspot.com.es/

  • CDJ

    ahh this was just what i’m looking for!! More specifically, I am in a mad search for a crescent moon necklace. The bigger one you wear was my inspriation. I would like it the size of those arrows, though. Can you help a sista out?

  • Dress To Cook

    Love it! and love the denim on denim!

    Dress To Cook

  • http://jessjoycej.wordpress.com/ Jessica Joyce

    I think my only goal is to get better at the jewelry thing. Sometimes a watch and earrings is never enough.

    Your Friend, Jess

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    I love these pieces, they’re so original!

    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  • Pualani@TheRustedKey

    Dainty understated accessories are definitely becoming more of a necessity and less of an option nowadays. Also, I completely agree about the best kind of jewelry is the one you don’t have to take off at the end of the end, which is why I don’t wear jewelry. I forget to put it on, but when I do, I forget to take it off, getting ruined somehow D:

  • http://www.jessydust.com/ Jessy

    I love dainty necklaces! Can’t wait to check Wanderlust out.
    jessydust.com/

  • Lindsey Cook

    I love these pieces! Cool and modern but not overwhelming in any way. Definitely putting one of their necklaces on my wishlist :)

    • Wanderlust + Co

      Thanks Lindsey for loving our goodies! Big love x

  • moldub

    these will be rull good holiday gifts! jazzin up the friends necks!

  • Chloe

    So pretty! Need to check out Wanderlust!
    xx Chloe
    http://topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com

  • Leandra Medine

    I don’t think I have been “officially” naked since birth. Really!

  • Stacey Freeman

    I like the layering affect but these pieces look cheap to me, like something I’d buy at Claire’s when I was a teen.

  • Valentina

    Is the top arrow necklace you’re wearing meant to fit like a choker? Or are they all just adjustable.
    Thanks!

    -V

    • Leandra Medine

      I manually adjusted them, actually!

  • tooty

    I NEED THE BEE I THE BEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rachel

    I love how they are so simple yet so elegant. *adds to cart*

    xx
    http://www.boyofcommonthings.com

  • Cece

    Leandra, do the rings from Wanderlust turn your fingers green? They look lovely, but I seem to always have that problem with cheaper jewellery :(

    Thank you xx

  • Amelie
  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    Very dainty jewelry! SO perfect for layering. BTW, I have the same problem with jackets and huge accessories. I always try to tug a jacket on and can’t get the sleeves past the arm stuff! Now I’m wondering if people just don’t take off their jackets once their accessories are secured on.

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com

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