jewelry souvenirs

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

{photo credit: me}

if you guys have been around my blog block recently, you know that i love to travel and i try to as much as i can. within the last year i've been able to travel to lots of different cities (and a new country!)

i've had such wonderful experiences during each of my travels, and as a way to help me remember my trips, i decided to start a new tradition. instead of getting a type of souvenir that i honestly won't use-a plastic snow globe, a gift store t-shirt, a picture frame with garish colors-i had the idea to get a piece of jewelry from each place i travel.

i think it's such a cool way to remember a trip and definitely something that i will actually use and wear. the piece of jewelry doesn't have to be expensive (one of the bracelets i got in england already has fake jewels missing, who cares), but it does have to be something i like, something that will remind me of the trip when i wear it. and it's fun to be able to tell people where it came from when they ask!

here are most of the pieces i have collected within the last year.

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starting from two necklaces at the top:

necklace on the left: claremont, ca
necklace on the right: charleston, sc
brass triangle bracelet: wilmington, nc
jeweled chain bracelet: cambridge, england
stone wrap bracelet: nashville, tn

{photo credit: me}

small silver studs and turquoise square studs: cambridge, england

do you guys have any special souvenirs from travels you've made? the jewelry idea works for me, but i'd love to hear if you look for a different something special when you go on trips!

13 comments:

  1. Oh very cute accesories, the earrings are very cute!
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    1. thank you! i love all of these pieces. i realize after laying out the pieces for this photo that i have a thing for rocks/stones! thanks for the follow! heading over to check out your blog now.

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  2. You are right, collections make trip place more rememberable

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    1. yeah, it's a fun way to remember the trip and think about it when i put that piece of jewelry on. guess i have to go on more vacations to keep up the collection!

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  3. How pretty! Loving those dainty aqua earrings :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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    1. yes! i'm super into small stud earrings lately and these fit the bill perfectly.

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  4. You have fab taste in jewelry, girl!

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    1. haha thanks! i realized that after i laid all of these pieces out for the picture i apparently have a thing for rock/stone jewelry. my current favorite is the pink triangle stone necklace. so dainty and purty.

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  5. What a cool idea?! Like you said, jewelry is such a great option because you can wear it forever without looking touristy. Plus, what a great way to remember your travels. I personally normally buy a t-shirt whenever I travel somewhere new and just use them as pj's or lounge-wear :) I also try to get something that holds significant meaning to the place that I am visiting. For instance, when I was in Italy I bought a lot of journals, etc.

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    1. oh man, i love me a good tee to wear as pi's. you're right about that. i guess because i have so many tees in my wardrobe, i was trying to think of something that wouldn't take up as much room! haha. i really like your idea of getting a souvenir specific to the place you traveled. how cool. when were you in italy? that's one place on my bucket list! my email is: lacey.ostoj@gmail.com. can't wait to hear from you!!

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  6. P.s. What's your email? I've been meaning to write you :)

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  7. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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    1. thank you! yours is as well. :-)

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